Troparia and kontakia for March 8

St Theophylactus the Bishop of Nicomedia

Troparion — Tone 3

As an unsleeping guardian of the Church, / you were a refuter of godlessness. / By defending and honoring the icon of Christ, / you were made to endure exile and affliction. / Righteous Father Theophylactus, entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / You were revealed as a beacon shining to the ends of the earth, / holy hierarch Theophylactus. / You preached the Word, one in essence with the Father and the Spirit, / enlightening the council of God-bearing fathers. / You were revealed to be a favorite of the Trinity; / standing before Him unceasingly pray for us all.

St Felix of Burgundy the Bishop of Dunwich and Enlightener of East Anglia

Troparion — Tone 8

Felix of Burgundy, hierarch and teacher, preaching the Word of life, / You did gather a rich harvest of believers; / Together with Furzey of Ireland, pilgrim for the love of the Lord, / Outstanding in virtue, renowned in word and deed; / Enlighteners of East Anglia, we rightly praise you, holy and God-bearing fathers.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Having come to the land of Sigerberht, the righteous king, / You preached the kingdom of Christ our God, / And as a first-fruit the king himself received the tonsure, / Seeking an everlasting kingdom; / And mindful of his monastic vow, / He lay down his life, unarmed in the midst of battle; / Wherefore, O Felix and Furzey, we venerate your memory crying out: / Glory to Christ our King the Redeemer of the World.