Troparia and kontakia for August 20

Afterfeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 1

In giving birth you preserved your virginity, / In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. / You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, / And by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Neither the tomb, nor death could hold the Theotokos, / Who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. / For being the Mother of Life, / She was translated to life by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.

Prophet Samuel

Troparion — Tone 2

You were given as a precious gift to a barren womb, / And offered as a fragrant sacrifice to your Lord. / You served Him in truth and righteousness; / Wherefore we honor you, O Samuel prophet of God, / As an intercessor for our souls.

Troparion — Tone 2

We celebrate the memory / of Your prophet Samuel, O Lord; / through him we beseech You: / “Save our souls.”

Kontakion — Tone 8

You were a precious gift given to God before your conception. / You served Him like an angel from your infancy, O blessed one. / You were granted the charism to announce beforehand future things. / Therefore, we cry to you: “Rejoice, Samuel, Prophet of God and great high priest.”