Troparia and kontakia for September 19

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.

Martyr Trophimus of Synnada

Troparion — Tone 8

God praised in Trinity has glorified a trinity of martyrs: / Trophimus, Sabbatius, and Dorymedon. / By their faith, they overthrew the adversary. / Through their prayers, O Christ our God, have mercy on us.

Kontakion — Tone 8

As the foundation of athletes and the confirmation of piety / the Church honors and glorifies your brilliant suffering, / wise and glorious Trophimus, ever-praised and blessed athlete. / Together with your fellow sufferers, ask cleansing for those who hymn you, / for you are invincible.

Martyr Sabbatius of Synnada

Troparion — Tone 8

God praised in Trinity has glorified a trinity of martyrs: / Trophimus, Sabbatius, and Dorymedon. / By their faith, they overthrew the adversary. / Through their prayers, O Christ our God, have mercy on us.

Kontakion — Tone 8

As the foundation of athletes and the confirmation of piety / the Church honors and glorifies your brilliant suffering, / wise and glorious Sabbatius, ever-praised and blessed athlete. / Together with your fellow sufferers, ask cleansing for those who hymn you, / for you are invincible.

Martyr Dorymedon of Synnada

Troparion — Tone 8

God praised in Trinity has glorified a trinity of martyrs: / Trophimus, Sabbatius, and Dorymedon. / By their faith, they overthrew the adversary. / Through their prayers, O Christ our God, have mercy on us.

Kontakion — Tone 8

As the foundation of athletes and the confirmation of piety / the Church honors and glorifies your brilliant suffering, / wise and glorious Dorymedon, ever-praised and blessed athlete. / Together with your fellow sufferers, ask cleansing for those who hymn you, / for you are invincible.

St Theodore the Prince of Smolensk and Yaroslav

Troparion — Tone 4

From your youth you clung to Christ’s love / And you eagerly kept his laws. / You were enriched with miraculous gifts / And now pour forth healings, Theodore, David and Constantine / Pray to Christ our God to save those who honor you!

Kontakion — Tone 8

While in the flesh you were radiant lamps living like the angels. / By fasting, vigils and faith you grew like the trees in paradise. / You blossomed in prayer through the grace you received. / You have become mighty physicians, healing infirmity of souls. / O glorious wonderworkers Theodore, David and Constantine, / Pray to Christ our God for the forgiveness of those who venerate your memory!

St David of Smolensk and Yaroslav

Troparion — Tone 4

From your youth you clung to Christ’s love / And you eagerly kept his laws. / You were enriched with miraculous gifts / And now pour forth healings, Theodore, David and Constantine / Pray to Christ our God to save those who honor you!

Kontakion — Tone 8

While in the flesh you were radiant lamps living like the angels. / By fasting, vigils and faith you grew like the trees in paradise. / You blossomed in prayer through the grace you received. / You have become mighty physicians, healing infirmity of souls. / O glorious wonderworkers Theodore, David and Constantine, / Pray to Christ our God for the forgiveness of those who venerate your memory!

St Constantine of Smolensk and Yaroslav

Troparion — Tone 4

From your youth you clung to Christ’s love / And you eagerly kept his laws. / You were enriched with miraculous gifts / And now pour forth healings, Theodore, David and Constantine / Pray to Christ our God to save those who honor you!

Kontakion — Tone 8

While in the flesh you were radiant lamps living like the angels. / By fasting, vigils and faith you grew like the trees in paradise. / You blossomed in prayer through the grace you received. / You have become mighty physicians, healing infirmity of souls. / O glorious wonderworkers Theodore, David and Constantine, / Pray to Christ our God for the forgiveness of those who venerate your memory!