Troparia and kontakia for April 14

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

Troparion — Tone 8

Behold the Bridegroom comes at midnight, / And blessed is the servant whom He shall find watching, / And again unworthy is the servant whom He shall find heedless. / Beware, therefore, O my soul, do not be weighed down with sleep, / Lest you be given up to death and lest you be shut out of the Kingdom. / But rouse yourself crying: Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, O our God! / Through the Theotokos have mercy on us!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Jacob lamented the loss of Joseph, / But his noble son was seated on a chariot / And honored as a king. / For when he refused to be enslaved / By the pleasures of the Egyptian woman, / He was glorified by the Lord who beholds the hearts of men, / And bestows upon them an incorruptible crown.

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.