Troparia and kontakia for May 22

Martyr Basiliscus the Bishop of Comana

Troparion — Tone 4

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

Kontakion — Tone 8

You were shown to be strong and courageous in suffering; / you were revealed to be a wonder-worker in miracles! / You openly bore the name of Christ, putting the tyrant to shame! / Therefore we honor you, most honored Basiliscus, / ever crying: “Rejoice, splendid adornment of the martyrs!”