Troparia and kontakia for October 26

Holy, Glorious Demetrius the Myrrh-gusher of Thessalonica

Troparion — Tone 3

The world has found you to be a great defense against tribulation / and a vanquisher of heathens, O Passion-bearer. / As you bolstered the courage of Nestor, / who then humbled the arrogance of Lyaios in battle, / Holy Demetrius, entreat Christ God to grant us great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 2

God, who has given you invincible might, / has tinged the Church with streams of your blood, Demetrius! / He preserves your city from harm, / for you are its foundation!

Commemoration of the Great Earthquake at Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 8

Christ our God, You look upon the earth and it trembles; / deliver us from the terrible threat of earthquakes; / and through the prayers of the Theotokos, send down upon us / Your abundant mercy and save us.

Kontakion — Tone 6

Deliver us all from upheavals, and from terrible afflictions caused by our sins, O Lord, / and spare Your people people whom You have purchased with Your blood, O Master. / Do not deliver Your city to destruction by terrible earthquakes, / for we know no other God than You; / and to those who cry out You respond: / “I am with you and no one will be against you.”