Troparia and kontakia for April 27

Antipascha: St Thomas Sunday

Troparion — Tone 8

When the glorious disciples were enlightened / At the washing of their feet before the supper, / Then the impious Judas was darkened, ailing with avarice / And to the lawless judges he betrays You, the righteous Judge. / Behold, O lover of money, this man who because of money hanged himself. / Flee from the greedy soul which dared such things against the Master. / O Lord, who is good towards all men, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 2

With his hands the betrayer receives the Bread. / With his hands he secretly receives the silver, / The price of Him who fashioned man with His hands; / So the servant and deceiver Judas remains depraved.

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.