Troparia and kontakia for September 16

Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross

Troparion — Tone 1

O Lord, save Your people, / and bless Your inheritance. / Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians / over their adversaries. / And by virtue of Your Cross, / preserve Your habitation.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As You were voluntarily raised upon the cross for our sake, / grant mercy to those who are called by Your Name, O Christ God; / make all Orthodox Christians glad by Your power, / granting them victories over their adversaries, / by bestowing on them the Invincible trophy, Your weapon of Peace.

Great Martyr Euphēmia the All-praised

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Euphēmia 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.

Troparion — Tone 4

(Slavic usage)
You loved your Bridegroom Christ, / and your lamp was well trimmed1 shining with virtue, O All-praised Euphēmia, / and so you went in with Him to the wedding feast,2 / receiving from Him a crown of martyrdom. / Deliver us from misfortune, who revere your memory with faith.


1 Matthew 25:7 2 Matthew 25:10

Kontakion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “As You were voluntarily raised...”)
In your struggle you contested well, Euphēmia; / even after death you make us holy by gushing forth miracles, O All-praised one. / Therefore, we honor your holy repose, standing by your august relics with faith, / in order to be delivered from spiritual afflictions, / and that we may draw forth the grace of your miracles.

Venerable Dorotheus the Hermit of Egypt

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

Saint Procopius

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