Hymns After the Small Entrance
Tone 2 Troparion (Resurrection)
When Thou didst descend to death, O Life immortal, Thou didst slay hell with the splendor of Thy Godhead. And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead, all the powers of heaven cried out://“O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to Thee!”
Tone 4 Troparion (Ss Cyril & Methodius)
Divinely-wise Cyril and Methodius, / equals-to-the-apostles and teachers of the Slavs, / entreat the Master of all / to strengthen all nations in Orthodoxy and unity of mind, / to grant peace to the world and to save our souls.
Tone 8 Troparion (Ven. Euthymius)
The image of God was truly preserved in thee, O Father, for thou didst take up the Cross and follow Christ. By so doing, thou taughtest us to disregard the flesh for it passes away; but to care instead for the soul, for it is immortal.//Therefore thy spirit, venerable Euthymius, rejoices with the angels.
Tone 4 Troparion (St. Lucian)
Thy holy martyr Lucian, O Lord, through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from Thee, our God. For having Thy strength, he laid low his adversaries, and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.//Through his intercession, save our souls!
Tone 2 Kontakion (Resurrection)
Hell became afraid, O almighty Savior, seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb! The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee,// and the world, my Savior, praises Thee forever.
Tone 3 Kontakion (Ss Cyril & Methodius)
Let us honor the sacred pair, who translated divine scripture / pouring forth a fountain of divine knowledge from which we still draw today. / Now as you stand before the throne of the Most-high / we call you blessed, Cyril and Methodius, / as you fervently pray for our souls.
Tone 2 Kontakion (Ven. Euthymius)
Crossing dry-shod through the storms of life, venerable and divinely wise Euthymius, thou didst mightily drown the bodiless foe in the streams of thy tears; thou didst receive the gift of miracles to heal all sufferings.//Unceasingly pray for us all!
Tone 2 Kontakion (St. Lucian)
We honor thee with hymns of glory, Lucian, the radiant star. First, thou didst become radiant by detachment from the things of this world, then thou wast raised up by thy struggle.//Unceasingly pray for us all!
Tone 6 Theotokion
O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant, O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned; but be thou quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.