Pentecostarion (hymns)

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Thomas Sunday

Troparion, Tone 7:

While the tomb was sealed,
Thou, O life, didst shine forth from the grave,
O Christ God. And while the doors were shut,
Thou didst come unto Thy disciples,
O Resurrection of all,
Renewing through them an upright Spirit in us according to Thy great mercy.

Kontakion, Tone 8:

With his searching right hand Thomas did probe Thy life-bestowing side, O Christ God;
For when Thou didst enter while the doors were shut,
He cried out unto Thee with the rest of the disciples:
Thou art my Lord and my God.


(Psalm 147)

Great is our Loard and abundant in Power. His understanding is beyond measure.

Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God!


(Psalm 95)

Come, let us rejoise in the Lord! Let us make a joyful noise to God our Savior!

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Troparion, Tone 2:

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal,
Then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity.
And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths,
All the Hosts of the heavens cried out:
O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

The noble Joseph, taking Thine immaculate Body down from the Tree,
and having wrapped It in pure linen and spices, laid It in a new tomb.
But on the third day Thou didst arise,
O Lord, granting to the world great mercy.

Unto the myrrh-bearing women did the angel cry out as he stood by the tomb:
Myrrh is meet for the dead, but Christ hath proved to be a stranger to corruption.
But cry out:
The Lord is risen, granting to the world great mercy.

Kontakion, Tone 2:

When Thou didst cry,
Rejoice, unto the myrrh-bearers,
Thou didst make the lamentation of Eve the first mother to cease by Thy Resurrection,
O Christ God. And Thou didst bid Thine apostles to preach:
The Saviour is risen from the grave.


(Psalm 27)

O Lord : save Your people, / and bless Your inheritance.
V: To You, O Lord, have I cried out ; O my God, be not silent to me.

Sunday of the Paralytic

Troparion, (of the tone of the week)

Kontakion, Tone 3:

As of old Thou didst raise the paralytic,
O Lord, by Thy Divine presence, raise my soul,
which is paralyzed grievously by all manner of sins and unseemly deeds,
that being saved I may cry out:
O compassionate Christ, glory be to Thy power.


(Psalm 32)

Let Your mercy, O Lord, come upon us / as we have set our hope on Thee.
V: Exult in the Lord, O You righteous. Praise befits the just.


(Psalm 88)

V: Of Your mercies, O Lord, shall I sing forever ; from generation to generation I shall make known Your truth in my mouth.
V: You have said: “Mercy shall be built up forever,.” In the heavens, shall Your truth be prepared.

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Troparion, (of the tone of the week)

Kontakion, Tone 8:

Having come to the well in faith,
The Samaritan woman saw Thee, the Water of Wisdom,
Whereof having drunk abundantly,
She, the renowned one,
Inherited the kingdom on high forever.


(Psalm 46)

Sing praises to our God,Sing praises. / Sing praises to our King, Sing praises.
V: Clap your hands, all nation. With a voice of exultation, shout to the Lord.


(Psalm 44)

V: Spread out, prosper, and reign, because of truth, meekness, and righteousness.
V: You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity.

Sunday of the Blind Man

Troparion, (of the tone of the week)

Kontakion, Tone 4:

Blinded in the eyes of my soul,
I draw nigh unto Thee, O Christ,
Like the man blind from his birth,
And in repentance I cry to Thee:
Thou art the exceeding radiant Light of those in darkness.

The Ascension of the Lord

Troparion, Tone 4:

Thou hast ascended in glory,
O Christ our God, having gladdened Thy disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit;
And they were assured by the blessing that Thou art the Son of God,
The Redeemer of the world.

Kontakion, Tone 6:

When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sake, uniting things on earth with the heavens,
Thou didst ascend in glory, O Christ our God, departing not hence,
But remaining inseparable from us,
And crying unto them that love Thee:
I am with you, and no one shall be against you.

The Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Troparion, Tone 8:

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God,
Who hast established our holy fathers as luminous stars upon the earth,
And through them didst guide us all to the true Faith.
O Most-merciful One, glory be to Thee.

Kontakion, Tone 8:

The preaching of the apostles and the doctrines of the fathers confirmed the one Faith of the Church.
And wearing the garment of truth, woven from the theology on high,
She rightly divideth and glorifieth the great mystery of piety.

Pentecost Sunday

Troparion, Tone 8:

Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God,
Who hast shown forth the fishermen as supremely wise,
By sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them,
Didst draw the world into Thy net.
O Lover of mankind, glory be to Thee.

Kontakion, Tone 8:

Once, when He descended and confounded the tongues,
The Most High divided the nations;
And when He divided the tongues of fire,
He called all men into unity;
And with one accord we glorify the All-Holy Spirit.

Sunday of All Saints

Troparion, Tone 4:

Adorned in the blood of Thy martyrs throughout all the world, as in purple and fine linen,
Thy Church, through them, doth cry unto Thee, O Christ God:
Send down Thy compassions upon Thy people;
Grant peace to Thy flock and to our souls great mercy.

Kontakion, Tone 8:

To Thee, the Planter of creation,
The world doth offer the God-bearing martyrs as the first-fruits of nature.
By their intercessions preserve Thy Church,
Thy commonwealth, in profound peace,
Through the Theotokos, O Greatly-merciful One.

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Troparion, Tone 8:

As a beautiful fruit of the sowing of Thy salvation,
The land of Russia doth offer to Thee, O Lord,
All the saints that have shone in her.
By their intercessions preserve the Church and our land in profound peace,
Through the Theotokos, O Greatly-merciful One.

Kontakion, Tone 3:

Today the choir of the saints who pleased God in the land of Russia
Stand before us in Church and invisibly doth pray for us to God.
With them the angels glorify Him,
And all the saints of the Church of Christ keep festival with them;
And they all pray together for us to the Eternal God.