Troparia and kontakia for April 14

4th Sunday of Great Lent: St John Climacus (of the Ladder)

Troparion — Tone 1

Dweller of the desert and angel in the body, / you were shown to be a wonder-worker, our God-bearing Father John. / You received heavenly gifts through fasting, vigil, and prayer: / healing the sick and the souls of those drawn to you by faith. / Glory to Him who gave you strength! / Glory to Him who granted you a crown! / Glory to Him who through you grants healing to all!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Lord truly set you on the heights of abstinence, / to be a guiding star, showing the way to the universe, / O our Father and Teacher John.

St Martin the Confessor the Pope of Rome

Troparion — Tone 3

You strengthened the Church with true doctrine, / wise hierarch Martin. / You declared the two natures of Christ, / putting heresy to shame. / Entreat the Lord to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 8

High Priest and teacher of the mysteries, / you poured forth streams of doctrine. / You expounded the true doctrine of the two natures and wills of Christ. / Intercede for those who cry: “Rejoice, blessed Father Martin.”

Martyr Anthony of Vilnius, Lithuania

Troparion — Tone 4

You who have rejected earthly honor and glory, / Valiant and honorable combatants, / You firmly and courageously suffered torments for the faith, / You have died for the life of all for the Master. / Therefore Christ also gloriously encircles you with a cloud column from heaven / And honors and crowns you with crowns from the throne of glory: / Standing before Him with the angels, pray to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Released from the fatherly delusions O Saints, you were led to Christ: / By the diligence of all your souls you put human cleverness to death. / And so attaining the victory of true honor, / Unceasingly pray to our Master for us all.

Martyr John of Vilnius, Lithuania

Troparion — Tone 4

You who have rejected earthly honor and glory, / Valiant and honorable combatants, / You firmly and courageously suffered torments for the faith, / You have died for the life of all for the Master. / Therefore Christ also gloriously encircles you with a cloud column from heaven / And honors and crowns you with crowns from the throne of glory: / Standing before Him with the angels, pray to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Released from the fatherly delusions O Saints, you were led to Christ: / By the diligence of all your souls you put human cleverness to death. / And so attaining the victory of true honor, / Unceasingly pray to our Master for us all.

Martyr Eustathius of Vilnius, Lithuania

Troparion — Tone 4

You who have rejected earthly honor and glory, / Valiant and honorable combatants, / You firmly and courageously suffered torments for the faith, / You have died for the life of all for the Master. / Therefore Christ also gloriously encircles you with a cloud column from heaven / And honors and crowns you with crowns from the throne of glory: / Standing before Him with the angels, pray to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Released from the fatherly delusions O Saints, you were led to Christ: / By the diligence of all your souls you put human cleverness to death. / And so attaining the victory of true honor, / Unceasingly pray to our Master for us all.