Troparion


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Troparion

 

a verse prayer or hymn of the Orthodox Church in honor of a holy day or saint. The troparion originated in Byzantium as a reworking of hymns based on biblical and other sacred texts. The melodies of the troparion were recitative in character, with a series of syllables sung on one note.

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In the troparion of the first mode to St Methodius, bishop of Patara (57) (commemorated 20 June) we find: '[phrase omitted]' (58) ('Your blood, O wise one, cries hidden from the earth to God, as the blood of Abel, O wise one); and in the akathist (59) to St Paulos the Confessor, archbishop of Constantinople (60) (the seventh oikos): '[phrase omitted]' (61) ('Rejoice, since your blood as the blood of righteous Abel cries to the Lord).
We can see this comparison in the troparion of the first mode to St Waclaw the Czech: '[phrase omitted]' (62) ('as the second Abel you resisted death without ire); and in the troparion of the fourth mode to Prince Boyan-Enravota: '[phrase omitted]' (63) s did Abel you received death from your brother's judgement).
The next example is of two similar Greek troparia of the second mode: the troparion to Sts Martyrs Akindin, Pigasios, and Anempodist (commemoration 2 November) (81) and the troparion to Sts 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia (commemoration 28 December) (82)--and two Russian troparia of the same mode: the troparion to St Theodore Varangian and his son John (commemoration 12 July) (83) and the troparion to St John of Kazan (commemoration 24 January), (84) created according to the Greek model (see tables 13-14 and 15-16).
The SOC's conductor, Miroslav Popsavov, explained that "all saints have troparions sung for their glorification." The basis for any troparion is the life of a particular saint.
Wednesday's troparion was to the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, who invented the Bulgarian alphabet.
With each face sincere and solemn, the choir presented a picture of concord -- indeed, a picture of the unification that the short troparion aimed to induce through voice.
(57) Ibid.: "wise" from the second Troparion on the Second Canon of Ode 6, 118; and "prayer and groaning" from the Ikos on 119.
A troparion is type of hymn, and a kontaktion is a short hymn praising a saint.
Suffice it to say that sticheron, kontakion (as found in today's liturgical books), and troparion simply designate various hymns consisting of one stanza, differentiated by their position and function in various services.
(26) Royal Hours of Good Friday: Troparion of the Third Hour.
During these forty days Orthodox Christians recite the paschal troparion at every prayer, thus reminding all of the good news Of Christ's resurrection:
That particular day found us joined with worshippers from the surrounding neighbourhoods, braving a heavy snowfall but stoutly singing the Troparion which we had so diligently learned and rehearsed for the occasion.