Troparia and kontakia for June 22

Synaxis of the Saints of North America

Troparion — Tone 8

As the bountiful harvest of Your sowing of salvation, / The lands of North America offer to You, O Lord, all the saints who have shone in them. / By their prayers keep the Church and our land in abiding peace / Through the Theotokos, O most Merciful One.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Today the choir of Saints who were pleasing to God in the lands of North America / Now stands before us in the Church and invisibly prays to God for us. / With them the angels glorify Him, / And all the saints of the Church of Christ keep festival with them; / And together they all pray for us to the Pre-Eternal God.

Hieromartyr Eusebius the Bishop of Samosata

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 Eusebius, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Podoben: “Today You have shown forth...” / You lived piously as a bishop, / and trod the path of martyrdom. / You extinguished idolatrous burnt offerings, / Hierarch Eusebius. / Since you have boldness before Christ God, entreat Him that our souls may be saved!

St. Alban the Protomartyr of Britain

Troparion — Tone 4

In his struggle your holy martyr Alban, / Gained the crown of life, O Christ our God. / For strengthened by you and in purity of heart, / He spoke boldly before the judges of this world, / Offering up his head to you, the Judge of all!