Troparia and kontakia for May 11

Commemoration of the Founding of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

The city of the Theotokos / dedicates its foundation as an offering to the Theotokos. / For it has been established to remain in Her, / and it lives and is strengthened through Her, / crying out to Her, / “Hail, the hope of all the ends of the earth.”

Equals of the Apostles and Teachers of the Slavs, Cyril and Methodius

Troparion — Tone 4

Divinely-wise Cyril and Methodius, / equals-to-the-apostles and teachers of the Slavs, / entreat the Master of all / to strengthen all nations in Orthodoxy and unity of mind, / to grant peace to the world and to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Let us honor the sacred pair, who translated divine scripture / pouring forth a fountain of divine knowledge from which we still draw today. / Now as you stand before the throne of the Most-high / we call you blessed, Cyril and Methodius, / as you fervently pray for our souls.