Troparia and kontakia for July 5

Venerable Athanasius, founder of the Great Lavra and Coenobitic Monasticism on Mount Athos, and his six disciples

Troparion — Tone 3

(Podoben: “Awed by the beauty of your virginity...”)
The ranks of Angels were awed by your life in the flesh, / how in the body, you went forth toward invisible struggles, O renowned one, / and smote the hordes of demons with mortal wounds; / for this reason, Athanasios, Christ rewarded you with abundant gifts. / Therefore, O Father, pray that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 2

(Podoben: “You sought the heights...”)
Taking the yoke of Christ upon yourself, / you bore your cross on your shoulders, O Athanasios; / you became a most virtuous imitator of His sufferings, / and a sharer of His glory, partaking of endless joy.

Uncovering of the relics of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh

Troparion — Tone 8

From your youth you received Christ into your soul, O venerable one, / and above all desired to leave behind the turmoil of the world. / You courageously settled in the wilderness, where you raised children in obedience, the fruits of humility. / Thus, as an abode of the Trinity, you enlightened all who approached in faith and granted healing to all. / Our Father Sergius, pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Having risen from the earth today and shining like the sun, / your precious and incorrupt relics are as fragrant flowers, scented with miracles, / granting healing to all the faithful, and making glad your flock which you wisely gathered and tended. / Now as you stand before the throne of the Trinity, entreat God’s help and grace for them and for all Orthodox Christians, / so that we may sing: “Rejoice, divinely-wise Sergius.”