The Scripture Readings
John 21:1-14 (10th Matins Gospel)
Acts 20:16-18, 28-36
Hebrews 13:17-21 St. Nicholas
Luke 6:17-23 St. Nicholas
Sunday of the Holy Fathers, Troparion, Tone VIII
Most glorious art Thou, O Christ our God, Who didst establish our fathers,
as torch-bearers on earth and through them didst guide us all to the true faith.
Most Compassionate One, glory to Thee.
Kontakion, Tone VIII
The preaching of the Apostles, and the dogmas of the fathers, confirmed the
one faith of the Church. And wearing the garment of truth, woven from heavenly
theology, she rightly dispenses and glorifies the great mystery of piety.
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone VI
The angelic powers were at Thy tomb; / the guards became as dead men. / Mary stood by
Thy grave, / seeking Thy most pure Body. / Thou didst capture hell, / not being tempted by
it. / Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life. / O Lord, Who didst rise from the dead:
glory to Thee!
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone VI
Thou Who didst call Thy mother blessed / came of Thine own will to the passion. / Shining on the
cross, desiring to recall Adam, Thou didst say to the angels: / "Rejoice with Me, for the lost coin
has been found." / Thou Who hast ordered all things in wisdom, / O our God, glory to Thee! (1x)
Blessed be the name of the Lord, henceforth and forever more.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone VI
When Christ God, the Giver of Life, / raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery with
His mighty hand, / He bestowed resurrection on the human race. / He is the Savior of all, the
Resurrection, the Life, and the God of all.
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!"