Troparia and kontakia for September 9

Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 4

Your Nativity, O Virgin, / Has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! / The Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, / Has shone from You, O Theotokos! / By annulling the curse, / He bestowed a blessing. / By destroying death, He has granted us eternal Life.

Kontakion — Tone 4

By Your Nativity, O Most Pure Virgin, / Joachim and Anna are freed from barrenness; / Adam and Eve, from the corruption of death. / And we, your people, freed from the guilt of sin, celebrate and sing to you: / The barren woman gives birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our life!

Holy, Righteous Ancestor of God, Joachim

Troparion — Tone 1

Since you were righteous under the law of grace, O Joachim and Anna, / you gave birth to the God-given infant for our sake. / Therefore, the divine Church radiantly keeps feast today, / joyfully celebrating your honorable memory and giving glory to God / who has raised up a horn of salvation from the house of David.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / Anna is now no longer barren / and nurses the All-Pure One! / She rejoices and calls us all to sing a hymn of praise to Christ, / who from her womb gave mankind the only ever Virgin Mother.

Holy, Righteous Ancestor of God, Anna

Troparion — Tone 1

Since you were righteous under the law of grace, O Joachim and Anna, / For our sake you gave birth to the God-given Infant. / The divine Church today therefore feasts radiantly, / Joyfully celebrating your honorable memory and giving glory to God / Who has raised up a horn of salvation / From the house of David!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Now Anna is no longer barren and nurses the All-Pure One! / She rejoices and calls us to sing a hymn of praise to Christ / Who gave mankind the only Ever-Virgin Mother!

Uncovering of the relics of St Theodosius the Archbishop of Chernigov

Troparion — Tone 4

O Hierarch Father Theodosius, / You are a most worthy Bishop. / You were a light to your flock; / Then you were translated to the eternal Mansions. / Pray at the Throne of the King of Glory, / That we may be delivered from present evils / And that our souls may be saved by your prayers, O Holy One!