Troparion & Kontakion Index

FEBRUARY

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1 Forefeast of the Meeting of our Lord Jesus Christ
Holy Martyr Tryphon
St Brigid of Kildare

2 Meeting of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
St Ronan

3 Synaxis of St Symeon the Elder and St Anna the Prophetess
St Ia

4 St Isidore of Pelusium
Holy Hieromartyr Aldate

5 St Agatha of Sicily
St Theodosius of Chernigov

6 St Photius the Great, Patriarch of Constantinople
Ss Barsanuphius and John of Gaza
St Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna
Ss Mel and Mun, Bishops

7 St Parthenius, bishop of Lampsacus
St Luke of Mount Stirion
St Aule, Hermit

8 Holy Prophet Zechariah
Holy Great Martyr Theodore the Commander
St Oncho the Poet

9 Leave-taking of the Feast of the Meeting of our LordJesus Christ
Holy Martyr Nicephorus
St Teilo, Bishop of Llandaff

10 Holy Hieromartyr Haralampos the Wonderworker

11 Holy Hieromartyr Blaise of Sebaste
St Gobnet, Abbess

12 St Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch
Alexis the Wonderworker, Metropolitan of Moscow

13 St Martinian the Anchorite
St Modomnock, Hermit

14 St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles and Teacher of the Slavs
St Auxentius on the Mountain

15 Holy Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy
St Berach Monk

16 Holy Hieromartyr Pamphilus and his Eleven Companions

17 Great Martyr Theodore the Tyro
Holy New Martyr Theodore the Byzantine
St Finan

18 St Leo, Pope of Rome
St Colman

19 Holy Apostle Archippus of the Seventy
St Philothei the Righteous Martyr of Athens
St Odran

20 St Leo, Bishop of Catania in Sicily
St Bolcan

21 St Timothy in Symbola
St Eustathius, Bishop of Antioch

22 Finding of the Precious Relics of the Holy Martyrs in Eugenius
St Elwin, Missionary

23 Holy Hieromartyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

24 First and Second Finding of the Venerable Head of the
Forerunner and Baptist John
St Cumine, Abbot

25 St Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople

26 St Photina the Samaritan Woman
St Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza

27 St Procopius the Confessor of Decapolis

28 Our holy Father and Confessor, Basil
St Sillan

FEBRUARY

1 FOREFEAST OF THE MEETING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
HOLY MARTYR TRYPHON
ST BRIGID OF KILDARE

Troparion of the Forefeast tone 1
The celestial choir of heavenly Angels looked out upon the earth,/ and saw,the Firstborn of all creation as a Babe/ being carried to the Temple by a mother who had never known a man./ Wherefore they sing with us in amazement the prefestival hymn.

Troparion of St Tryphon tone 3
In the Holy Spirit Thou didst pour forth abundant grace/ on the Church like an unfailing fountain;/ thou dost refresh our souls with the delight of thy gifts./ O glorious Tryphon,/ entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Troparion of St Brigid of Kildare tone 1
O holy Brigid, thou didst become sublime through thy humility,/ and didst fly on the wings of thy longing for God./ When thou didst arrive in the Eternal City and appear before thy Divine Spouse, wearing the crown of virginity,/ thou didst keep thy promise to remember those who have recourse to thee./ Thou dost shower grace upon the world, and dost multiply miracles./ Intercede with Christ our God that He may save our souls.

Kontakion of the Forefeast tone 6
The Word Who is invisibly with the Father/ is now ineffably born of the Virgin and is seen in the flesh,/ and is placed in the arms of the holy Elder./ Let us worship Him, our true God.

Kontakion of St Tryphon tone 8
In the power of the Trinity thou didst destroy polytheism throughout the world, O Tryphon,/ for thou wast honoured by the Lord./ Thou didst conquer tyrants through Christ the Saviour,/ and didst receive the crown of martyrdom/ and gifts to work healings since thou art invincible.

Kontakion of St Brigid tone 4
The holy virgin Brigid full of divine wisdom,/ went with joy along the way of evangelical childhood,/ and with the grace of God/ attained in this way the summit of virtue./ Wherefore she now bestows blessings upon those who come to her with faith./ O holy Virgin intercede with Christ our God/ that He may have mercy on our souls.

2 MEETING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE
ST RONAN

Fish permitted

Troparion of the Meeting tone 1
Rejoice, thou who art full of grace,/ Mother of God and Virgin,/ for from thee arose the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God,/ to give light to those in darkness./ Rejoice thou also, righteous Elder, who didst take in thine arms the Redeemer of our souls,/ Who also gives us the grace of resurrection.

Troparion of St Ronan tone 4
As one endowed with beauty of speech,/ thou didst preach Christ's saving Gospel to the inhabitants of Man, O Hierarch Ronan./ Wherefore O Saint, being mindful of the power of words,/ pray that our every utterance may be to the glory of God/ that at the end, He will grant us great mercy.

