Troparia and kontakia for April 12

The Raising of Lazarus (Lazarus Saturday)

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!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Christ the Joy, the Truth and the Light of all, / The Life of the World and the Resurrection / Has appeared in His goodness, to those on earth. / He has become the Image of our Resurrection, / Granting divine forgiveness to all!

St Basil the Confessor the Bishop of Parium

Troparion — Tone 4

Glorious hierarch Basil, / priest of the King of glory, / you are a radiant confessor of the Faith: / you opposed the iconoclasts and suffered for the Truth. / Standing before God, remember those who honor you.

Kontakion — Tone 6

You royally served the King of all, / holy hierarch Basil. / You revealed divine truths / and became a whole burnt offering. / You cry to those who honor you: / “The honor given to an icon ascends to Christ.”