Troparia and kontakia for September 24

Synaxis of All Saints of Alaska

Troparion — Tone 4

Today Alaska rejoices and America celebrates, / For the new world has been sanctified by martyrdom / Kodiak echoes with songs of thanksgiving, / Iliamna and Kenai observe the festival of faith. / The Apostle and martyr Juvenaly is glorified, / And Peter the Aleut is exalted by his voluntary sacrifice, / In their devotion and love for the Lord / They willingly endured persecution and death for the Truth, / Now in the Kingdom of Heaven they intercede for our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today Valaam joins Alaska / In celebrating this joyous feast, / As her spiritual son Juvenaly / Embraces the new martyr Peter with love. / Together they suffered for the Lord in America / And united the old world with the new by their voluntary sacrifice. / Now forever they stand before the King of glory and intercede for our souls.

Martyr Peter the Aleut

Troparion — Tone 4

Today Alaska rejoices and America celebrates / for the New World has been sanctified by martyrdom. / Kodiak echoes with songs of thanksgiving, / Iliamna and Kenai observe the Festival of Faith. / The apostle and martyr Juvenaly is glorified / and Peter the Aleut is exalted by his voluntary sacrifice. / In their devotion and love for the Lord / they willingly endured persecution and death for the Truth. / Now in the Kingdom of Heaven they intercede for our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today Valaam joins Alaska in celebrating this joyous feast, / as her spiritual son Juvenaly embraces the New Martyr Peter with love. / Together they suffered for the Lord in America / and united the Old World with the New by their voluntary sacrifice. / Now forever they stand before the King of Glory and intercede for our souls.

Martyr Juvenal of Alaska

Troparion — Tone 4

Today Alaska rejoices and America celebrates / for the New World has been sanctified by martyrdom. / Kodiak echoes with songs of thanksgiving, / Iliamna and Kenai observe the Festival of Faith. / The apostle and martyr Juvenaly is glorified / and Peter the Aleut is exalted by his voluntary sacrifice. / In their devotion and love for the Lord / they willingly endured persecution and death for the Truth. / Now in the Kingdom of Heaven they intercede for our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today Valaam joins Alaska in celebrating this joyous feast, / as her spiritual son Juvenaly embraces the New Martyr Peter with love. / Together they suffered for the Lord in America / and united the Old World with the New by their voluntary sacrifice. / Now forever they stand before the King of Glory and intercede for our souls.

Protomartyr and Equal of the Apostles Thekla

Troparion — Tone 4

You were enlightened by the words of Paul, O Bride of God, Thekla, / And your faith was confirmed by Peter, O Chosen One of God. / You became the first sufferer and martyr among women, / By entering into the flames as into a place of gladness. / For when you accepted the Cross of Christ, / The demonic powers were frightened away. / O all-praised One, intercede before Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 8

O glorious Thekla, virginity was your splendor, / The crown of martyrdom your adornment and the faith you trust! / You turned a burning fire into refreshing dew, / And with your prayers appeased pagan fury, O First Woman Martyr!

Venerable Silouan of Mt. Athos

Troparion — Tone 4

On the path of humility, / by your prayers you received Christ as your Master. / In your heart the Holy Spirit witnessed to your salvation. / Therefore all people called to live in hope rejoice and celebrate your memory! / Holy Father Silouan, pray to Christ God to save our souls.

Troparion — Tone 2

O all-blessed Father Silouan, / Flaming zealot of the seraphim’s love for the Lord / And fervent imitator of Jeremiah who wept for the people, / Hearing the call of the Mother of the Lord of Hosts, / With wise courage you spewed out the sinful serpent / And withdrew from the snares of the world to the mountain of Athos, / Where in labors and prayer, joined with tears, / In abundance you acquired the grace of the holy Spirit with which our hearts are enflamed. / Being strengthened by you, we cry out with compunction: / My Lord, my Life and the Joy of your saint, / Save the world and us from all cruel things!

Kontakion — Tone 8

During your life on earth you served Christ and followed His path; / now in Heaven you contemplate Him Whom you have loved! / Since you dwell with Him as He promised to His elect, holy Father Silouan, / instruct us now in the path that you have traveled.

Kontakion — Tone 2

O Silouan, beloved of God, / Truly amazing preacher of humility / And radiance warmed by the love for mankind of the Holy Spirit: / The Russian Church rejoices in your labors. / All monks on the Athonite mountain / And all Christian people are rejoicing as well, / Turning themselves towards God with the love of children. / Beseech Him for us, you who have seen God and are equal to the angels, / That burning with your love our souls may be saved.