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Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon - Pascha Cycle - Triodion, Great Lent, Palm Sunday, Pascha, and Pentecost

These are short poetic hymns that present the theme of the day. On Sundays, the troparia are hymns praising the Resurrection. There are eight resurrectional troparia corresponding to the eight modes of Greek chant used in our church.

There are also troparia and kondakia for each day of the calendar year. On major feast days. the troparia extol the mystery celebrated on that particular feast. On saint days. the troparia ask the saints to intercede for the people of God.

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The Triodion

First Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican
KONTAKION (TONE 4)
Let us shun the proud attitude of the boastful Pharisee and learn humility from the Publican's sighs; let us cry out to our Savior:" Have mercy on us, O You who alone are merciful!"

VESPERS STICHERON (TONE 1)
When the Pharisee went up to the temple in his vainglory and the Publican bowed in his repentance, they both stood before You, O Master! The one lost his reward through boasting, while the other won your blessing through his sighs. Because I too am sighing in your presence, strengthen me, Christ God, for You are the Lover of all people.!

Second Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of the Prodigal Son
KONTAKION (TONE 3)
When in my wretchedness I ran away from your fatherly love. I squandered in wickedness the riches you had given me. And so now. like the Prodigal Son. I cry out to You: "I have sinned in your sight, O merciful Father; receive me now that I repent and make me as one of your hired servants."

VESPERS STICHERON (TONE 1)
Brothers and sisters, our purpose is to know the power of God's goodness: how, when the Prodigal Son gave up sin and hastened to the parental refuge, his kindly father welcomed him and kissed him and marked him with signs of honor. He manifested this mystical joy to the inhabitants of heaven by killing the fatted calf in order that we too may do what is right before the Sacrificer, the Father and Lover of All People, and the Victim, the glorious Savior of our souls.

Third Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of Meatfare - Last Judgement

KONTAKION (TONE I)
O God, when You shall come down upon earth in your glory, every creature shall tremble before You. A river of fire shall flow before your judgement-seat, the books shall be opened, and all secrets revealed. On that day, O Just Judge, deliver me from eternal fire and make me worthy to stand at your right hand.

VESPERS STICHERON (TONE 6)
The trumpets shall blast and the tombs emptied; all men shall arise trembling with fear. Those who have done good shall rejoice with gladness, expecting their reward; those who have done evil shall tremble mightily, moaning and shaking as they are sent to their pain and separated from the elect. Wherefore, O Lord of Glory, be compassionate towards us and make us worthy to be counted among those You love, for You are good.

Fourth Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of Cheesefare - Forgiveness

KONTAKION (TONE I)
O You who guide men towards wisdom and give them intelligence and understanding, Instructor of the Ignorant and helper of the Poor : strengthen and enlighten my heart, O Lord! O Word of God, grant that I may speak, for behold I will not keep my lips from crying out to You : "O Compassionate One, have mercy on me who have fallen!"

VESPERS STICHERON (TONE 6)
Most honored Paradise, garden of beauty and delight, dwelling-place made perfect by God, unending gladness and rejoicing, delight of prophets and home of saints: by the harmony of your rustling leaves, beseech the Creator of All that He may open to me the gates I had closed by my sins, and that I may be made worthy once more to partake of the Tree of life and bliss which You had made mine from the beginning.

Lent

First day of Lent: Clean Monday
VESPERS STICHERON (TONE 2)
Let us enter the season of Lent in the spirit of joy, giving ourselves to spiritual strife, cleansing our soul and body, controlling our passions, as we limit our food, living on the virtues of the Spirit; let us persevere in our longing for Him so as to be worthy to behold the most solemn Passion of Christ and the most holy Pascha, rejoicing all the time with spiritual joy.

First Sunday of Lent: The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, with ikon procession

KONTAKION (TONE 8)
The infinite Word of God became circumscribed when He was incarnate in You. O Mother of God. He restored our corrupt image to its former beauty by joining it to the divine splendor.

