Troparia and kontakia for November 9

Martyrs Onesiphorus and Porphyrius of Ephesus

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs, Onesiphorus and Porphyrius, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

The pair of glorious martyrs, Onesiphorus and Porphyrius, / endured their suffering with strength, / dashing down to the earth the arrogance of the enemy, / and shining with the grace of the uncreated Trinity; / together with the angels, they unceasingly pray for us all.

Venerable Matrona, Abbess of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Mother, / for you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away; / but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore your spirit, O holy Mother Matróna, rejoices with the angels.

Kontakion — Tone 8

You passed through the storm of life without faltering, chosen and godly Mother Matróna, / guided to the harbor of life, where you sing hymns to the Deliverer. / You ever pray that Christ may grant us grace and mercy; / you preserve the flock which you painstakingly gathered!

Saint Nectarius Kephalas, Metropolitan of Pentapolis

Troparion — Tone 1

O faithful, let us honor Nectarius the divine servant of Christ, / offspring of Silyvria and guardian of Aegina, / who appeared in these last times as a true friend of virtue, / pouring forth all manner of healing upon those who reverently cry: / Glory to Him who gave you strength! / Glory to Him who granted you a crown! / Glory to Him who through you grants healing to all!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Let us sing praises with gladness of heart / to the newly-shining star of Orthodoxy, the newly-built rampart of the Church. / Being glorified by the power of the Spirit, he pours forth the abundant grace of healings upon those who cry: / “Rejoice, Father Nectarius.”