Troparia and kontakia for January 19

Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt

Troparion — Tone 1

Dweller of the desert and angel in the body / you were shown to be a wonder-worker, our God-bearing Father Macarius. / You received heavenly gifts through fasting, vigil, and prayer: / healing the sick and the souls of those drawn to you by faith. / Glory to Him who gave you strength! / Glory to Him who granted you a crown! / Glory to Him who through you grants healing to all!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Lord truly placed you in the house of abstinence, / as a star enlightening the ends of the earth, / Venerable Macarius, Father of Fathers.

St Mark the Archbishop of Ephesus

Troparion — Tone 4

By your profession of faith, O all-praised Mark / The Church has found you to be a zealot for truth. / You fought for the teaching of the Fathers; / You cast down the darkness of boastful pride. / Intercede with Christ God to grant forgiveness to those who honor you!

Kontakion — Tone 3

Clothed with invincible armor, O blessed one, / You cast down rebellious pride, / You served as the instrument of the Comforter, / and shone forth as the champion of Orthodoxy. / Therefore we cry to you: “Rejoice, Mark, the boast of the Orthodox!”