O Great Mystery Sunday, April 19, 2015
Tone I
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  • Theodore, the hairy
  • Monday: Powers of heaven

Yesterday

  • John, disciple of saint Gregory, the decapolitan
  • Saturday: The dead in Christ

Sunday of Saint Thomas: Second Sunday of The Pasch
The holy martyrs, Christopher, Theonas, and Antonine.

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 the martyrs
Troparion, Tone I
By the sufferings your holy ones endured for you, O Lord and lover of mankind, * be pleased to heal our every ill.

Kondakion, Tone III
This solemn commemoration of your martyrdom delights the world and brings us together to honor you. * Therefore, we joyfully praise your courageous witness with hymns and canticles, O holy martyrs, * begging you to intercede for the salvation of our souls, O Christopher, Theonas, and Antonine.

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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