Troparia and kontakia for October 4

Hieromartyr Hierotheus the Bishop of Athens

Troparion — Tone 1

We the faithful all praise Hierótheus, the disciple of Paul, / Hierarch of Athens, / the world’s teacher and a preacher of the Faith, / who revealed to us Christ’s Mysteries / and poured forth streams of godly doctrine. / His life was well-pleasing to God, who is greatly greatly merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Hierarch of Athens, we praise you for you have instructed us in awesome and ineffable things, / and you were revealed to be a divinely-inspired writer of hymns. / Pray that we be delivered from every kind of sin, so that we may cry to you: / “Rejoice, divinely-wise Father Hierótheus.”

Venerable Paul the Simple of Egypt

Troparion — Tone 8

In you, o venerable Father Paul, / The image of God shone forth, / For you carried your Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing you taught us to disregard the flesh for it passes away, / And to care instead for the soul since it is immortal, / Wherefore your soul forever rejoices with the angels!