Troparia and kontakia for February 28

Venerable Basil the Confessor, companion of Venerable Procopius at Decapolis

Troparion — Tone 1

Dweller of the desert and angel in the body, / you were shown to be a wonder-worker, our God-bearing Father Basil. / You received heavenly gifts through fasting, vigil, and prayer: / Healing the sick and the souls of those drawn to you by faith. / 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 2

(Podoben: “Seeking the highest...”)
You received a revelation of God from on high, O wise one, / and withdrew from the midst of the world’s tumult. / You lived the monastic life with honor, / receiving the power to work miracles and heal diseases by grace, / most blessed and holy Basil.

Hieromartyr Proterius, Patriarch of Alexandria

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 Proterius, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Hieromartyr Nestor, Bishop of Magydos in Pamphylia

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 Nestor, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Venerable Marina and Kyra of Syria

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 mothers Marina and Kyra, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Venerable Domnica (Domnina) of Syria

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 mother Domnica, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Venerable John Cassian the Roman

Troparion — Tone 8

Having cleansed yourself through fasting, / you attained the understanding of wisdom, / and from the desert fathers You learned the restraint of the passions. / To this end through your prayers grant our flesh obedience to the spirit. / For you are the teacher, O venerable John Cassian, / of all who in Christ praise your memory.

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Father, / for you took up the Cross and followed 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 your spirit, venerable John Cassian, rejoices with the angels.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As a venerable monk, / you consecrated your life to God, / and radiant with virtue, O John Cassian, / you shine like the sun with the splendor of your divine teachings, / illumining ever the hearts of all who honor you. / Entreat Christ earnestly in behalf of those / who praise you with fervent love.

Venerable John-Barsanuphius, Bishop of Damascus

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

Saint Meletius, Archbishop of Kharkov and Akhtyr

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

Saint Germanus of Dacia Pontica (Dobrogea)

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