Troparia and kontakia for June 14

Prophet Elisha

Troparion — Tone 4

An angel in the flesh and the cornerstone of the prophets, / the second forerunner of the coming of Christ, / Glorious Elijah sent grace from on high to Elisha, / to dispel dispel diseases and to cleanse lepers. / Therefore, he pours forth healings on those who honor him.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / You were revealed as a Prophet of God, / when you received from Elijah a double portion of the grace which you deserved; / you were his contemporary, blessed Elisha, / and together with him you unceasingly pray to Christ God for us all!

St Methodius the Patriarch of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 4

You appeared to your flock as a rule of faith, / An image of humility, and a teacher of abstinence. / Because of your lowliness, heaven was opened to you; / Because of your poverty, riches were granted to you! / O Holy Bishop Methodius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

You contended on earth as one already delivered from the body, / And thus you deserved heaven, O Methodius! / You proclaimed throughout the world the righteousness of venerating Icons, / Spending your days in hardship and effort, / And now you still rebuke those who do not honor the image of Christ.