Troparia and kontakia for February 25

Saturday of Cheesefare Commemoration of all our God-bearing Fathers and Mothers who shone forth in asceticism

Troparion — Tone 8

Only Creator, with wisdom profound, You mercifully order all things, / and give that which is needed to all men: / Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Your servants who have fallen asleep, / for they have placed their trust in You, our Maker and Fashioner, and our God.

Kontakion — Tone 8

With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the souls of Your servants, / where there is neither sickness nor sorrow, and no more sighing, / but life everlasting.

St. Tarasius the Archbishop of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

You appeared to your flock as a rule of faith, / An image of humility and a teacher of abstinence. / Because of your lowliness, Heaven was opened to you. / Because of your poverty, riches were granted to you. / O holy bishop, Tarasius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Troparion — Tone 3

You shone forth as a light of the Spirit, / adorned with an exemplary life and clothed in hierarchical vesture. / You stilled the turbulence of heresy / and became a pillar and foundation of the Church, / which praises your struggles, holy Father Tarasius.

Kontakion — Tone 3

You illumined the Church with Orthodox doctrine / and taught all to venerate and honor the precious image of Christ. / You vanquished the godless doctrine of the iconoclasts. / Therefore we cry to you: / “Rejoice, wise Father Tarasius.”