Troparia and kontakia for July 3

Martyr Hyacinth of Caesarea, in Cappadocia, and those with him

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Hyacinth, 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!

Troparion — Tone 4

Like a fragrant hyacinth of the Church of Christ, O all-blessed Hyacinth, / You radiate grace to the ends of the world. / By the brilliance of your confession of faith, / You were illustrious in contest in emulation of God the Word / And you ever illumine those who acclaim you.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Come, you faithful, / plait a crown of unfading hyacinths today for the Martyr Hyacinth, / and let us cry to Him: / “Rejoice, glory of martyrs.”

Translation of the relics of Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow

Troparion — Tone 8

O foremost pillar of Orthodoxy / And defender of the truth / The new confessor Philip laid down his life for his flock / Therefore having boldness before Christ our God / Pray for this city and people who honor your holy memory.