Troparia and kontakia for November 3

Martyr Akepsimas the Bishop of Persia

Troparion — Tone 3

You were pillars of the Church, O servants of godliness, / and you humbled the proud worshippers of fire. / Much afflicted hierarch Akepsimas, Joseph the presbyter and Aethalas the deacon, / pray to Christ our God / to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You celebrated the mysteries blamelessly, O wise one, / and became yourself an acceptable sacrifice, O divinely blessed one! / You gloriously drank of the cup of Christ, Holy Aethalas. / Together with your fellow sufferers you are praying unceasingly to Christ God for us all.

Martyr Joseph the Presbyter of Persia

Troparion — Tone 3

You were pillars of the Church, O servants of godliness, / and you humbled the proud worshippers of fire. / Much afflicted hierarch Akepsimas, Joseph the presbyter and Aethalas the deacon, / pray to Christ our God / to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You celebrated the mysteries blamelessly, O wise one, / and became yourself an acceptable sacrifice, O divinely blessed one! / You gloriously drank of the cup of Christ, Holy Joseph. / Together with your fellow sufferers you are praying unceasingly to Christ God for us all.

Martyr Aethalas, the Deacon of Persia

Troparion — Tone 3

You were pillars of the Church, O servants of godliness, / and you humbled the proud worshippers of fire. / Much afflicted hierarch Akepsimas, Joseph the presbyter and Aethalas the deacon, / pray to Christ our God / to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You celebrated the mysteries blamelessly, O wise one, / and became yourself an acceptable sacrifice, O divinely blessed one! / You gloriously drank of the cup of Christ, Holy Akepsimas. / Together with your fellow sufferers you are praying unceasingly to Christ God for us all.

Dedication of the Church of the Greatmartyr George in Lydia

Troparion — Tone 4

O liberator of captives, / defender of the poor, / physician of the sick, and champion of kings, / trophy-bearer, great martyr George, / intercede with Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 8

As we the faithful flee to you for refuge / and seek your protection and speedy help, / we entreat you, O Champion of Christ, / that we who sing your praises may be delivered from the snares of the enemy / and from every peril and adversary, / that we may cry, “Rejoice, O martyr George!”