Troparia and kontakia for October 11

Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council

Troparion — Tone 8

Most glorious are You, O Christ our God! / You have established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth! / Through them you have guided us to the true faith! / O greatly Compassionate One, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 6

The Son who shone forth from the Father / was ineffably born, two-fold in nature, of a woman. / Having beheld Him, we do not deny the image of His form, / but depict it piously and revere it faithfully. / Thus, keeping the True Faith, / the Church venerates the icon of Christ Incarnate.

Venerable Philotheus, Patriarch of Constantinople

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 Philotheus, / entreat Christ our God / that our souls may be saved.

Apostle Philip of the Seventy, One of the Seven Deacons

Troparion — Tone 3

Filled with divine grace, / you served God the Word as a deacon of the Church, O Apostle Philip. / By the working of miracles and by signs from God / you enlightened the multitudes of Samaria. / O blessed one, entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “Today You have shown forth...”)
Inspired by the All-Holy Spirit, / you enlightened the entire world by your teachings and resplendent miracles, / Apostle Philip, sacred initiate.

Saint Theophanes the Confessor and Hymnographer, Bishop of Nicea

Troparion — Tone 5

Having attained an angelic state, / you sounded forth as a golden trumpet of revelation / and nourished the chosen people with your words. / The singing of your hymns gladdens the Church, / for which you struggled, O Theophanes.

Kontakion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “Today You have shown forth...”)
You dawned on the Church like a second sun, venerable Theophanes, / enlightening her with the beams of your teachings / as a priest of Christ our God.

Venerable Theophanes the Faster of the Kiev Near Caves

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

Venerable Leonid of Optina

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

Martyrs Zenaida and Philonilla, of Tarsus in Cilicia

Troparion — Tone 3

Let us honor the most wondrous Tarsus, / which blossomed forth the precious flowers, the wise Zenaida and Philonilla, / for they possessed the unshakable foundation of faith, / and restrained the ranks of demons. / Therefore, they rejoice with the Angels, and always intercede for us.

Venerable Ethelburga

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 mother Ethelburga, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!