Troparia and kontakia for June 3

Synaxis of All Saints

Troparion — Tone 4

As with fine porphyry and royal purple, / Your church has been adorned with Your martyrs’ blood shed throughout all the world. / She cries to You, O Christ God: / Send down Your bounties on Your people, / Grant peace to Your habitation, and great mercy to our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

The universe offers You the God-bearing martyrs, / As the first fruits of creation, O Lord and Creator. / Through the Theotokos, and their prayers establish Your Church in peace!

Martyr Lucillian and those who suffered with him at Byzantium

Troparion — Tone 1

By your faith, you shone like a radiant star in the dark night of error; / you fought the good fight and slew the crafty enemy, O Lucillian. / Together with venerable Paula and the four martyred children / entreat Christ our God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You attained the dignity of the martyrs of Christ / through the torments that you courageously endured, O Lucillian. / Together with Paula and the four martyred children, / you sing to the Creator: / “Like sheep we are slaughtered for love of You, O Savior.”