Joyous feastday to all celebrating their name days today! (Many years to our oldest!)
Kontakion for Sts. Constantine & Helen, in Tone 3 –
On this day Saint Constantine
and blessed Helen, his mother,
have revealed the Cross, the Wood
worthy of all veneration.
For the Jews, it is dishonor;
but faithful rulers
have it as a weapon vanquishing their opponents.
For our sakes hath it been shown forth
as a great ensign,
dread and most awesome in war.