Troparia and kontakia for June 8

Holy Pentecost

Troparion — Tone 8

Blessed art You O Christ Our God / You have revealed the fishermen as most wise / By sending down upon them the Holy Spirit / Through them You drew the world into Your net / O Lover of Man, Glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 8

When the most High came down and confused the tongues, / He divided the nations; / But when he distributed the tongues of fire / He called all to unity. / Therefore, with one voice, we glorify the All-holy Spirit!

Translation of the relics of the Greatmartyr Theodore Stratelates

Troparion — Tone 4

Truly enlisted with the King of Heaven, / you became an outstanding general for Him, passion-bearer Theodore; / you armed yourself wisely with the weapons of faith / and conquered hordes of demons, revealing yourself as a victorious athlete. / Therefore, in faith we always call you blessed.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / With the word of God as a spear in your hand, / in courage of soul and armed with faith, / you vanquished the enemy, O Theodore, glory of martyrs; / with them you unceasingly pray to Christ God for us all.