Troparia and kontakia for March 30

3rd Saturday of Great Lent: Memorial Saturday

Troparion — Tone 8

Only Creator, with wisdom profound, You mercifully order all things, / and give that which is needed to all men: / Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Your servants who have fallen asleep, / for they have placed their trust in You, our Maker and Fashioner, and our God.

Kontakion — Tone 8

With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the souls of Your servants, / where there is neither sickness nor sorrow, and no more sighing, / but life everlasting.

Venerable John Climacus of Sinai, Author of “the Ladder”

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile / and by your longing for God you brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illuminated the whole universe. / O our holy Father John Climacus, pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 1

You offered us your teachings as fruits of everlasting freshness, / to sweeten the hearts of those who receive them with attention. / O blessed and wise John, they are the rungs of a ladder, / leading the souls of those who honor you from earth to Eternal glory in Heaven!

Saint Sophronius, Bishop of Irkutsk

Troparion — Tone 4

From thy youth thou hast loved Christ, O blessed Sophronios, / and didst govern monastic establishments well; / and being honored with hierarchal rank, thou hast kept watch over the flock of Irkutsk. / Thus, after thy repose, thou hast received the gift of miracles from God, / and now pray to Christ God to deliver us from misfortune, and to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Let us, O believers, extol with love the Hierarch and namesake of wisdom, / the special adornment of the Church of Irkutsk, our Father Saint Sophronios, / for he is the guardian of that city and country and a suppliant for our souls.

Saint Euboula, mother of Saint Panteleimon

Troparion — Tone 5

Let us fittingly praise with joyful hymns, / holy Euboula, mother of our protector, Panteleimon. / She has given birth to our defender and healer, / the glory of martyrs and unmercinary physicians / and the swift healer of all.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Let us assemble today and joyfully celebrate / the mother of our protector, holy Euboula. / She stands before the throne of God with him, / interceding unceasingly for us, / that we may be granted forgiveness of our sins!