Troparia and kontakia for July 8

Icon of the Mother of God “Our Lady of Sitka”

Troparion — Tone 4

Today, like the morning sun rising over us, / Your all-honored icon enlightens the world with rays of mercy / And our land reverently receives it / as a divine gift from on high, / Glorifying you, O Birthgiver of God, Our Lady of Sitka, / With joy magnifying Christ our God Who was born of you. / Pray to Him O Lady Mary, Queen and Theotokos / That all cities and lands be protected from our enemies, / And that they will be saved who in faith venerate your most pure icon / That has come to dwell with us, O Virgin Mother, / who shows us the way to Christ.

Kontakion — Tone 8

O Mother of God, chosen from all generations to be the protectress of the Christian people; / We offer you songs of thanksgiving for your wonderworking Icon that has come to Alaska. / You are a fountain of mercy and help all who seek refuge in you. / Defend us in all afflictions, necessities and tribulations that we may cry to you: / Rejoice, zealous defender of the Orthodox faithful in America.

Greatmartyr Procopius of Caesarea, in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Procopius, O Lord, / through his suffering has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / Set ablaze by divine zeal for Christ and protected by the might of the Cross, / you cast down the insolence and boldness of the enemy, Procopius. / You exalted the honorable Church, / excelling in faith and giving light to us all!

Appearance of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 4

Zealous Intercessor, Mother of the Lord Most High, / you pray to your Son, Christ our God for all, and save all who have recourse to your powerful protection. / Defend us, O Lady, Queen and Mistress, / when we, burdened with many sins, stand before you in misfortune, sorrow, and sickness, / praying to you with a tender soul and a contrite heart, / before this, your most pure Image, with tears, and having steadfast hope in you who deliver (us) from all evils. / Grant to us what is profitable for our souls and save all, O Virgin Theotokos, / for you are the Divine protection of your servants.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Let us run to the gracious and quiet haven / The fervent helper, ardent and eager to save all. / Let us run to the Virgin’s protection and hasten to repentance. / The pure Theotokos grants us unfailing mercy / She comes to help all, delivering her faithful servants from tribulations!

Icon of the Mother of God of Tambov

Troparion — Tone 4

Ardent intercessor, Mother of the Lord on High, / you pray to your Son, Christ our God, for all, and save those who have recourse to your powerful protection. / Defend us, O Lady, Queen and holder of sovereign power / when we, burdened with many sins, stand before you in misfortune, sorrow, and sickness, / praying to you with tender sensitivity of soul and contrite heart, / shedding tears before this, your most pure image, with steadfast hope in you who deliver us from all evils. / Grant unto us what is profitable for our souls and save all, / O Virgin Theotokos, / for you are the divine protection of your servants.