Troparia and kontakia for May 29

Virgin Martyr Theodosia of Tyre

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Theodosia, / calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, / and in seeking You, I endure suffering. / In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, / and I died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Repose of the Blessed John of Ustiug the Fool-for-Christ

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 John, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Virgin Martyr Theodosia the Nun of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Theodosia, O Jesus, / calls out to You in a loud voice: / I love You, O my bridegroom, / and in seeking You, I endure suffering. / In Baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, / and died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered myself in love. / By her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Through your striving, O venerable Theodosia, / you inherited a life of peace. / By shedding your blood, you vanquished the enemy of the Church of Christ. / As you rejoice now in His presence, ever pray to Him for us all!

Kontakion — Tone 4

You were betrothed to the King of Heaven / as a pure and trophy-bearing martyr. / Entreat Him to save our souls, praiseworthy Theodosia.

Martyred Fathers and Mothers of Atchara

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received an incorruptible crown 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!