Troparia and kontakia for February 12

St Meletius the Archbishop of Antioch

Troparion — Tone 4

You appeared to your flock as a rule of faith, / An image of humility and a teacher of abstinence. / Because of your lowliness, Heaven was opened to you. / Because of your poverty, riches were granted to you. / O holy bishop, Meletius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 6

The apostate Macedonius / fled in fear before your spiritual courage, / but we your servants run to you to gain your intercession! / Father Meletius, converser with the angels and fiery sword of Christ our God, / we praise you as a star bringing light to all!

St Alexis the Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia

Troparion — Tone 4

The fervent protector of Apostolic dogmas, / The pastor and teacher of the Russian Church: / By celebrating the memory of the blessed bishop Alexis / We glorify with our songs Christ our God. / He has given us a faithful worker / And a fountain of healing grace, / The praise and confirmation of Orthodox Christians!