Troparia & Kontakia for September 2014
Troparion of St. Thomas - Tone 2
You were a disciple of Christ, a member of the divine assembly of the Apostles, / for you made certain the Resurrection of Christ through your disbelief, / and verified His all-pure Passion by your touch, O all-praised Thomas, / beseech now peace and great mercy for our souls!
Kontakion of St. Thomas - Tone 4
Thomas, disciple of Christ and His faithful servant, / filled with divine Grace, /
cried out in the sincerity of his love, / “You are my Lord and my God.”
O Unashamed Intercessor- Tone 6
O unashamed Intercessor of Christians, / ever loyal advocate before the Creator, / do not disregard the prayerful voice of sinners / but in your goodness hasten to assist us / who trustfully cry out to you: / Intercede always O Mother of God, / in behalf of those who honor you.
Propers for the Days
7th – Forefeast of the Nativity/Martyr Sozón
Troparion of the Forefeast – Tone 4
From the root of Jesse and from David's loins / the divine maiden Mary is born for us today, / and all things are filled with God and renewed. / Rejoice together, heaven and earth! / Praise her, you countries of the nations! / Joachim rejoices and Anna keeps festival, crying: / The barren woman gives birth to the Mother of God / and the nurse of our life.
Troparion of Martyr Sozón– Tone 1
O Martyr Sozón, you pledged your life to God, / and endured the contest and become a sharer in Christ's Passion. / Save from temptation those who cry to you: / Glory to Him Who strengthened you; / Glory to Him Who crowned you; / glory to Him Who through you works healings for all.
Kontakion of Martyr Sozón – Tone 2
Together let us praise with loud voices Sozón the Athlete of piety, / vessel of
grace and bestower of healings. / He prays to God for us all.
Kontakion of the Forefeast – Tone 3
Today the bridal chamber of the heavenly Bridegroom, / Mary the Virgin Mother of God, / by God's will is born of a barren woman, / and the chariot of the Word of God is beautifully adorned. / She is the gate and the Mother of life: / for this God chose her.
28th – Venerable Chariton
Troparion – Tone 4
O blessed Chariton, / radiant with the grace of the Spirit / you were luminous with virtue. / You shone from the desert by confession and labours. / Pray for those who sing your praises.
Kontakion – Tone 2
You did delight in monastic discipline / and did bridle carnal desire, / and did increase in faith, O blessed Chariton. / You flourished as the tree of life in the midst of Paradise.