Troparia and kontakia for April 7

Repose of Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, Enlightener of North America

Troparion — Tone 1

Let us praise Tikhon, the patriarch of all Russia, / and enlightener of North America / an ardent follower of the Apostolic traditions, / and good pastor of the Church of Christ. / Who was elected by divine providence, / and laid down his life for his sheep. / Let us sing to him with faith and hope, / and ask for his hierarchical intercessions: / Keep the church in Russia in tranquility, / and the church in North America in peace. / Gather her scattered children into one flock, / bring to repentance those who have renounced the True Faith, / preserve our lands from civil strife, / and entreat God’s peace for all people!

Kontakion — Tone 3

Today the assembly of New Martyrs / stands together with us in the Church / and together we raise a festive song / celebrating the uncovering of the relics of our Hierarch Father Tikhon / who defeated the enemy and preserved the Faith / While protecting the flock entrusted to him. / For he ever prays for us all / that we may never be deprived of the Love of God.

Saint George the Confessor, Bishop of Mytilene

Troparion — Tone 3

Like a meadow planted by God / you were fruitful with the grace of the Spirit, / O holy Archpastor of the Mysteries. / You cultivated the souls of the faithful / refreshing them with living water. / O righteous Father George, / pray Christ our God to grant us great mercy!

Kontakion — Tone 4

You shone on the world like the sun, O holy and righteous George, / inspired initiate of the holy Faith, / enlightening your disciples!

Venerable Daniel, Abbot of Pereslavl-Zalessky

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

Martyrs Rufinus the Deacon, Aquilina, and 20 soldiers with them at Sinope

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Venerable Serapion 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 father Serapion, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!