Kontakion of the meeting tone 1
Thou Who didst sanctify the Virgin's womb by Thy birth/ and bless Simeon's hands as was fitting/ hast now come to us and saved us, O Christ our God./ But grant peace in the midst of wars to Thy community,/ and strengthen the Church which Thou hast loved,/ O only lover of mankind.

Kontakion of St Ronan tone 6
We sing thy praises, O righteous Ronan,/ praying for grace to emulate thee,/ that the example of our lives/ may proclaim the love of God to those around us.

3 SYNAXIS OF SS SYMEON THE ELDER AND ANNA THE PROPHETESS
ST IA, VIRGIN MARTYR

Troparion of the Feast tone 1
Rejoice, thou who art. . .

Troparion of St Symeon and Anna tone 1
In the Temple thou didst embrace as an infant God the Word Who became flesh,/ O glorious Elder Symeon, who didst hold God in thine arms./ And also as a Prophetess the august Anna ascribed praise to Him./ We acclaim you as divine servants of Christ.

Troparion of St Ia tone 5
Thy life and mission/ were pleasing to God, most pious Ia,/ for seeing thee left behind in Ireland,/ He miraculously transported thee across the sea to Cornwall on a leaf./ Wherefore O Saint, pray to God for us/ that we may never give way to despair/ but ever trust in His great mercy.

Kontakion of the Feast tone 1
Thou Who didst sanctify. . .

Kontakion of Ss Symeon and Anna tone 3
Let Symeon the Righteous and Anna the Prophetess,/ that godly pair, be praised together;/ well-pleasing to God,/ they became witnesses of the Incarnate Lord./ When they saw Him as an infant, together they worshipped Him.

Kontakion of St Ia tone 8
By a miracle, God showed that the first should be last and the last, first, O righteous Ia,/ and therefore we look to thee as a symbol of Gospel truth,/ ever praising thy illustrious memory.

4 ST ISIDORE OF PELUSIUM
HOLY HIEROMARTYR ALDATE

Troparion of the Feast tone 1
Rejoice, thou who art. . .

Troparion of St Isidore tone 4
In thy wisdom thou didst gloriously adorn the Church of Christ/ with thy many homilies, O righteous Isidore,/ thou wast purified by abstinence, deed and divine vision/ and didst shine forth in the world./ Through thy words, O Father, we are guided and initiated into a more excellent life.

Troparion of St Aldate tone 1
Through thy pious upbringing thou didst become a shining beacon of/ the Orthodox Faith,/ O Hierarch Aldate./ Wherefore, O Saint, intercede for us that not straying from the true Faith,/ we may attain eternal salvation.

Kontakion of the Feast tone 1
Thou Who didst sanctify. . .

Kontakion of St Isidore tone 4
O Isidore, thou wast another morning star,/ and the Church is illumined by the brilliance of thy words./ She cries out to thee: Rejoice, O divinely wise and blessed Isidore.

Kontakion of St Aldate tone 2
As a torch of truth, a tower of strength, a bastion of Faith, O Martyr Hierarch Aldate,/ thou art the adornment of Gloucester, the joy of all our nation and most worthy of all praise.

5 ST AGATHA OF SICILY
ST THEODOSIUS OF CHERNIGOV

Troparion of the Feast tone 1
Rejoice, thou who art. . .

Troparion of St Agatha tone 3
Thou wast a fragrant flower of virginity/ and an undefiled bride of the Lifegiver;/ thou didst desire the Source of all good and excel in martyrdom./ O glorious Agatha,/ intercede by thy holy prayers for those who lovingly honour thy contest.

Troparion of St Theodosius of Chernigov tone 4
O holy Hierarch Theodosius, thou wast found to be most worthy among bishops/ and a light to thy flock. When translated to eternal mansions,/ pray at the throne of the King of glory/ that we may be delivered from all present evils,/ that our souls may be saved by thy prayers.

Kontakion of the Feast tone 1
Thou Who didst sanctify. . .

Kontakion of St Agatha tone 4
Let the Church be arrayed today in glorious purple/ dyed with the chaste blood of the Martyr Agatha,/ and let it cry: Rejoice, thou boast of Catania.

Kontakion of St Theodosius tone 4
O holy Hierarch Theodosius, thou didst labour for Christ/ by grazing thy rational sheep on spiritual pastures;/ thou didst receive the gift of healing from Christ the saviour/ to cure all who come to thy relics from bodily and spiritual infirmities./ Pray for those who call on thy name that our souls may be saved from the enemy.

6 ST PHOTIUS THE GREAT, PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE
SS BARSANUPHIUS AND JOHN OF GAZA
ST BUCOLUS, BISHOP OF SMYRNA
SS MEL AND MUN, BISHOPS

Troparion of the Feast tone 1
Rejoice, thou who art. . .

Troparion of St Photius the Great tone 5
As a radiant beacon of wisdom hidden in God,/ and a defender of Orthodoxy revealed from on high,/ O great Photius, adornment of Patriarchs,/ thou dost refute the innovations of boastful heresy,/ O light of the holy Church,/ preserve her from all error,/ O luminary of the East.

