Troparia and kontakia for November 4

Venerable Joannicius the Great

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

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today we celebrate together your honored memory, / And we faithfully beseech you, O holy Joannicius / That we may find mercy with the Lord!

Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra, and Hermas, the Presbyter

Troparion — Tone 4

In your manner a participant, / and in your throne a successor of the Apostles, / you discovered action an entrance into visions, / O inspired one of God. / Therefore teaching the Word of truth, / you suffered for the faith even unto blood. / O Bishop and Martyr Nicander, pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved!