Troparia and kontakia for September 15

Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross

Troparion — Tone 1

O Lord, save Your people, / and bless Your inheritance. / Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians / over their adversaries. / And by virtue of Your Cross, / preserve Your habitation.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As You were voluntarily raised upon the cross for our sake, / grant mercy to those who are called by Your Name, O Christ God; / make all Orthodox Christians glad by Your power, / granting them victories over their adversaries, / by bestowing on them the Invincible trophy, Your weapon of Peace.

Greatmartyr Niketas the Goth

Troparion — Tone 3

You defeated error and triumphed in martyrdom, / Nicetas, namesake of victory; / For you conquered the ranks of the enemy / And ended your contest by fire. / Pray to Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You stood firm and defeated delusion / And have received your martyr’s crown, Nicetas, namesake of victory; / You are rejoicing with the angels, / Together with them you are praying unceasingly to Christ God for us all.

Saint Philotheus the Presbyter in Asia Minor

Troparion — Tone 1

O pure and holy Philotheus, you were a lover of God, / And now glorified by the Holy Spirit, / You work miracles to save from harm all who cry to you: / Glory to him who has glorified you; / Glory to him who has made you wonderful; / Glory to him who through you works healings for all!

Kontakion — Tone 2

You ended your life in righteousness / And were a lover of God. / O holy Philotheus, having received power to work wonders, / Pray unceasingly for us all!