Troparia and kontakia for January 26

Venerable Xenophon, his wife, Mary, and their two sons, Arcadius and John, of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

O God of our Fathers, / always act with kindness towards us; / take not Your mercy from us, / but guide our lives in peace / through the prayers of Venerable Xenophon and his family.

Kontakion — Tone 4

You kept vigil in the courts of the Lord with your wife and two children, blessed Xenophon, / and you gladly lavished your wealth on the poor. / Therefore, you have inherited divine joy.

Translation of the relics of Venerable Theodore, Abbot of Studion

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 Theodore, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Venerable Xenophon of Robeika

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 Xenophon, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Martyrs Ananias the Presbyter, Peter, and seven soldiers, in Phoenicia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs 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!

Saint Simeon “the Ancient” of Mount Sinai

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 Simeon, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Saint Joseph, Bishop of Thessalonica, and brother of Saint Theodore of Studion

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 Joseph, / entreat Christ our God / that our souls may be saved.

Saint Theodore of Ajareli

Troparion — Tone 8

In you the image was preserved with exactness, O Father, / for taking up your cross, you followed after Christ. / By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away, / but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore, most venerable Father Theodore your spirit rejoices with the Angels.

Kontakion — Tone 2

(Podoben: “You sought the heights...”)
Having divinely armed yourself with the purity of your soul, / and firmly grasping unceasing prayer as a spear, you pierced the armies of demons. / O our Father Theodore, pray unceasingly for us all.