Troparia and kontakia for January 28

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee Beginning of the Lenten Triodion

Kontakion — Tone 4

Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee! / And learn humility from the Publican’s tears! / Let us cry to our Savior, / have mercy on us, / only merciful One!

Venerable Ephraim the Syrian

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 Ephraim, pray to Christ God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Ever anticipating the hour of Judgment, / you lamented bitterly, venerable Ephraim. / Through your deeds you were a teacher by example; / therefore, universal Father, you rouse the slothful to repentance.