The Scripture Readings
John 20:11-18 (8th Matins Gospel)
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!"
Holy Prophet Jeremiah, Troparion, Tone II
Celebrating the memory/ of Thy prophet Jeremiah O Lord,// through him do we
entreat Thee, save Thou our souls.
Kontakion, Tone III: ''Today the Virgin..."
Having cleansed thy radiant heart with the Spirit,/ O glorious Jeremiah,
great prophet and martyr,/ thou didst receive from on high the gift of prophecy/
and didst cry aloud among the lands: "Behold our God!// There is none other to
compare with Him, Who hath appeared, incarnate, on the earth!"
Martyrs Euthymius, Ignatius, and Acacius, Troparion, in Tone I
Equal in number with the uncreated Trinity, O wise ones,/ with the choirs of
angels and the ranks of martyrs/ ye stand, rejoicing, before the throne of the
Godhead;/ wherefore, receiving effulgence from thence through communion,/ ye
impart to the faithful a well-spring of healings/ and divine enlightenment./ O
Euphemius, martyr of Christ,/ wise Ignatius and godly Acacius,// pray ye ever
in our behalf.
Kontakion, in Tone IV
The new celebration of the three passion-bearers hath today been shown forth
to the Church, illumining the fullness of the Orthodox like beacons, O Christ.
St. Tamara, queen of Georgia, Troparion, in Tone I
Having served the King of kings diligently , on earth, O Tamara,/ queen of
great renown,/ thou didst enter with honor into the heavenly Jerusalem/ and
didst bring to Christ thy glory as a gift;/ wherefore, celebrating and joining
chorus today,/ with joy we unceasingly cry:/ Glory to Him Who hath given thee
glory!/ Glory to Him Who hath crowned thee!// Glory to Him Who granteth unto all
the fullness of forgiveness by thine intercession!
Kontakion, in Tone IV
Make ready, O thou heavenly Jerusalem!/ Open thy gates, O Eden!/ Join chorus
together, ye choirs of the righteous!/ Ye people of Iberia keep festival!/ And
thou, O holy Nina, greet thou the glorious Tamara/ who arriveth today in the
kingdom of heaven// to be crowned by the hand of God!