Thou wast transfigured on the mount, O Christ God,/ revealing Thy glory to Thy disciples as far as they could bear it./ Let Thine everlasting light shine upon us sinners/ through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of Light, glory to Thee.
Called by the Holy Spirit thou didst complement the twelve-fold choir of the Apostles./ Thou didst proclaim with them the condescension of God the Word,/ O wondrous and glorious Apostle Matthias./ Pray that all who praise thee/ may receive great mercy and the forgiveness of their sins.
Thou wast a jewel in the diadem of spiritual athletes/ as bestowed on the Bride of Christ by Iona's Monastery, O Hierarch Phelim,/ Wherefore we pray thee to intercede with Christ our God for us,/ lax and unworthy as we are,/ that we may be granted great mercy.
Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God,/ and Thy disciples beheld Thy glory as far as they were capable,/ that when they should see Thee crucified,/ they might know that Thy suffering was voluntary/ and might proclaim to the world/ that Thou art indeed the reflection of the Father.
Thy message has gone out into all the earth like the sun with its rays of light./ By grace it enlightens the Church of the nations,/ O wonderworking Apostle Matthias.