This past week has been extremely busy. There may not have been much time to write a more in-depth blog post, but there is enough time to introduce a new ‘segment’ of blog posts on this site. Every once in a while a new volume of this type will be interspersed among other posts.
Fun with the Synaxarion!
What is the Synaxarion?
To quote Orthodoxwiki, it “is an abridged collection of the ‘Lives of the Saints,’ intended for reading in public worship and to nourish the personal prayer life of the faithful.”
Every day at Matins (morning prayer) we read a section that contains the names of the Saints we celebrate that day along with some brief information. For some of the Saints, it contains an extra two lines which often play on words. It’s fun and memorable. Sometimes the play is more obvious, and other times it’s quite a stretch. I always enjoy seeing what’s coming up.
So here it is, the first ‘segment,’ ‘Fun with the Synaxarion Vol 1.’
“On this day the Holy Martyr Seleucus, having been sawn asunder, was perfected in martyrdom.”
“Without a groan, Seleucus beareath the sawing,
And so seeth the saw a short cut to Heaven.”
Holy Martyr Seleucus, pray to God for us.
Pray for me.
I’ll pray for you.