Troparia and kontakia for December 13

Repose of the Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America

Troparion — Tone 7

O joyful north star of the Church of Christ, / Guiding all men to the Heavenly Kingdom; / Teacher and apostle of the true faith; / Intercessor and defender of the oppressed. / Adornment of the Orthodox Church in America, / Blessed Father Herman of Alaska, / Pray to our Lord Jesus Christ / For the salvation of our souls!

Troparion — Tone 4

O blessed Father Herman of Alaska, / North star of Christ’s holy Church, / The light of your holy life and great deeds / Guides those who follow the Orthodox way. / Together we lift high the Holy Cross / You planted firmly in America. / Let all behold and glorify Jesus Christ, / Singing his holy Resurrection.

Kontakion — Tone 3

The eternal light of Christ our Savior, / Guided you, O blessed father Herman, / On your evangelical journey to America, / Proclaiming the Gospel of peace. / Now you stand before the throne of Glory; / Intercede for your land and its people / Peace for the world and salvation for our souls!

Virginmartyr Lucy of Syracuse

Troparion — Tone 5

Wearing the radiant cloak of virginity / And being betrothed to the Lifegiver Christ / You forsook the love of your earthly betrothed / O Lucy Virgin-Martyr / Therefore as a bridal gift / You have brought to Christ the outpouring of your blood / You also intercede to Him for us all!

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.