Troparia and kontakia for February 6

Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple

Troparion — Tone 1

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace! / From you shone the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God. / Enlightening those who sat in darkness! / Rejoice, and be glad, O righteous elder; / You accepted in your arms the Redeemer of our souls, / Who grants us the Resurrection.

Kontakion — Tone 1

By Your nativity, You did sanctify the Virgin’s womb, / And did bless Simeon’s hands, O Christ God. / Now You have come and saved us through love. / Grant peace to all Orthodox Christians, O only Lover of man!

St Bucolus the Bishop of Smyrna

Troparion — Tone 4

You shone with the rays of virtue / received from him who leaned on the Master’s breast. / Resplendent, God-inspired hierarch, / you led your flock to the pastures of truth. / Entreat Christ our God for those who honor you, father Bucolus.

Kontakion — Tone 2

He who was beloved of Christ / saw the purity of your life; / he made you a shepherd of the Church / and a radiant lamp of godliness. / Holy father Bucolus, / you truly emulated his virtues.

St Photius the Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

Follower of the Apostles’ way / And teacher of mankind: / Intercede, O Photius, with the Lord of all, / To grant peace to the world / And to our souls great mercy!

Venerable Barsanuphius the Great

Troparion — 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. / Therefore, 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!

Venerable John the Prophet

Troparion — 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. / Therefore, 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!

Virginmartyr Dorothy at Caesarea, in Cappadocia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Dorothy, calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure 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 offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Virginmartyr Christina with her sister, at Caesarea, in Cappadocia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Christina, calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure 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 offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Virginmartyr Callista with her sister, at Caesarea, in Cappadocia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Callista, calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure 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 offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Martyr Theophilus at Caesarea, in Cappadocia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Theophilus, O Lord, / through his suffering 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 Julian of Emesa

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Julian, O Lord, / through his suffering 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!

Virginmarty Fausta at Cyzicus

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Fausta, calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure 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 offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Martyr Evilasius at Cyzicus

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Evilasius, O Lord, / through his suffering 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 Maximus at Cyzicus

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Maximus, O Lord, / through his suffering 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 Martha in Egypt

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Martha, calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure 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 offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Virginmartyr Mary in Egypt

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Mary, calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure 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 offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Martyr Lycarion in Egypt

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Lycarion, O Lord, / through his suffering 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!