Troparia and kontakia for July 22

Myrrhbearer and Equal of the Apostles Mary Magdalene

Troparion — Tone 1

By keeping His commandments and laws, holy Mary Magdalene, / you followed Christ, Who for our sake was born of the Virgin, / and in celebrating your most holy memory today, / we receive forgiveness of sins by your prayers.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Podoben: “Today the Virgin...” / Standing before the Cross of the Savior, / suffering with the Mother of the Lord, / the most glorious Mary Magdalene / offered praise with tears. / She cried out: “What is this strange wonder? / He Who holds the whole creation in His hand chooses to suffer. / Glory to Your power, O Lord.”

Kontakion — Tone 3

Standing before the Cross of the Savior, / Suffering with the Mother of the Lord, / The most glorious Mary Magdalene offered praise with tears. / She cried out: What is this strange wonder? / He who holds the whole creation in His hand chooses to suffer: / Glory, O Lord to Your power!

Translation of the relics of the Hieromartyr Phocas the Bishop of Sinope

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, O / inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, even to / the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Phocas entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

The Master established you as a brilliant sun / shining on all the faithful, glorious hieromartyr Phocas. / He has accepted your life, faith and contest as myrrh, / for He is rich in mercy.