Troparia and kontakia for August 26

Martyrs Adrian and Natalia and 33 companions, of Nicomedia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs Adrian and Natalia, 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

Martyr of Christ, Adrian, / you kept the words of your godly and devoted wife Natalia in your heart. / With her you accepted every kind of suffering and obtained the crown of victory!

Commemoration of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God and the deliverance of Moscow from the Invasion of Tamerlane

Troparion — Tone 4

Today the most glorious city of Moscow rejoices radiantly, / for it receives your wonderworking Icon as a ray of the sun, O Lady. / Now, having recourse to it, we pray to you and cry: / O most wondrous Lady Theotokos, / pray to Christ our God, Who was incarnate of you, / that this city and all cities and countries be kept safe from all the assaults of the enemy, / and that our souls may be saved, for He is merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 8

O victorious Leader of triumphant hosts, / you have delivered us from evils by the coming of your honorable Icon, O Lady Theotokos, / radiantly we celebrate the festival of your meeting, / and as usual we cry to you: Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Icon of the Mother of God “Virgin of Tenderness” of the Pskov Caves

Troparion — Tone 4

All burdened with sins, / let us fall down before her wonderworking Icon of Tenderness, / kissing it and crying aloud with tears: / “O Lady, accept the prayer of your unworthy servants, / and to us who ask, grant your great mercy.”

Kontakion — Tone 6

We have no other help, we have no other hope but you, O Lady. / Help us, for in you do we hope, / and of you do we boast, for we are your servants. / Let us not be put to shame.