Great and Holy Monday
Troparion — Tone 8
Behold the Bridegroom comes at midnight,
And blessed is the servant whom He shall find watching,
And again unworthy is the servant whom He shall find heedless.
Beware, therefore, O my soul, do not be weighed down with sleep,
Lest you be given up to death and lest you be shut out of the Kingdom.
But rouse yourself crying: Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, O our God!
Through the Theotokos have mercy on us!
Kontakion — Tone 8
Jacob lamented the loss of Joseph,
But his noble son was seated on a chariot
And honored as a king.
For when he refused to be enslaved
By the pleasures of the Egyptian woman,
He was glorified by the Lord who beholds the hearts of men,
And bestows upon them an incorruptible crown.
Link to the story of the day.