By St. Nikephoros of ChiosSynaxarion
On the fifteenth of this month [July], we commemorate the discovering of the honorable Head of our Venerable Mother Matrona of Chios.
You departed the world utterly unworldly,
The virgin approaching Christ as a bride.
On the fifteenth the pinnacle of Matrona was taken from the earth.
A ample quantity of years handed after the dying and burial of the Saint, and her miracles, as a bottomless properly, had been growing for individuals who got here with religion to her temple (these sure got here from all over the place and obtained their desired well being). The folks of Chios, whose youngsters are tenderly cherished by the Saint, needed to revive her sacred temple, they usually made it spacious, in order that the crowds can undergo the doorway. In an try to maneuver her grave, they discovered inside her holy Head, as an inviolate treasure, a wealth that can’t be taken away, they usually breathed in a wondrous perfume, which everybody might scent. At the time it was discovered, many miracles occurred – a paralytic stood up, and a stammering lady rose from her mattress glorifying God with clear phrases, on her personal behalf and on behalf of the paralytic that was healed. These and different issues all the time happen till immediately by the Saint, which is why the commemoration of the discovering was established to be celebrated immediately, for our profit, and the distinction and glory of the Saint, and those that have been healed by God glorify him.Apolytikion within the Third Tone
Chios your fatherland, is now joyful, for you might be an offshoot, of its filth, and with gladness it cries out hymns to you, Matrona my satisfaction and boast, for you give therapeutic to the sick with out cost, superb Venerable, stop to not intercede to the Lord, to save lots of those that with longing sing your hymns.
Kontakion within the Third Tone
A spot of therapeutic with out cost, and a tremendous spring of miracles, has your temple proven to be, divinely-minded Matrona, all those that strategy it with religion, draw forth therapeutic for the soul and physique, crying out joyfully: Rejoice, Venerable wonderworker of the Lord.
Rejoice, O God-like Matrona, decoration and rule, of venerable virgins, rejoice, radiant lamp, of self-control, rejoice, divine magnificence, of the island of Chios.
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