Troparia and kontakia for September 21

Leavetaking of the Elevation of the Cross

Troparion — Tone 1

O Lord, save Your people, / and bless Your inheritance. / Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians / over their adversaries. / And by virtue of Your Cross, / preserve Your habitation.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As You were voluntarily raised upon the cross for our sake, / grant mercy to those who are called by Your Name, O Christ God; / make all Orthodox Christians glad by Your power, / granting them victories over their adversaries, / by bestowing on them the Invincible trophy, Your weapon of Peace.

Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy

Troparion — Tone 3

O Holy Apostle Quadratus / pray to our merciful God / that He may grant to our souls / remission of our transgressions.

Uncovering of the relics of Saint Demetrius (Dmitri), Metropolitan of Rostov

Troparion — Tone 8

O lover of Orthodoxy and eradicator of schisms, / healer of Russia and new intercessor before God, / you healed the minds of the foolish by your writings. / O blessed Demetrios, harp of the Spirit, pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Let us bless Demetrios, the golden-worded teacher, the radiant star of Russia who shone forth from Kiev, / and reached Rostov by way of Novgorod and Seversk, illuminating the entire land with his teachings and miracles, / for he wrote down all those things which are for our edification / so that, like Paul, he might win all for Christ and save our souls through the Orthodox Faith.

Venerable Daniel, Abbot of Shuzhgorsk, Novgorod

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

Venerable Joseph of Zaonikiev Monastery, 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 father Joseph, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Venerable Cosmas the Bulgarian of Zographou, Mount Athos

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

Saint John of Georgia

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

Saint George (John) of Georgia

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