Troparion of Ss Barsanuphius and John tone 1
Mystical tongues of the Holy Spirit, rational harps of grace,/ sounding forth sweet hymns of discernment/ which soothe and rejoice men's souls,/ you moved them to cast off the yoke of passion and to trample on Satan's head./ Wherefore God-like Barsanuphius and wise John,/ deliver those who sing to you:/ Glory to Him Who has given you grace; glory to Him Who has blessed you;/ glory to Him ,Who has saved many through your holy words of counsel.

Troparion of St Bucolus tone 4
Thou didst shine with the rays of virtue/ received from him who leaned on the Master's breast./ Resplendent, God-inspired Hierarch,/ thou didst lead thy flock to the pastures of Truth./ O Father Bucolus, entreat Christ our God for those who honour thee.

Troparion of Ss Mel and Mun tone 5
Accompanying Ireland's Enlightener, your illustrious uncle,/ on his missionary journeyings,/ O blessed Hierarchs Mel and Mun,/ and being blessed with the gift of oratory,/ you inspired many to reject the darkness of paganism and to believe in Christ./ Pray for us, O holy ones,/ that the darkness of our sins may be blotted out by the mercy of our God.

Kontakion of the Feast tone 1
Thou Who didst sanctify. . .

Kontakion of St Photius the Great tone 8
With garlands of chant let us crown the Church's far-shining star,/ the God-inspired guide of the Orthodox, the divinely- sounded harp of the Spirit and steadfast adversary of heresy/ find let us cry to him: Rejoice, O most venerable Photius.

Kontakion of Ss Barsanuphius and John of Gaza tone 3
All the hidden secrets of men and of God's dispensation/ were revealed in the mirrors of your pure hearts./ Resplendent were the bright beams of grace that shone forth from you/ and dispelled the shadows of sin from men's souls./ Barsanuphius and John,/ lights of discernment,/entreat the Lord for us all.

Kontakion of St Bucolus tone 2
He who was beloved of Christ/ saw the purity of thy life and made thee a shepherd of the Church/ and a radiant lamp of godliness;/ holy Father Bucolus, thou didst emulate his virtues.

Kontakion of Ss Mel and Mun tone 2
As streams of pure doctrine flowed from your blessed lips,/ O righteous Mel and Mun,/ pray to Christ our God that the streams of His compassion and forgiveness/ will be poured out on us worthless sinners.

7 ST PARTHENIUS, BISHOP OF LAMPSACUS
ST LUKE OF MOUNT STIRION
ST AULE, HERMIT

Troparion of the Feast tone 1
Rejoice, thou who art. . .

Troparion of St Parthenius tone 4
By the Spirit's anointing thou didst become a shepherd of Lampsacus/ and receive power from God to work many miracles,/ to cast out demons, heal the sick and cure all manner of illness,/ and to fulfil the prayers of all who hasten to thee,/ O Hierarch Parthenius.

Troparion of St Luke of Mount Stirion tone 1
Let us firmly honour Luke the Godbearer with hymns and chants,/ the glory of the faithful, the boast of the righteous,/ bright light of Stirion and its true inhabitant;/ he brings near to Christ those who cry out in faith:/ Glory to Him Who has strengthened thee; glory to Him Who has crowned thee;/ glory to Him Who through thee works healings for all.

Troparion of St Aule tone 3
Having lighted the candle of faith in London,/ O glorious Martyr Aule,/ thy radiance was a challenge to the godless Diocletian/ who caused the flame of thy life to be extinguished./ Pray, O martyr, that the flame of our faith/ may burn so brightly that through our constancy/ we may be found worthy of the mercy of Christ our God.

Kontakion of the Feast tone 1
Thou Who didst sanctify. . .

Kontakion of St Parthenius tone 3
Thou didst receive divine grace to work miracles,/ wise and holy Godbearing wonderworker, Father Parthenius./ Thou didst cleanse the passions of all the faithful/ and drive out evil spirits./ Wherefore we praise thee as a great initiate of the grace of God.

Kontakion of St Luke of Mount Stirion tone 8
God in ineffable judgment chose thee before thou wast fashioned according to His good pleasure;/ He took thee from thy mother's womb, He sanctified thee as His servant./ As the Lover of mankind He guided thee to Himself,/ before whom thou dost now stand rejoicing, O Luke.

Kontakion of St Aule tone 7
Thou didst sanctify our capital with thy blood,/ O Passion-Bearer Aule,/ defending the true Faith,/ which was more precious to thee than life itself./ We honour thee, we hymn thee/ and we praise thy name rejoicing/ in thy glorious memory.

8 HOLY PROPHET ZECHARIAH
HOLY GREAT MARTYR THEODORE THE COMMANDER
ST ONCHO THE POET     Oil and wine permitted

Troparion of the Feast tone 1
Rejoice, thou who art. . .

