Troparia and kontakia for November 7

33 Holy Martyrs of Melitene

Troparion — Tone 4

Your thirty-three holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

The radiant choir of martyrs, the light-bearing company, / spiritually descends to us, enlightening the Church with brilliant rays. / Therefore as we celebrate their honored memory, / we ask You, our Savior: / through their prayers deliver us from misfortunes / so that we may sing to You: “Alleluia.”

Venerable Lazarus, Wonderworker of Mount Galesius Near Ephesus

Troparion — Tone 8

You watered your pillar with prayerful vigils and flowing tears; / you brought forth fruit a hundredfold with sighs from the depths of your soul. / You were a shepherd, granting the requests of all. / Entreat Christ God, venerable Lazarus our father, that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 4

With joy the Church of Christ glorifies you with psalms / as a most brilliant light, venerable Lazarus. / Therefore, always pray to Christ that He may grant forgiveness of transgressions to all.