Troparia and kontakia for June 17

Martyr Manuel of Persia

Troparion — Tone 3

Your holy martyrs Manuel, Sabel, and Ismael, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / Because of your perfect faith in Christ, all-blessed ones, / you drank the cup of His sufferings with generous hearts. / Three in number, you renounced the idols of Persia / and proclaimed your belief in the Holy Trinity. / We beseech you to pray for us all.

Martyr Sabel of Persia

Troparion — Tone 3

Your holy martyrs Manuel, Sabel, and Ismael, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / Because of your perfect faith in Christ, all-blessed ones, / you drank the cup of His sufferings with generous hearts. / Three in number, you renounced the idols of Persia / and proclaimed your belief in the Holy Trinity. / We beseech you to pray for us all.

Martyr Ismael of Persia

Troparion — Tone 3

Your holy martyrs Manuel, Sabel, and Ismael, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Podoben: “Seeking the highest...” / Because of your perfect faith in Christ, all-blessed ones, / you drank the cup of His sufferings with generous hearts. / Three in number, you renounced the idols of Persia / and proclaimed your belief in the Holy Trinity. / We beseech you to pray for us all.

Martyr Nectan of Hartland

Troparion — Tone 4

O holy Father Nectan / you followed the bidding of the Lord / and left your father and mother for His sake to embrace the hermit’s life. / Faithful follower of Christ unto death / pray that He may save our souls.