Troparia and kontakia for January 21

St. Maximus the Confessor

Troparion — Tone 8

Champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship, / enlightener of the universe and adornment of hierarchs: / all-wise father Maximus, your teachings have gleamed with light upon all things. / Intercede before Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Let us the faithful fittingly praise the lover of the Trinity, / the great Maximus who taught the God-inspired faith, / that Christ is to be glorified in His two natures, wills, and energies; / and let us cry to him: “Rejoice, herald of the faith.”

Martyr Neophytus of Nicea

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Neophytus, O Lord, / through his suffering 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!

Kontakion — Tone 4

You shone forth from the mount like lightning, / glorifying Christ through your struggles and death as a martyr. / Therefore, you have received an unfading crown, Great-martyr Neophytus.

Martyr Eugene at Trebizond

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Eugene, 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!

Martyr Candidus at Trebizond

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Candidus, 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!

Martyr Valerian at Trebizond

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Valerian, 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!

Martyr Aquila at Trebizond

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Aquila, 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!

Virginmartyr Agnes of Rome

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Agnes, / calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, / and in seeking You, I endure suffering. / In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, / and I died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Martyr Anastasius the Disciple of the Venerable Maximus the Confessor

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Anastasius, 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!

Icon of the Mother of God “Comfort” or “Consolation”

Troparion — Tone 1

(prosomoion: “As a citizen of the wilderness”)
We have obtained thy venerable icon, O Theotokos, / as a divine consolation and unshakeable wall of defense / from which thou dost mystically dispense consolation and strength to us who, / from our souls, cry out in faith to thee, our consoling Lady: / “Glory to thy wonders, chaste Lady! / Glory to thine assistance! / Glory to thy consolation of us, O undefiled Lady!”

Kontakion — Tone 8

(“To our leader in battle”)
Taking refuge in thy mighty protection, / O comforting ever-virgin Theotokos, we are freed from all harm. / Now, as the inexhaustible source of compassion, console us in our troubles as we cry to thee: / “Hail, Help of all!”