Martyr Basilides of Crete - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 3

Let us show forth our great praise of Crete / That brought forth these precious Christians: the pearls of Christ! / And these blessed ten, the offspring of martyrs, / Who though few in number, overcame all the deceits of powerful demons. / Therefore these martyrs of Christ have been crowned with victory!

Kontakion — Tone 3

The noble struggle of the martyrs / Shines forth as the morning star, / Shedding brilliant light for us / On the One who was born in the cave / To whom the Virgin gave birth without human seed.