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.