Troparia and kontakia for October 26

Holy, Glorious Dēmḗtrios the Myrrh-gusher of Thessaloniki

Troparion — Tone 3

The entire world has found you to be a great champion in times of peril; / for you put the heathen to flight, O victorious one. / As you brought to naught the boasts of Lyaeus, and gave courage to Nestor in the stadium, / in the same way, O Holy Great Martyr Dēmḗtrios, / entreat Christ God, that He grant us great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 2

(The Original Melody)
God, Who has given you invincible strength, Dēmḗtrios, / has adorned the Church with the royal purple of the streams of your blood, / and has kept your city unharmed, / for you are its support.

Commemoration of the Great Earthquake at Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 8

Christ our God, You look upon the earth and it trembles; / deliver us from the terrible threat of earthquakes; / and through the prayers of the Theotokos, send down upon us / Your abundant mercy and save us.

Kontakion — Tone 6

Deliver us all from upheavals, and from terrible afflictions caused by our sins, O Lord, / and spare Your people people whom You have purchased with Your blood, O Master. / Do not deliver Your city to destruction by terrible earthquakes, / for we know no other God than You; / and to those who cry out You respond: / “I am with you and no one will be against you.”

Saint Theophilus of the Kiev Caves, Bishop of Novgorod

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

Venerable Athanasius of Medikion Monastery

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

Monastic Martyr Joseph of Dionysiou, Mount Athos

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 Joseph, rejoices with the angels.

Saint Demetrius of Tsilibinsk

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