Virgin Martyr Febronia of Nisibis - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 3

Like a fragrant rose in the ascetic life, / you breathed forth the myrrh of Christ. / Therefore he has glorified you as a righteous martyr, O Febronia. / Now intercede with him for those who cry: / “Rejoice, O noble and blessed martyr!”

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Febronia, 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 myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 3

You were adorned with the grace of virginity and the beauty of martyrdom, / O Febronia, bride of Christ. / You wisely carried your lamp and ran to your Bridegroom / receiving an incorruptible crown. / Pray for those who faithfully sing hymns of praise to you!

Kontakion — Tone 6

“Most sweet Jesus, my Bridegroom, / it is not hard for me to follow You;” cried Febronia, / “the sweetness of Your love gives wings of hope to my soul, / the beauty of Your mercy has sweetened my heart; / may I drain the cup of sufferings in imitation of You, / so that You may count me worthy to be among the wise virgins: / those who dance with You in Your bridal chamber.” / Therefore, venerable passion-bearer, as we honor the struggles of your labors we entreat you: / “Pray that we not find the doors of the bridal chamber locked to us.”