Troparia and kontakia for April 5

5th Saturday of Great Lent: of the Akathist to the Theotokos

Troparion — Tone 1

By raising Lazarus from the dead before Your passion, / You did confirm the universal Resurrection, O Christ God! / Like the children with the palms of victory, / We cry out to You, O Vanquisher of death; / Hosanna in the Highest! / Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!

Troparion — Tone 4

When we were buried with You in Baptism, O Christ God, / We were made worthy of eternal life by Your Resurrection! / Now we praise You and sing: / Hosanna in the highest! / Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!

Kontakion — Tone 6

Sitting on Your throne in heaven, / Carried on a foal on earth, O Christ God! / Accept the praise of angels and the songs of children who sing: / Blessed is He that comes to recall Adam!

Martyr Agathopodes the Deacon, and those with him, at Thessalonica

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs Agathopodes and Theodulus, and those with them, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

As courageous soldiers of Christ, / you scattered the enemy principalities, O blessed martyrs. / Rejoicing in one spirit, you proclaimed together: / ”Christ is the crown of athletes.”

Martyr Theodulus the Reader, and those with him, at Thessalonica

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs Agathopodes and Theodulus, and those with them, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

As courageous soldiers of Christ, / you scattered the enemy principalities, O blessed martyrs. / Rejoicing in one spirit, you proclaimed together: / ”Christ is the crown of athletes.”