Troparia and kontakia for September 19

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.

Martyrs Trophimus, Sabbatius, and Dorymedon of Synnada

Troparion — Tone 8

God praised in Trinity has glorified a trinity of martyrs: / Trophimus, Sabbatius, and Dorymedon. / By their faith, they overthrew the adversary. / Through their prayers, O Christ our God, have mercy on us.

Kontakion — Tone 8

As the foundation of athletes and the confirmation of piety / the Church honors and glorifies your brilliant suffering, / wise and glorious Trophimus, ever-praised and blessed athlete. / Together with your fellow sufferers, ask cleansing for those who hymn you, / for you are invincible.

Saint Theodore, Prince of Smolensk and Yaroslav, and his sons Saints David and Constantine

Troparion — Tone 4

From your youth you clung to Christ’s love / and you eagerly kept his laws. / You were enriched with miraculous gifts / and now pour forth healings, Theodore, David and Constantine / pray to Christ our God to save those who honor you!

Kontakion — Tone 8

While in the flesh you were radiant lamps living like the angels. / By fasting, vigils and faith you grew like the trees in paradise. / You blossomed in prayer through the grace you received. / You have become mighty physicians, healing infirmity of souls. / O glorious wonderworkers Theodore, David, and Constantine, / pray to Christ our God for the forgiveness of those who venerate your memory!