Troparia and kontakia for July 21

Prophet Ezekiel

Troparion — Tone 2

The memory of Your prophet Ezekiel, / we celebrate today, O Lord. / By his prayers, we beseech You, / O Christ God, save our souls!

Venerable Simeon of Emessa the Fool-For-Christ, and his fellow ascetic Venerable John

Troparion — Tone 1

Having heard the voice of Your Apostle Paul: / we are fools for Christ’s sake! / Your servant Simeon, O Christ God, / lived the life of a fool here on earth for Your sake. / Therefore as we venerate his memory, / we entreat You, O Lord, to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Let us praise with fervent love, / this man who lived in the flesh as an angel, / adorning his soul with the most radiant virtues! / Simeon, the equal to the Apostles and the Bearer of God. / Together with him, let us honor his companion John, / for they both ever stand before God, interceding for us all!

The Discovery of the Relics of Saint Anna of Kashin

Troparion — Tone 4

Having been enlightened by Divine grace, O venerable one, / and having bound your wise soul to the love of Christ, with uprightness of mind, you scorned corruptible and earthly goods. / You armed yourself courageously against noetic enemies with the Sign of the Cross, / extinguishing the coals of the passions through the ascetical struggles of fasting and prayer. / O Anna worthy of glory, / even after death you pour forth grace upon those who come to your relics. / Now, in the heavenly Bridal Chamber with the wise virgins, pray to Christ for us who honor your holy memory.