Troparia and kontakia for March 15

2nd Saturday of Great Lent: Memorial Saturday

Troparion — Tone 4

O Lord, save Your people, / and bless Your inheritance. / Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians, / over their adversaries. / And by virtue of Your Cross / preserve Your habitation!

Kontakion — Tone 7

Now the flaming sword no longer guards the gates of Eden; / it has mysteriously been quenched by the wood of the Cross! / The sting of death and the victory of hell have been vanquished; / for You, O my Savior, have come and cried to those in hell: / “Enter again into paradise.”

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!