Troparia and kontakia for May 23

Saint Michael the Confessor, Bishop of Synnada

Troparion — Tone 4

From your youth you dedicated your life to God, / and you were proclaimed shepherd and hierarch of Christ, holy Michael. / You endured afflictions and exile / because you honored the icon of Christ; / now you pour forth healings for us all.

Kontakion — Tone 8

As a most honorable hierarch and champion of true piety, / undaunted by fear of the notorious tyrant, / you conquered his heretical opposition, freely proclaiming in a loud voice: / “I venerate the icon of Christ and of His all-pure Mother!” / Therefore, we honor you, O Michael!