Troparia and kontakia for April 21

5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt

Hieromartyr Januarius the Bishop of Benevento, and his companions, at Pozzuoli

Troparion — Tone 3

Consecrated through anointing with oil, / You became pastors for your godly wise people. / You were slain as honorable lambs / And offered to the Word and First Shepherd, / Who was Himself slain as His sheep, / O most laudable Hieromartyrs Januarius and Theodore, / Beacons for all the world. / Therefore we all honor your holy memory in love, / As you intercede for our souls.

Troparion — Tone 3

Naples has found you a champion in dangers, / O Januarius, our glorious father. / You delivered her from plague, famine and affliction, / And from the fire of Vesuvius. / With faith and love we venerate you and honor your holy relics!

Kontakion — Tone 3

You were adorned with the anointing of the priesthood / And the blood of martyrdom, O glorious Januarius and Theodore, / And you shine forth everywhere, / Rejoicing in the highest, / Looking down upon us who come to your temple / And cry out unceasingly: / Preserve us all, entreating God who loves mankind!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Master has given you to Naples, O holy one, / As a precious treasure and fountain of healings. / You are a guardian and protector of the faithful, / And you avert the evils of Vesuvius’ fire. / Therefore we cry to you in faith: / Rejoice, O Januarius, / Our father and protector!

Hieromartyr Faustus the Deacon at Pozzuoli

Troparion — Tone 3

Consecrated through anointing with oil, / You became pastors for your godly wise people. / You were slain as honorable lambs / And offered to the Word and First Shepherd, / Who was Himself slain as His sheep, / O most laudable Hieromartyrs Januarius and Theodore, / Beacons for all the world. / Therefore we all honor your holy memory in love, / As you intercede for our souls.

Hieromartyr Proculus the Deacon at Pozzuoli

Troparion — Tone 3

Consecrated through anointing with oil, / You became pastors for your godly wise people. / You were slain as honorable lambs / And offered to the Word and First Shepherd, / Who was Himself slain as His sheep, / O most laudable Hieromartyrs Januarius and Theodore, / Beacons for all the world. / Therefore we all honor your holy memory in love, / As you intercede for our souls.

Hieromartyr Sossius the Deacon at Pozzuoli

Troparion — Tone 3

Consecrated through anointing with oil, / You became pastors for your godly wise people. / You were slain as honorable lambs / And offered to the Word and First Shepherd, / Who was Himself slain as His sheep, / O most laudable Hieromartyrs Januarius and Theodore, / Beacons for all the world. / Therefore we all honor your holy memory in love, / As you intercede for our souls.

Hieromartyr Desiderius the Reader at Pozzuoli

Troparion — Tone 3

Consecrated through anointing with oil, / You became pastors for your godly wise people. / You were slain as honorable lambs / And offered to the Word and First Shepherd, / Who was Himself slain as His sheep, / O most laudable Hieromartyrs Januarius and Theodore, / Beacons for all the world. / Therefore we all honor your holy memory in love, / As you intercede for our souls.

Hieromartyr Eutychius the Layman, at Pozzuoli

Troparion — Tone 3

Consecrated through anointing with oil, / You became pastors for your godly wise people. / You were slain as honorable lambs / And offered to the Word and First Shepherd, / Who was Himself slain as His sheep, / O most laudable Hieromartyrs Januarius and Theodore, / Beacons for all the world. / Therefore we all honor your holy memory in love, / As you intercede for our souls.

Hieromartyr Acution the Layman, at Pozzuoli

Troparion — Tone 3

Consecrated through anointing with oil, / You became pastors for your godly wise people. / You were slain as honorable lambs / And offered to the Word and First Shepherd, / Who was Himself slain as His sheep, / O most laudable Hieromartyrs Januarius and Theodore, / Beacons for all the world. / Therefore we all honor your holy memory in love, / As you intercede for our souls.