Menaion

April 15

The holy apostles Aristarchus, Pudens, and Trophimus, members of the Seventy. Aristarchus was bishop of Apamea in Syria, and mentioned by Paul several times in his epistles (Acts 19:29; Col. 4:10; Philemon v.24). Paul calls him “my fellow-prisoner” and “my fellow-laborer.” Pudens was an important Roman citizen. Paul mentions him once (II Tim. 4:21). Trophimus was an Asian (Acts 20:4) who accompanied Paul on his journeys. In one place, Paul laments, “Trophimus have I left at Miletum, sick.” (II Tim. 4:21) They died during the persecutions of the emperor Nero.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the April Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 3.  O holy Apostles, intercede with the merciful God * that he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 4.  This precious feast is truly apostolic, * for it enlightens us and dispels the fog of sin for those who sing: * The Light has been shown to us, * and deliverance is at hand.

Prokeimenon, Tone 8 (Ps. 18:5,2). Through all the earth their voice resounds; * their message reaches to the end of the world.
V. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 1 (Ps. 88:6,8). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. The heavens declare your wonders, O Lord, and your truth in the assembly of the holy.
V. God is glorified in the council of the holy, great and awesome above all who surround him.

Gospel: (of the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 18:5). Through all the earth their voice resounds; * their message reaches to the end of the world.