Troparia and kontakia for March 3

2nd Saturday of Great Lent: Memorial Saturday

Troparion — Tone 8

Only Creator, with wisdom profound, You mercifully order all things, / and give that which is needed to all men: / Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Your servants who have fallen asleep, / for they have placed their trust in You, our Maker and Fashioner, and our God.

Kontakion — Tone 8

With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the souls of Your servants, / where there is neither sickness nor sorrow, and no more sighing, / but life everlasting.

Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonicus, and Basiliscus of Amasea

Troparion — Tone 4

Let us praise Eutropius, Basiliscus and divine Cleonicus, / The three holy athletes of Christ. / They surpassed human endurance in their contests / And professed the supremacy of the Trinity. / Now they ceaselessly intercede that we all may be saved!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Eutropius, Basiliscus and Cleonicus, / Bound together in unity of faith, / By their noble contest speedily destroyed the enemies’ ranks!