Hieromartyr Phocas the Bishop of Sinope
Kontakion – Tone 2
The Master has established you as a resplendent sun
Shining on all the faithful.
He has accepted your life, faith and contest as myrrh, O glorious Martyr Phocas,
For he is rich in mercy!
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 Phocas, entreat Christ God to save our souls.