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8 august: TROPARUL ŞI VIAŢA SF. IERARH EMILIAN (Gr, Ro, En)

Απολυτίκιο του Αγ. Αιμιλιανού – 08 ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ

TROPARUL ŞI VIAŢA SF. IERARH EMILIAN

 8 august 

Pomenirea Cuviosului Parintelui nostru Emilian Marturisitorul, episcopul Cizicului.

Emilian MarturisitorulCuviosul Nostru Parinte Emilian a fost mai intâi calugar la Manastirea ridicata de Sfântul Tarasie (cf. 25 februarie), unde se remarca prin virtutile sale. La un timp dupa prietenii si frati ai sai intru asceza, Sfântul Mihail Marturisitorul, episcopul Sinadelor (cf. 23 mai), si Sfântul Teofilact Marturisitorul, episcopul Nicomidiei (cf. 8 martie), el fu la rândul sau ridicat la rangul de episcop si succeda Mitropolitului Cizicului, Nicolae (dupa 788). Se arata drept un credincios econom al harului dumnezeiesc si se distinse atât prin milostenia sa cât si prin blândetea deprinderilor sale.

Cu ocazia conrferintei despre inchinarea la  Sfintele Icoane, convocata la palat de catre imparatul Leon al V-lea Armeanul (813-820), in 815, Sfântul Emilian il interpela pe suveranul eretic si ii spuse ca daca problema dogmelor era de ordin stric ecleziastic, ea trebuia sa fie rezolvata la biserica si nu in fata autoritatilor civile. In urma acestei curajoase marturii de credinta, el fu exilat. Dupa vreo cinci ani de incercari, muri, se crede, asasinat de agentii imparatului si pleca la ceruri, la curtea Sfintilor Mucenici triumfatori (dupa Menologul lui Vasile al II lea, el ar fi murit in pace la locul sau de exil).

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος Παῦλος θέλοντας νὰ τονίσει τὴν μεγάλη σημασία τῆς ὁμολογίας τῆς πίστης μας πρὸς τὸν Χριστό, εἶπε: «Ἔχοντες οὒν ἀρχιερέα μέγαν διεληλυθότα τοὺς οὐρανούς, Ἰησοῦν τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ, κρατῶμεν τῆς ὁμολογίας». Ἀφοῦ, δηλαδή, ἔχουμε μεγάλο Ἀρχιερέα, ποὺ ἔχει πλέον περάσει ἀπὸ τοὺς οὐρανοὺς καὶ μπῆκε στὴν αἰώνια κατάπαυση, ὅπου μᾶς περιμένει, ποὺ δὲν εἶναι ἁπλὸς ἄνθρωπος, ἀλλὰ εἶναι ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἃς κρατᾶμε καλὰ τὴν ὁμολογία τῆς πίστης μας πρὸς Αὐτόν, τὸν Κύριο καὶ Σωτῆρα μας Ἰησοῦ Χριστό.

Ἕνα τέτοιο παράδειγμα ὁμολογίας ἦταν καὶ ὁ Ἅγιος Αἰμιλιανός, ποὺ ἔζησε μεταξὺ τοῦ 8ου καὶ τοῦ 9ου αἰῶνα. Ὁ Αἰμιλιανὸς ἦταν ἐπίσκοπος Κυζίκου μετὰ τὸ Νικόλαο, στὰ χρόνια 787 – 815.

Ἀγωνίστηκε μὲ ὅλη τὴν δύναμη ποὺ τοῦ παρεῖχε ὁ Θεὸς γιὰ τὴντιμητικὴ προσκύνηση τῶν ἁγίων εἰκόνων, ὅταν αὐτοκράτορας ἦταν

ὁεἰκονομάχος Λέων ὁ Ε’. Ἀθλητὴς τῆς Ὀρθοδοξίας, μιλοῦσε θερμόταταγι’ αὐτὴν καὶ ἐνίσχυε τοὺς πιστοὺς νὰ ὑπομένουν καρτερικὰ

 τοὺςἀσεβεῖς διωγμούς.
Ὑπέφερε πολλὲς κακοπάθειες καὶ θλίψεις καὶ πέθανε τελικὰἐξόριστος, σὰν γνήσιος Ὁμολογητὴς τῆς ὀρθῆς πίστης.

Ἀπολυτίκιο. Ἦχος α’. Τῆς ἐρήμου πολίτης.
Τῆς τοῦ Λόγου εἰκόνος διαγράψας τὴν ἔλλαμψιν, Αἰμιλιανὲ Ἱεράρχα διὰ βίου ὀρθότητας, τὴν ἔνσωμον Εἰκόνα τοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἐδίδαξας τιμᾶσθαι εὐσεβῶς· διὰ τοῦτο ὡς ποιμένα καὶ ἀθλητήν, τιμῶμέν σε κραυγάζοντες· δόξα τῷ παρασχόντι σοι ἰσχύν, δόξα τῷ σὲ στεφανώσαντι, δόξα τῷ δωρουμένῳ διὰ σοῦ, πᾶσι τὴν ἄφεσιν.

Κοντάκιον. Ἦχος δ’. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.
Ἱερωσύνης κεκτημένος τὴν χάριν, ὁμολογίας τοῖς ἀγῶσιν ἐμπρέπεις, ὡς φύλαξ προϊστάμενος δογμάτων τῶν ὀρθῶν· χαίρων γὰρ ὑπέμεινας, ἐξορίας καὶ θλίψεις, ὑπὲρ τῆς ἐν σώματι, τοῦ Σωτῆρος Εἰκόνος· ὃν ἐκδυσώπει, Αἰμιλιανέ, ὑπὲρ τῶν πίστει, τιμώντων τὴν μνήμην σου.

Μεγαλυνάριον.
Χαίροις ὁ Κυζίκου θεῖος ποιμήν, καὶ τῆς Ἐκκλησίας, Ἱεράρχης θεοειδής· χαίροις ὁ προστάτης, τῶν ἱερῶν Εἰκόνων, ὦ Αἰμιλιανὲ πιστῶν ἑδραίωμα.

Saint Emilian, Bishop of Cyzikus, lived during the reign of the Iconoclast emperor Leo the Armenian (813-820). He was summoned together with other bishops to the court of the emperor, who insistently urged the bishops to refrain from the veneration of holy icons. St Emilian was the first to tell the emperor firmly that the question of the veneration of holy icons ought to be discussed and decided only within the Church by its spiritual leaders, and not at the imperial court. In the year 815 he was sent to prison for the Orthodox Faith, where he died as a confessor.

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