Troparia and kontakia for May 17

The Ascension of our Lord

Troparion — Tone 4

O Christ God, You have ascended in Glory, / Granting joy to Your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. / Through the blessing they were assured / That You are the Son of God, / The Redeemer of the world!

Kontakion — Tone 6

When You had fulfilled the dispensation for our sake, / and united earth to heaven: / You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, / not being parted from those who love You, / but remaining with them and crying: / “I am with you and no one will be against you!”

Apostle Andronicus of the Seventy

Troparion — Tone 3

Holy Apostle Andronicus / entreat the merciful God / to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / Let us praise the apostle of Christ, Andronicus, / the all-radiant star who illumined the nations with the light of the knowledge of God. / Together with him we praise all-wise Junia, / who shone with righteousness. / To them let us cry out: / “Unceasingly pray to Christ God for us all.”

St. Junia

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / Let us praise the apostle of Christ, Andronicus, / the all-radiant star who illumined the nations with the light of the knowledge of God. / Together with him we praise all-wise Junia, / who shone with righteousness. / To them let us cry out: / “Unceasingly pray to Christ God for us all.”