Troparia and kontakia for August 21

Afterfeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 1

In giving birth you preserved your virginity, / In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. / You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, / And by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Neither the tomb, nor death could hold the Theotokos, / Who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. / For being the Mother of Life, / She was translated to life by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.

Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy

Troparion — Tone 4

O holy Apostle Thaddeus, witness of God, / Who appeared in the flesh for our sake, / You brought the light of saving grace to those in darkness / And were revealed as an excellent physician to those in Edessa. / Wherefore shelter those who fervently seek you.

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Church has acquired you as a brilliant star, / And is ever enlightened by your miracles, O Apostle Thaddeus. / Save those who in faith honor your memory.