Troparia and kontakia for July 15

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!

Equal of the Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, in Holy Baptism Basil, the Enlightener of the Russian Land

Troparion — Tone 4

Holy Prince Vladimir, / you were like a merchant in search of fine pearls. / By sending servants to Constantinople for the Orthodox Faith, you found Christ, the priceless pearl. / He appointed you to be another Paul, / washing away in baptism your physical and spiritual blindness. / We celebrate your memory, / asking you to pray for all Orthodox Christians and for us, your spiritual children.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Most glorious Vladimir, in your old age you imitated the great apostle Paul: / he abandoned childish things, while you forsook the idolatry of your youth. / Together with him you reached the fullness of divine wisdom: / You were adorned with the purity of holy baptism. / Now as you stand before Christ our Savior, pray that all Orthodox Christians may be saved.