Troparia and kontakia for September 12

Leavetaking 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!

Hieromartyr Autonomus, Bishop in Italy

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, / you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, / you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Autonomus, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

With reverence you served the divine mysteries, O wise one, / and became an acceptable sacrifice while partaking of the cup of Christ. / Now, as you stand before Him, holy martyr Autonomus, / unceasingly intercede for us all.