O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Proclaimer of Things Ineffable

Today we celebrate the Leave-Taking of Pascha and the Feast of the Holy, Glorious, and All-Praiseworthy Apostle and Evangelist, Virgin, and Beloved Disciple of Christ, Who Reclined on the Bosom of the Lord, John the Theologian.

Troparion, Tone 2: O beloved apostle of Christ our God,* hasten, deliver a people without defense.* He who received you when you leaned upon His breast accepts you as you bow in prayer.* Implore Him, O Theologian, to scatter the cloud of nations that besets us,* asking peace and great mercy.

Kontakion, Tone 2: O virgin apostle, who can recount your mighty works?* For you pour out wonders and healings* and you pray for our souls as Theologian and friend of Christ.