Troparia and kontakia for March 15

2nd Saturday of Great Lent: Memorial Saturday

Troparion — Tone 8

Only Creator, with wisdom profound, You mercifully order all things, / and give that which is needed to all men: / Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Your servants who have fallen asleep, / for they have placed their trust in You, our Maker and Fashioner, and our God.

Kontakion — Tone 8

With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the souls of Your servants, / where there is neither sickness nor sorrow, and no more sighing, / but life everlasting.

Martyr Agapius at Caesarea, in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 4

Your soul aflame with love for Christ, / You gathered a company of illustrious athletes, O glorious Agapius. / With them you excelled in righteous contest, / And together you were beheaded by the sword. / Henceforth always pray for the forgiveness of our sins!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Out of love for Christ / The eight-fold choir of martyrs spurned all earthly things. / As they were beheaded / They cried out together: / O compassionate One, give joy to your servants!

Martyr Publius (Pausis) at Caesarea, in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 4

Your soul aflame with love for Christ, / You gathered a company of illustrious athletes, O glorious Publius. / With them you excelled in righteous contest, / And together you were beheaded by the sword. / Henceforth always pray for the forgiveness of our sins!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Out of love for Christ / The eight-fold choir of martyrs spurned all earthly things. / As they were beheaded / They cried out together: / O compassionate One, give joy to your servants!

Martyr Timolaus at Caesarea, in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 4

Your soul aflame with love for Christ, / You gathered a company of illustrious athletes, O glorious Timolaus. / With them you excelled in righteous contest, / And together you were beheaded by the sword. / Henceforth always pray for the forgiveness of our sins!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Out of love for Christ / The eight-fold choir of martyrs spurned all earthly things. / As they were beheaded / They cried out together: / O compassionate One, give joy to your servants!

Martyr Romulus at Caesarea, in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 4

Your soul aflame with love for Christ, / You gathered a company of illustrious athletes, O glorious Romulus. / With them you excelled in righteous contest, / And together you were beheaded by the sword. / Henceforth always pray for the forgiveness of our sins!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Out of love for Christ / The eight-fold choir of martyrs spurned all earthly things. / As they were beheaded / They cried out together: / O compassionate One, give joy to your servants!

2 Martyrs Named Dionysius at Caesarea in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 4

Your soul aflame with love for Christ, / You gathered a company of illustrious athletes, O glorious Dionysius. / With them you excelled in righteous contest, / And together you were beheaded by the sword. / Henceforth always pray for the forgiveness of our sins!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Out of love for Christ / The eight-fold choir of martyrs spurned all earthly things. / As they were beheaded / They cried out together: / O compassionate One, give joy to your servants!

2 Martyrs named Alexander, at Caesarea in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 4

Your soul aflame with love for Christ, / You gathered a company of illustrious athletes, O glorious Alexander. / With them you excelled in righteous contest, / And together you were beheaded by the sword. / Henceforth always pray for the forgiveness of our sins!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Out of love for Christ / The eight-fold choir of martyrs spurned all earthly things. / As they were beheaded / They cried out together: / O compassionate One, give joy to your servants!