Troparia and kontakia for July 12

Martyr Proclus of Ancyra

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs Proclus and Hilary, 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 4

Podoben: “As You were voluntarily raised...” / Like the morning star, / your glorious sufferings enlighten us with holy miracles. / We celebrate your memory, Proclus and Hilary; / pray to Christ God for us / that He will save our souls.

Martyr Hilary of Ancyra

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs Proclus and Hilary, 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 4

Podoben: “As You were voluntarily raised...” / Like the morning star, / your glorious sufferings enlighten us with holy miracles. / We celebrate your memory, Proclus and Hilary; / pray to Christ God for us / that He will save our souls.

Venerable Michael of Maleinus

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Father, / for you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away, / but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore your spirit, O holy Father Michael, rejoices with the angels.

Kontakion — Tone 2

By your deeds you withered the arrogance of the flesh; / through enlightenment you gave wings to your agility of spirit. / You were revealed as a dwelling place of the Trinity, / Whom you now clearly behold. / Blessed Michael, unceasingly pray for us all.

Icon of the Mother of God “of the Three Hands” on Mt Athos

Troparion — Tone 4

From Palestine, the godly-minded Sava / brought us your venerable icon, O holy Bride of God, / which is known as the icon “Of the Three Hands”; / and now, since the monks of Hilandar possess it as their boast, / they send up hymns of praise and thanksgiving, / crying out in exultation: / Rejoice, O full of grace!

Kontakion — Tone 8

Podoben: “O victorious Leader...” / Come, let us revere the famed icon of the Queen of All, / known as the icon “Of the Three Hands” because of the marvel which it wrought; / and with fervent faith and longing let us cry out, / “O pure maiden, preserve your monastery and your flock from all dangers, / tribulations and adversities, for we cry to you: / Rejoice, O help and defense of all!”

St Veronica (Bernice), a woman healed by Christ

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Mother, / For you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away, / But to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore your spirit, O Holy Mother Veronica, rejoices with the Angels!