Troparia and kontakia for September 30

Hieromartyr Gregory the Bishop of Greater Armenia, Equal of the Apostles and Enlightener of Armenia

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, / O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, / you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Gregory entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Today, let us the faithful, praise with songs and hymns / the admirable hierarch Gregory as an initiate in the sacred mysteries. / He was a contender for the truth, a vigilant pastor and teacher, / a light for the whole world, / interceding with Christ that our souls may be saved!

St Michael the first Metropolitan of Kiev

Troparion — Tone 4

The prophecy of the first-called apostle has been fulfilled today: / Grace has illumined the hills of Kiev and the faith is increased. / Those who were not a people / Are now the people of God, a holy nation, / A flock of Christ of which you, O Michael, are first shepherd, / And you serve it by bringing baptism. / O Hierarch, standing before God pray that all may be saved!

Kontakion — Tone 2

You appeared as a second Moses, / Bringing the vine from Egyptian idolatry into the land of promise. / You said of it: Faith shall be established in this land, / And fruit to nourish the world shall flourish on the summits of Kiev, / More than on the heights of Lebanon. / Having this harvest we bless you, O Hierarch Michael!

Martyr Rhipsime of Armenia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Rhipsime and Gaiana, O Lord, / Through their sufferings have received their 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!

Martyr Gaiana of Armenia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Rhipsime and Gaiana, O Lord, / Through their sufferings have received their 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!