Equal of the Apostles Helen, the Mother of the Emperor Constantine - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 8

Your servant Constantine, O Lord and only Lover of Man, / Beheld the figure of the Cross in the Heavens, / And like Paul, not having received his call from men, / But as an Apostle among rulers set by Your hand over the royal city, / He preserved lasting peace through the prayers of the Theotokos.

Kontakion — Tone 3

With his mother Helen, Constantine today brings to light the precious Cross: / The shame of unbelievers, / The weapon of Orthodox Christians against their enemies, / For it is manifest for us as a great and fearful sign in struggle!