The Scripture Readings
John 20:11-18 (8th Matins Gospel)
Hebrews 13:17-21 St. Nicholas
Luke 6:17-23 St. Nicholas
Sunday of the Blind Man, Troparion, Tone V
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling on death by death, and on those in
the tombs bestowing life.
Kontakion, Tone IV
Having the eyes of my soul blinded, I come to Thee, O Christ, like the man
blind from birth, and with repentance I cry to Thee: Thou art the bright Light
of those in darkness.
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone V
Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word, / Co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit,
/ born for our salvation from the Virgin, / for He willed to be lifted up on the cross in the
flesh, / to endure death / and to raise the dead by His glorious resurrection.
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone V
Rejoice, O impassable gate of the Lord! / Rejoice, O wall and protection of those who run to
you! / Rejoice, O unshakable refuge! / Rejoice, O Virgin Mother of your God and Creator! /
Do not cease praying for those who praise you and worship your Son. (1x)
Blessed be the name of the Lord, henceforth and forever more.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone V
Thou didst descend into hell, O my Savior, / shattering its gates as almighty; / resurrecting
the dead as Creator, / and destroying the sting of death. / Thou hast delivered Adam from the
curse, O Lover of Man, / and we all cry to Thee: "O Lord, save us!"
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!"