O Great Mystery Sunday, May 28, 2017
Tone VI
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Sunday of the Fathers of Nicaea: Seventh of The Pasch
Our father among the saints, Nicetas, bishop of Chalcedon.

For the Sunday of the Fathers of Nicaea
Troparion, Tone VIII
Unending glory be forever yours, O Christ, our God, * for making our fathers radiant lights for all the world. * Through them, you led us to the one true faith. * O most merciful Lord, glory to you.

Kondakion, Tone VIII
The apostles' preaching and the teaching of the fathers * established the church of Christ in one single creed. * Robed, then, in a mantle of truth spun from sublime theology, * she rightly propounds and extols the great mystery of true devotion.

Exapostilarion, Tone I
Today, as we honor the memory of those divinely inspired fathers, * with their encouragement, we entreat you, O all merciful Lord: * Keep us from being led astray by those who delight in error and falsehood, * and deem us worthy of praise Father, Word, and Spirit.

For Nicetas
Troparion, Tone IV
O Nicetas, holy hierarch, * your flock has recognized you by the brilliance of your works. * You are a model of kindness and rule of faith, * a teacher of self-control. * Your lowliness has raised you to the heights of fame, * and your poverty has filled your hands with riches. * Beg Christ, our God, to save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone VIII
Your good works made you resplendent on the throne of the apostles, O holy father, Nicetas, * and your divine teaching enlightened your flock like the sun itself. * As we celebrate your memory today, * we hail you as a brilliant inspiration for Chalcedon.

Blessed is the kingdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit both now and forever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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