Troparia and kontakia for February 17

Greatmartyr Theodore the Tyro (“the Recruit”)

Troparion — Tone 2

Great are the accomplishments of faith, / for the Holy Martyr Theodore rejoiced in the flames as though at the waters of rest, / offering himself as sweet bread to the Trinity. / So by his prayers, O Christ God, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Your faith in Christ was like a breastplate upon your heart: / With its aid, you overcame the power of the enemy. / Therefore you are crowned in eternity with a heavenly diadem.

Venerable Theodore the Silent 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 Theodore, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!