Thursday October 19, 2017 / October 6, 2017

20th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.

Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas (1st c.).
New Hieromartyr John priest (1937).
Virgin-martyr Eroteis of Cappadocia.
New Martyr Macarius at Kion in Bithynia (Mt. Athos) (1590) (Greek).
Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "O All-Hymned Mother".
Venerable Cindeus of Cyprus, monk (Greek).

The Scripture Readings

John 21:15-25 Matins Gospel
Philippians 3:1-8
Luke 7:17-30
1 Corinthians 4:9-16 Apostle
John 20:19-31 Apostle


Holy Apostle Thomas, Troparion, Tone II
Thou wast a disciple of Christ,/ a member of the divine assembly of the apostles,/ for thou didst make certain of the Resurrection of Christ/ through thy disbelief/ and didst verify His all-pure Passion by thy touch,/ O all-praised Thomas.// Beseech thou now peace and great mercy for us.

Kontakion, Tone IV "Today hast Thou appeared"
Full of the grace of wisdom,/ the apostle and true servant of Christ cried out to Thee in repentance:// Thou art my Lord and God!