Troparia and kontakia for November 19

Prophet Obadiah (Abdias)

Troparion — Tone 2

We celebrate the memory / of Your prophet Obadiah, O Lord; / through him we beseech You: / “Save our souls.”

Kontakion — Tone 1

The great Obadiah, acquiring a mind luminous with divine splendor, / speaks through the Holy Spirit, proclaiming things to come. / Today we honor him with faithful minds, / celebrating his holy memory which enlightens the hearts of men.

Martyr Barlaam of Caesarea, in Cappadocia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Barlaam, O Lord, / Through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / And shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!

Troparion — Tone 4

Armed with youthful fervor, / you endured martyrdom in old age and glorified Christ. / You offered Him your right hand as a whole burnt offering / and your holy soul as a blameless sacrifice. / Intercede that all may be granted forgiveness, Great-martyr Barlaam.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Though weak with old age you vanquished the evil one, / in your mighty contest, O Barlaam. / You endured the rack like one without a body, / and steadfastly endured the burning of your hand. / Therefore, God the Word has crowned you with a crown of glory.

Repose of St Philaret (Drozdov) the Metropolitan of Moscow

Troparion — Tone 4

Having acquired the grace of the Holy Spirit / O divinely wise and holy hierarch Philaret, / You preached truth and righteousness to the people with enlightened understanding; / With a contrite heart you showed peace and mercy to the suffering; / And as a teacher and tireless guardian of the Faith / With the staff of uprightness you preserved the Russian flock. / Therefore, as you have boldness before Christ our God, / Pray that He preserve the Church and salvation to the people and our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

As a true imitator of the venerable Sergius; / You loved virtue from childhood, O divinely blessed Philaret. / As a righteous pastor and blameless confessor, you were subject to mockery and abuse by the ungodly after your holy repose, / But God has glorified you with signs and miracles / And shown you to be the helper of our Church.