Troparia and kontakia for November 5

Martyr Galacteon and his wife at Emesa

Kontakion — Tone 0

Troparion — Tone 4

Let us the faithful honor these two betrothed athletes: / Galacteon and modest Epistemis. / Their ascetic labors blossomed into martyrdom, therefore we cry to them: / “Glory to Him who has strengthened you! / Glory to Him who has crowned you! / Glory to Him who through you grants healing to all!”

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs, 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

You are numbered among the hosts of martyrs / for you were illustrious in mighty contests. / Galacteon, together with Epistemis, / your faithful wife and companion in struggle, / unceasingly intercede to the one God for us all.

Martyr Episteme and her husband at Emesa

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs, 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

Having fought the good fight in frequent battles, / You were numbered among the martyrs of Christ / Together with your faithful husband and companion in struggle, Galacteon. / With her, you intercede with the one and undivided God, O Galaction, / For the salvation of us all!