Troparia and kontakia for July 13

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!

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel

Troparion — Tone 4

Gabriel, commander of the heavenly hosts, / we who are unworthy beseech you, / by your prayers encompass us beneath the wings of your immaterial glory, / and faithfully preserve us who fall down and cry to you: / “Deliver us from all harm, for you are the commander of the powers on high!”

Kontakion — Tone 2

You look upon God’s glory in heaven, / and bring grace from on high to earth, / wise Gabriel, leader of angels, / minister of God’s glory, and divine defender of the world! / Save and preserve those who cry to you: / “Be our defense, so that no one can be against us!”