Troparia and kontakia for May 12

Antipascha: St Thomas Sunday

Troparion — Tone 7

From the sealed tomb, You did shine forth O Life! / Through closed doors You did come to Your disciples, O Christ God! / Renew in us, through them, an upright spirit, / By the greatness of Your mercy, O Resurrection of all!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Thomas touched Your life-giving side with an eager hand, O Christ God, / When You did come to Your apostles through closed doors. / He cried out with all: You are my Lord and my God!

Saint Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus

Troparion — Tone 4

O God of our Fathers, / always act with kindness towards us; / take not Your mercy from us, / but guide our lives in peace / through the prayers of the hierarchs Epiphanius and Germanus.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Podoben: “As You were voluntarily raised...” / With faith, let us praise the pair of wonderful hierarchs, / the divine Epiphanius and Germanus, / for they subdued the godless pagans / by proclaiming the wisest teachings to all, / ever chanting the great mystery of piety in an Orthodox manner.

Saint Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

O God of our Fathers, / Take not away Your mercy from us, / But ever act towards us according to Your kindness, / And by the prayers of Your saints, / Guide our lives in peace.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Come, O faithful, let us sing a worthy hymn of praise / To honor the glorious Bishops, Epiphanius and Germanus. / They enlightened the minds of those living without faith, / While presenting the great mysteries of God to the faithful, / Explaining True Belief with great wisdom!

Martyr John of Vlachia, Romania

Troparion — Tone 4

Today the spiritual commands the Church to the Orthodox believers, and joyfully shouts: / Come, ye lovers of the martyrs, to celebrate the annual remembrance of the struggles of the New Martyr John. / That this one of us, by God?s will, / rose up in the royal fortress of Constantine blooming greatly, / bringing the Master a rich and well-received fruit through martyrdom. / And now he continually prays in the heavens / for the salvation of our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

(Podoben: Show yourself today to the world ...) / Show us today, the very beauty of the Savior, / the young soldier of the Savior, / enlightening all who shout: Rejoice, John, Great Martyr of Christ!