Troparia and kontakia for March 29

Hieromartyr Mark the Bishop of Arethusa, who suffered under Julian the Apostate

Troparion — Tone 3

In preparation for the contest, you anointed an assembly of martyrs / and bolstered them by your steadfastness, glorious Mark. / You finished your course together with them / and all of you were found worthy of the joy of heaven. / Righteous father, entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy. / (Kontakion not provided in Typikon)

Martyr Cyril the Deacon of Heliopolis, who suffered under Julian the Apostate

Troparion — Tone 3

In preparation for the contest, O glorious Mark, / You anointed an assembly of martyrs / And strengthened them by your steadfastness. / You finished your course with them. / And you were all found worthy of the joys of heaven. / O righteous Father, / Pray to Christ our God to grant us his great mercy!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Having been illumined by the grace of truth, / You radiantly instruct the ends of the earth in piety, O glorious Hieromartyrs. / Therefore we bless you in faith.

Martyrs who suffered under Julian the Apostate

Troparion — Tone 3

In preparation for the contest, O glorious Mark, / You anointed an assembly of martyrs / And strengthened them by your steadfastness. / You finished your course with them. / And you were all found worthy of the joys of heaven. / O righteous Father, / Pray to Christ our God to grant us his great mercy!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Having been illumined by the grace of truth, / You radiantly instruct the ends of the earth in piety, O glorious Hieromartyrs. / Therefore we bless you in faith.