TROPARION OF THE HOLY IMAGES (TONE 2)

Before your most pure image we bow in worship, O Good One, begging forgiveness of our stumblings, Christ God: because You chose of your own free will to ascend upon the Cross in the flesh to deliver from the enemy's yoke those You had cre-ated. For this reason we cry out to You in thanksgiving: "You, our Savior, filled all things with joy when You came to save the world!"

VESPERS STICHERON (TONE 6)
Truly has the Church of Christ received honorable adornment: the noble and hallowed ikons of Christ the Savior, of The Theotokos and of all the saints. We lift them up with joy and gladness as the Church exults in grace, happily glorifying her God, the Lover of All People, who patiently suffered for our sake.

VESPERS STICHERON (TONE 6)
Master, infinite in your divine nature, You condescended in these latter days to become incarnate and finite: for in assuming our body, You accepted all its properties. Wherefore we represent your likeness, and embrace it with the Model in mind. We go up to your love, and, following the divine tradition set by the apostles, we draw from it the grace of healing.

The Second Sunday of Great Lent: Holy Relics and Gregory Palamas

TROPARION (TONE 8)
O victorious witness of the Lord, blessed is the earth that received your blood, and holy are the heavenly places that opened to your souls. You have vanquished the enemy in battle and proclamined Christ with courage. We beg you to intercede with Him who is all good that He may save our souls.

VESPERS STICHON OF Gregory PALAMAS (TONE 6)
Your lips are full of grace, O Holy Father Gregory. You have become a shepherd of the Church of Christ, teaching your spiritual flock to believe in the Trinity, consubstantial in one Godhead.

The Third Sunday of Great Lent: Veneration of the Holy Cross

KONTAKION (TONE 7)
The angel's fiery sword will no longer guard the gate of Paradise, for the Cross of the Lord has extinguished it wonderfully. The power of death has been broken, the victory of Hades wiped out, and You, my Savior, have arisen and called out to all those bound in Hades: "Come now, and enter into heaven!"

TROPARION (TONE I)
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance; preserve our public authorities in every good deed; and protect your nation by the power of your Cross.

The Fourth Sunday of Great Lent: Commemoration of our Holy Father John Kilmakos
KONTAKION (TONE 1)
O wise and blessed John, you gave us your teachings as fruits ever ripe to liven the hearts of those who hear them well. Your doctrine is like a ladder that leads to heavenly and everlasting glory the souls of those who honor you.

The Fifth Sunday of Great Lent: Commemoration of our Venerable Mother St. Mary of Egypt

KONTAKION (TONE 4)
O Glorious Mary of Egypt, you cast out the darkness of sin and followed the light of penance. You directed your heart to Christ and offered Him His Immaculate Mother as an all-compassionate intercessor. Wherefore you avoided sin and now live in the joyful company of the angels in Heaven.

VESPERS DOXASTICHON (TONE 4)
Christ, the power of your Cross has worked wonders for Mary of Egypt. She had been a harlot and has now become an example and ideal of ascetic life. Casting off the weakness of nature, she has bravely fought Satan. Now, as a saint in heaven, she has obtained the prize of victory and intercedes for our souls.

Lazarus Saturday

TROPARION (TONE 1)
O Christ God, when You raised Lazarus from the dead, before the time of your passion, you confirmed the future resurrection of all. We too, like the children of old, carry before You the symbols of your triumph and victory and cry out to You, the Conqueror of Death: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"

Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday--Shaneeneh

KONTAKION OF PALM SUNDAY (TONE 6)
O Christ God, enthroned in Heaven and on earth riding a donkey's colt, You have accepted the praise of the angels and the hymns of the children who were crying out to You: "Blessed are You who come to restore Adam."

TROPARION OF LAZARUS sATURDAY (TONE 1)
O Christ God, when You raised Lazarus from the dead before the time of your Passion, You confirmed the future resurrection of all. We too, like the children of old, carry before You the symbols of victory and cry out to You, O Conqueror of Death: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!"

