Troparia and kontakia for October 17

Prophet Hosea

Troparion — Tone 2

We celebrate the memory / of Your prophet Hosea, O Lord; / through him we beseech You: / save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Illumined by the Spirit, your heart was a vessel of illustrious prophecy, / seeing far-off things as though they were present. / Therefore, we venerate you, glorious prophet Hosea.

Monkmartyr Andrew of Crete

Troparion — Tone 4

Trained in asceticism on the mountain, / with the weapon of the Cross you destroyed the spiritual assaults of the hostile powers, all-blessed one; / Again you bravely prepared for combat / and slew Copronymus with the sword of faith; / for both struggles you have been crowned by God, monk-martyr Andrew of eternal memory.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Today the Queen of cities / celebrates the radiant feast of your light-bearing memory, / and invites every city and country to join her. / She rejoices for she has gained a great treasure: / your body which sustained many struggles, martyr Andrew, beacon of Orthodoxy.