Troparia and kontakia for June 23

Synaxis of All Saints

Troparion — Tone 4

As with fine porphyry and royal purple, / Your church has been adorned with Your martyrs’ blood shed throughout all the world. / She cries to You, O Christ God: / Send down Your bounties on Your people, / Grant peace to Your habitation, and great mercy to our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

The universe offers You the God-bearing martyrs, / As the first fruits of creation, O Lord and Creator. / Through the Theotokos, and their prayers establish Your Church in peace!

Martyr Agrippina of Rome

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Agrippina calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / "I love You, my Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure suffering. / In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, / and I died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered myself in love." / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “Today You have shown forth...”)
The day has come on which the Church commemorates your radiant contest and martyrdom. / She calls upon all to cry to you with gladness: / “Rejoice, all-honored virgin-martyr Agrippina.”

Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God in memory of the Saving of Moscow from the Invasion of Khan Achmed

Troparion — Tone 4

O Mistress, Empress and Lady, / defend all who are in danger and misfortune / or weak from many sins, / and who stand before your holy Icon / praying with tears, humility, repentance, and invincible hope, / free them from all evil, / give them the grace they need. / And save us all, O Virgin Mother of God, / for You are the divine refuge of those who follow you!

Kontakion — Tone 8

O victorious Leader of triumphant hosts, / you have delivered us from evils by the coming of your honorable Icon, O Lady Theotokos, / radiantly we celebrate the festival of your meeting, and as usual we cry to you / Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

“Tenderness” Icon of the Mother of God of the Pskov Caves

Troparion — Tone 4

Let all of us, who are burdened with sins, fall on our knees before the Theotokos, / bowing before her wonderworking Icon of Tenderness, / kissing it and crying aloud with tears: / “O Sovereign Lady, accept the prayer of your unworthy servants, / and grant to us who ask, your great mercy.”

Kontakion — Tone 6

We have no other help, we have no other hope but you, O Lady. / Help us, for in you do we hope, / and of you do we boast, for we are your servants. / Let us not be put to shame.