Troparia and kontakia for February 5

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee Beginning of the Lenten Triodion

Kontakion — Tone 4

Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee! / And learn humility from the Publican’s tears! / Let us cry to our Savior, / have mercy on us, / only merciful One!

Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple

Troparion — Tone 1

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace! / From you shone the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God. / Enlightening those who sat in darkness! / Rejoice, and be glad, O righteous elder; / You accepted in your arms the Redeemer of our souls, / Who grants us the Resurrection.

Kontakion — Tone 1

By Your nativity, You did sanctify the Virgin’s womb, / And did bless Simeon’s hands, O Christ God. / Now You have come and saved us through love. / Grant peace to all Orthodox Christians, O only Lover of man!

Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Agatha, calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure suffering. / In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, and I died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 4

May the Church be robed today in a garment of glorious porphyry, / dyed by the pure blood of the martyr Agatha, / and let us cry out: “Rejoice, pride of Catania!”

Repose of Saint Theodosius of Chernigov

Troparion — Tone 4

Holy Hierarch Theodosius, / you were found to be most worthy among bishops / and a light to your flock when translated to the eternal mansions. / Pray at the throne of the King of Glory / that we may be delivered from all present evil / and that our souls may be saved by your prayers.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Holy Hierarch Theodosius, / you labored for Christ by grazing your rational flock in spiritual pastures; / you received the gift of healing from Christ the Savior / to cure from bodily and spiritual infirmities all those who come to your relics. / Pray for those who call on your name, / that our souls may be saved from the enemy.

Martyr Theodula of Anazarbus, and the Martyrs Helladius, Macarius and Evagrius, in Cilicia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Theodula, O Lord, / Through her sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, she laid low her adversaries, / And shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through her intercessions, save our souls!

Icon of the Mother of God “the Seeker of the Lost”

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.