Troparion of the Prophet Zechariah tone 4
By thy deeds, wise Zechariah,/ thou didst show that thou hadst righteously received thy name as a treasury of God's inspiration,/ for Angels were thy companions in life/ and thou wast a prophet of things to come./ And now, as thou canst, fulfil from on high our petitions.

Troparion of St Theodore tone 4
O trophy-bearer Theodore,/ by thy strategy thou wast a general of the heavenly King;/ armed with the weapons of faith/ thou didst annihilate hordes of demons and win the Athletes' contest./ With faith we call thee blessed.

Troparion of St Oncho tone 2
Thou didst teach us the value of relics, O Father Oncho, for thou didst spend thy earthly life collecting these precious aids to piety and devotion./ Pray to God for us, that in honouring what is precious to God,/ we may be found worthy of His great mercy.

Kontakion of the Feast tone 1
Thou Who didst sanctify. . .

Kontakion of the Prophet Zechariah tone 4
Enlightened by the brightness of the Spirit,/ O glorious Zechariah, like a lamp of many lights/ thou didst clearly describe beforehand the Saviour's condescension.

Kontakion of St Theodore tone 2
With the word of God as a spear in thy hand,/ armed with faith and courage of soul,/ thou didst vanquish the enemy, Theodore glory of martyrs./ With them pray to Christ our God for us all.

Kontakion of St Oncho tone 4
Following thine example, most Holy Oncho,/ we pray for strength to defend all precious and holy things,/ resisting to the end all attempts at desecration and sacrilege/ by the agents of the godless,/ that in all things glory may be given to Christ our God.

9 LEAVE-TAKING OF THE FEAST OF THE MEETING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
HOLY MARTYR NICEPHORUS
ST TEILO, BISHOP OF LLANDAFF

Troparion of the Feast tone 1
Rejoice, thou who art. . .

Troparion of St Nicephorus tone 1
Love for the Creator enlightened thy soul/ enabling thee to fulfil the law of grace, O Nicephorus./ Thou didst love thy neighbour as thyself, win the contest, and destroy the serpent./ Wherefore ever preserve us in peace.

Troparion of St Teilo tone 4
As a fountain of the true Faith,/ thou didst issue forth the life-giving waters of salvation, O Hierarch Teilo./ Wherefore, we implore thee,/ intercede with Christ our God/ that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion of the Feast tone 1
Thou Who didst sanctify. . .

Kontakion of St Teilo tone 1
O teacher of pure doctrine, joy of monastics/ and Dewi Sant's fellow pilgrim to Jerusalem,/ where thou wast elevated to the episcopate, most pious Father Teilo,/ we keep festival in thy honour, praying for grace to follow in thy footsteps.

Kontakion of St Nicephorus tone 1
Bound with chains of love, O Nicephorus,/ thou didst disarm the malice of hatred./ And when thou wast beheaded thou didst become a holy martyr of the Incarnate Saviour./ Pray to Him for us who extol thy glorious memory.

10 HOLY HIEROMARTYR HARALAMPOS THE WONDERWORKER

Troparion Tone 4
As an unshaken pillar of Christ's Church and an unwavering light of the world,/ thou didst illumine the world by thy martyrdom, O Haralampos,/ and dispel the moonless night of idols./ Since thou hast boldness with Christ,/ pray to Him to save our souls.

Kontakion tone 4
O trophy-bearing Athlete and Hieromartyr Haralampos,/ the Church has acquired thy relics as precious treasure./ Therefore she rejoices and glorifies the Creator.

11 HOLY HIEROMARTYR BLAISE OF SEBASTE
ST GOBNET ABBESS     

Oil and,wine permitted

Troparion of St Blaise of Sebaste tone 3
Thou didst blossom as a Fruit tree in the Church,/ by the cultivation of divine grace, O Father Blaise;/ thou didst shine with the grace of the priesthood/ and bear fruit in thy martyr's contest./ Entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Troparion of St Gobnet tone 3
As a spiritual child of the God inspired Abban/ thou didst worthily guide many into monastic virtue, most holy Gobnet./ Wherefore we entreat thee to intercede for us/ that we may be guided aright/ and be found worthy of the great mercy of Christ our God.

Kontakion of St Blaise of Sebaste tone 2
O Godbearing Blaise, thou wast a holy shoot,/ a fadeless flower, a fruitful branch of Christ the Vine:/ Fill with thy gladness those who faithfully honour thy memory,/ and intercede unceasingly for us all.

Kontakion of St Gobnet tone 5
Praise and honour are thy due/ O physician of bodies and souls,/ most pious Gobnet./ As thou, being blessed with the gift of healing,/ didst bring to many the wholeness and peace of Christ,/ pray now for us that our tormented souls/ may come to know the joy of godly healing.

12 ST MELETIUS, ARCHBISHOP OF ANTIOCH
ST ALEXIS THE WONDERWORKER, METROPOLITAN OF MOSCOW

Troparion of St Meletius tone 3
Thou didst shine on the Church with thy heavenly knowledge,/ O righteous Hierarch Meletius, wise in the law;/ thou didst preach the equal honour of the Persons, of the Trinity/ and disperse the assembly of heretics./ Entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Troparion of St Alexis the Wonderworker tone 4
We glorify God with fitting praises/ as we celebrate the memory of the guardian of apostolic dogmas,/ the shepherd and teacher, the blessed and holy Hierarch Alexis:/ for God has given us His servant who pours forth healings like a gushing spring/ and is the praise and support of Moscow.

