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

Podoben: Your confession of the Divine Faith.
You strengthened the Church with true doctrines, O godly-wise Hierarch Martin; / you confessed the two natures of Christ and vanquished heresy. / O venerable Father, / entreat Christ God that He may grant us great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Podoben: O victorious leader.
As a hierarch and teacher of ineffable things, / you gushed forth streams of doctrine, O most wise Martin: / you expounded the true theology that in Christ there are two natures and two wills. / Intercede for those who cry to you: Rejoice, most blessed Father.

Martyrs Anthony, John, and Eustathius of Vilnius

Troparion — Tone 4

Having rejected worldly honors and glory, O valiant and honorable sufferers, / vigorously and courageously you endured torments for the sake of the Faith, / surrendering yourselves to death for the Master, the Life of all. / Therefore, Christ has illumined you gloriously with a pillar of cloud from Heaven, and honors you from His Throne of glory. / Standing before Him with the Angelic Host, pray that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Podoben: Today the Virgin
Having abandoned the delusion of your fathers, O Saints, you were brought to Christ; / and with all the zeal of your souls you stood firmly unto death with boldness of mind. / Therefore, attaining the victory of true honor, / pray unceasingly to the Master for us all.