Translation of the relics of St Nicephorus the Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 3

Your fragrant relics have been revealed as godly treasure / filled with life for the Church. / On their august translation / we receive the gifts of the Spirit. / Righteous Father Nicephorus, entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 1

The choir of patriarchs, honors your holy memory with praises and hymns, O Nicephorus, / for it received your spirit at your translation, O glorious one. / Therefore, today the Church magnifies Christ the King, / glorifying Him as the only Lover of mankind.

Kontakion — Tone 3

You laid down your life for your flock / Inspiring it with true piety. / Therefore it joyfully receives your holy relics and cries to you: / You are our boast and refuge, / O Father Nicephorus, blessed light of confession!