Troparia and kontakia for April 16

Great and Holy Wednesday

Troparion — Tone 8

When the glorious disciples were enlightened / At the washing of their feet before the supper, / Then the impious Judas was darkened, ailing with avarice / And to the lawless judges he betrays You, the righteous Judge. / Behold, O lover of money, this man who because of money hanged himself. / Flee from the greedy soul which dared such things against the Master. / O Lord, who is good towards all men, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 2

With his hands the betrayer receives the Bread. / With his hands he secretly receives the silver, / The price of Him who fashioned man with His hands; / So the servant and deceiver Judas remains depraved.

Virginmartyr Agape in Thessalonica

Troparion — Tone 1

Sisters in the flesh united in the Spirit, / you wrestled with the prince of evil and endured your martyrdom. / Holy and blest Agape, Irene, and Chionia, / pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Troparion — Tone 4

Completing the course of your life in martyrdom / And having kept the faith, / As lambs endowed with reason / You were led before Christ the Lamb and Shepherd. / Therefore rejoicing now in spirit, / We celebrate your wondrous and holy memory, / Magnifying Christ.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Bright mirrors of virginity, / radiant with your martyrdom, / you fill the Church with light and dispel the darkness of evil, / Agape, Irene, and Chionia, Christ’s precious jewels.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Becoming beautiful brides of Christ, / You offered to Him a gift of blood and sacrifice, / O passion-bearing maidens, / Irene, Agape and glorious Chionia, / Rightly entering the bridal chamber, / Ever filled with ineffable enlightenment. / Therefore celebrating in spirit / Your precious and holy memory, / We give glory to the Savior / And cry out in piety: / Pray to the Lord for us.

Virginmartyr Irene in Thessalonica

Troparion — Tone 1

Sisters in the flesh united in the Spirit, / you wrestled with the prince of evil and endured your martyrdom. / Holy and blest Agape, Irene, and Chionia, / pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Troparion — Tone 4

Completing the course of your life in martyrdom / And having kept the faith, / As lambs endowed with reason / You were led before Christ the Lamb and Shepherd. / Therefore rejoicing now in spirit, / We celebrate your wondrous and holy memory, / Magnifying Christ.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Bright mirrors of virginity, / radiant with your martyrdom, / you fill the Church with light and dispel the darkness of evil, / Agape, Irene, and Chionia, Christ’s precious jewels.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Becoming beautiful brides of Christ, / You offered to Him a gift of blood and sacrifice, / O passion-bearing maidens, / Irene, Agape and glorious Chionia, / Rightly entering the bridal chamber, / Ever filled with ineffable enlightenment. / Therefore celebrating in spirit / Your precious and holy memory, / We give glory to the Savior / And cry out in piety: / Pray to the Lord for us.

Virginmartyr Chione in Thessalonica

Troparion — Tone 1

Sisters in the flesh united in the Spirit, / you wrestled with the prince of evil and endured your martyrdom. / Holy and blest Agape, Irene, and Chionia, / pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Troparion — Tone 4

Completing the course of your life in martyrdom / And having kept the faith, / As lambs endowed with reason / You were led before Christ the Lamb and Shepherd. / Therefore rejoicing now in spirit, / We celebrate your wondrous and holy memory, / Magnifying Christ.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Bright mirrors of virginity, / radiant with your martyrdom, / you fill the Church with light and dispel the darkness of evil, / Agape, Irene, and Chionia, Christ’s precious jewels.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Becoming beautiful brides of Christ, / You offered to Him a gift of blood and sacrifice, / O passion-bearing maidens, / Irene, Agape and glorious Chionia, / Rightly entering the bridal chamber, / Ever filled with ineffable enlightenment. / Therefore celebrating in spirit / Your precious and holy memory, / We give glory to the Savior / And cry out in piety: / Pray to the Lord for us.