Troparia and kontakia for September 18

Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross

Troparion — Tone 1

O Lord, save Your people, / And bless You inheritance. / Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians / Over their adversaries. / And by virtue of Your Cross, / Preserve Your habitation.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As You were voluntarily raised upon the cross for our sake, / Grant mercy to those who are called by Your Name, O Christ God; / Make all Orthodox Christians glad by Your power, / Granting them victories over their adversaries, / By bestowing on them the Invincible trophy, Your weapon of Peace.

St Eumenius the Bishop of Gortyna

Troparion — Tone 4

We have you as a friend and helper, / gracious advocate Eumenes: / for compassion flowed from you / and you pour forth healing on the Church. / Protect those who honor you.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Radiant with divine light, O blessed one, / illumine us who lovingly praise your precious and glorious passing; / hierarch father Eumenes, / unceasingly intercede for us all.

Icon of the Mother of God “the Healer”

Troparion — Tone 4

From your holy icon, O Lady Theotokos, / Salvation and healing is granted abundantly to all those who come to you with love and faith; / Visit also my infirmity and show mercy to my soul, O Good One, / And heal my body by your grace.