Troparia and kontakia for December 10

Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes, and Eugraphus, of Alexandria

Troparion — Tone 8

Having slain the fiery ragings and fierce movements of the passions though their ascetic labors, / the Martyrs of Christ, Menas, Hermogenes, and Eugraphus, received grace to dispel the afflictions of the infirm and to work wonders both while alive and after death. / It is a truly great wonder that bare bones pour forth healing. / Glory to our only God and Creator.

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Lord snatched you from the temporal army making you a fellow inheritor of the eternal, O Menas; / together with Hermogenes and Eugraphus with whom you suffered, / you are granted an incorruptible crown.

Blessed John, King of Serbia, and his parents Stephen and Angelina

Troparion — Tone 4

Glorious art Thou who workest great wonders, / and who glorifies upon their deaths those who glorify Thee, / revealing their bodies incorrupt / and enriching Thy people through their wonderworking relics. / To the glory of Thy Holy Name, / Thou gavest us the relics of God-pleasing John, / who intercedes for our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Podoben: “O victorious Leader...” / O come, let us worthily praise the holy John, / the newly glorified servant of God’s grace, / the glory of our faith and our intercessor / who invites us to sing with grateful voices / and to glorify Him who glorifies His saints, / for he prays for those who celebrate his memory / and who sing to him: “Rejoice, O holy John, you newly blossomed flower!”