Troparia and kontakia for February 1

Forefeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple

Troparion — Tone 1

The celestial choir of heavenly angels / bends down to the earth / and sees the First-born of all creation / being carried into the Temple as a babe / by a Mother who has not known man, / and in amazement sings with us / a pre-festal hymn.

Kontakion — Tone 6

The Word, unseen with the Father, / now is seen in the flesh, ineffably born of the Virgin, / and is given into the arms of the priest and Elder. / Let us worship Him, our True God.

Martyr Tryphon of Lampsacus Near Apamea in Syria

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Tryphon, O Lord, / through his suffering has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

By the power of the Trinity you destroyed polytheism to the ends of the earth, / and you were honored by Christ, all-glorious Tryphon; / having conquered tyrants through Christ the Savior, / you received your crown of martyrdom and the gift of divine healing, for you are invincible.

Martyrs Perpetua, a woman of Carthage, and the Catechumens: Saturus, Revocatus, Saturninus, Secundulus and Felicitas

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs, 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!

Venerable Brigid (Bridget) of Ireland

Troparion — Tone 1

O holy Brigid, you became sublime through your humility, / and flew on the wings of your longing for God. / When you arrived in the eternal City and appeared before your Heavenly Bridegroom, / wearing the crown of virginity, / you kept your promise / to remember those who have recourse to you. / You shower grace upon the world, and multiply miracles. / Intercede with Christ our God that He may save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

The holy virgin Brigid full of divine wisdom, / went with joy along the way of evangelical childhood, / and with the grace of God/ attained in this way the summit of virtue. / She now bestows blessings upon those who come to her with faith. / O holy Virgin, intercede with Christ our God / that He may have mercy on our souls.