Troparia and kontakia for September 18

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, / ganting them victories over their adversaries, / by bestowing on them the Invincible trophy, Your weapon of Peace.

Saint Eumenius, Bishop of Gortyna

Troparion — Tone 4

We have you as a friend and helper, / gracious advocate Eumenius: / for compassion flowed from you / and you pour forth healing on the Church. / Protect those who honor you.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Radiant with divine light, O blessed one, / illumine us who lovingly praise your precious and glorious passing; / hierarch father Eumenius, / unceasingly intercede for us all.

Icon of the Mother of God “the Healer”

Troparion — Tone 4

From your holy icon, O Lady Theotokos, / Salvation and healing is granted abundantly to all those who come to you with love and faith; / Visit also my infirmity and show mercy to my soul, O Good One, / And heal my body by your grace.

Kontakion — Tone 6

We have no other help, we have no other hope, but you, O Lady. / Help us, for in you we hope, / and of you we boast, for we are your servants. / Let us not be put to shame.