Kontakion of St Meletius tone 2
All-blessed Meletius, adorned with Orthodoxy in thy life,/ thou wast a protector and guardian of the Church./ Thy doctrine shines like a fiery beacon even to the ends of the world,/ O most radiant light of the Church.

Kontakion of St Alexis the Wonderworker tone 8
All you people who faithfully sing to Christ's divine, most holy Hierarch and new wonderworker Alexis,/ let us greet him with love as a great shepherd and minister, as a most wise teacher of Russia./ Let us who are gathered today in his memory joyously cry out in song: / In thy boldness before God deliver us from affliction,/ that we may cry to thee: Rejoice, support of Moscow.

13 ST MARTINIAN THE ANCHORITE
ST MODOMNOCK, HERMIT

Troparion of St Martinian tone 8
With the streams of thy tears thou didst quench the flame of temptation./ Having checked the waves of the sea and the wild beasts' attacks thou didst cry out, O blessed one:/ Most glorious art Thou, O Almighty God, Who hast saved me from fire and tempest.

Troparion of St Modomnock tone 4
Pomp and splendour held no attraction for thee, O Father Modomnock./ By leaving the glitter of the world, thou didst freely embrace thy poverty with the Waterman,/ praying for the salvation of all faithful souls.

Kontakion of St Martinian tone 2
We sing praises to ever-venerable Martinian,/ tried and holy ascetic,/ a resolute athlete and inhabitant of the desert./ He has trampled upon the serpent.

Kontakion of St Modomnock tone 7
Retiring from the company of men,/ thou didst serve God in solitude, O Father Modomnock,/ and thy Father, seeing thy virtue in secret,/ rewarded thee openly./ Therefore we glorify thy name/ and praise and bless thy righteous memory.

14 ST CYRIL, EQUAL-TO-THE APOSTLES AND TEACHER OF THE SLAVS
ST AUXENTIUS ON THE MOUNTAIN

Troparion of St Cyril, Apostle of the Slavs tone 4
From thy swaddling bands thou didst make wisdom thy sister;/ seeing her radiant in virginity thou didst take and escort her,/ and as a circlet didst adorn thy mind and soul with her,/ O Cyril of the godly voice./ Thou art found to be another Cyril, wise in thought and name.

Troparion of St Auxentius tone 8
Like a date palm thou didst grow in spiritual stature/ and bring forth fruits to nourish our souls, 0 Father Auxentius;/ thou didst live a holy life and become a foundation of the Church and a miracle-worker./ Thou dost ever pray that our souls may find mercy.

Kontakion of St Cyril tone 2
Thou didst brilliantly enlighten the world by thy firm and God-inspired teaching/ and didst cross the universe like lightning, blessed Father Cyril./ Thou didst sow the shining Word of God in the west and north and south,/ and didst enlighten the world by thy miracles.

Kontakion of St Auxentius tone 3
With the waters of abstinence thou didst gloriously blossom/ like a fruitful olive tree amongst the righteous./ Thou didst deny the world's deception/ and become a heaven-filled vessel of light./ Wherefore thou dost enlighten by thy holiness those who honour thee, 0 Father Auxentius.

15 HOLY APOSTLE ONESIMUS OF THE SEVENTY
ST BERACH, MONK

Troparion of St Onesimus tone 1
Enlightened in mind by Paul, thou didst become a servant of God the Word/ and an inspired Apostle./ O Onesimus, servant of Christ,/ thou dost reward with the gift of life those who faithfully cry to thee;/ Glory to Him Who has glorified thee; glory to Him Who has crowned thee;/ glory to Him Who through thee works healings for all.

Troparion of St Berach tone 1
Disciple of our Father Kevin,/ teacher of Orthodox piety and radiance of all Connaught, O Father Berach,/ by thy life and example thou didst bring many souls to Christ./ Wherefore we pray thee to intercede for us that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion of St Onesimus tone 4
Thou didst shine like a beam of light,/ O blessed Onesimus,/ resplendent with rays from Paul/ the brilliant sun who illumined the world./ Wherefore we all honour thee, O glorious Onesimus.

Kontakion of St Berach tone 4
Bright jewel in the crown of Erin's saints, great Father Berach,/ we hymn thee and pray for the fortitude to follow thy steep path to salvation,/ ever praising thy most glorious memory.

16 HOLY HIEROMARTYR PAMPHILUS AND HIS ELEVEN COMPANIONS

Troparion tone 3
Let us praise with hymns the company of twelve martyrs/ Pamphilus, Paul, Samuel, Valens and Elijah,/Jeremiah, Seleucos, Daniel and Porphyrius,/ Julian, Isaiah and Theodulos;/ for they ever pray to the Master for us all.

