Hieromartyr Pancratius the Bishop of Taormina in Sicily - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 8

As a flaming arrow You were sent from on high / To the throne of Taormina to wound godless impiety / And to illumine the hearts of the faithful, / Confirming them in the faith through the word of God. / And having completed your course You did suffer unto bloodshed. / O Hieromartyr Pancratius, pray for all who praise your memory.

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became 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 Pancratius entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 8

You were a brilliant star in Taormina, O blessed Pancratius, / And You became a hieromartyr for Christ. / Standing before Him now, pray for those who honor you.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Pancratius, you were revealed as a brilliant star for the people of Taormina; / you were also shown to be a sufferer for Christ. / Since you now stand before Him, O blessed one, pray for those who honor you.