O Great Mystery Sunday, April 23, 2017
Tone I
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  • Savva of Rome and the 70 soldiers
  • Monday: Powers of heaven


  • Theodore of Sykeon in Galatia, bishop
  • Saturday: The dead in Christ

Sunday of Saint Thomas: Second Sunday of The Pasch
Middle feast without vigil The holy greatmartyr, George, wonderworker.

For the Sunday of Saint Thomas
Troparion, Tone VII
While the tomb was sealed, you shone forth from it as light, O life, * and though the doors were closed, you appeared in the midst of your friends, * through whom you renew in us an upright spirit in your great mercy.

Kondakion, Tone VIII
Although the doors were closed, O Christ, our God, * you appeared in the midst of your friends. * Then Thomas touched your side and exclaimed with all the others: * You are my Lord and my God.

Exapostilarion, Tone I
Today, the air is filled with the fragrance of sprint, * and all creation rejoices at its renewal. * As locked doors could not prevent Christ's presence, * neither did unbelief deprieve Thomas of faith, * se that he exclaimed: * You are my Lord and my God.

For George
Troparion, Tone IV
O courageous and victorious martyr, George, * O liberator of captives and defender of the poor, * O healer of the sick and infirm: * Beg Christ, our God, to save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone IV
By cultivating the soil of your soul, * God made you a tireless cultivator of piety and justice, * so that you harvested for yourself the sheaves of virtue. * Indeed you sowed in tears, but you reaped in joy, * for by giving your blood, you won for yourself the reward of Christ, the Lord. * So now, by your prayers, O victorious martyr, * obtain for us all the remission of sins.

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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