Troparia and kontakia for October 22

St Abercius the Bishop and Wonderworker of Hieropolis, Equal of the Apostles

Troparion — Tone 4

You appeared to your flock as a rule of faith, / An Image of humility and a teacher of abstinence. / Because of your lowliness, Heaven was opened to you, / Because of your poverty, riches were granted to you. / O Holy Bishop Abercius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Troparion — Tone 5

You emulated the zeal of the Apostles / and shone forth like a morning star, / and your works showed your God-given power: / you guided the erring to God, / O hierarch Abercius.

Kontakion — Tone 4

All the Church honors you, Abercius, / The Great Bishop equal to the Apostles! / O blessed one worthy of all praise, / Through your intercession / Keep the Church victorious, calm and unshaken.

Kontakion — Tone 8

The whole Church honors you as a great hierarch / and as a companion to the Apostles. / By your prayers keep the Church unconquered and unshaken by heresy, glorious Abercius.

St Maximilian, one of the “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus

Troparion — Tone 4

The Seven Holy Youths renounced the perishing comforts of this world, / preferring the eternal things of Heaven. / They were incorrupt after death and rose from the dead and buried the snares of the devils! / O Faithful, let us then honor them, singing a hymn of praise to Christ!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Your seven holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received 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!

St Iamblicus, one of the “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus

Troparion — Tone 4

Your seven holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received 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!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Seven Holy Youths renounced the perishing comforts of this world, / preferring the eternal things of Heaven. / They were incorrupt after death and rose from the dead and buried the snares of the devils! / O Faithful, let us then honor them, singing a hymn of praise to Christ!

St Martinian, one of the “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus

Troparion — Tone 4

Your seven holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received 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!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Seven Holy Youths renounced the perishing comforts of this world, / preferring the eternal things of Heaven. / They were incorrupt after death and rose from the dead and buried the snares of the devils! / O Faithful, let us then honor them, singing a hymn of praise to Christ!

St John, one of the “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus

Troparion — Tone 4

Your seven holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received 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!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Seven Holy Youths renounced the perishing comforts of this world, / preferring the eternal things of Heaven. / They were incorrupt after death and rose from the dead and buried the snares of the devils! / O Faithful, let us then honor them, singing a hymn of praise to Christ!

St Dionysius, one of the “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus

Troparion — Tone 4

Your seven holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received 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!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Seven Holy Youths renounced the perishing comforts of this world, / preferring the eternal things of Heaven. / They were incorrupt after death and rose from the dead and buried the snares of the devils! / O Faithful, let us then honor them, singing a hymn of praise to Christ!

St Exacustodian, one of the “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus, (Constantine)

Troparion — Tone 4

Your seven holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received 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!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Seven Holy Youths renounced the perishing comforts of this world, / preferring the eternal things of Heaven. / They were incorrupt after death and rose from the dead and buried the snares of the devils! / O Faithful, let us then honor them, singing a hymn of praise to Christ!

St Antonius, one of the “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus

Troparion — Tone 4

Your seven holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received 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!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Seven Holy Youths renounced the perishing comforts of this world, / preferring the eternal things of Heaven. / They were incorrupt after death and rose from the dead and buried the snares of the devils! / O Faithful, let us then honor them, singing a hymn of praise to Christ!

Commemoration of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God and the deliverance from the Poles

Troparion — Tone 4

O fervent Protectress, / Mother of the Lord Most High; / You intercede for all before your Son Christ our God, / Granting salvation to all who seek refuge in your protection. / Protect us all, O Queen and Sovereign Lady, / For we are stricken with grief and wounded by sin. / With tears we stand before your pure Icon, / Praying with contrite souls and humble hearts. / All our hope we place in you, / May we be delivered from evil. / Grant to all what is expedient, / And save all, O Virgin Theotokos: / For you are the Holy Protection of your servants!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Let us run to the gracious and quiet haven / The fervent helper, ardent and eager to save all. / Let us run to the Virgin’s protection and hasten to repentance. / The pure Theotokos grants us unfailing mercy / She comes to help all, delivering her faithful servants from tribulations!