Troparia and kontakia for June 18

Martyr Leontius at Tripoli in Syria

Troparion — Tone 3

Girded with divine strength you triumphed in your contest, / O Leontius, the Savior’s trophy-bearer. / You sprang into the contest like a lion, / And destroyed the enemy’s might. / O glorious martyr, entreat Christ our God to grant us his great mercy!

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Leontius and his companions, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received 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 3

You confounded the wicked plans of tyrants / and exposed the godless worship of the pagan Greeks. / You illumined all mankind with the knowledge of God by your teachings of true piety, divinely-wise martyr. / Therefore, Leontius, we lovingly honor your memory.