Valaam Icon of the Mother of God - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

O Virgin Theotokos, / we rejoice in beholding your holy icon, / for devout prayers offered in front of it were fulfilled on the island of Valaam / and the ascetics’ failing strength was renewed. / Hear our prayers, also, O Most Holy One. / Strengthen us in faith and love, / entreating peace for the world / and great mercy for our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 3

With minds elevated, / we come before your Holy Icon, / O Most Honorable Theotokos! / Your akathistos hymn was sung while it was being painted on the island of Valaam. / You appeared three times to the widow you healed, / and you showed the location of your forgotten icon. / Strengthen us in our affliction. / Increase in our hearts humility, silence, and love of prayer. / Be a constant protection of your monastery / and our courage before your Son, / O praised Mother of God and heavenly Queen.