Troparia and kontakia for August 30

St Alexander the Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

O God of our Fathers, / always act with kindness towards us; / take not Your mercy from us, / but guide our lives in peace / through the prayers of the Patriarchs Alexander, John, and Paul.

Troparion — Tone 4

(Special Melody "Go quickly before")

Christ, the God Who is over all, / has proclaimed you as a venerable shepherd of His Church, O godly-minded Alexander, / a light upon a candlestand, a faithful steward, / a pillar of Orthodoxy, and a most pious example. / Therefore, we rejoice in your memory.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Set aflame by the love of Christ, O glorious ones, / you took up the yoke of His precious Cross revealing yourselves as followers in His footsteps by your way of life, / and you became partakers of His divine glory, / divinely-wise Alexander, with wonderful John and glorious Paul. / As you stand before His throne, earnestly pray for our souls.

St John the Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

O God of our Fathers, / always act with kindness towards us; / take not Your mercy from us, / but guide our lives in peace / through the prayers of the Patriarchs Alexander, John, and Paul.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Set aflame by the love of Christ, O glorious ones, / you took up the yoke of His precious Cross revealing yourselves as followers in His footsteps by your way of life, / and you became partakers of His divine glory, / divinely-wise Alexander, with wonderful John and glorious Paul. / As you stand before His throne, earnestly pray for our souls.

St Paul the New, Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

O God of our Fathers, / always act with kindness towards us; / take not Your mercy from us, / but guide our lives in peace / through the prayers of the Patriarchs Alexander, John, and Paul.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Set aflame by the love of Christ, O glorious ones, / you took up the yoke of His precious Cross revealing yourselves as followers in His footsteps by your way of life, / and you became partakers of His divine glory, / divinely-wise Alexander, with wonderful John and glorious Paul. / As you stand before His throne, earnestly pray for our souls.

Synaxis of the Serbian Hierarchs

Troparion — Tone 4

As the enlighteners of the Serbs, O God-bearing Fathers, / holy patriarchs and great shepherds, / guardians of the Apostolic traditions, / unshakable pillars, and teachers of Orthodoxy: / Beseech Christ, the Master of All, / to grant peace to the world, and to our souls great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Enthroned as hierarchs, and living lives worthy of praise, / in God-pleasing manner you guided your people to knowledge of God: / Because of this you were glorified by Him / through miracles and incorruption, / as befits pupils of the grace of God.