Troparia and kontakia for July 26

Repose of St Jacob Netsvetov the Enlightener of the Peoples of Alaska

Troparion — Tone 4

Righteous Father Jacob, / adornment of Atka and the Yukon delta, / offspring of Russian America, / flower of brotherly unity, / healer of sickness, / and terror of demons, / you offered yourself as a living sacrifice / to bring light to a searching people. / Pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved!

Kontakion — Tone 3

Holy Father Jacob, / teacher of the knowledge of God, / you revealed your love for your people, / taking up your cross and following Christ, / enduring hardships like the apostle Paul. / Pray on our behalf to Christ our God / to grant us great mercy!

Martyr Parasceva of Rome

Troparion — Tone 5

Wise and praiseworthy martyr of Christ Parasceva: / By accepting courage and rejecting feminine weakness / You conquered the devil! / You put your torturer to shame by crying out: / Come, rend my body with your sword and burn it with fire, / For I go rejoicing to Christ my bridegroom! / By her prayers, O Christ God, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Come, O faithful, and with one accord let us sing a special hymn to Parasceva! / Triumphant in her fight she shines as a brilliant star above the world; / Expelling the darkness of error, she pours down grace upon the faithful. / Therefore, let us cry out to her: Rejoice, O Victorious Martyr!