Troparia and kontakia for October 6

Glorification of St Innocent the Metropolitan of Moscow and Enlightener of the Aleuts, Apostle to the Americas

Troparion — Tone 4

O Holy Father Innocent / In obedience to the will of God / You accepted dangers and tribulations / Bringing many peoples to the knowledge of truth. / You showed us the way, / Now by your prayers help lead us into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Troparion — Tone 4

You evangelized the northern people of America and Asia, / proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to the natives in their own tongues. / Holy Hierarch Father Innocent, / enlightener of Alaska and all America, / your ways were ordered by the Lord! / Pray to Him for the salvation of our souls in His heavenly Kingdom!

Kontakion — Tone 2

A true celebration of the providence and grace of God / Is your life, O holy father Innocent, Apostle to our land. / In hardships and dangers you toiled for the Gospel’s sake / And God delivered and preserved you unharmed. / From obscurity He highly exalted you as an example / That the Lord truly guides a man in the way he should go.

Holy, Glorious Apostle Thomas

Troparion — Tone 2

You were a disciple of Christ, / and a member of the divine college of Apostles. / Having been weak in faith you doubted the Resurrection of Christ, / but by feeling the wounds you believed in His all-pure Passion: / pray now to Him, O all-praised Thomas, to grant us peace and great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Thomas, the faithful servant and disciple of Christ, / filled with divine grace, cried out from the depth of his love: / “You are my Lord and my God!”