Troparia and kontakia for April 12

St Basil the Confessor the Bishop of Parium

Troparion — Tone 4

Glorious hierarch Basil, / priest of the King of glory, / you are a radiant confessor of the Faith: / you opposed the iconoclasts and suffered for the Truth. / Standing before God, remember those who honor you.

Kontakion — Tone 6

You royally served the King of all, / holy hierarch Basil. / You revealed divine truths / and became a whole burnt offering. / You cry to those who honor you: / “The honor given to an icon ascends to Christ.”