Troparia and kontakia for March 29

4th Sunday of Great Lent: St John Climacus (of the Ladder)

Troparion — Tone 1

Dweller of the desert and angel in the body, / you were shown to be a wonder-worker, our God-bearing Father John. / You received heavenly gifts through fasting, vigil, and prayer: / healing the sick and the souls of those drawn to you by faith. / 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 4

The Lord truly set you on the heights of abstinence, / to be a guiding star, showing the way to the universe, / O our Father and Teacher John.

Hieromartyr Mark, Bishop of Arethusa, who suffered under Julian the Apostate

Troparion — Tone 3

In preparation for the contest, you anointed an assembly of martyrs / and bolstered them by your steadfastness, O glorious Mark. / You finished your course together with them / and all of you were found worthy of the joy of heaven. / Righteous father, entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy. / (Kontakion not provided in Typikon)

Martyr Cyril the Deacon of Heliopolis, and those with him, who suffered under Julian the Apostate

Troparion — Tone 3

In preparation for the contest, O glorious Cyril, / You anointed an assembly of martyrs / And strengthened them by your steadfastness. / You finished your course with them. / And you were all found worthy of the joys of heaven. / O righteous Father, / Pray to Christ our God to grant us his great mercy!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Having been illumined by the grace of truth, / You radiantly instruct the ends of the earth in piety, O glorious Hieromartyrs. / Therefore we bless you in faith.