“Assuage My Sorrows” Icon of the Mother of God - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 5

Assuage the sickness of my much-sighing soul, / you who wipe away every tear from the face of the earth: / for you drive away the sicknesses of mankind, / and destroy the despondency of sinners. / Through you, Most Holy Virgin Mother, / we all acquire hope and the confirmation of faith.

Kontakion — Tone 6

Do not entrust me to human protection, Most Holy Sovereign Lady, / but accept the prayers of your servant, / for I am fettered by sorrow, and I cannot endure the arrows fired by demons; / I have no shelter and there is nowhere to run. / I am wretched and my enemies are on every side, and I have no consolation except you, / O Sovereign Lady of the world, the hope and protection of the faithful. / Do not despise my prayers, / but do that which is beneficial for me.