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Therapont of Sardis

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The stakes to which the saint had been tied, and which were soaked with his blood, put forth green shoots and grew into large trees, whose leaves were found to have curative powers. Many people received healing through them. St. Therapont's feast day is on [[May 27]].
[[Troparion]] (Tone 4)
:Having partaken of the apostolic way of life,
:And becoming their successor to the throne,
:You have discovered in the practice of the virtues
:The way to divine contemplation.
:Therefore dispensing the word of truth
:You have also suffered to the shedding of blood for the sake of the faith,
:O holy martyr Therapontes, entreat Christ our God to save our souls.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 1)
:In righteous suffering, O Therapontes saint of Christ,
:You truly became a hierarch and martyr.
:Therefore we entreat you to heal the ingrained passions of our souls,
:Entreating Christ who loves mankind and grants mercy.

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