Troparia and kontakia for November 22

Afterfeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple

Troparion — Tone 4

Today is the prelude of the good will of God, / of the preaching of the salvation of mankind. / The Virgin appears in the temple of God, / in anticipation proclaiming Christ to all. / Let us rejoice / and sing to her: / "Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator's dispensation."

Kontakion — Tone 4

The most pure Temple of the Savior; / the precious Chamber and Virgin; / the sacred Treasure of the glory of God, / is presented today to the house of the Lord. / She brings with her the grace of the Spirit, / therefore, the angels of God praise her: / “Truly this woman is the abode of heaven.”

Apostles of the Seventy Philemon and Archippus, Martyr Apphia, wife of Philemon and Equal-to-the-Apostles, and Onesimus, disciple of Saint Paul

Troparion — Tone 3

Holy Apostles Philemon, Archippus, Apphia, and Onesimus, / entreat the merciful God / to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion — Tone 2

(Podoben: “Seeking the highest...”)
Let us praise the Apostles of Christ, / who illumine the ends of the earth like all-radiant stars: / glorious Philemon and dedicated Archippus, / Onesimus, together with Mark and Apollos, and the all-wise Apphia. / Let us cry to them: / “Unceasingly pray for us all!”

Virgin Martyr Cecilia and the Holy Martyrs Valerian, Tiburtius and Maximus at Rome

Troparion — Tone 3

(Podoben: “Your confession of the divine Faith...”)
In the radiance of your divine way of life, / you were drawn toward everlasting life, attracting a pair of brothers as well. / In harmony with them, Cecilia, you struggled and became worthy of divine glory. / With them, intercede that those who praise you / may be granted pardon of their transgressions and great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “You were lifted up on the Cross...”)
Let us, the plenitude of the faithful, / sing hymns to her who was freely espoused to Christ, / and adorned her heart with virtues befitting God. / Then, shining like the sun, / she vanquished the boldness of Almachius in the midst of those who sought her. / After these things, she was seen by those on earth / as a divine foundation, strengthening their faith.

Venerable Callistus Xanthopoulos of Mount Athos

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

New Hieromartyr Alexis (Benemanskii) of Tver

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 Alexis, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

New Hieromartyr Elias (Gromoglasov) of Tver

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 Elias, entreat Christ God to save our souls.