Troparia and kontakia for August 22

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 Agathonicus of Nicomedia, and those with him, who suffered under Maximian

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Agathonicus and his companions, 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 1

Having received the good calling, divinely-wise One, / you abandoned the cult of evil men, not fearing their tortures, glorious Agathonicus. / Therefore, you have inherited good things, / and worthily received the incorruptible crown with your fellow martyrs.