Troparia & Kontakia for December 2014
Troparion of St Thomas - Tone 2
You were a disciple of Christ, a member of the divine assembly of the Apostles, / for you made certain the Resurrection of Christ through your disbelief, / and verified His all-pure Passion by your touch, O all-praised Thomas, / beseech now peace and great mercy for our souls!
Kontakion of St Thomas - Tone 4
Thomas, disciple of Christ and His faithful servant, / filled with divine Grace, /
cried out in the sincerity of his love, / “You are my Lord and my God.”
O Unashamed Intercessor - Tone 6
O unashamed Intercessor of Christians, / ever loyal advocate before the Creator, / do not disregard the prayerful voice of sinners / but in your goodness hasten to assist us / who trustfully cry out to you: / Intercede always O Mother of God, / in behalf of those who honor you.
Propers for the Days
7th – St Ambrose of Milan
Troparion - Tone 1
O Ambrose, wonderworker and champion of the Church, Godbearing Hierarch: / you worked miracles by your faith and love for God; / therefore we the earthborn glorify you and cry out: / Glory to Him Who has glorified you; / glory to Him Who has crowned you; / glory to Him Who through you works healings for all.
Kontakion - Tone 3
You shone with divine doctrine and blackened the error of Arius; / working miracles in the power of the Spirit you healed various passions. / O Ambrose, shepherd and teacher, / pray to Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.
28th – 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia
Troparion - Tone 3
As a divine array, a holy city, a chosen people of the Lord, / refreshed by His love you endured contest by fire, O Twenty thousand Martyrs. / We beseech you, entreat the Compassionate God / to grant us His great mercy.
Kontakion - Tone 2
Strong in the Faith, the Twenty-thousand holy Martyrs accepted suffering by fire. / They cried to Him Who was born of the Virgin: / Accept our offerings like the gifts of the Magi; / gold and myrrh and frankincense.