Troparia and kontakia for March 27

Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica

Troparion — Tone 3

With undaunted spirit you preserved the Faith, / and your soul, Matrona, was not enslaved by the cruelty of your torturers. / You excelled in contest, slaying the crafty one / and were mystically wedded to the Lord of creation. / Fervently entreat him to deliver us from all harm!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Filled with the light of the Spirit, O Matrona, / you regarded your prison cell as a bridal chamber; / and from it you hastened to your radiant dwelling in the heavens, crying out: / “In divine love for You, O Word, I gladly endured scourgings.”

Icon of the Mother of God of Mount Athos, “Sweet Kissing”

Troparion — Tone 1

(Podoben: “O citizen of the desert...”)
We praise thy holy Icon as a most honored gift, / and having acquired it, Philotheou Monastery rejoices exceedingly; / for in it we behold thee, O Pure One, kissing Christ as an infant; / and we magnify thy great glory, O Virgin, crying out to thee: / Glory to thy mighty works, O Pure One! / Glory to thy compassion! / Glory to thy care for us, O Spotless One!