Troparia and kontakia for September 6

Commemoration of the Miracle of the Archangel Michael at Colossae

Troparion — Tone 4

Michael, commander of the heavenly hosts, / we who are unworthy beseech you, / by your prayers encompass us beneath the wings of your immaterial glory, / and faithfully preserve us who fall down and cry out to you: / “Deliver us from all harm, for you are the commander of the powers on high!”

Kontakion — Tone 2

Michael, commander of God’s armies / and minister of the divine glory, / prince of the bodiless angels / and guide of mankind, / ask for what is good for us, and for great mercy, / as supreme commander of the Bodiless Hosts.

Hieromartyr Maxim Sandovich

Troparion — Tone 4

By the Providence of God you were sent to the Mountain of Pochaev / for the knowledge of the truth of the Orthodox faith, / and receiving true teaching in the city of Zhitomir, / as a soldier of Christ you came to our land. / For Orthodoxy and your own people you accepted a martyr's crown. / Therefore you confirmed your native land in Orthodoxy. / O Priest-Martyr Maksym, entreat Christ God that our souls may be saved!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Your Martyrdom, O Father Maxsym, / enlightened and roused up our people to the Orthodox Faith. / giving up your own life to Christ God, / you endured torments and the suffering of imprisonment. / Pray for us and for your land before Christ God!