Troparia and kontakia for June 28

Translation of the Relics of the holy and wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John

Troparion — Tone 5

O Christ God, / You have given us the miracles of Your martyrs, Cyrus and John, / as an invincible rampart; / through their prayers, frustrate the plans of the heathens, / and strengthen the faith of the Orthodox Christians, / for You alone are good and love mankind.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Podoben: “Today the Virgin...” / Having received the gift of miracles through divine grace, O saints, / you work wonders in the world unceasingly. / You remove all of our passions through your invisible surgery, / divinely-wise Cyrus and glorious John, / for you are truly divine physicians.

Venerable Sergius and Herman, Wonderworkers of Valaam

Troparion — Tone 4

Fulfilling the Gospel of Christ and loving him alone, / Despising earthly cares you settled on an island. / There you fought against the invisible foe, / Subjecting your bodies to the Spirit by fasting, vigil and prayer. / Crowned with glory and now standing before the Trinity, / Pray, O Fathers Sergius and Herman, / That our souls may be saved!

Kontakion — Tone 4

You left the world to follow in Christ’s footsteps, / Reaching Lake Neva and the island of Valaam. / There you lived the angelic life / And were translated to the heavenly bridal chamber. / As you stand with the angels remember the children whom you gathered, / That we may joyfully cry to you: / Rejoice, blessed Fathers Sergius and Herman!”