Troparia and kontakia for April 27

The Raising of Lazarus (Lazarus Saturday)

Troparion — Tone 1

By raising Lazarus from the dead before Your passion, / You did confirm the universal Resurrection, O Christ God! / Like the children with the palms of victory, / We cry out to You, O Vanquisher of death; / Hosanna in the Highest! / Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Christ the Joy, the Truth and the Light of all, / The Life of the World and the Resurrection / Has appeared in His goodness, to those on earth. / He has become the Image of our Resurrection, / Granting divine forgiveness to all!

Hieromartyr Simeon, the Kinsman of the Lord

Troparion — Tone 1

We acclaim you, kinsman of Christ, Simeon, / as a great hierarch and steadfast martyr, / for you eradicated error and kept the Faith. / Today, as we celebrate your memory, / we receive forgiveness of sins through your prayers.

Kontakion — Tone 2

As one who has become a citizen of Zion on high, / you had been ordained to the throne of Zion below. / You guided your flock to the heavenly sheepfold, blessed Simeon, / and for the sake of Christ, you were crucified, / imitating His passion.