Troparia and kontakia for September 27

Martyr Callistratus

Troparion — Tone 3

In contest you were strengthened by the Holy Spirit, Martyr Callistratus, / and were glorious in casting down the Enemy. / You offered a noble army of athletes / as sweet-smelling incense to Christ. / With them pray for us who praise you with hymns.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Podoben: “Today You have shown forth...” / Like stars you have shone upon the world / shedding the light of your contests and miracles upon all who cry to you: / “Rejoice, Martyr Callistratus and fellow company of martyrs.”

49 Martyrs with Callistratus

Troparion — Tone 3

Strengthened by the Holy Spirit, / You were glorious in contest / Casting down the enemy, O Martyr Callistratus, / Offering a noble army of athletes as incense to Christ. / With them pray for us who honor you with hymns!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today the Church honors all of you, singing a hymn of spiritual praise, / For you have fought on her behalf, / O Holy, Divine, Triumphant and all-wise Martyrs!

Venerable Sabbatius the Wonderworker of Solovki

Troparion — Tone 3

You abandoned the world and fought the good fight / By hardship, vigil and prayer. / Pray to Christ our God to save our souls, O holy Father Sabbatius!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Fleeing the turmoil of life / You dwelt on an island in the sea. / You took up your cross and followed Christ / Toiling in vigils, fasting and hardships. / You became the adornment of the righteous / And we lovingly celebrate your memory. / Pray to Christ our God / To save our souls, O righteous Sabbatius!