Troparia and kontakia for October 8

Venerable Pelagia the Penitent

Troparion — Tone 4

Like a fragrant rose growing from thorns, / You were revealed to the Church through your virtuous deeds / Becoming a source of joy for the faithful. / You offered your life in sweet-smelling fragrance / To him who made you wonderful. / Entreat him to deliver us from every soul-destroying passion, / O righteous Pelagia!

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Mother, / for you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing doing you taught us to disregard the flesh for it passes away / but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore your spirit, venerable Pelagia, rejoices with the angels.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You wore out your body through fasting, vigils, and prayer / beseeching the Creator to completely forgive your deeds. / You achieved this, holy Mother Pelagia, / thereby showing us the way to repentance.

Venerable Thais of Egypt

Troparion — Tone 4

O God of our fathers, / Do not take your mercy from us, / But ever act towards us according to your kindness / And by the prayers of your Holy Thais, / Guide our lives in peace!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Let us praise the blessed Thais, / The truly fruitful branch from a corrupt root, / The sweet stream from a salty source, / The image of repentance and rule of patience! / Once a vessel of sin, she is now the chosen vessel of grace! / Let us cry aloud to her: / O Venerable Thais, entreat Christ God that our souls may be saved!