Troparia and kontakia for August 4

7 Holy Youths “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received their incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Those who renounced the perishing comforts of this world, / preferring the eternal things of Heaven, / were incorrupt after death and rose from the dead / and buried the snares of the devils! / O Faithful, let us then honor them, singing a hymn of praise to Christ!

Martyr Eudokia of Persia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Eudokia calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / "I love You, my Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure suffering. / In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, / and I died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered myself in love." / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Martyr Eleutherius of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr, O Lord, / through his sufferings 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!