Troparia and kontakia for July 4

Finding of the relics of Venerable Maximus the Greek (July 4, 1996)

Troparion — Tone 8

Having been made resplendent by the glory of the Spirit, / you were deemed worthy of the wisdom of those who speak with eloquence, and the knowledge of things divine. / Having illumined the hearts of men who were in the darkness of ignorance with the light of piety, / you appeared as a great luminary of Orthodoxy, O Venerable Maximus. / And after leaving your country out of divine zeal, you became a settler in the Russian lands, / where the right hand of the Most High crowned you as you endured fetters and prison, and glorified you with miracles. / Intercede unceasingly for us who, with love, honor your memory.

Saint Andrew, Archbishop of Crete

Troparion — Tone 5

Like the Prophet David / you sang a new song / in the assembly of the righteous. / As an initiate of the Holy Spirit / you thundered forth your hymns of grace / and the word of righteousness for our salvation, / O Andrew, glory of the fathers.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You sounded forth divine melodies like a trumpet / and were a bright lamp for the world. / You shone with the light of the Trinity, O righteous Andrew. / Therefore we cry to you: Ever intercede for us all!

Venerable Andrew Rublev the Iconographer

Troparion — Tone 3

Shining with the rays of divine light, / O venerable Andrew, / you knew Christ the wisdom and power of God. / By means of the image of the Holy Trinity / you preached to all the world the Holy Trinity in unity. / And we, with amazement and joy, cry out to you: / As you have boldness before the Most Holy Trinity / Pray that the Uncreated Light / may illumine our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Like a trumpet, you clearly sounded the sweetness of divine hymns, / and were revealed as a brilliant beacon shining on the world with the light of the Trinity. / Therefore, we all cry to you, venerable Andrew: / “Unceasingly pray for us all.”

Venerable Martha, mother of Venerable Simeon Stylites the Younger

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Mother, / for you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away; / but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore your spirit, O venerable Martha, rejoices with the angels.

Burial of Saint Andrew the Prince

Troparion — Tone 8

O Champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship, / the enlightener of the universe and the adornment of the Hierarchs: / O all-wise Father Andrew, your teachings have gleamed with light upon all things. / Intercede before Christ our God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Divine truth became glorious melodies in your mouth, O holy Andrew; / therefore you became a guiding star illumined by the light of the Trinity. / We faithful cry out to you: / Never cease to intercede that our souls may be saved!

Uncovering of the relics of Venerable Euthymius, Archimandrite of Suzdal

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / and your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe! / O our holy father Euthymius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Martyr Theodotus and Theodotia at Caesarea, in Cappadocia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs Theodotus and Theodotia, 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!

Hieromartyr Theodore, Bishop of Cyrene in Libya, and those with him

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs 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!

Venerable Tikhon, Vasily and Nikon, Monks of Solovki

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / and your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe! / O our holy fathers Tikhon, Vasily, and Nikon, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Hieromartyr Platon the Newmartyr of Banjaluka

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, / even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Platon, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Hieromartyr George

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, / even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr George, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Saint Sava, Bishop of Gornjikarlovci

Troparion — Tone 4

In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith, / an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence; / your humility exalted you; / your poverty enriched you. / Hierarch Father Sava, / entreat Christ our God / that our souls may be saved.