Troparia and kontakia for September 9

Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 4

Your Nativity, O Virgin, / has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! / The Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, / has shone from You, O Theotokos! / By annulling the curse, / He bestowed a blessing. / By destroying death, He has granted us eternal Life.

Kontakion — Tone 4

By Your Nativity, O Most Pure Virgin, / Joachim and Anna are freed from barrenness; / Adam and Eve, from the corruption of death. / And we, your people, freed from the guilt of sin, celebrate and sing to you: / The barren woman gives birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our life!

Holy and Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna

Troparion — Tone 1

Since you were righteous under the law of grace, O Joachim and Anna, / you gave birth to the God-given infant for our sake. / Therefore, the divine Church radiantly keeps feast today, / joyfully celebrating your honorable memory and giving glory to God / who has raised up a horn of salvation from the house of David.

Kontakion — Tone 2

(Podoben: “Seeking the highest...”)
Anna is now no longer barren / and nurses the All-Pure One! / She rejoices and calls us all to sing a hymn of praise to Christ, / she who from her womb gave mankind the only ever Virgin Mother.

Venerable Joseph, Abbot of Volokolamsk, Volotsk

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

Uncovering of the relics of Saint Theodosius, Archbishop of Chernigov

Troparion — Tone 4

O Hierarch Father Theodosius, / you are a most worthy Bishop. / You were a light to your flock; / then you were translated to the eternal Mansions. / Pray at the Throne of the King of Glory, / that we may be delivered from present evils / and that our souls may be saved by your prayers, O Holy One!

Blessed Niketas the Hidden of Constantinople

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

Saint Ciaran of Clonmacnoise

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