Troparia and kontakia for July 10

Venerable Anthony of the Kiev Far Caves, Founder of Monasticism in Russia

Troparion — Tone 4

Having departed from worldly tumults, / In leaving the world you followed Christ according to the Gospel. / You reached the quiet refuge of the Holy Mount Athos, / Living there a life equal to the angels. / Therefore, with the blessing of the Fathers, / You came to the Kievan hills. / There having fulfilled a life loving of labors, / You illumined your homeland. / And having shown a multitude of monastics / The pathway leading to the heavenly kingdom, / You led them to Christ. / Beseech him, O Venerable Anthony, / That he may save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

From your youth you gave yourself to God whom you loved above all, O Venerable One; / And in love you followed after him with your whole soul. / Scorning the passing corruption of the world, you made a cave in the earth; / And in it you struggled nobly facing the snares of the invisible enemy, / While illumining the ends of the earth like a bright, shining sun. / Therefore, with rejoicing you entered into the heavenly chambers. / Standing now before the throne of the Master together with the angels, / Remember us who honor your holy memory, / That we may cry out to you: Rejoice, Anthony our Holy Father!

45 Holy Martyrs at Nicopolis in Armenia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their suffering 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!

St Joseph of Damascus and his companions

Troparion — Tone 5

O faithful, let us honor the martyr of Christ, / The priest of the Church of Antioch, / Who baptized the land, the churches, and the people of Syria, / In the word of the Lord, / In his blood and in the blood of his companions. / Being baptized, since his youth, by the light of the Gospel, / He labored, taught and kept the Church of Christ with her sheep. / Therefore, O Joseph the Damascene, / Be our example and our protector / And our fervent intercessor with the Savior.