“Consolation in Afflictions and Sorrows” Icon of the Mother of God - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 5

Assuage the sickness of my much-sighing soul, / you who wipe away every tear from the face of the earth: / For you drive away the sickness of mankind, / and destroy the despondency of sinners. / Through you, O All-Holy Virgin Mother, / all acquire hope and confirmation of faith.

Kontakion — Tone 6

Do not entrust me to human protection, O All-Holy Lady, / but accept the prayers of your servant, / for I am fettered by sorrow, and I cannot endure the arrows fired by demons; / I have no shelter and there is nowhere to run. / I am wretched and my enemies are on every side, / and I have no consolation except you. / O Mistress of the world, hope and protection of the faithful. / Do not despise my prayers, but do what is beneficial for me.