Troparia and kontakia for April 14

5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, mother, / 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, holy mother Mary, Rejoices with the angels!

Kontakion — Tone 3

Having been a sinful woman, / you became through repentance a Bride of Christ. / Having attained angelic life, / you defeated demons with the weapon of the Cross. / Therefore, most glorious Mary, you are a Bride of the Kingdom!

Saint Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome

Troparion — Tone 3

You strengthened the Church with true doctrine, / wise hierarch Martin. / You declared the two natures of Christ, / putting heresy to shame. / Entreat the Lord to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 8

High Priest and teacher of the mysteries, / you poured forth streams of doctrine. / You expounded the true doctrine of the two natures and wills of Christ. / Intercede for those who cry: “Rejoice, blessed Father Martin.”

Martyrs Anthony, John, and Eustathius of Vilnius

Troparion — Tone 4

You who have rejected earthly honor and glory, / Valiant and honorable combatants, / You firmly and courageously suffered torments for the faith, / You have died for the life of all for the Master. / Therefore Christ also gloriously encircles you with a cloud column from heaven / And honors and crowns you with crowns from the throne of glory: / Standing before Him with the angels, pray to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Released from the fatherly delusions O Saints, you were led to Christ: / By the diligence of all your souls you put human cleverness to death. / And so attaining the victory of true honor, / Unceasingly pray to our Master for us all.