Kontakion tone 4
Faced with terrible sufferings,/ fearlessly the Lord's athletes rejoiced;/ they conversed with one another heedless of the flesh./ They have inherited eternal glory,/ ever praying for us who praise their struggles.

17 GREAT MARTYR THEODORE THE TYRO (OR RECRUIT) HOLY NEW MARTYR THEODORE THE BYZANTINE
ST FINAN     

Oil and wine Permitted

Troparion of St Theodore the Tyro tone 2
Great are the achievements of faith!/ In the fountain of flame as in refreshing water,/ the holy Martyr Theodore rejoiced./ He was made a whole burnt offering in the fire/ and was offered as bread to the Trinity./ By his prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

Troparion of St Theodore the Byzantine tone 1
Thou wast offered to God as a precious gift through thy labours in conflict,/ and didst become a blameless and acceptable offering./ O blessed Theodore we praise thy struggles;/ we give glory to God who has strengthened thee,/ O much-afflicted one, against all thine enemies,/ visible and invisible.

Troparion of St Finan tone 2
As Aidan's successor thou didst rule the See of Lindisfarne fearlessly/ preaching the Orthodox Faith, O holy Hierarch Finan./ Boldly obeying the Gospel command, thou didst soften the stony heart of Mercia's pagan Prince Peada/ and win his soul for Christ./ Pray for us, 0 Saint, that Christ alone will rule in our hearts,/ that He may save our souls.

Kontakion of St Theodore the Tyro tone 2
Thou didst receive the Faith of Christ in thy heart as a breastplate/ and didst trample upon the enemy hosts, O great Champion./ Thou hast been crowned with a heavenly, eternal crown, for thou art invincible.

Kontakion of St Theodore the Byzantine tone 4
Thy contest has arisen like a bright morning star/ and has inspired us to glorify Christ./ He has shown thee forth as one steadfast in struggle, O Martyr Theodore.

Kontakion of St Finan tone 6
Great Hierarch of the Christian North/ and radiant luminary of the Orthodox Faith, O Hierarch Finan,/ by thy preaching to all nations/ the warlike Mercians were illumined by the light of Christ's holy Gospel./ As we keep festival in thy honour/ we pray for grace to emulate thy righteous example.

18 ST LEO, POPE OF ROME
ST COLMAN

Troparion of St Leo tone 3
Thou west the Church's instrument/ in strengthening the Church's teaching of true doctrine;/ thou didst shine forth from the West like a sun/ and didst dispel the heretics' error./ O righteous Leo, entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Troparion of St Colman tone 4
As an upholder of Orthodox discipline, thou didst show forth in thy life/ the pre-eminence of holy Tradition, O all-praised Hierarch Colman./ With great personal sacrifice, thou wast true to thy teachers,/ wherefore we pray that we may unhesitatingly follow our fathers in the Faith with loyalty and devotion/ and thereby be guided into the way of salvation.

Kontakion of St Leo tone 3
From the throne of thy priesthood, O glorious one,/ thou didst stop the mouths of the spiritual lions,/ thou didst illumine thy flock with the light of the knowledge of God/ and with the inspired doctrines of the Holy Trinity./ Thou art glorified as a divine initiate of the grace of God.

Kontakion of St Colman tone 2
By the mercy of our God,/ thy very life was a sermon, O Father Colman,/ light of the true Faith and example of constancy and piety,/ teaching all by thy selfless devotion./ Praising thee we pray that, withstanding novelty and innovation,/ we may always give glory to Christ our God.

19 HOLY APOSTLE ARCHIPPUS OF THE SEVENTY
ST PHILOTHEI THE RIGHTEOUS MARTYR OF ATHENS
ST ODRAN

Troparion of St Archippus tone 3
With thy whole heart thou didst follow the way of holiness/ and become a companion of the Apostles, O Archippus./ By thy word thou didst preach the Faith,/ and by thy life thou didst uproot shoots of evil./ Having proved steadfast in contest thou wast granted the crown of righteousness.

Troparion of St Philothei tone 5
Let us honour the boast of the city of the Athenians,/ Philothei the righteous martyr./ Let us embrace and kiss her holy relics./ She lived in holiness and exchanged this fleeting life for the eternal/ by her contest and martyrdom./ She is praying the Saviour to grant us His great mercy.

Troparion of St Odran tone 5
No task was too humble or too dangerous for thee,/ O Martyr Odran,/ for in thy station as a servant/ thou didst render the ultimate service/ giving thy life for thy master and Ireland's Enlightener./ Pray that we may have the courage to hold nothing back,/ that at the last Christ our God will not withhold His mercy from us.

Kontakion of St Archippus tone 4
The Church has thee as a great star, O Archippus,/ and enlightened by the rays of thy miracles she cries out to thee:/ Save those who faithfully honour thy memory.

Kontakion of St Philothei tone 3
Today we joyfully honour Philothei/ and reverently venerate her relics./ She spent her days in blessed works/ and her life was crowned with martyrdom./ She prays that all may be granted eternal life.

