Troparia and kontakia for May 5

Great Martyr Irene

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Irene calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure suffering. / In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, / and I died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Podoben: “Today You have shown forth...” / Adorned with the beauty of virginity, / you became more beautiful in your struggle, virgin martyr Irene. / You were empurpled by the flow of your blood, / having destroyed the temptation of godlessness. / Therefore you received the prize of victory from the hand of your Creator.

New Martyr Ephraim

Troparion — Tone 1

(Podoben: O citizen of the desert)
Thou didst shine forth like the sun on the mountain of Ammomon, O God-bearer, / and through martyrdom thou didst depart unto God. / Thou didst endure the invasion of the barbarians, O Ephraim, Great Martyr of Christ. / Therefore, thou dost gush forth grace forever to those who devoutly call upon thee. / Glory to Him Who gave thee strength. / Glory to Him Who magnified thee. / Glory to Him Who, through thee, granteth healing to all.

Kontakion — Tone 3

(Podoben: Today the Virgin giveth birth)
Thou didst struggle on the mountain of Ammomon, O godly-minded one, / and in this thou didst follow the path of martyrdom. / Wherefore, the Giver of Life hath crowned thee with double crowns. / O worthy Hieromartyr Ephraim, / earnestly do we entreat thee to have mercy upon those who honor thee.

Icon of the Mother of God “the Inexhaustible Chalice”

Kontakion — Tone 6

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