May 20

The holy martyr Thaleleus at Aegea in Cilicia. Born in Lebanon, he was an eighteen-year-old redheaded young man, a physician by profession. He courageously confessed Christ as God and was tortured for days, finally dying under the headsman’s axe (284)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the May Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your martyr Thaleleus, O Lord our God, * in his struggle, received an incorruptible crown from you. * With your strength, he brought down the tyrants * and broke the cowardly valor of demons. * Through his prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 3.  Becoming a companion of martyrs and a good warrior, * you were a pleasing soldier to Christ, the King of Glory. * You wiped out the glory of idols by endurance and pain; * therefore, O wise Thaleleus, we praise your memory.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 63:11,2). The just man will rejoice in the Lord, * and will put his trust in him.
V. Hear my voice, O God, when I pray to you.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 4 (Ps. 91:13,14). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. The just man will flourish like the palm tree * and grow like a cedar of Lebanon.
V. Planted in the house of the Lord, he will flourish in the courts of our God.

Gospel:  (of the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 111:6,7). The just man will be remembered forever; evil news he will not fear. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!