(The Six Days)
by our Father among the Saints, Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
The creation of the sun, moon, and stars (“lights in the firmament of the heavens”) on the fourth day of creation (Gen. 1:14). (The plants are shown to have been already created on the third day.) Detail of a fresco at Suchevitsa Monastery, Moldavia, Romania, sixteenth century.
The Troparion and Kontakion to Saint Ambrose of Milan
Troparion in Tone 1 O Ambrose, wonderworker and champion of the Church, Godbearing Hierarch: thou didst work miracles by thy faith and love for God; therefore we the earthborn glorify thee and cry out: Glory to Him Who has glorified thee; glory to Him Who has crowned thee; glory to Him Who through thee works healings for all. Kontakion in Tone 3 Thou didst shine with divine doctrine and blacken the error of Arius; working miracles in the power of the Spirit thou didst heal various passions. O Ambrose, shepherd and teacher, pray to Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.
The End Glory to God for all things!