Troparia and kontakia for January 11

Afterfeast of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Troparion — Tone 4

Of old, the river Jordan / turned back before Elisha’s mantle at Elijah’s ascension. / The waters were parted in two / and the waterway became a dry path. / This is truly a symbol of baptism / by which we pass through this mortal life. / Christ has appeared in the Jordan to sanctify the waters!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today the Lord enters the Jordan and cries out to John: / “Do not be afraid to baptize me. / For I have come to save Adam, the first-formed man.”

Venerable Theodosius the Great, the Cenobiarch

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / and your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe! / Our Father Theodosius, pray to Christ God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Planted in the courts of your Lord, you blossomed beautifully with virtue, / and increased your children in the desert, showering them with streams of your tears, / O chief shepherd of the divine flock of God. / Therefore, we cry to you: “Rejoice, Father Theodosius.”