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APOLYTIKION FOR ST. GEORGE 23rd April Tone 4
As the one renowned for setting captives free, * and for defending those in poverty, * the physician of the sick and the champion of kings, * do thou, o Victory-bearer and Great Martyr George, * intercede to Christ our God * for the salvation of our souls.
APOLYTIKION FOR ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST 7th January Tone 2
The memory of the just is praised,* but thou art well pleased, O Forerunner, with the testimony of the Lord. * For thou hast verily been shown forth as more honoured than the prophets, * since thou wast counted worthy to baptize in the stream Him whom they foretold. * Therefore, having mightily contended and suffered for the truth, * with joy thou hast preached also to those in Hades, * of Godís manifestation in the flesh, * who takes away the sin of the world * and grants unto us great mercy.
APOLYTIKION FOR ST. ANDREW 30th November Tone 4
As the first-called of the Apostles* and blood brother of the most eminent,* do thou, Andrew, beseech the Master of all,* that He may grant peace unto the world,* and unto our souls great mercy.
APOLYTIKION FOR ST. SILOUAN 24th September Tone 3
Presented as a herald to the world,* in godly words thou art the sweetness of * Christís love, O Thrice-blessed: * For thou didst see Him who is humble and meek,* and of His heart thou didst assimilate. * Wherefore, we all being radiant with the words * of thy godly tongue, O Blessed Silouan, * Glorify the Spirit that glorified thee.
APOLYTIKION FOR ST. PHANOURIOS 27th August Tone 4
On earth is brightly sung a heavenly chant, * in heaven the choir of Angels joyfully celebrate, * an earthly festival. * From on high they hymn * the praise of thy contests, * From below the Church * proclaims thy heavenly glory, * which thou didst acquire through thy struggles and battles,* O glorious Phanourius.
APOLYTIKION FOR ST. DEMETRIOS 26th October Tone 3
The world hath found in thee, a great defender in times of need, and a victor against the heathen, O Champion. Wherefore as Lyaeusí disdainfulness thou didst bring down by reassuring Nestor in the stadium, do thou, O holy and Greatmartyr Demetrios, intercede to Christ our God that He may grant unto us great mercy.
APOLYTIKION FOR ST. BARNABAS 11th June Tone 1
The great glory of Cyprus, the preacher of the world, * the first amongst the Antiochians, * the architect of Christian calling, * the renowned pioneer of Rome,* and the divine hauler of the nations,* the vessel of grace, the kinsman of the Holy Spirit, * the travelling companion of the holy and great Apostle Paul, * first amongst the Seventy, equal to the Twelve. * Let us all the faithful piously come together * and crown Barnabas with hymns * for he intercedes with Christ * to have mercy upon our souls.
APOLYTIKION ON THE BIRTH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST. Tone 4
We are unable who most ardently honour thee, O Prophet and Forerunner of the showing of Christ, to praise thee as it is meet: for the womb that was barren and thy fatherís dumbness, were loosed by thy glorious and noble nativity, and the incarnation of the Son of God was proclaimed unto the world.
APOLYTIKION FOR ST. PANTELEIMON 27th July Tone 3
O champion and healer saint Panteleimon, beseech our merciful God that He may grant unto our souls the remission of sins.
APOLYTIKION FOR ST. LAZARUS (LAZARUS SATURDAY AND PALM SUNDAY)
Reassuring us before thy Passion of the General Resurrection, from the dead Thou hast raised Lazarus, O Christ our God: Therefore like the children we also, carry tokens of victory, and cry to Thee the Victor of death. Hosanna in highest, blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.
APOLYTIKION FOR ST. JAMES THE LORD'S BROTHER 23rd October Tone 8
As a disciple of the Lord, thou hast receive the Gospel, O righteous one, as a Martyr thou hast found eternal life, as the Lord's Brother thou hast boldness, as a hierarch thou hast the power of prayer. Intercede to Christ our God that he may save our souls.
KONTAKION FOR ST. JAMES THE LORD'S BROTHER 23rd October Tone 4
Lifted up of Thine own will (Ο υψωθείς εν τω Σταύρώ)
The Only-begotten Word of God the Father*, who in these latter days has dwelt among us,* appointed thee O divine James,* as the first shepherd and Teacher,* of Jerusalem, and a faithful steward* of the spiritual Mysteries:* therefore, O Apostle, we all honour thee.
