Troparia and kontakia for April 21

Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)

Troparion — Tone 1

By raising Lazarus from the dead before Your passion, / You did confirm the universal Resurrection, O Christ God! / Like the children with the palms of victory, / We cry out to You, O Vanquisher of death; / Hosanna in the Highest! / Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!

Troparion — Tone 4

When we were buried with You in Baptism, O Christ God, / We were made worthy of eternal life by Your Resurrection! / Now we praise You and sing: / Hosanna in the highest! / Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!

Kontakion — Tone 6

Sitting on Your throne in heaven, / Carried on a foal on earth, O Christ God! / Accept the praise of angels and the songs of children who sing: / Blessed is He that comes to recall Adam!

Hieromartyr Januarius the Bishop of Benevento, and his companions, at Pozzuoli

Troparion — Tone 3

Consecrated through anointing with oil, / You became pastors for your godly wise people. / You were slain as honorable lambs / And offered to the Word and First Shepherd, / Who was Himself slain as His sheep, / O most laudable Hieromartyrs Januarius and Theodore, / Beacons for all the world. / Therefore we all honor your holy memory in love, / As you intercede for our souls.

Troparion — Tone 3

Naples has found you a champion in dangers, / O Januarius, our glorious father. / You delivered her from plague, famine and affliction, / And from the fire of Vesuvius. / With faith and love we venerate you and honor your holy relics!

Kontakion — Tone 3

You were adorned with the anointing of the priesthood / And the blood of martyrdom, O glorious Januarius and Theodore, / And you shine forth everywhere, / Rejoicing in the highest, / Looking down upon us who come to your temple / And cry out unceasingly: / Preserve us all, entreating God who loves mankind!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Master has given you to Naples, O holy one, / As a precious treasure and fountain of healings. / You are a guardian and protector of the faithful, / And you avert the evils of Vesuvius’ fire. / Therefore we cry to you in faith: / Rejoice, O Januarius, / Our father and protector!