It is with great sadness to announce the repose of our beloved Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Monday May 16th at 2 pm EST. Memory Eternal!
May God grant the Kingdom of Heaven to our Master and Father, the Eminent Metropolitan Hilarion!
Sunday, May 22, 2022 / May 9, 2022 (Church Calendar)
Fifth Sunday of Pascha: The Samaritan Woman. Tone four.
Prophet Isaiah (8th c. B.C.).
Martyr Christopher of Lycia, and with him Martyrs Callinica and Aquilina (249).
Translation of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra to Bari, in 1087.
Venerable Joseph of Optina (1911).
New Hieromartyr Demetrius priest (1938).
New Hieromartyr Basil priest (1939).
Repose of the Venerable Shio of Mgvime (6th c.) (Georgia).
Translation of the relics (1775) of Child-martyr Gabriel of Slutsk (1690).
Martyr Epimachus of Pelusium, who suffered at Alexandria (250).
Martyr Gordion at Rome (362).
Venerable Nicholas, who lived in Vuneni, of Larissa in Thessaly (1400).
Zaraysk Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (1225).
The Scripture Readings
John 20:1-10 (7th Matins Gospel)
Acts 11:19-26, 29-30
Hebrews 13:17-21 St. Nicholas
Luke 6:17-23 St. Nicholas
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Kontakion, Tone VIII —
Having come to the well by faith, the Samaritan woman beheld Thee, the Water of Wisdom, of which she drank lavishly, and inherited the kingdom on high, where her praises are sung eternally.
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone IV —
When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel / the joyous message of Thy resurrection, / they cast away the ancestral curse / and elatedly told the Apostles: / Death is overthrown! / Christ God is risen, / granting the world great mercy!
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone IV —
The mystery of all eternity, / unknown even by angels, / through you, O Theotokos, is revealed to those on earth: / God incarnate, by union without confusion. / He voluntarily accepted the cross for us, / by which He resurrected the first-created man, / saving our souls from death.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone IV —
My Savior and Redeemer as God rose from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from their chains. He has shattered the gates of hell, and as Master, He has risen on the third day!
Translation of the relics of St. Nicholas, Troparion, in Tone IV —
The day of splendid solemnity is come; the city of Bari rejoiceth, and with it the whole world doth exult with hymns and spiritual songs. For today is the sacred feast of the translation of the precious and much-healing relics of the hierarch Nicholas the wonderworker. For like the never-setting Sun, he shineth with brilliant beams of light, driving away the darkness of temptations and misfortunes from them that cry out with faith: Save us, O Nicholas, for thou art our intercessor!
Kontakion, in Tone III, "Today the Virgin..." —
Thy relics have moved like a star, from the East unto the West, O holy hierarch Nicholas; and the sea hath been sanctified by thy passage. The city of Bari receiveth grace through thee, for thou hast been shown forth for us as a wonder-worker: illustrious, most wondrous and merciful.
Holy Prophet Isaiah, Troparion, Tone II —
Celebrating the memory/ of Thy prophet Isaiah O Lord,// through him do we entreat Thee, save Thou our souls.
Holy Martyr Christopher, Troparion, Tone IV —
Arrayed in vesture dyed with thine own blood,/ thou standest before the King of hosts, O ever-memorable Christopher;/ therefore, with the incorporeal ones and the martyrs thou dost sing thrice-holy and awesome melodies.// Wherefore, by thy supplication save thou thy flock.
Kontakion of the Prophet, Tone II: "The tomb and mortality..." —
Receiving the gift of prophecy,/ O martyred Prophet Isaiah, thou herald of God,/ thou didst explain to all the incarnation of the Lord,/ exclaiming aloud to the ends of the earth:// "Behold, a Virgin shall conceive in her womb!"
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