Kontakion of St Odran tone 3
We salute thee, O Martyr Odran,/ ever seeking to follow thee in service to Christ's holy Church/ and praying for grace to shun the imperfect way of Ananias and Sophia,/ that we may give all we have in selfless devotion/ to Him Who holds all creation in His hands.

20 ST LEO, BISHOP OF CATANIA IN SICILY
ST BOLCAN

Troparion of St Leo of Catania tone 1
Thou wast shown forth as a resplendent priest,/ a teacher of godliness and a wonderworker, blessed Hierarch Leo;/ for by the light of heavenly virtue thou wast enriched with the power of the Spirit,/ and dost heal the souls and bodies of those who hasten to thee./ Glory to Christ Who has glorified thee; glory to Him Who has crowned thee;/ glory to Him Who through thee works healings for all.

Troparion of St Bolcan tone 7
As thou didst encourage the virtue of learning,/ wise Hierarch Bolcan,/ teach us to have humility to follow our fathers in the Faith,/ and not the ways of our own devising,/ that being faithful to Christ,/ we may be found worthy of His great mercy.

Kontakion of St Leo of Catania tone 8
The Church has thee as a light brighter than the sun, blessed Leo:/ she cries to thee: By thy intercessions so pleasing to the Lord/ keep the Church unconquered and unshaken by any heresy.

Kontakion of St Bolcan tone 8
From thy lips pure streams of Orthodox doctrine poured forth,/ O most noble teacher and gracious Hierarch Bolcan./ Revering thy memory, we pray for grace to follow thee profiting by thy righteous example.

21 ST TIMOTHY IN SYMBOLA
ST EUSTATHIUS, BISHOP OF ANTIOCH

Troparion of St Timothy tone 5
O wise Timothy, from thy childhood thou didst honour God by a virtuous life,/ and wast honoured by Him most worthily./ For thou wast a sacred vessel of godly gifts,/ granting many blessings unto all for the salvation of our souls.

Troparion of St Eustathius tone 3
Thou didst shine like a brilliant sun/ in the First Council, O righteous Eustathius,/ for thou didst proclaim the Son to be of one Essence with the Father and with the Spirit./ Pray, O Hierarch of God,/ that unwavering steadfastness in the Faith be granted to all who honour thee.

Kontakion of Timothy tone 4
Thou didst rise in the east like a bright star/ and shed the light of thy miracles into the hearts of the faithful,/ Holy wonderworker Timothy.

Kontakion of St Eustathius tone 4
Thou didst purify thyself with godly works/ and become a pillar of the priesthood in divine vision and blameless life./ Thou didst withstand the onslaughts of temptations as a foundation and bulwark of the Church./ And so we cry: Rejoice, O Father Eustathius.

22 FINDING OF THE PRECIOUS RELICS OF THE HOLY MARTYRS IN EUGENIUS
ST ELWIN, MISSIONARY

Troparion of the Martyrs tone 1
O glorious Martyrs, you foundations of the Church,/ your venerable relics have appeared from the depths of the earth/ like spiritual roses and treasuries of graces./ They breath forth the grace of healing/ and grant the fragrance of life/ to those who lovingly call you blessed.

Troparion of St Elwin tone 1
Leaving thy native Ireland, thou didst labour for Christ/ in the remoteness of Kernow,/ giving thyself up to ascetic struggles and missionary journeyings,/ O Father Elwin./ Wherefore we pray for courage and strength to emulate thy example/ for the salvation of our souls.

Kontakion of the Martyrs tone 4
Like bright lights you shone from the earth and dispelled ungodly darkness;/ you have illumined the Faithful,/ O divine Martyrs, champions of the Trinity.

Kontakion of St Elwin tone 6
Accompanied by the pious Breaca,/ thou didst go out to preach the Gospel of Christ to those who were in darkness,/ therefore we glorify thee, ever praying/ that our lives may also be spent in God-pleasing activities.

23 HOLY HIEROMARTYR POLYCARP, BISHOP OF SMYRNA

Troparion tone 4
Thy name was verified by thy works/ O wise Hieromartyr Polycarp./ Thou wast a fruitful olive tree in the house of the Lord,/ and dost nourish the Church with the spiritual bounty of thy words and deeds./ Thou dost intercede for our souls, O Hierarch and steadfast Prize-winner.

Kontakion tone 1
Through thy virtues, O wise Polycarp,/ thou dost offer spiritual fruits to the Lord and prove to be God's worthy Hierarch./ We who have been enlightened by thy words/ today praise thy memory and glorify God.

24 FIRST AND SECOND FINDING OF THE VENERABLE HEAD OF THE FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST JOHN
ST CUMINE, ABBOT

Troparion of the Forerunner tone 4
The head of the Forerunner has risen from the earth/ and sends forth healing rays of incorruption to all the faithful./ In heaven it is mustering a host of Angels,/ and on earth it is, assembling mankind/ to ascribe glory to our God.

