Troparia and kontakia for June 15

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.

Prophet Amos

Troparion — Tone 2

We celebrate the memory / of Your prophet Amos, O Lord; / through him we entreat You, / "Save our souls."

Kontakion — Tone 4

Having purified your heart spiritually, O glorious Prophet Amos, / you received the gift of prophecy from on high / and proclaimed to all: / “This is our God and beside Him there is no other.”

Saint Jonah, Metropolitan of Moscow

Troparion — Tone 4

Having dedicated your whole life to the Lord from your youth, / you were a paradigm of virtue in prayer, labor and fasting. / God, having seen your good intent, / raised you up as a high priest and shepherd of His Church. / Therefore, even after your repose, / your honorable body was preserved whole and incorrupt. / Hierarch Jonah, pray to Christ God that He may save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Since you served the Lord from your youth, O wise one, / and disciplined your body through fasting and vigil, / you were revealed to be a pure vessel and the dwelling place of the All-holy Spirit. / Thus, the Church established you to be a hierarch and shepherd, / and having tended it well, you departed to the Lord, whom you loved. / Therefore, we entreat you to remember us who honor your holy memory with faith, / so that we may cry to you: “Rejoice, Father Jonah, most honorable hierarch.”

Venerable Cassian and Gregory, Abbots of Avnezh, Vologda

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 fathers Cassian and Gregory, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Martyrs Modestus, Crescentia, and Vitus, at Lucania

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Martyr Doulas of Cilicia

Troparion — Tone 3

Your holy martyr Doulas, O Lord, / through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!

Saint Jerome (Hieronymus) of Stridon

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

Translation of the relics of Saint Theodore the Sykeote

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

Right-believing Prince Lazarus the Great Martyr of Serbia

Troparion — Tone 3

Longing for the beauty of God’s glory, / you were found pleasing to Him while yet in the flesh / and by good deeds multiplied the talents entrusted to you. / Having suffered greatly, even to the shedding of your blood, / you received the crown of martyrdom from Christ. / By your prayers, O Lazar, entreat Him to save us who sing to you.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Your flock glorifies you as a valiant champion of true piety / and a glorious martyr, O most wise Lazar. / Since you have boldness before Christ our God, entreat Him to grant peace to those who praise you, / that we may cry: “Rejoice, O praise-worthy Lazar!”

Saint Ephraim the Bulgarian, Patriarch of Serbia

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

Blessed Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

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

Saint Michael, first Metropolitan of Kiev

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

Saint Theophanes of the Roslavl Forests

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

Apostles Fortunatus, Akhaikos, and Stephanas of the 70

Troparion — Tone 3

Holy Apostles of the Seventy; / entreat the merciful God / to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion — Tone 2

O faithful, let us praise with hymns / the choir of the seventy disciples of Christ. / They have taught us all to worship the undivided Trinity, / for they are divine lamps of the Faith.