Hieromartyr Methodius, Bishop of Patara - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 1

Your blood cries out to God from the earth like that of Abel, / divinely-wise holy hierarch, Methodius. / You openly preached the Incarnation of God, / putting the heresy of Origen to shame. / You were translated to the heavenly bridal chamber: / Pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As a priest of the mysteries of the Holy Trinity, / and a preacher of the commandments of God that surpass understanding, / you were the confirmation of Orthodox Christians, O Methodius! / You denounced the errors of heretics; / for the sake of the True Faith you shed your blood as a hieromartyr. / Now as you stand before Christ with the angels, / pray that we may be saved.