Troparia and kontakia for September 20

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.

Greatmartyr Eustathius (Eustace) Placidas with his wife and children of Rome

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Eustáthius and his wife and sons, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / Having openly imitated the Passion of Christ, / and having eagerly drunk of His cup, O Eustáthius, / you became a partaker and fellow heir of His glory, / receiving divine forgiveness from on high from the God of all.

Martyr Theopiste with her husband and her children of Rome

Troparion — Tone 4

O glorious Theopiste, / You were hunted from heaven and captured in the net of faith. / Together with your husband and sons / You were tested and tempted but triumphed in contest. / You gladden those who cry to you: / Glory to Christ who glorified you! / Glory to him who has crowned you! / Glory to him who proved you a second Job!

Kontakion — Tone 2

O Holy Theopiste, / You were an imitator of Christ in His passion; / You drank of His cup with courage and became a partake of His glory: / Therefore the God of all gave you divine power to work wonders!

Martyr Agapius and his family of Rome

Troparion — Tone 4

O glorious Agapius, / You were hunted from heaven and captured in the net of faith. / Together with your parents / You were tested and tempted but triumphed in contest. / You gladden those who cry to you: / Glory to Christ who glorified you! / Glory to him who has crowned you! / Glory to him who proved you a second Job!

Kontakion — Tone 2

O Holy Agapius, / You were an imitator of Christ in His passion; / You drank of His cup with courage and became a partake of His glory: / Therefore the God of all gave you divine power to work wonders!

Martyr Theopistus and his family of Rome

Troparion — Tone 4

O glorious Theopistus, / You were hunted from heaven and captured in the net of faith. / Together with your parents / You were tested and tempted but triumphed in contest. / You gladden those who cry to you: / Glory to Christ who glorified you! / Glory to him who has crowned you! / Glory to him who proved you a second Job!

Kontakion — Tone 2

O Holy Theopistus, / You were an imitator of Christ in His passion; / You drank of His cup with courage and became a partake of His glory: / Therefore the God of all gave you divine power to work wonders!