Troparia and kontakia for October 2

Hieromartyr Cyprian, Virgin Martyr Justina, and Martyr Theoctistus, of Nicomedia

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, / you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, / you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Cyprian, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Troparion — Tone 4

You abandoned ungodly darkness, becoming a light of truth; / you were illustrious as a pastor; / you were glorified in contest: / O righteous Father Cyprian together with godly Justina, / intercede for us before God the Creator of all!

Kontakion — Tone 1

You turned from the art of sorcery to the knowledge of God, / and were shown forth as a skillful healer for the world, Cyprian, inspired by God. / Together with Justina you grant cures to those who honor you; / with her, pray to the Master who loves mankind that He may save our souls.

Repose of the Holy Right-believing Princess Anna of Kashin

Troparion — Tone 3

We praise you today, O Venerable Mother, Great Princess, and Nun Anna, / for as a prolific vine among thorns, you blossomed in the city of Kashin with your virtues, / and astonished everyone by your wondrous life, and therefore you pleased Christ God; / and now, rejoicing and triumphing, you dwell with the assembly of venerable women, enjoying the beauty and joy of Paradise. / We entreat you: “Pray for us to the lover of mankind, Christ our God, / to grant us peace and great mercy.”

Venerable Cassian of Uglich

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 Cassian, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Righteous Admiral Theodore Ushakov of the Russian Naval Fleet

Troparion — Tone 1

You were an invincible supreme commander of the Russian realm, / destroying and setting at nought the malice of the Moslems / and seeking neither worldly glory or riches, you served God and your neighbor. / Pray, O holy Theodore, that victory over the enemy be granted our army, / that our homeland may abide in unshakeable piety / and that the children of Russia may be saved.