Troparia and kontakia for July 14

Fathers of the First Six Councils

Troparion — Tone 8

You are most glorious, O Christ our God! / You have established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth! / Through them you have guided us to the true faith! / O greatly Compassionate One, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 8

The Apostles’ preaching and the Fathers’ doctrines have established one faith for the Church. / Adorned with the robe of truth, woven from heavenly theology, / It defines and glorifies the great mystery of Orthodoxy!

Apostle Aquila of the Seventy

Troparion — Tone 1

As a disciple and companion of Paul / you received in your soul the grace of preaching. / You shone in the night of error and struggled for the Lord’s glory. / Sacred minister of the Savior, Aquila, we all acclaim you.

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Church has acquired you, O Aquila, / who shine like a great sun. / With the splendor of your teaching / she enlightens those who honor you with faith, / glorious Apostle of the Lord.