Troparia and kontakia for July 29

Martyr Callinicus of Gangra in Asia Minor

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Callinicus, O Lord, / through his suffering has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

(Podoben: “Seeking the highest...”)
You worthily inherited joy on high, Callinicus, / for aflame with love for Christ you bravely endured the fire. / As you stand before Him, / never cease to intercede for us all.

Martyr Theodota and her three sons in Bithynia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Theodota, O Jesus, / calls out to You in a loud voice: / I love You, O my bridegroom, / and in seeking You, I endure suffering. / In Baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, / and died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered myself in love. / By her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.