Troparia and kontakia for August 23

Leavetaking of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 1

In giving birth you preserved your virginity, / in falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. / You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, / and by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Neither the tomb, nor death could hold the Theotokos, / who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. / For being the Mother of Life, / she was translated to life by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.

Martyr Lupus, slave of Saint Demetrius of Thessalonica

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Lupus, 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!

Kontakion — Tone 2

As a steadfast warrior of the Lord, / you vanquished the enemy array, O Lupus. / Strengthened by divine love, / with strength surpassing that of man you prevailed in your contest. / Now you unceasingly intercede with Christ our God for us all.

Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons

Troparion — Tone 4

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 Irenaeus, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Saints Eutychius and Florentius of Nursia

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 fathers Eutychius and Florentius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!