COMMON TROPARION FOR AN APOSTLE Tone 3
O Holy Apostle (.....), beseech our merciful God, that He may grant unto souls the remission of our sins.
COMMON TROPARION FOR AN EVANGELIST Tone 3
O Holy Apostle and Evangelist (.....), beseech our merciful God, that He may grant unto souls the remission of our sins.
COMMON TROPARION FOR HIERARCHS Tone 4
Principle of faith and the image of meekness, as a teacher of temperance thou wast revealed to thy flock as the fulfilment of the truth. Whereby through humility thou hast won the things on high, through poverty gained riches. O hierarch father (.....) pray to Christ our God for the salvation of our souls
COMMON TROPARION FOR HIEROMARTYRS Tone 4
Through their like manner of life, and by succeeding to their throne, like the Apostles thou hast become, finding the means, O God-inspired, through contemplation: whereby thou didst rightly divide the word of truth, and with thy blood didst suffer for the faith. Wherefore, O Hieromartyr (.....), intercede to Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.
COMMON TROPARION FOR A CONFESSOR Tone 8
Guide of the Orthodox faith, a teacher of piety and humility. Illuminator of the world, the pride and glory of bishops, O God-inspired. Wise (.....), thy teaching hast enlightened all, O harp of the Spirit, intercede to Christ our God, for the salvation of our souls.
COMMON TROPARION FOR A MARTYR Tone 4
Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his struggles received, a crown of incorruptibility from Thee our God: for with Thy strength he wiped out tyrants, and overcame demons, rendering them powerless. By his intercessions, O Christ our God, save our souls.
COMMON TROPARION FOR MARTYRS Tone 4
Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their struggles received, crowns of incorruptibility from Thee our God: for with Thy strength they wiped out tyrants, and overcame demons, rendering them powerless. By their intercessions, O Christ our God, save our souls.
COMMON TROPARION FOR MARTYRS Tone 1
For the sufferings of the saints which they endured for Thy sake do Thou, O Lord, have compassion, and heal, we beseech Thee, all our sufferings, O Lover of mankind.
COMMON TROPARION FOR A WOMAN MARTYR Tone 4
Thy Ewe Lamb O Jesus cries with a loud voice, Thee my Bridegroom I desire and I seek Thee with strife, And Iím crucified and buried with Thee in Thy Baptism, And suffer for Thee so that I may reign with Thee, And die for Thee so that I may live in thee. Therefore accept as an unblemished sacrifice, her who ardently was slain for Thee. By her intercessions, O Merciful Saviour, save our souls.
COMMON TROPARION FOR UNMERCINARIES Tone 8
O holy wonder-workers and selfless physicians, visit our infirmities, freely ye have received, freely give unto us.
COMMON TROPARION FOR A PROPHET Tone 2
The memory of Thy Prophet (.....) we celebrate, O Lord. Through him we beseech Thee to save our souls.
COMMON TROPARION FOR PROGENITORS Tone 2
The memory of Thy righteous Progenitors (.....) we celebrate, O Lord. Through them we beseech Thee to save our souls.
COMMON TROPARION FOR AN ASCETIC Tone 1
A dweller of the desert and an angel in the flesh, and as a wonder-worker thou hast shone forth O God-bearing father (.....). By fasting, vigilance and prayer, heavenly gifts thou hast received. Whereby healing all the poor in health and the souls of them that make haste to thee in faith. Glory to Him who hath given thee strength. Glory to Him who hath crowned thee. Glory to Him who made possible through thee healing for all.
COMMON TROPARION FOR AN ASCETIC Tone 8
With the river of thy tears thou hast made the barren desert fertile, and with the sighs of sorrow from thy heart thou hast made thy labours to bear a hundredfold. With the glory of thy miracles thou hast become a light to the inhabited earth. O (.....) our holy father, pray to Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.
COMMON TROPARION FOR A MONK Tone 8
In thee, O Father, was preserved unimpaired that which is according to Godís image; for thou didst take up the Cross and follow Christ. By thine actions thou hast taught us to despise the flesh for it passes away, but to care for the soul which is thing immortal. Wherefore thy spirit holy (.....) rejoices with the angels.
COMMON TROPARION FOR A NUN Tone 8
In thee, O Mother, was preserved unimpaired that which is according to Godís image; for thou didst take up the Cross and follow Christ. By thine actions thou hast taught us to despise the flesh for it passes away, but to care for the soul which is thing immortal. Wherefore thy spirit holy (.....) rejoices with the angels.