Today, the 2nd of January, the Church celebrates the memory of St. Juliana.

From Kontakion 1 of the Akathist Hymn to Juliana the Merciful

O righteous and merciful Juliana, who wast chosen by God, and amidst worldly cares didst in thy soul live in Christ, as in heaven; and who didst abide in great stillness, loving silence within thy heart! Glorifying the Lord Who hath glorified thee, with compunction we sing to thee a hymn of praise. Do thou, who endured grievous sorrows in thy life, pray for us, who are tempest-tossed by perils and sins, and entreat the merciful Savior to grant us salvation of soul and deliverance from misfortunes, that, giving thanks unto God, we may glorify thee, saying:
Rejoice, O merciful Juliana, boast of Murom and adornment of women!

The Life of the Holy & Righteous Juliana of Lazarevo

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