Troparia and kontakia for August 14

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 4

Dance with joy, O peoples! / Clap your hands with gladness! / Gather today with fervor and jubilation; / sing with exultation. / The Mother of God is about to rise in glory, / ascending from earth to heaven. / We ceaselessly praise her in song as truly Theotokos.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today the universe dances with joy at your glorious memorial, / and cries out to you, O Mother of God: / “Rejoice, O Virgin, pride of Christians!”

Venerable Arcadius of Novotorsk

Troparion — Tone 4

Guided by your spiritual mentor, the Venerable Father Ephraim, an excellent zealot of obedience, / O Father Arcadius, you fled from worldly vanity and were a superb monk; / working diligently, you have received a crown of heavenly glory from Christ God. / And now, together with the Venerable Father Ephraim, / pray for us before the Throne of the Most High, / that we may be delivered from all troubles and sorrows, / and for the salvation of our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

By directing your mind to the depths of the knowledge of God, / you ascended to the heavenly abodes, / and your life was equal to that of an angel, O Father Arcadius. / You were obedient to your spiritual guide and teacher, the Venerable Ephraim, in all things. / And now, standing with him before the Throne of the Master Christ, / pray unceasingly for all of us.