Troparia and kontakia for June 7

Synaxis of All Saints

Troparion — Tone 4

As with fine porphyry and royal purple, / Your church has been adorned with Your martyrs’ blood shed throughout all the world. / She cries to You, O Christ God: / Send down Your bounties on Your people, / Grant peace to Your habitation, and great mercy to our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

The universe offers You the God-bearing martyrs, / As the first fruits of creation, O Lord and Creator. / Through the Theotokos, and their prayers establish Your Church in peace!

Hieromartyr Theodotus, Bishop of Ancyra

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Theodotus and his companions, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / You struggled well, O Theodotus, / together with your fellow athletes and passion-bearing virgins. / You have received crowns of honor. / Therefore, unceasingly pray to Christ God for us all.

Martyrs Kyriake, Kaleria, and Mary of Caesarea, in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 1

As reasonable lambs, you were guided by Christ, the Chief Shepherd, / along the path of martyrdom. / You finished your course and kept the faith; / therefore, honored Kyra, Valerie, and Mary, / with joyful hearts, we magnify Christ today, as we honor your holy memory!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Passion-bearers Kyra, Valerie and Mary, / you loved the faithful promises of God; / you clung to the faith of Christ, / looking for eternal life and the blessedness of Paradise! / You endured torture with steadfastness / and bowed your necks beneath the sword. / Therefore, you have been crowned by the hand of the Lord / and glorious is your memory. / Entreat Christ God, the Judge of the contest, / on behalf of those who honor your struggles with faith!