Troparia and kontakia for February 12

Saint Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch

Troparion — Tone 4

You appeared to your flock as a rule of faith, / an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence. / Because of your lowliness, heaven was opened to you. / Because of your poverty, riches were granted to you. / O holy bishop Meletius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 6

The apostate Macedonius / fled in fear before your spiritual courage, / but we your servants run to you to gain your intercession! / Father Meletius, converser with the angels and fiery sword of Christ our God, / we praise you as a star bringing light to all!

Saint Alexis, Metropolitan of Moscow, Wonderworker of All Russia

Troparion — Tone 4

The fervent protector of Apostolic dogmas, / the pastor and teacher of the Russian Church: / By celebrating the memory of the blessed bishop Alexis / we glorify with our songs Christ our God. / He has given us a faithful worker / and a fountain of healing grace, / the praise and confirmation of Orthodox Christians!