Troparia and kontakia for December 2

Prophet Habakkuk

Troparion — Tone 2

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

Kontakion — Tone 8

Divinely eloquent Habakkuk, / you announced to the world the coming forth of God from the south, from the Virgin. / Standing on the divine watch, you received a report from the radiant angel: / “You proclaimed the Resurrection of Christ to the world!” / Therefore in gladness we cry out to you: / “Rejoice, splendid adornment of the prophets!”

Venerable Athanasius “the Resurrected One”, Recluse of the Kiev Near Caves

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / and your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe! / O our holy father Athanasius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Venerable Athanasius the Recluse of the Kiev Caves

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / and your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe! / O our holy father Athanasius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Saints John, Heraclemon, Andrew, and Theophilus, of Egypt

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / and your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe! / O our holy fathers John, Heraclemon, Andrew, and Theophilus, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Venerable Joannicius of Devic

Troparion — Tone 1

You were enlightened by divine grace through prayer and fasting, / illumined by dazzling Light which is not of this world. / Having received the gift of miracles from God, / you heal the sick and drive away demons from the souls of those who have recourse to your holy relics with faith, O venerable Father Ioannikios. / Glory to Him Who has granted you grace. / Glory to Him Who has strengthened you. / Glory to Him Who through you, grants healing to all.

Kontakion — Tone 8

From your youth, O godly-minded one, you loved the angelic life, / forsaking all earthly pleasures, shining as a star from the world, / you shone forth with spiritual truth and Christ, the Sun of Righteousness. / From Him, you received the gift of healing, curing the illnesses of those who run to your holy tomb with love. / Wherefore, we also venerate your holy memory and cry out to you: Hail, Father Ioannikios.