Troparia and kontakia for November 20

Forefeast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos

Troparion — Tone 4

Today Anna bequeaths joy to all instead of sorrow by bringing forth her fruit, the only ever-Virgin. / In fulfillment of her vow, / today with joy she brings to the temple of the Lord / the true temple and pure Mother of God the Word.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today the universe is filled with joy / at the glorious feast of the Mother of God, and cries out: / “She is the heavenly heavenly tabernacle.”

Venerable Gregory Decapolite

Troparion — Tone 4

The twofold lamps of divine gifts, / Proclus, shepherd of New Rome, and Gregory, scion of Decapolis, / guide us by the light of grace as divinely-inspired fathers. / Let us draw near and eagerly beseech them, / that we may receive forgiveness and salvation of our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 3

The Church knows you to be a brilliant sun / enlightening all with the rays of healing and the beauty of virtue. / Therefore, as we celebrate your honored memory, / we glorify your struggles, ever-blest and all-wise father Gregory.

St Proclus the Archbishop of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

The twofold lamps of divine gifts, / Proclus, shepherd of New Rome, and Gregory, scion of Decapolis, / guide us by the light of grace as divinely-inspired fathers. / Let us draw near and eagerly beseech them, / that we may receive forgiveness and salvation of our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today with the most revered of all cities / we fittingly celebrate your honored translation to heaven, / Father of Fathers, wise Proclus.