TROPARION OF PALM SUNDAY (TONE 4)
We have been buried with You in Baptism, O Christ our God, and we merited eternal life through your Resurrection. Wherefore we cry out to You, singing a hymn of praise: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"

Pascha

TROPARION (TONE 5)
Christ is risen from the dead, and by His death He has trampled upon death and has given life to those who are in the tombs! or Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and upon those in the Tombs bestowing life! Al-Maseehu qama min bayn il-amwat wa wati almawta bil mawt wa wa hab al-ah-yat lil-lazeena filqubour! or Al Masih kam min baynil amwat, wa wati-al mawt bil mawt, wa wahabal hayat lil-lazina fil kooboor! Christos Anesti ek nekron, thanato thanaton batissas, ke tis endis mnimassi, zo-in kharrissa menos! or Christos Anesti ek nekron, thanato thanaton patesas, kai tis en tis mnemasi, zoeen charisamenos! or Christos Anesti ek nekron, thana to thanaton patisas, ketis en tis mnimasi, zo in charisamenos! or Christos Anesti ek nekron thanato than aton pateesas keh thees en dees mnimassi zo-een kharisamenos! Christos Voskrese iz mertvych, smertiyu smert' poprav, i sushym vo grobyech, zhivot darovav!

TROPARION (TONE 1)
After the stone was sealed by the Jews, and while the soldiers were watching Your spotless body, You rose, O Savior, on the third day, bestowing life on the world. Therefore the heavenly powers cried out to You, O Giver of Life: "Glory to your resurrection, O Christ, glory to your Kingdom, glory to your Economy, O You who alone are the Lover of All People."

TROPARION (TONE 2)
When You descended to death, O Immortal Life, You put Hades to death by the splendor of Your Divinity. And when You raised the dead from below the earth, all the Heavenly Powers cried out to You, "O Giver of Life, Christ our God, glory to You!"

TROPARION (TONE 5)
Let us, 0 faithful, praise and worship the Word, co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit. Born of the Virgin for our salvation, He was pleased to be lifted in the flesh upon the Cross and to endure death, and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection."

Sundays after Pascha

Second Sunday of Pascha or First Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha - Sunday of Thomas or Bright Sunday or New Sunday
TROPARION OF (TONE 1)
While the tomb was sealed You shone forth from it, O Christ our Life, and while the doors remained closed You stood among your disciples, Resurrection of all, and through them You restored a new spirit in us according to your great mercy.

Third Sunday of Pascha or Second Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha - Sunday of the Myrhh-Bearing Women

KONTAKION (TONE 2)
O Christ God, when You greeted the Myrrh-Bearing Women, You wiped away the tears of our first mother Eve, and told the women to bring news to the disciples that Christ was risen from the tomb.

TROPARION (TONE 2)
The angel stood by the tomb and cried out to the Myrrh-bearing Women:
"Myrrh is for the dead, but Christ has proved Himself free from corruption. Cry out, then, "The Lord is risen and has bestowed great mercy upon the world!"

Fourth Sunday of Pascha or Third Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha - Sunday of the Paralytic
KONTAKION (TONE3)
O Lord, as You raised the paralytic of old, in your divine goodness lift up my soul completely paralyzed by sin and all kinds of wickedness so that I may be saved and may cry out to You, "Glory to your might, O merciful Christ!"

Mid-Pentecost
TROPARION
(The Feast of Mid-Pentecost is the half-way point of the Paschal season.) At the middle point of this festive season, give my thirsty soul to drink of the waters of true worship, for You called out to all people: "whoever is thirsty let them come to Me and drink" O Christ God, Fountain of Life, glory to You.

Fifth Sunday of Pascha or Forth Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha - Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

KONTAKION (TONE 4)
The Samaritan Woman came to the well with faith and saw You, the Master of Wisdom. You satisfied the fhirst of her soul, and she inherited the Kingdom of Heaven forever.

