Troparia and kontakia for July 31

Forefeast of the Procession of the Honorable and Lifegiving Cross of the Lord

Troparion — Tone 1

O Lord, save Your people, / And bless Your inheritance! / Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians / Over their adversaries. / And by virtue of the Cross, / Preserve Your habitation!

Kontakion — Tone 4

As You were voluntarily crucified for our sake, / Grant mercy to those who are called by Your name; / Make all Orthodox Christians glad by Your power, / Granting them victories over their adversaries, / By bestowing on them the invincible trophy, Your weapon of peace!

Righteous Eudocimus of Cappadocia

Troparion — Tone 4

He who called you from earth to heaven, / keeps your body unharmed after death, holy Eudocimus; / for you lived a sober and holy life / and did not defile your flesh; / so with boldness intercede with Christ that we may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Today your honored memory has assembled us at the holy shrine of your sacred relics; / all then who approach and venerate them / are rescued from the evil malice of demons / and are swiftly delivered from various diseases, blessed Eudocimus.

Saint Germanus, Bishop of Auxerre

Troparion — Tone 6

Holy Bishop Germanus, our protector, honor and consolation of the church of Gaul. / You gave up glory and riches in order to follow Christ our God with humility. / You fought against heresies and caused the true Faith to triumph. / O Father of the Auxerrians, refuge of the unfortunate, pray to Christ to strengthen us in mercy.