Troparia and kontakia for August 9

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Troparion — Tone 7

You were Transfigured on the Mount, O Christ God, / revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it. / Let Your everlasting Light shine upon us sinners! / Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of Light, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 7

On the Mountain You were Transfigured, O Christ God, / and Your disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could see it; / so that when they would behold You crucified, / they would understand that Your suffering was voluntary, / and would proclaim to the world, / that You are truly the Radiance of the Father!

Glorification of Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America

Troparion — Tone 7

Joyful North Star of the Church of Christ, / guiding all people to the Heavenly Kingdom; / teacher and apostle of the True Faith; / intercessor and defender of the oppressed; / adornment of the Orthodox Church in America: / Blessed Father Herman of Alaska, / pray to our Lord Jesus Christ / for the salvation of our souls!

Troparion — Tone 4

O blessed Father Herman of Alaska, / north star of Christ’s holy Church, / the light of your holy life and great deeds / guides those who follow the Orthodox way. / Together we lift high the Holy Cross / you planted firmly in America. / Let all behold and glorify Jesus Christ, / singing his holy Resurrection.

Kontakion — Tone 3

The eternal light of Christ our Savior / guided you, blessed Father Herman, / on your evangelical journey to America / to proclaim the Gospel of peace. / Now you stand before the throne of glory; / intercede for your land and its people: / Peace for the world and salvation for our souls!

Apostle Matthias of the Seventy

Troparion — Tone 3

O Holy Apostle Matthias, / intercede with the merciful God / to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion — Tone 4

O wonderworker and Apostle Matthias, / your words have gone out into all the world, / enlightening men as the sun / and giving grace to the Church, / bringing faith to the heathen lands.