Troparia and kontakia for March 16

1st Saturday of Great Lent: The Miracle of the Boiled Wheat

Troparion — Tone 2

Great are the accomplishments of faith, / the Holy Martyr Theodore rejoiced in the flames as though at the water of rest, / for having been made a whole-burnt offering in the fire, / offered to the Trinity as a sweet loaf. / By his prayers, O Christ God, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Original melody
Having carried the faith of Christ within thy heart as a breastplate; / thou didst trample underfoot the forces of the Enemy. / Therefore thou art crowned with a heavenly crown, as one who is joyfully invincible.

Martyr Sabinus of Egypt

Troparion — Tone 1

With godliness you preached to the ungodly / that the Creator of all took flesh without undergoing change. / You excelled in your holy contest, / for by meeting death in the river you attained to the Source of incorruption. / Therefore, we praise you, blessed Sabinus.

Kontakion — Tone 2

God-bearing Sabinus, / you are a divine root, an unfading blossom, / a branch heavily-laden with fruit. / Fill with gladness those who honor your memory, / and unceasingly pray for us all!