Troparia and kontakia for May 19

Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women with the Noble Joseph

Troparion — Tone 2

The Noble Joseph, / when he had taken down Your most pure Body from the tree, / wrapped it in fine linen and anointed it with spices, / and placed it in a new tomb. / But You rose on the third day, O Lord, / granting the world great mercy.

Troparion — Tone 2

The angel came to the myrrhbearing women at the tomb and said: / Myrrh is meet for the dead; / but Christ has shown Himself a stranger to corruption! / So proclaim: The Lord is risen, / granting the world great mercy!

Kontakion — Tone 2

You commanded the myrrhbearers to rejoice, O Christ! / By Your Resurrection, You stopped the lamentation of Eve, the first mother! / You commanded them to preach to Your apostles*: The Savior is Risen from the tomb!

* Although this passage can also be translated “You commanded Your apostles to preach:” it has been rendered in this manner in order to conform with the Gospel accounts and with the liturgical texts of this feast wherein the Myrrhbearers proclaim the Resurrection to the Apostles, thus earning them the honor of being called the “Apostles to the Apostles.”

Hieromartyr Patrick the Bishop of Prusa with his companions

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Patrick and his companions, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Podoben: “Today You have shown forth...” / You were arrayed in the beauty of the priesthood, O Patrick, / and adorned with the blood of martyrdom. / As you stand before Christ with those who suffered with you, / remember us, / for you are an honored passion-bearer.

Hieromartyr Acacius of Prusa

Troparion — Tone 4

Having partaken of the apostolic way of life, / and becoming their successor to the throne, / You discovered in the practice of the virtues / the way to divine contemplation. / Therefore dispensing the word of truth / You also suffered to the shedding of blood for the sake of the faith, / O holy martyr Patrick, entreat Christ our God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As You are radiant with the beauty of the priesthood / and adorned with the blood of martyrdom, / Now standing before Christ / with those who suffered with you, / remember us, O holy martyr Patrick.

Hieromartyr Menander of Prusa

Troparion — Tone 4

Having partaken of the apostolic way of life, / and becoming their successor to the throne, / You discovered in the practice of the virtues / the way to divine contemplation. / Therefore dispensing the word of truth / You also suffered to the shedding of blood for the sake of the faith, / O holy martyr Patrick, entreat Christ our God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As You are radiant with the beauty of the priesthood / and adorned with the blood of martyrdom, / Now standing before Christ / with those who suffered with you, / remember us, O holy martyr Patrick.

Hieromartyr Polyainus of Prusa

Troparion — Tone 4

Having partaken of the apostolic way of life, / and becoming their successor to the throne, / You discovered in the practice of the virtues / the way to divine contemplation. / Therefore dispensing the word of truth / You also suffered to the shedding of blood for the sake of the faith, / O holy martyr Patrick, entreat Christ our God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As You are radiant with the beauty of the priesthood / and adorned with the blood of martyrdom, / Now standing before Christ / with those who suffered with you, / remember us, O holy martyr Patrick.