Troparia and kontakia for June 4

Saint Metrophanes, first Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 1

You proclaimed the great mystery of the Trinity, O good shepherd, / and manifested Christ’s dispensation to all, / dispersing the spiritual wolves who menaced your rational flock, / saving the lambs of Christ who cry: / Glory to him who has strengthened you! / Glory to him who has exalted you! / Glory to him who through you has fortified the Orthodox Faith!

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 Metrophanes, / entreat Christ our God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You clearly taught the faith of Christ, / and by keeping it you truly increased your faithful flock to a multitude; / and so, Metrophanes, you now rejoice with the angels and unceasingly intercede for us all.

Venerable Father Zosima, Bishop of Babylon

Troparion — Tone 4

You appeared to your flock as a rule of faith, / an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence. / Because of your lowliness, heaven was opened to you; / because of your poverty, riches were granted to you. / O Holy Bishop Zosima, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

You taught and preserved the doctrines of Christ, / greatly increasing the number of your sheep, O holy Zosima. / Therefore you now live with the angels in enjoyment of eternal life, / fervently interceding with Christ for us all.