TROPARION (TONE 8)
The Samaritan Woman came to the well with faith and saw You, the Master of Wisdom. You satisfied the thirst of her soul, and she inherited the kingdom of Heaven forever.

Sixth Sunday of Pascha or Fifth Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha - Sunday of the Man Born Blind
KONTAKION (TONE 4)
I have lost the very eyes of my soul, wherefore I come to You, O Christ, as did the man who had been blind from birth, and I cry out to You with repentance, "To those who stumble in darkness, You are a radiant and resplendent light."

Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

TROPARION (TONE 4)
You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, and gladdened Your Disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. Through Your blessing they were confirmed in their belief that You are the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world.

Seventh Sunday of Pascha or Sixth Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha - Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council Sunday
TROPARION (TONE 8)
O Christ our God, You are infinitely glorified, for You established our Fathers as radiant stars on earth: You led us to the true faith through them. O Most Merciful One, glory to You!

Pentecost

Pentecost
TROPARION (TONE 8)
Blessed are You, O Christ our God, who have filled the fishermen with wisdom by sending down the Holy Spirit upon them, and who through them have caught in your net the whole world. O Lover of mankind, glory to You!

Sundays after Pentecost

First Sunday after Pentecost: The Sunday of all Saints
TROPARION (TONE 4 and 8)
O Christ God, your church clothed with the blood of your martyrs all over the world, as with purple and fine linen, cries out to You: "Send your mercy upon your people, grant peace to your fold, and extend your great compassion upon our souls."

Thursday after First Sunday after Pentecost: The Feast of the Divine Body of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ

KONTAKION OF THE DIVINE BODY (TONE 2)
O Christ, do not turn your face away from me, for I partake of the bread which is your body and of the wine which is your blood. O Lord, let my sharing in these awesome mysteries be not for my judgement and condemnation, but for eternal life.

TROPARION (TONE 1)
Christ, having loved His own, loved them until the end and gave them His body and blood as food and drink. Wherefore let us offer them our veneration and say with fear: "O Christ, glory to your condescension: for You alone are the Lover of Mankind."

Second Sunday after Pentecost: The Sunday of the Divine Body
TROPARION OF PASCHA (TONE 1)
After the stone was sealed by the Jews, and while the soldiers were watching Your spotless body, You rose, O Savior, on the third day, bestowing life on the world. Therefore the heavenly powers cried out to You, O Giver of Life: "Glory to your resurrection, O Christ, glory to your Kingdom, glory to your Economy, O You who alone are the Lover of All People."

A Sunday after Pentecost: Between July 13 and July 19 - Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils

TROPARION (TONE 8)
O Christ our God, You are infinitely glorified, for You have established our Holy Fathers as radiant stars on earth, and through them You have guided us all to the True Faith. Most Merciful One, glory to You!.

KONTAKION (TONE 8)
The preaching of the Apostles and the teachings of the Fathers established in the Church a single and unified faith. Wherefore this Church, robed in the truth of theology inspired by heaven, explains and declares with certitude the great mystery of Christ.

VESPERS STICHERON (TONE 6)
The Fathers of the Councils proclaim to us today that the eternal Trinity is One God and One Lord, explaining to us that it is of one nature, consubstantial, of one will and one act, not divided or shared, existing in the simplicity of God's being; and defining that this will & act of God have no beginning and will never have an end. Wherefore we the faithful glorify these Fathers as Equals of the Apostles, for they taught all humanity the true doctrine of God.

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Troparia for Individual Parishes Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton, Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States
Resurrectional Troparia with music Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton, Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States
Primer for Melkite Worship and Ritual Please click on Kondakia and click on Troparia. Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton, Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States. Material prepared by Fr. Philaret Littlefield for inclusion in the St. George (Milwaukee, WI) Melkite Sunday Bulletin.


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