Troparia and kontakia for April 6

5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt

Troparion — Tone 8

Behold the Bridegroom comes at midnight, / And blessed is the servant whom He shall find watching, / And again unworthy is the servant whom He shall find heedless. / Beware, therefore, O my soul, do not be weighed down with sleep, / Lest you be given up to death and lest you be shut out of the Kingdom. / But rouse yourself crying: Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, O our God! / Through the Theotokos have mercy on us!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Jacob lamented the loss of Joseph, / But his noble son was seated on a chariot / And honored as a king. / For when he refused to be enslaved / By the pleasures of the Egyptian woman, / He was glorified by the Lord who beholds the hearts of men, / And bestows upon them an incorruptible crown.

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!