Troparia and kontakia for August 13

Leavetaking of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Troparion — Tone 7

You were Transfigured on the Mount, O Christ God, / Revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it. / Let Your everlasting Light shine upon us sinners! / Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of Light, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 7

On the Mountain You were Transfigured, O Christ God, / And Your disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could see it; / So that when they would behold You crucified, / They would understand that Your suffering was voluntary, / And would proclaim to the world, / That You are truly the Radiance of the Father!

Saint Tikhon, Bishop of Voronezh, Wonderworker of Zadonsk and All Russia

Troparion — Tone 8

From your youth you loved Christ, O blessed one. / You have been an example for all by word, life, love, faith, purity, and humility. / Therefore, you now abide in the heavenly mansions, / where you stand before the throne of the All-holy Trinity. / Holy Hierarch Tikhon, pray for the salvation of our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Successor to the Apostles, / adornment of hierarchs, and teacher of the Orthodox Faith: / beseech the Master of all to grant peace to the universe / and to our souls great mercy.

Translation of the relics of Saint Maximus the Confessor

Troparion — Tone 8

Champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship, / enlightener of the universe and adornment of hierarchs: / all-wise father Maximus, your teachings have gleamed with light upon all things. / Intercede before Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Maximus, divinely inspired champion of the Church, / sure and illumined exponent of Orthodoxy, / harp and trumpet of godliness, / divine and holy adornment of monks: / never cease to intercede for us all.