Hymns After the Small Entrance
Tone 3 Troparion (Resurrection)
Let the heavens rejoice! Let the earth be glad! For the Lord has shown strength with His arm. He has trampled down death by death. He has become the first born of the dead. He has delivered us from the depths of hell, and has granted to the world//great mercy.
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 5 Troparion (St. Abercius)
Thou didst emulate the zeal of the Apostles and shone forth like a morning star, and thy works showed thy God-given power: thou didst guide the erring to God,//O hierarch Abercius.
Tone 4 Troparion (Holy Youths)
Thy seven holy martyrs, O Lord, through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from Thee, our God. For having Thy strength, they laid low their adversaries,
and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.// Through their intercession, save our souls!
Tone 3 Kontakion (Resurrection)
On this day Thou didst rise from the tomb, O Merciful One, leading us from the gates of death. On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices; with the Prophets and Patriarchs//they unceasingly praise the divine majesty of Thy power.
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 8 Kontakion (St. Abercius)
The whole Church honors thee as a great hierarch and as a companion to the Apostles.//By thy prayers keep the Church unconquered and unshaken by heresy, O glorious Abercius.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Tone 4 Kontakion (Holy Youths)
The Seven Holy Youths renounced the perishing comforts of this world, preferring the eternal things of Heaven. They were incorrupt after death and rose from the dead and buried the snares of the devils!// O faithful, let us then honor them, singing a hymn of praise to Christ!
Now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
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.