Troparia and kontakia for April 27

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!

Hieromartyr Simeon, the Kinsman of the Lord

Troparion — Tone 1

We acclaim you, kinsman of Christ, Simeon, / as a great hierarch and steadfast martyr, / for you eradicated error and kept the Faith. / Today, as we celebrate your memory, / we receive forgiveness of sins through your prayers.

Kontakion — Tone 2

As one who has become a citizen of Zion on high, / you had been ordained to the throne of Zion below. / You guided your flock to the heavenly sheepfold, blessed Simeon, / and for the sake of Christ, you were crucified, / imitating His passion.