AKATHIST Hymn to the holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Jude

Friday, October 28, 2011

Troparion (Tone 1) 
Divinely we praise you, O Jude, as a faithful witness,
Knowing you to be the brother of Christ.
You trampled on delusion,
And so preserved the faith.
Today as we celebrate your holy memory,
By your intercessions we receive remission of sins.
Kontakion (Tone 2)
You were chosen as a disciple for your firmness of mind:
An unshakable pillar of the Church of Christ,
You proclaimed His word to the Gentiles,
Telling them to believe in one Godhead.
You were glorified by Him, receiving the grace of healing,
Healing the ills of all who came to you,
    O most praised Apostle Jude!
Today Latin Rite Roman Catholics celebrated, and some of Eastern Catholics as well, though he is Commemorated at June 19, the Feast of St. Jude Thaddeus, one of the Twelve Apostles of our Lord. 
Jude was the brother of St. James and son of St. Joseph, Betrothed to the Theotokos. Sometimes he is called Levi or Thaddeus (some English translations call him "Judas"). He protested along with Simon and Hosea when the elderly Joseph wanted to leave a portion of his estate to Jesus upon his death. He is closely Associated with St. Simon the Zealot for Tradition tells that they both suffered Martyrdom together, so the reason also this day we commemorate another Apostle, Saint Simon the Zealot and another blog on his Akathist Hymn will be posted here
Just click here at the Hagiography of St. Jude Thaddeus for more about his Holy Life


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