Troparia and kontakia for September 2

Martyr Mamas of Caesarea in Cappadocia

Troparion — Tone 3

Your holy martyr Mamas, O Lord, / through his suffering has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 3

(Podoben: “Today the Virgin...”)
Holy Mamas lead your people as a flock to life-giving pastures / with the staff God has given you; / crush the invisible and fierce enemies beneath the feet of those who honor you. / For all of those who are in danger / have received you as their fervent intercessor.

Saint John the Faster, Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith, / an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence; / your humility exalted you; / your poverty enriched you. / Hierarch Father John, / entreat Christ our God / that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 4

You became like your namesake, the Forerunner, O John, / For you were radiant with fasting and purity; / And Christ has revealed you / As a worthy shepherd of his flock: / Now pray for those who honor your holy memory!