Troparia and kontakia for July 7

Synaxis of the Saints of North America

Troparion — Tone 8

As the bountiful harvest of Your sowing of salvation, / The lands of North America offer to You, O Lord, all the saints who have shone in them. / By their prayers keep the Church and our land in abiding peace / Through the Theotokos, O most Merciful One.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Today the choir of Saints who were pleasing to God in the lands of North America / Now stands before us in the Church and invisibly prays to God for us. / With them the angels glorify Him, / And all the saints of the Church of Christ keep festival with them; / And together they all pray for us to the Pre-Eternal God.

Venerable Thomas of Mt. Maleon

Troparion — Tone 4

O God of our Fathers, / always act with kindness towards us; / take not Your mercy from us, / but guide our lives in peace / through the prayers of Saints Thomas and Acacius.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Podoben: “As You were voluntarily raised...” / Inflamed with divine love, you courageously showed us a great victory: / you spurned the mortal king and all earthly beauty. / You completed your worldly sojourn on Mount Maleon, / from where you went up to Heaven to the King of kings. / Unceasingly pray for us all, O Thomas.

Venerable Acacius of Sinai, who is mentioned in the Ladder

Troparion — Tone 4

O God of our Fathers, / always act with kindness towards us; / take not Your mercy from us, / but guide our lives in peace / through the prayers of Saints Thomas and Acacius.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / Forsaking the world, you followed Christ from childhood. / Emulating His voluntary humility, you cast down the prideful tyrant. / All-wise and venerable Acacius, / unceasingly pray for us all!

Martyr Kyriake of Nicomedia

Troparion — Tone 5

O virgin martyr Kyriake, / You were a worthy sacrifice / When you offered your pure soul to God; / Wherefore Christ has glorified you, / And through you pours forth graces abundantly on all the faithful, / For He is the merciful Loving God!