The Scripture Readings
Mark 16:1-8 (2nd Matins Gospel)
Romans 2:10-16 (Epistle)
Matthew 4:18-23 (Gospel)
Hebrews 11:33-12:2 Epistle, Saints
Matthew 4:25-5:12 Gospel, Saints
Hebrews 13:17-21 St. Jonah
John 10:9-16 St. Jonah
All venerable and holy Fathers of the Holy Mount Athos, Troparion, in Tone I
In hymns let us honor the fathers of the wilderness of Athos, the angels in
the flesh, the confessors and the venerable, holy hierarchs and martyrs; and,
emulating their virtues, let us cry aloud, saying: Glory to Him who hath
glorified you! Glory to Him Who hath crowned you! Glory to Him Who hath shown
you to be our intercessors amid tribulations!
Kontakion, in Tone IV, "O Thou Who wast of Thine own will lifted up on the
Come ye, let us all praise the fathers who have made Mount Athos a heaven,
who have shown forth therein an angelic life, and have assembled a multitude of
monks; and let us cry out unto them: deliver us from every misfortune and
temptation, O ye multitude of the venerable, boast of Athos.
All Russian Saints, Troparion, in Tone VIII
The land of Russia doth offer Thee, O Lord, all the saints who have shone
forth in it, as the beauteous fruit of Thy salvific splendor. By their
supplications and through the Theotokos preserve Thou the Church and our land in
profound peace, O most Merciful One.
Kontakion, in Tone III, "Today the Virgin... "
Today the choir of the saints who have pleased God in our land standeth forth
in the Church and invisibly prayeth to God for us. With them the angels give
glory, and all the saints of the Church of Christ celebrate with them; for all
together they entreat the pre-eternal God for us.
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,
Holy Prophet Amos
No Troparion is given in the Menaion.
Kontakion, Tone IV, "Thou hast appeared today..."
Having cleansed thy radiant heart by the Spirit,/ O glorious Prophet Amos,/
and received the gift of prophecy from on high,/ thou didst cry aloud
throughout the land:// Behold our God! There is none other like unto Him!
St. Jonah, metropolitan of Moscow, Troparion, in Tone IV
Having dedicated thyself wholly to the Lord from thy youth, thou becamest a
model of virtue in prayers, labors and fasting; wherefore, beholding thy goodly
intent, God appointed thee the hierarch and pastor of His Church: and for this
cause, thy precious body hath been preserved whole and incorrupt after thy
repose. O holy hierarch Jonah, entreat Christ God, that He save our souls.
Kontakion, in Tone VIII, To thee, the chosen leader..."
From childhood thou didst enslave thyself unto the Lord, O wise one, laying
waste to thy body through fasting and the keeping of vigils; wherefore, thou
wast shown to be the pure vessel and abode of the all-holy Spirit. For this
cause He ordained thee as hierarch and pastor for His Church, and having tended
it well, thou didst depart unto the Lord Whom thou didst love. We therefore
beseech thee: Be thou mindful of us who honor thy holy memory with faith, that
we may all cry aloud unto thee: Rejoice, O father Jonah, most honored and holy
St. Jerome of Stridonium, Troparion, in Tone III
The assembly of the Orthodox hath thee as a great intercessor, O divinely
wise one, for as thou art a conversor with the venerable and sharest in divine
wisdom, so, O all-wondrous Jerome, entreat Christ God that He grant us great
Kontakion, in Tone VIII, "To thee, the champion leader..."
With hymns let us praise the right laudable Jerome, the most venerable among
the venerable and the most blessed among the blessed, the instructor and helper
of the faithful, crying out to him with love: Rejoice, O divinely wise father!