Tuesday May 22, 2018 / May 9, 2018
Afterfeast of the Ascension. Tone six.
The Scripture ReadingsJohn 10:1-9 Matins Gospel
Translation of the relics of St. Nicholas, Troparion, in Tone IV —
The day of splendid solemnity is come; the city of Bari rejoiceth, and with it the whole world doth exult with hymns and spiritual songs. For today is the sacred feast of the translation of the precious and much-healing relics of the hierarch Nicholas the wonderworker. For like the never-setting Sun, he shineth with brilliant beams of light, driving away the darkness of temptations and misfortunes from them that cry out with faith: Save us, O Nicholas, for thou art our intercessor!
Kontakion, in Tone III, "Today the Virgin..." —
Thy relics have moved like a star, from the East unto the West, O holy hierarch Nicholas; and the sea hath been sanctified by thy passage. The city of Bari receiveth grace through thee, for thou hast been shown forth for us as a wonder-worker: illustrious, most wondrous and merciful.
Holy Prophet Isaiah, Troparion, Tone II —
Celebrating the memory/ of Thy prophet Isaiah O Lord,// through him do we entreat Thee, save Thou our souls.
Holy Martyr Christopher, Troparion, Tone IV —
Arrayed in vesture dyed with thine own blood,/ thou standest before the King of hosts, O ever-memorable Christopher;/ therefore, with the incorporeal ones and the martyrs thou dost sing thrice-holy and awesome melodies.// Wherefore, by thy supplication save thou thy flock.
Kontakion of the Prophet, Tone II: "The tomb and mortality..." —
Receiving the gift of prophecy,/ O martyred Prophet Isaiah, thou herald of God,/ thou didst explain to all the incarnation of the Lord,/ exclaiming aloud to the ends of the earth:// "Behold, a Virgin shall conceive in her womb!"