Troparia and kontakia for March 2

Sunday of Cheesefare: Expulsion of Adam from Paradise

Kontakion — Tone 6

Master, Teacher of wisdom, / Bestower of virtue, / you teach the thoughtless and protect the poor: / Strengthen and enlighten my heart. / Word of the Father, / let me not restrain my mouth from crying to you: / Have mercy on me, a transgressor, / O merciful Lord!

Hieromartyr Theodotus the Bishop of Cyrenia

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Theodotus, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 3

You denounced the depths of false belief. / With the Orthodox faith you wounded the delusion of idolatry. / As a godly, whole burnt sacrifice, / You refreshed the ends of the earth with your wonders! / O holy hierarch Theodotus, our father, / Entreat Christ God to grant us great mercy!