Troparia and kontakia for October 9

Glorification of St Tikhon, the Apostle to America

Troparion — Tone 1

Chosen by God in a turbulent time, / You glorified God in complete holiness; / And attained greatness through humility / You showed forth the power of God through simplicity and piety; / You laid down your life for the Church and her people, / O Holy Confessor and Patriarch, Father Tikhon, / Pray to Christ God who Whom you were also crucified / That He may save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

A gentle manner adorned You / You showed kindness and compassion to those who repented / You were firm and unbending in confessing the Orthodox Faith / And zealous in loving the Lord / O Holy Hierarch of Christ and Confessor Tikhon / Pray for us that we may not be separated from the love of God / Which is of Christ Jesus, our King and Lord.

Apostle James the Son of Alphaeus

Troparion — Tone 3

Holy Apostle James, / entreat the merciful God / to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Let us bless James, praising him as the messenger of God, / for he filled the souls of the pious with wise dogmas. / Standing at the throne of glory before the Master, / he rejoices with all the angels unceasingly praying for us all.