The Scripture Readings
Luke 24:1-12 (4th Matins Gospel)
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone I
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews; / while the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure
Body; / Thou didst rise on the third day, O Savior, / granting life to the world. / The powers of
heaven therefore cried to Thee, O Giver of Life: / Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ! / Glory to
Thy Kingdom! / Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou Who lovest mankind.
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone I
When Gabriel announced to Thee, O Virgin, Rejoice! / with that word the Master of all was
incarnate in Thee, O Holy Ark. / As the righteous David said, / Thy womb became more spacious
than the heavens, bearing Thy Creator. / Glory to Him Who took abode in Thee! / Glory to Him
Who came from Thee! / Glory to Him Who freed us by being born of Thee!
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone I
As God, Thou didst rise from the tomb in glory, / raising the world with Thyself. / Human
nature praises Thee as God, for death has vanished! / Adam exults, O Master! / Eve rejoices,
for she is freed from bondage, and cries to Thee: / Thou art the Giver of Resurrection to all,
St. Nectarius, metropolitan of Pentapolis, Troparion, Tone I
O ye faithful, let us honor Nectarius,/ the offspring of Silyvria, the
guardian of Aegina,/ the true friend of the virtues, as a godly servant of
Christ;/ for he poureth forth all manner of, healings upon those who
piously cry aloud:/ Glory to Christ Who hath glorified thee!/ Glory to
Him Who hath crowned thee!// Glory to Him Who through thee worketh healings
Kontakion, in Tone VIII, "To thee, the champion leader..."
In joy of heart let us hymn with songs the newly revealed star of Orthodoxy,/
the newly erected bulwark of the Church;/ for, glorified by the activity of the
Spirit,/ he poureth forth the abundant grace of healings upon those who cry://
Rejoice, O father Nectarius!
Martyrs Onesiphorus & Porphyrius of Ephesus, Troparion, Tone IV
In their sufferings, O Lord,/ Thy martyrs received imperishable crowns from
Thee our God;/ for, possessed of Thy might,/ they set at nought the tormentors
and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.// By their supplications save
Thou our souls.
Venerable Mother Matrona, Abbess of Constantinople, Troparion, Tone VIII
In thee, O mother, that which was created according to the image of God was
manifestly saved./ For accepting thy cross thou didst follow after Christ,/ and
praying thou didst learn to disdain the flesh,/ for thou didst transcend it to
take care of thine immortal soul.// Wherefore, with the angels doth thy soul
rejoice, O venerable Matrona.
Kontakion to the Venerable Matrona, Tone II "Having received grace"
For the love of the Lord, O venerable Matrona,/ thou didst ignore thy desire
for rest,/ illumining thy spirit with fasting;/ by thy supplications cast down
the arrogance of the adversaries, for mightily didst thou vanquish the wild
Kontakion to the martyrs, Tone II "Seeking the highest"
Having suffered mightily,/ the two martyrs cast the arrogance of the enemy
down to the ground,/ being illumined by the grace of the uncreated Tfinity,/ O
glorious Onesiphorus and Porphyrius.// Pray ye unceasingly in behalf of us all.
Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Quick Hearer of Mt. Athos", Troparion,
Let us make haste to the Theotokos amid our misfortunes and fall down now
before her holy icon, crying out with faith from the depths of our soul: Hearken
quickly to our entreaty, O Virgin, in that thou art called she who is quick to
hear. For thee do we, thy servants, have as a ready helper in our needs.
Kontakion, Tone VIII
Tempest-tossed on the sea of life, we sink beneath the threefold waves of the
passions and temptations. Wherefore, grant us a helping hand, O Lady, as thy
Son did to Peter, and haste thou to deliver us from misfortunes, that we may cry
out to thee: Rejoice, O most good one, who art quick to hear!