The Scripture Readings
John 20:11-18 (8th Matins Gospel)
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Galatians 5:22-6:2 Saint
Luke 6:17-23 Saint
Hebrews 13:7-16 Fathers
John 17:1-13 Fathers
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone VII
By Thy Cross, Thou didst destroy death! / To the thief, Thou didst open Paradise! / For the myrrhbearers,
Thou didst change weeping into joy! / And Thou didst command Thy disciples, O Christ
God, / to proclaim that Thou art risen, / granting the world great mercy!
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone VII
Since you are the treasure of our resurrection, / we put our hope in you, O all-praised one. /
Lead us from the abyss of transgressions, / for you have saved those guilty of sin, / O evervirgin
Mother of our salvation.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone VII
The dominion of death / can no longer hold men captive, / for Christ descended, shattering
and destroying its powers! / Hell is bound, while the prophets rejoice and cry: /The Savior
has come to those in faith! / Enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!
Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the first six Ecumenical Councils,
Troparion, in Tone VIII
Most glorious art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our fathers
upon the earth as beacons, and hast thereby guided us all to the true Faith! O
greatly Compassionate One, glory be to Thee!
Kontakion, in Tone VIII, "As the first fruits..."
The preaching of the apostles and the dogmas of the fathers sealed the one
Faith of the Church; and clad in the robe of truth woven of theology from on
high, it setteth aright and glorifieth the great mystery of piety.
Venerable Mother Macrina, Sister of St. Basil the Great, Troparion, in
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 Macrina.
Venerable Father Dius, Troparion, in Tone I
A desert dweller, an angel in the flesh,/ and a wonderworker wast thou shown
to be,/ O our God-bearing father Dius,/ for having acquired heavenly
gifts through fasting, vigilance, and prayer,/ thou dost heal the infirm,/ and
the souls of those who have recourse to thee with faith./ Glory to Him Who hath
given thee strength!/ Glory to Him Who hath crowned thee!// Glory to Him Who
worketh healings for all through thee!
Kontakion to St. Dius, Tone II, "The steadfast..."
Divinely armed with purity of soul,/ and mightily wielding unceasing prayer
as a spear,/ thou didst cut down hordes of the demons./ O Dius, our
wonderworking father,// pray thou unceasingly for us all.
Kontakion to the Venerable Macrina, Tone IV, "Thou hast appeared..."
Thou didst love the good God with all thy heart,/ O venerable Macrina,/ and,
taking His precious Cross upon thy shoulder,/ thou didst zealously follow after
Him.// Wherefore, thou hast found forgiveness of offenses.
St. Seraphim of Sarov, Troparion, Tone IV
From thy youth didst thou love Christ, O blessed one;/ and, aflame with the
desire to serve Him alone,/ thou didst struggle in the wilderness in unceasing
prayer and labor;/ and with compunction of heart acquiring the love of Christ,/
thou wast shown to be the beloved favorite of the Mother of God./ Wherefore, we
cry unto thee:/ Save us by thy prayers, O our venerable father Seraphim.
Kontakion to St. Seraphim, Tone II
Having forsaken the beauty of the world and the corruption therein,/ thou
didst take up thine abode in the Monastery of Sarov./And having lived there as
an angel, thou didst become a path for many to salvation./ Wherefore, Christ
hath glorified thee, O father Seraphim,/ and enriched thee with the gift of
healings and miracles./ Therefore, we cry out to thee:// Rejoice, O our
venerable father Seraphim!