Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Selected hymns to St. Tryphon the Great Martyr and Unmercenary

St. Tryphon the Great Martyr and Unmercenary - Commemorated February 1 (http://hram-dimitria.ru/sait/Icon/39.jpg)
Selected hymns to St. Tryphon the Great Martyr and Unmercenary (amateur translations below, unless specified)

Idiomelon of the Litia in the First Tone
Arraying yourself with strength of mind, O glorious one, you counted the tortures of the godless as nothing, and you stood steadfast to the end. Being enlightened in mind through the divine Spirit, you reproached the most-lawless Akylinos, and proclaimed Christ as God with boldness, and kept His Orthodox Faith, and now in the heavens, you receive the prayers and doxologies that your servants offer ceaselessly to the Holy Trinity, and you intercede on behalf of those who honor your sacred memory with faith and fervor.
Doxastikon of the Litia in the Plagal of the First Tone
Come, all those who love the martyrs, let us rejoice in the all-pure feast of the Champion, and let us feast spiritually. Today this honored festival of the Great Martyr Tryphon calls us to a table that is set by his struggles, and to the all-praised treasury of his relics, which pour forth healings as waves, to those who faithfully approach them, and from them flow healing of souls and bodies, and deliverance from dangers, and the great mercy.
Doxastikon of the Aposticha in the Plagal of the First Tone
Today the honored feast of the Champion of Christ has dawned, enlightening the hearts of the faithful, and driving away the dark clouds of the demons. Through the grace and energy of the Spirit, let all who love martyrs cry out: Hail, you who were shown for the faithful to be a God-given and inexhaustible food. Hail, shield of the King, that has deposed the demons through the healing operation of the Spirit. Therefore, deliver us from our enemies from Hagar, those terrible tyrants, through your fervent and constant prayer to God Who loves man, O all-blessed Tryphon. As you now stand before Him, do not cease to intercede that we be delivered from dangers, and that we be granted the good things of life, for those who honor your all-sacred memory in faith.
Apolytikion in the First Tone
You endured the pains of torturers, having truly inherited the life without pain, O all-honored Tryphon, the foundation of Champions. Therefore, today the Church of Christ celebrates your all-holy memory, and rejoices in a godly manner.
The Martyrdom of St. Tryphon (http://days.pravoslavie.ru/jpg/im4001.jpg)
Kontakion - Tone 8
By the power of the Trinity you destroyed polytheism to the ends of the earth, and you were honored by Christ, all-glorious Tryphon; having conquered tyrants through Christ the Savior, you received your crown of martyrdom and the gift of divine healing, for you are invincible.
A holy table is prepared today, all who love feasts, bringing the Pre-festal symbols, of the Lord forty-days old from His awesome birth from the Virgin, and He is held in the arms of the righteous Presbyter [Symeon], along with the memorial of the sacred Champion, for on behalf of him, Christ made him victorious, as the invincible.
On the first of this month, the Memory of St. Tryphon the Great Martyr.
What of you Tryphon? You have reached death by sword.
Is this the time of your end? Not at all.
On the first of February, Tryphon dies by beheading.
Doxastikon of the Praises in the Plagal of the Second Tone
You truly showed to all, O all-famed Martyr Tryphon, that you were prudent with the height of humility, (and the demon flees meekness) and you heal every sickness and infirmity, as you raise to heaven without a ladder, imparting the immortal food that is your namesake. And the shepherd of geese has become an athlete of the heavenly mansions, as he now stands before the throne of Christ God. Do not cease to shepherd our lives, and ceaselessly entreat Him, that we be delivered from dangers, and from the godless tyrants that arm themselves against us, and bring down everyone's sword, for those who hymn in fervor your holy and all-honored memory.
Let us the faithful praise Tryphon, the Great Martyr of Christ, that through his intercessions to the Lord, we be delivered from every evil.
St. Tryphon the Great Martyr and Unmercenary (http://sobor-shop.ru/UserFiles/Image/img336_67317_big.jpg)
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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