Troparia and kontakia for April 20

Venerable Theodore Trichinas “the Hair-Shirt Wearer” and Hermit Near Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 3

Holy Father Theodore, / you were a temple of abstinence and a vessel of dispassion; / you served God by your works, / and were found worthy of His gifts. / Now pray to Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 2

God-bearing Theodore, / treasury of virtue, storehouse of grace / and adornment of monks; / pray for the forgiveness of our sins and for our salvation, / for you are the protector of the faithful.

St. Theotimus the Bishop of Lesser Scythia

Kontakion — Tone 8

Since you are a pillar of the Church of Christ, you have overthrown the heresy of Arius, O wise Theotimus; / therefore, our God has adorned you, O most blessed hierarch Theotimus. / By your prayers, O all-holy one; guard the entire flock and the city of Tomis.