Troparia and kontakia for April 6

5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, mother, / for you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away, / but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore your spirit, holy mother Mary, Rejoices with the angels!

Kontakion — Tone 3

Having been a sinful woman, / you became through repentance a Bride of Christ. / Having attained angelic life, / you defeated demons with the weapon of the Cross. / Therefore, most glorious Mary, you are a Bride of the Kingdom!

St Eutychius the Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith, / an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence; / your humility exalted you; / your poverty enriched you. / Hierarch Father Eutychius, / entreat Christ our God / that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Let us all chant with faith and love, O people, / blessing the godly Eutychius as a great pastor and minister, / an all-wise teacher and expeller of heresies, / for he entreats the Lord on behalf of us all!

Venerable Gregory the Byzantine

Troparion — Tone 5

You reflected the angelic life, / And your soul was a vessel of insight. / O holy Father Gregory, radiant torch of virtues, / The glory of Sinai and Athos and enlightener of the Slavic lands, / Guide us unerringly, that our souls may be saved!