Troparia and kontakia for July 23

Martyr Trophimus and 14 Others in Lycia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Trophimus 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!

Icon of the Mother of God “the Joy of All who Sorrow” (with coins) in St. Petersburg

Kontakion — Tone 6

We have no other help, we have no other hope, but you, O Lady. / Help us, for in you we hope, / and of you we boast, for we are your servants. / Let us not be put to shame.

Icon of the Mother of God of Pochaev

Troparion — Tone 5

Those who pray before your holy Icon, O Sovereign Lady, / are granted healing and receive knowledge of the true Faith; / and they repel the attacks of the Hagarenes.* / Therefore, entreat the remission of sins for us who fall down before you, and enlighten our hearts to thoughts of piety; / and offer up supplication to your Son for the salvation of our souls.

* The descendants of Hagar, Abraham's concubine.

Kontakion — Tone 1

Your Pochaev Icon, O Theotokos, has been shown as a source of healing, and a confirmation of the Orthodox Faith. / Therefore, deliver us who come to it from misfortune and danger; / preserve your Lavra unharmed; / strengthen Orthodoxy in the neighboring lands; / and, by your prayers, free your suppliants from sins; / for you can do whatever you desire.

N. B.: This Service is sung on July 23, when the Mother of God appeared above the church in Pochaev in 1675 and put the Moslems to flight.. The miraculous Pochaev Icon is also commemorated on the Feast. of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos (September 8), and on Bright Friday (the commemoration of her appearance and footprint). On those days, however, the service is done according to the Menaion and the Triodion.