Troparia and kontakia for June 20

Hieromartyr Methodius the Bishop of Patara

Troparion — Tone 1

Your blood cries out to God from the earth like that of Abel, / divinely-wise holy hierarch, Methodius. / You openly preached the Incarnation of God, / putting the heresy of Origen to shame. / You were translated to the heavenly bridal chamber: / Pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As a priest of the mysteries of the Holy Trinity, / and a preacher of the commandments of God that surpass understanding, / you were the confirmation of Orthodox Christians, O Methodius! / You denounced the errors of heretics; / for the sake of the True Faith you shed your blood as a hieromartyr. / Now as you stand before Christ with the angels, / pray that we may be saved.

St Callistus 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 Patriarch Kallistos, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!