Troparia and kontakia for March 30

4th Sunday of Great Lent: St John Climacus (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!

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!