Troparia and kontakia for March 31

2nd Sunday of Great Lent: St Gregory Palamas

Troparion — Tone 4

O Holy Father Innocent / In obedience to the will of God / You accepted dangers and tribulations / Bringing many peoples to the knowledge of truth. / You showed us the way, / Now by your prayers help lead us into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Troparion — Tone 2

You evangelized the northern people of America and Asia, / Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to the natives in their own tongues. / O holy hierarch Father Innocent, / Enlightener of Alaska and all America, whose ways were ordered by the Lord, / Pray to Him for the salvation of our souls in His Heavenly Kingdom!

Kontakion — Tone 2

A true celebration of the providence and grace of God / Is your life, O holy father Innocent, Apostle to our land. / In hardships and dangers you toiled for the Gospel’s sake / And God delivered and preserved you unharmed. / From obscurity He highly exalted you as an example / That the Lord truly guides a man in the way he should go.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Your life, O holy father Innocent, Apostle to our Land, / Proclaims the dispensation and grace of God! / For laboring in dangers and hardships for the Gospel of Christ / You were kept unharmed and exalted in humility. / Pray that He may guide our steps in the way we should go.

Repose of St Innocent the Metropolitan of Moscow the Enlightener of the Aleuts and Apostle to the Americas

Troparion — Tone 4

O Holy Father Innocent / In obedience to the will of God / You accepted dangers and tribulations / Bringing many peoples to the knowledge of truth. / You showed us the way, / Now by your prayers help lead us into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Troparion — Tone 2

You evangelized the northern people of America and Asia, / Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to the natives in their own tongues. / O holy hierarch Father Innocent, / Enlightener of Alaska and all America, whose ways were ordered by the Lord, / Pray to Him for the salvation of our souls in His Heavenly Kingdom!

Kontakion — Tone 2

A true celebration of the providence and grace of God / Is your life, O holy father Innocent, Apostle to our land. / In hardships and dangers you toiled for the Gospel’s sake / And God delivered and preserved you unharmed. / From obscurity He highly exalted you as an example / That the Lord truly guides a man in the way he should go.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Your life, O holy father Innocent, Apostle to our Land, / Proclaims the dispensation and grace of God! / For laboring in dangers and hardships for the Gospel of Christ / You were kept unharmed and exalted in humility. / Pray that He may guide our steps in the way we should go.