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.
wise" from the second Troparion
on the Second Canon of Ode 6, 118; and "prayer and groaning" from the Ikos on 119.
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.
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.