Troparia and kontakia for June 15

Prophet Amos

Troparion — Tone 2

Celebrating the memory / Of Your Prophet Amos, O Lord, / For his sake, we entreat You, save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Purifying your fervent heart by the Spirit, / O glorious Prophet Amos, / And receiving the gift of prophecy from on high, / You cry with a loud voice to the nations: / This is our God, and there is none beside Him.

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.”

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!”