St. Basil the Great/Circumcision of Christ


St. Basil the Great/Circumcision of Christ

Commemorated January 1

Apolytikion of St. Basil, Tone 1

In all the earth that received thy sayings, thy melody did resound, O righteous father, through which thou didst go about and proclaim, as worthy of God, the nature of creatures, cultivating the character of mankind, O thou of kingly Priesthood, Basil. Wherefore, plead thou with Christ God to save our souls.

Apolytikion of the Circumcision, Tone 1

O most compassionate Lord, while yet God after thine essence, thou didst take human likeness without transubstantiation; and having fulfilled the law thou didst accept willingly circumcision in the flesh, that thou mightest annul the shadowy signs and remove the veil of our passions. Glory to Thy goodness, glory to Thy compassion, glory to Thine ineffable condescension, O Word.