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!

St Epiphanius the 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.

St Germanus the 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!