Troparia and kontakia for March 30

4th Sunday of Great Lent: St John Climacus (of the Ladder)

Troparion — Tone 1

Dweller of the desert and angel in the body, / you were shown to be a wonder-worker, our God-bearing Father John. / 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 set you on the heights of abstinence, / to be a guiding star, showing the way to the universe, / O our Father and Teacher John.

Venerable John Climacus of Sinai, Author of “the Ladder”

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile / And by your longing for God you brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illuminated the whole universe. / O our holy Father John Climacus, pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 1

You offered us your teachings as fruits of everlasting freshness, / To sweeten the hearts of those who receive them with attention. / O blessed and wise John, they are the rungs of a ladder, / Leading the souls of those who honor you from earth to Eternal glory in Heaven!

St Euboula the Mother of St Panteleimon

Troparion — Tone 5

Let us fittingly praise with joyful hymns, / Holy Eubula, mother of our protector, Panteleimon. / She has given birth to our defender and healer, / The glory of martyrs and unmercinary physicians / And the swift healer of all.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Let us assemble today and joyfully celebrate / The mother of our protector, holy Eubula. / She stands before the throne of God with him, / Interceding unceasingly for us, / That we may be granted forgiveness of our sins!