Troparion of St Cumine tone 8
Thou didst record for us the Life of our Father Colum Cille, O holy Father Cumine,/ showing forth in this wise the orthodox understanding of hagiology./ Commemorating thee we pray for thy speedy help and direction,/ that by following thee we may be led into the way of salvation.

Kontakion of the Forerunner tone 2
O Prophet of God and Forerunner of Grace,/ having obtained thy head from the earth as a most sacred rose,/ we are always receiving healings;/ for still as of old in the world thou preachest repentance.

Kontakion of St Cumine tone 5
Praise and honour are thy due, O Father Cumine,/ for thou dost reveal to us the reality of the Communion of Saints/ and thereby dost demonstrate our need for a spiritual father./ Wherefore raising our voices in intercession,/ we entreat thee to pray to God for us,/ that we may amend our lives/ and follow in the footsteps of our righteous, forefathers.

25 ST TARASIUS, PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

Troparion tone 3
Thou didst shine as a light of the Spirit,/ adorned with an exemplary life and clothed in hierarchical vesture./ Thou didst still the turbulence of heresy/ and become a pillar and foundation of the Church./ O holy Father Tarasius, she praises thy struggles.

Kontakion tone 3
Thou didst illumine the Church with Orthodox doctrines,/ and didst teach all to venerate and worship Christ's holy icon./ Thou didst expose the godless opinion of the iconoclasts./ Wherefore we cry to thee:/ Rejoice, wise Father Tarasius.

26 ST PHOTINA THE SAMARITAN WOMAN
ST PORPHYRIUS, BISHOP OF GAZA

Troparion of St Photina the Samaritan Woman tone 3
Thou wast illumined by the Holy Spirit/ and refreshed by the streams of Christ the Saviour./ Having drunk the Water of Salvation/ thou didst give copiously to the thirsty./ O holy Great Martyr Photina,/ Equal-to-the-Apostles, entreat Christ our God that our souls may be saved.

Troparion of St Porphyrius tone 4
Adorned with the royal purple of thy virtues,/ thou wast glorious as a Hierarch and didst shine forth resplendently, O wise Porphyrius;/ for thou wast excellent in word and deed/ and didst strengthen all with the grace of godliness. /As thou dost ever serve Christ, cease not to pray for the world.

Kontakion of St Photina the Samaritan Woman tone 3
Today Photina who is the summit and glory of martyrs/ is ascending into heaven./ She invites all who are partakers of her graces/ to glorify God./ Wherefore let us all praise her with the fitting honours of faith.

Kontakion of St Porphyrius tone 2
Clothed in sacred virtue, thou wast adorned with the priestly vestment,/ O blessed and godly, Porphyrius./ Thou art resplendent with miracles of healing/ and dost ever intercede for us all.

27 ST PROCOPIUS THE CONFESSOR OF DECAPOLIS

Troparion tone 1
Thou didst advance in asceticism, O Father Procopius,/ and go from strength to strength./ By worshipping the icon of Christ thou didst share the lot of the Martyrs;/ with them ever intercede for those who cry to thee:/ Glory to Him Who has strengthened thee; glory to Him Who has crowned thee;/ glory to Him Who through thee works hearings for all.

Kontakion tone 4
Today the Church obtains in thee a morning star,/ and by honouring thee dispels the darkness of heresy,/ O glorious Procopius, initiate of heaven.

28 OUR HOLY FATHER AND CONFESSOR, BASIL, CO-ASCETIC OF ST PROCOPIUS
ST SILLAN

Troparion of St Basil tone 4
Thou wast a royal gift to Christ's Church, O Basil,/ and in thine, ascetic life thou didst make thy life more luminous,/ and west found worthy of glory in heaven.

Troparion of St Sillan tone 7
Under thy God-pleasing rule, O Father Sillan,/ Bangor's monastery became a power-house of the true Faith./ As thou wast a bright beacon,/ guiding men on their journey to God,/ we beseech thee to be also a beacon for us,/ bringing us safely into the way of salvation.

Kontakion of St Basil tone 2
Thou didst receive revelation from heaven/ and go forth from the World's turmoil./ Thou didst live a righteous life as a monk,/ and wast given grace to work miracles/ and to heal diseases,/ O wise, blessed and holy Basil.

Kontakion of St Sillan tone 2
Righteous Father Sillan, Road to our Saviour,/ Crown of Bangor's saints and joy of all monastics,/ we keep festival in thy honour, ever blessing thy name/ and imploring thy prayers for us sinners.

29 SAINT KASSIANOS OF ROME

Troparion tone 6
You were a physician for souls in your divine teachings, O Father Kassianos,
And by grace you set aright the thoughts of monastics, leading them to life everlasting.
Therefore we all honor you with love.

Kontakion Tone 2
You delighted in discipline, abstinence and continence, O divinely wise one,
And in controlling your carnal desires, you were seen increasing in faith.
You flourished as the tree of life in the midst of Edem,
O blessed and sacred Father Kassianos.

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