Troparia and kontakia for February 28

Venerable Basil the Confessor, companion of the Venerable Procopius at Decapolis

Troparion — Tone 1

Dweller of the desert and angel in the body, / you were shown to be a wonder-worker, our God-bearing Father Basil. / You received heavenly gifts through fasting, vigil, and prayer: / healing the sick and the souls of those drawn to you by faith. / Glory to Him who gave you strength! / Glory to Him who granted you a crown! / Glory to Him who through you grants healing to all!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / You received a revelation of God from on high, O wise one, / and withdrew from the midst of the world’s tumult. / You lived the monastic life with honor, / receiving the power to work miracles and heal diseases by grace, / most blessed and holy Basil.

Venerable John Cassian the Roman

Troparion — Tone 8

Having cleansed yourself through fasting, / You attained the understanding of wisdom, / And from the desert fathers You learned the restraint of the passions. / To this end through your prayers grant our flesh obedience to the spirit. / For you are the teacher, O venerable John Cassian, / Of all who in Christ praise your memory.

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Father, / for you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing you taught us to disregard the flesh for it passes away / but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore your spirit, venerable John Cassian, rejoices with the angels.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As a venerable monk, / You consecrated your life to God, / And radiant with virtue, O John Cassian, / You shine like the sun with the splendor of your divine teachings, / Illumining ever the hearts of all who honor you. / Entreat Christ earnestly in behalf of those / Who praise you with fervent love.