Troparia and kontakia for February 27

Repose of Saint Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn

Troparion — Tone 1

Your proclamation has gone forth throughout North America, / calling the scattered sheep into the unity of the church. / hearing your voice, they responded to your teaching, / and through your writings you instructed them in piety. / now guided by your example, O Father Raphael, / we sing hymns of praise unto Christ our God. / Glory to Him Who gave you strength! / Glory to Him Who granted you a crown! / Glory to Him Who, through you, grants healing to all!

Kontakion — Tone 8

You were a guardian and a defender of the Church’s teaching; / you protected your flock from false doctrines and confirmed them in the true faith. / O holy father Raphael, son of Syria and glory of North America, / always intercede before the Lord that our souls may be saved.

Venerable Procopius the Confessor of Decapolis

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears You did make the desert fertile / and the longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles You did illuminate the whole universe. / O holy Father Procopius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!