Troparia and kontakia for February 17

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee Beginning of the Lenten Triodion

Kontakion — Tone 4

Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee! / And learn humility from the Publican’s tears! / Let us cry to our Savior, / have mercy on us, / only merciful One!

Greatmartyr Theodore the Tyro (“the Recruit”)

Troparion — Tone 2

Great are the accomplishments of faith, / for the Holy Martyr Theodore rejoiced in the flames as though at the waters of rest, / offering himself as sweet bread to the Trinity. / So by his prayers, O Christ God, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Your faith in Christ was like a breastplate upon your heart: / With its aid, you overcame the power of the enemy. / Therefore you are crowned in eternity with a heavenly diadem.

Hieromartyr Hermogenes, Patriarch of Moscow, Wonderworker of All Russia

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, / even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Hermogenes, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Venerable Theodore the Silent of the Kiev Caves

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!

Saint Mariamne the sister of the Apostle Philip

Troparion — Tone 8

In you the image was preserved with exactness, O Mothers, / 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 Mothers Mariamne and Perozhavra your spirits rejoices with the Angels.

Kontakion — Tone 2

(Podoben: “Having received the grace...“)
Because of your love of God you forsook a bed for rest, O Mothers Mariamne and Perozhavra, / you illumined your souls with fasting, thoroughly vanquishing your enemies; / but by your intercessions destroy the evil designs our adversaries.

Uncovering of the relics of the Martyr Menas of Alexandria

Troparion — Tone 3

Your holy martyr Menas, 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 2

(Podoben: “You sought the heights...”)
You appeared as a bright star announcing Christ with your radiance, / which is repulsive to this world, O Martyr Menas; / extinguishing the allure of false gods, / you enlighten the faithful, / always interceding for us all.

Saint Joseph of Dionysiou

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 Joseph your spirit rejoices with the Angels.

Kontakion — Tone 2

(Podoben: “Seeking the Highest...”)
Having divinely armed yourself with purity of soul and firmly grasping unceasing prayer as a spear, / you have slain the armies of the demons. / Therefore, we beseech you, O Father Joseph: / “Always intercede for those who honor you.”

Saint Auxibius Bishop of Soli, Cyprus

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

New Martyr Theodore

Troparion — Tone 3

Your holy martyr Theodore, 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 2

(Podoben: “You sought the heights...”)
You appeared as a bright star announcing Christ with your radiance, / which is repulsive to this world, O Martyr Theodore; / extinguishing the allure of false gods, / you enlighten the faithful, / always interceding for us all.

Saint Finan of Lindisfarne

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

Hieromartyr Theodore of Atchara

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, / even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Theodore, entreat Christ God to save our souls.