Troparia and kontakia for July 19

Uncovering of the relics of the Venerable Seraphim of Sarov

Troparion — Tone 4

You loved Christ from your youth, O blessed one, / and longing to work for Him alone you struggled in the wilderness in constant prayer and labor. / With penitent heart and great love for Christ you were favored by the Mother of God. / Therefore we cry to you: / “Save us by your prayers, venerable Seraphim, our father.”

Kontakion — Tone 2

Forsaking the beauty as well as the corruption of this world, you settled in the monastery of Sarov, O Saint. / There you lived an angelic life, / becoming for many the way to salvation. / Therefore, Christ has glorified you, Father Seraphim, enriching you with abundant healing and miracles. / So we cry to you: “Save us by your prayers, venerable Seraphim, our father.”

Venerable Macrina the Sister of St Basil the Great

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O 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, O Holy Mother Macrina, rejoices with the Angels!