Troparia and kontakia for August 16

Afterfeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 1

In giving birth you preserved your virginity, / In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. / You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, / And by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Neither the tomb, nor death could hold the Theotokos, / Who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. / For being the Mother of Life, / She was translated to life by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.

Translation of the Image “Not-Made-By-Hands” of our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople, the Third “Feast of the Savior in August”

Troparion — Tone 2

We venerate Your most pure image, O Good One, / and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ God. / Of Your own will You were pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh / to deliver Your creatures from bondage to the Enemy. / Therefore with thanksgiving we cry aloud to You: / “You have filled all with joy, O our Savior, / by coming to save the world.”

Kontakion — Tone 2

Uncircumscribed Word of the Father / as we behold the victorious image of Your true incarnation, / not made by hands, but divinely wrought / in Your ineffable and divine dispensation towards us, / we honor it with veneration!

Martyr Diomedes the Physician of Tarsus, in Cilicia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Diomedes, O Lord, / Through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / And shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!

Venerable Gerasimus the New Ascetic of Cephalonia

Troparion — Tone 1

Let us the faithful praise the divine Gerasimos, / who is the protector of the Orthodox, and an angel in the body, and a newly appeared God-bearing wonderworker; / for he has worthily received from God the unfailing grace of healing; / he restores the sick, and heals those possessed by demons; / therefore, he pours forth healings upon those who honor him.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Podoben: "Today the Virgin"
Today the island of Cephalonia / with sacred songs of thanksgiving, / calls upon all the Orthodox to extol the newly appeared boast and glory of Orthodoxy, / the divine Gerasimos, / who is truly her deliverer and champion.