Troparia and kontakia for February 6

Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple

Troparion — Tone 1

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace! / From you shone the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God. / Enlightening those who sat in darkness! / Rejoice, and be glad, O righteous elder; / you accepted in your arms the Redeemer of our souls, / Who grants us the Resurrection.

Kontakion — Tone 1

By Your nativity, You did sanctify the Virgin’s womb, / and did bless Simeon’s hands, O Christ God. / Now You have come and saved us through love. / Grant peace to all Orthodox Christians, O only Lover of man!

Saint Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna

Troparion — Tone 4

You shone with the rays of virtue / received from him who leaned on the Master’s breast. / Resplendent, God-inspired hierarch, / you led your flock to the pastures of truth. / Entreat Christ our God for those who honor you, father Bucolus.

Kontakion — Tone 2

He who was beloved of Christ / saw the purity of your life; / he made you a shepherd of the Church / and a radiant lamp of godliness. / Holy father Bucolus, / you truly emulated his virtues.

Saint Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

Follower of the Apostles’ way / and teacher of mankind: / Intercede, O Photius, with the Lord of all, / to grant peace to the world / and to our souls great mercy!

Venerable Barsanuphius the Great and John the Prophet

Troparion — Tone 1

Mystical tongues of the Holy Spirit / rational harps of grace / sounding forth sweet hymns of discernment / which soothe and rejoice men’s souls, / you moved them to cast off the yoke of passion / and to trample on Satan’s head. / Therefore, God-like Barsanuphius and wise John, / deliver those who sing to you: / Glory to Him who has given you grace! / Glory to Him who has blessed you! / Glory to Him who has saved many through your holy words of counsel!

Virgin Martyr Dorothy at Caesarea, in Cappadocia, and those with her

Troparion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “Be quick to anticipate...”)
Your Martyrs, O Lord, in their contest for You / have received as a prize the crowns of incorruption and life from You, our immortal God; / for since they possessed Your strength, they cast down the tyrants / and wholly destroyed the demons' powerless presumption. / O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 8

(Podoben: “Seeking the highest...”)
O divine martyrs, you appeared as bright beacons, / illumining all of creation with the radiance of your miracles; / do not cease to entreat Christ to deliver us all from our maladies, / and drive away from us the profound darkness of ignorance.

Martyr Julian of Emesa

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Julian, 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!

Virgin Martyr Fausta, and Martyrs Evilasius and Maximus, at Cyzicus

Troparion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “Be quick to anticipate...”)
Your Martyrs, O Lord, in their contest for You / have received as a prize the crowns of incorruption and life from You, our immortal God; / for since they possessed Your strength, they cast down the tyrants / and wholly destroyed the demons' powerless presumption. / O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 8

(Podoben: “Seeking the highest...”)
O divine martyrs, you appeared as bright beacons, / illumining all of creation with the radiance of your miracles; / do not cease to entreat Christ to deliver us all from our maladies, / and drive away from us the profound darkness of ignorance.

Virgin Martyrs Martha and Mary, and their brother Lycarion, in Egypt

Troparion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “Be quick to anticipate...”)
Your Martyrs, O Lord, in their contest for You / have received as a prize the crowns of incorruption and life from You, our immortal God; / for since they possessed Your strength, they cast down the tyrants / and wholly destroyed the demons' powerless presumption. / O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 8

(Podoben: “Seeking the highest...”)
O divine martyrs, you appeared as bright beacons, / illumining all of creation with the radiance of your miracles; / do not cease to entreat Christ to deliver us all from our maladies, / and drive away from us the profound darkness of ignorance.

Saint Arsenius of Iqalto, 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 Arsenius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!