Translation of the relics of the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, / O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, / even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Phocas entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

The Master established you as a brilliant sun / shining on all the faithful, glorious hieromartyr Phocas. / He has accepted your life, faith and contest as myrrh, / for He is rich in mercy.