Troparia and kontakia for January 5

Eve of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Troparion — Tone 4

Of old, the river Jordan / turned back before Elisha’s mantle at Elijah’s ascension. / The waters were parted in two / and the waterway became a dry path. / This is truly a symbol of baptism / by which we pass through this mortal life. / Christ has appeared in the Jordan to sanctify the waters!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today the Lord enters the Jordan and cries out to John: / “Do not be afraid to baptize me. / For I have come to save Adam, the first-formed man.”

Hieromartyr Theopemptus the Bishop of Nicomedia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Theopemptus, O Lord, / Through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / And shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!

Martyr Theonas

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Theonas, O Lord, / Through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / And shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!

Virginmartyr Appolinaria of Egypt

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Apollinaria, / calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, / and in seeking You, I endure suffering. / In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, and I died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Having found your holy relics as healing for our souls, We faithful call out to you with a loud voice: / “O reknowned Virgin Martyr Apollinaria, / Intercede to Christ God for us all!”