Troparia and kontakia for August 5

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Troparion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “Be quick to anticipate...“)
Come, you faithful, let us meet the Transfiguration of Christ in advance, / and celebrating the prefeast, let us cry aloud, / “Now the day of divine gladness is at hand; / the Master ascends Mount Tabor / to flash forth with the beauty of His divinity.”

Kontakion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “Thou hast appeared today...”)
Now, beforehand, all of mortal nature divinely shines today / with the divine Transfiguration; / and in gladness she cries out: “Christ is transfigured, saving all.”

Martyr Eusignius of Antioch

Troparion — Tone 8

Today the Church honors a man martyred for his piety and devotion: / The sincere and Godly-minded Eusignius the Wise. / She glorifies his spiritual struggles, and cries out fervently: / O Most Merciful One, guard Your servants through his intercessions!

Venerable Job of Ushchelsk

Troparion — Tone 1

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Father, / for you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing you taught us to disregard the flesh for it passes away / but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore your spirit, venerable Job, rejoices with the angels.

Hieromartyr Antherus (Antheros) Pope of Rome

Troparion — Tone 1

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, / you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, / you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Antherus entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Hieromartyr Fabian, Pope of Rome, and Martyr Pontious

Troparion — Tone 1

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, / you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, / you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Fabian entreat Christ God to save our souls.

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!

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!

Martyrs Cantidius, Cantidian, and Sibelius (Sobel) of Egypt

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!

Saint Theoctistus, Bishop of Chernigov

Troparion — Tone 4

In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith, / an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence; / your humility exalted you; / your poverty enriched you. / Hierarch Father Theoctistus, / entreat Christ our God / that our souls may be saved.

Saint John Jacob the Chozebite

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!