Monday May 22, 2017 / May 9, 2017

Sixth Week of Pascha. Tone five.

Prophet Isaiah (8th c. B.C.).
Martyr Christopher of Lycia, and with him Martyrs Callinica and Aquilina (249).
Translation of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra to Bari, in 1087.
Venerable Joseph of Optina (1911).
New Hieromartyr Demetrius priest (1938).
New Hieromartyr Basil priest (1939).
Repose of the Venerable Shio of Mgvime (6th c.) (Georgia).
Translation of the relics (1775) of Child-martyr Gabriel of Slutsk (1690).
Martyr Epimachus of Pelusium, who suffered at Alexandria (250).
Martyr Gordion at Rome (362).
Venerable Nicholas, who lived in Vuneni, of Larissa in Thessaly (1400).
Zaraysk Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (1225).

The Scripture Readings

John 10:1-9 Matins Gospel
Acts 17:1-15
John 11:47-57
Hebrews 13:17-21 St. Nicholas
Luke 6:17-23 St. Nicholas

Troparion

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!"