Troparia and kontakia for May 28

Postfeast of Pentecost — Day of the Holy Spirit

Troparion — Tone 8

Blessed art You O Christ Our God / You have revealed the fishermen as most wise / By sending down upon them the Holy Spirit / Through them You drew the world into Your net / O Lover of Man, Glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 8

When the most High came down and confused the tongues, / He divided the nations; / But when he distributed the tongues of fire / He called all to unity. / Therefore, with one voice, we glorify the All-holy Spirit!

St. Nicetas the Bishop of Chalcedon

Troparion — Tone 4

In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith, / an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence; / your humility exalted you; your poverty enriched you. / Hierarch Father Nicetas, / entreat Christ our God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 8

You shone with the splendor of your deeds, venerable Nicetas. / You became an heir to the throne of the apostles. / Completely filled, O Father, with the teachings of God, you shone like the sun upon your flock. / Therefore we cry out to you: “Rejoice, beauty of Chalcedon.”