Troparia & Kontakia for July 2014
Troparion of St. Thomas - Tone 2
You were a disciple of Christ, a member of the divine assembly of the Apostles, / for you made certain the Resurrection of Christ through your disbelief, / and verified His all-pure Passion by your touch, O all-praised Thomas, / beseech now peace and great mercy for our souls!
Kontakion of St. Thomas - Tone 4
Thomas, disciple of Christ and His faithful servant, / filled with divine Grace, /
cried out in the sincerity of his love, / “You are my Lord and my God.”
O Unashamed Intercessor- Tone 6
O unashamed Intercessor of Christians, / ever loyal advocate before the Creator, / do not disregard the prayerful voice of sinners / but in your goodness hasten to assist us / who trustfully cry out to you: / Intercede always O Mother of God, / in behalf of those who honor you.
Propers for the Day
6th – Venerable Sisoës the Great
Troparion - Tone 5
From your childhood you followed the angelic life / and were therefore filled with many godly gifts. / O Sisoës, emulator of Angels, / You shone resplendently like a sun in the hour of your going forth, / and revealed your glory and illuminate our souls.
Kontakion - Tone 4
You were an earthly angel in asceticism / and divinely illumined the thoughts of the faithful. / Wherefore we acclaim you with faith, / O righteous Father Sisoës.
20th – Prophet Elijah
Troparion – Tone 4
Incarnate Angel and summit of the Prophets, / second forerunner of the coming of Christ, / glorious Elijah sent down grace from on high to the Prophet Elisha. / He heals diseases and cleanses the leprous. / He pours healings on all who honor him.
Kontakion – Tone 2
O great Prophet Elijah, seer of God's mighty works, / who halted the torrential rain by your word, / pray for us to the Lover of Mankind.
27th – St Panteleimon
Troparion – Tone 3
O holy prize-winner and healer Panteleimon, / intercede with our merciful God / that He may grant to our souls / the forgiveness of our sins.
Kontakion – Tone 5
You faithfully followed the Merciful One and was granted the grace of healing. / O prize-winner and Martyr of Christ our God / by your intercessions heal the diseases of our souls / and banish the snares of the enemy from those who cry with faith: Save us, O Lord.