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Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna

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February 06

Reading:

Saint Bucolus was ordained by John the Evangelist; having made many pagans to be sons of the day through holy Baptism, he left Polycarp as his successor to the bishopric of Smyrna, and reposed in peace.

Apolytikion of Bucolus, Bp. Of Smyrna in the Fourth Tone

A model of faith and the image of gentleness, the example of your life has shown you forth to your sheep-fold to be a master of temperance. You obtained thus through being lowly, gifts from on high, and riches through poverty. Bucolos, our father and priest of priests, intercede with Christ our God that He may save our souls.

Kontakion of Bucolus, Bp. Of Smyrna in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

We all acclaim thee as a hierarch of the Church of Christ and a disciple of His ven'rable disciples' choir, but especially of him that was His belov'd one. O wise Father, pray the Saviour for us lauding thee, that He save us from all need and all adversity; for we cry to thee: Rejoice, O thrice-blessed Bucolus.