Troparia and kontakia for May 8

Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian

Troparion — Tone 2

O beloved Apostle of Christ our God, / Come quickly to deliver your helpless people. / He on whose breast you leaned, will accept you as intercessor. / Entreat Him, O Theologian, to disperse the clouds of darkness, / Granting us peace and great mercy!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Who shall declare your greatness, O Virgin disciple? / For as a fountain of healing you flow with miracles, / Interceding for our souls as Theologian and friend of Christ!

Venerable Arsenius the Great

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / And your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe. / O our holy Father Arsenius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Arising from Rome, as a sun, you reached the royal city, / Enlightening it, O most blessed one, by your words and deeds. / You drove out the darkness of unreasoning. / Therefore we honor you, Arsenius, the glory of the Fathers!