Troparia and kontakia for April 4

Venerable Joseph the Hymnographer

Troparion — Tone 2

Come, let us acclaim the divinely inspired Joseph, / The twelve-stringed instrument of the Word, / The harmonious harp of grace and lute of heavenly virtues, / Who lauded and praised the assembly of the saints. / And now he is glorified with them.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Your divinely inspired tongue was the pen of a ready scribe, / according to the words of David. / You sang of the contests of the saints / and described the grace they received through their labors. / Therefore, we cry to you: “Rejoice, O blessed harp of holy melody!”

Venerable Zosimas of Palestine

Troparion — Tone 1

Let us the faithful praise Zosimas the offspring of the wilderness, / The angel in the flesh and the boast of monastics. / With him, let us acclaim holy Mary of Egypt / Whose life transcended the limits of nature. / Together, let us cry to them: / Glory to him who strengthened you! / Glory to him who sanctified you! / Glory to him who through you works healing for all!

Kontakion — Tone 3

Let us all praise the righteous Zosimas, the boast of monastics, / And with him, Mary who in the desert lived the angelic life. / Let us cry to them in faith: / Deliver from harm and corrupting passions, / Those who celebrate your radiant memory!