Troparia and kontakia for August 19

Afterfeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 1

In giving birth you preserved your virginity, / in falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. / You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, / and by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Neither the tomb, nor death could hold the Theotokos, / who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. / For being the Mother of Life, / she was translated to life by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.

Martyr Andrew Stratelates, and 2,593 soldiers with him, in Cilicia

Troparion — Tone 5

You renounced the glory of earthly rank / and inherited the kingdom of heaven; / you adorned your incorruptible crown as with beautiful stones. / You led an army of martyrs to Christ, / and with the angels in the never-fading light / you found Christ the never-setting sun. / Together with those who suffered with you, / holy general Andrew, / ever pray to Him that He may save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Standing before the Lord in prayer like a star near the sun, / you were filled with ineffable joy beholding your desire: the treasure of the kingdom. / You sing without ceasing to the immortal King / together with the angels throughout the ages. / With them, general Andrew, unceasingly pray for us all.

Venerable Theophanes of Docheiariou, Mount Athos

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / and your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe! / O our holy father Theophanes, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!