Troparia and kontakia for March 31

Repose of St Innocent the Metropolitan of Moscow the Enlightener of the Aleuts and Apostle to the Americas

Troparion — Tone 4

O Holy Father Innocent / In obedience to the will of God / You accepted dangers and tribulations / Bringing many peoples to the knowledge of truth. / You showed us the way, / Now by your prayers help lead us into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Troparion — Tone 2

You evangelized the northern people of America and Asia, / Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to the natives in their own tongues. / O holy hierarch Father Innocent, / Enlightener of Alaska and all America, whose ways were ordered by the Lord, / Pray to Him for the salvation of our souls in His Heavenly Kingdom!

Kontakion — Tone 2

A true celebration of the providence and grace of God / Is your life, O holy father Innocent, Apostle to our land. / In hardships and dangers you toiled for the Gospel’s sake / And God delivered and preserved you unharmed. / From obscurity He highly exalted you as an example / That the Lord truly guides a man in the way he should go.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Your life, O holy father Innocent, Apostle to our Land, / Proclaims the dispensation and grace of God! / For laboring in dangers and hardships for the Gospel of Christ / You were kept unharmed and exalted in humility. / Pray that He may guide our steps in the way we should go.