Hieromartyr Anthimus the Bishop of Nicomedia

Troparion — Tone 1

You protected your flock with your blood, / Not fearing your adversaries. / Now you rejoice in heaven standing before the throne. / Glory to Christ who has strengthened you; / Glory to your courage; / Glory to your endurance, O holy Hieromartyr Anthimus!

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 Anthimus, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Illustrious priest and steadfast martyr, / Anthimus, worthy of praise: / You assailed the worship of idols, / And championed your flock which fervently cries to you: / By your prayers deliver us from dangers!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Living honorably as a priest, / you completed the course of martyrdom; / you extinguished the worship of idols / and became a champion of your flock, divinely-wise one. / Therefore, we honor you, / mystically crying out: / “Through your prayers deliver us from calamity, ever-memorable Anthimus.”