Troparia and kontakia for March 30

2nd Saturday of Great Lent: Memorial Saturday

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.

Venerable John Climacus of Sinai, Author of “the Ladder”

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile / And by your longing for God you brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illuminated the whole universe. / O our holy Father John Climacus, pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 1

You offered us your teachings as fruits of everlasting freshness, / To sweeten the hearts of those who receive them with attention. / O blessed and wise John, they are the rungs of a ladder, / Leading the souls of those who honor you from earth to Eternal glory in Heaven!

St. Euboula the Mother of St. Panteleimon

Troparion — Tone 5

Let us fittingly praise with joyful hymns, / holy Euboula, mother of our protector, Panteleimon. / She has given birth to our defender and healer, / the glory of martyrs and unmercinary physicians / and the swift healer of all.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Let us assemble today and joyfully celebrate / the mother of our protector, holy Euboula. / She stands before the throne of God with him, / interceding unceasingly for us, / that we may be granted forgiveness of our sins!