Martyr and Archdeacon Laurence of Rome

Troparion — Tone 4

Victorious martyr of Christ our God, / by the sign of the Cross you gave sight to the blind; / you distributed the riches of the Church to the poor; / you were tried by fire and no evil was found in you. / As you endured the burning, / may your prayers extinguish the flames of our many sins, / blessed Archdeacon Lawrence!

Kontakion — Tone 2

Your heart burned with divine fire / as the flames of the passions died within you. / God-bearing martyr Lawrence, the pillar of those who struggle, / you cried out in the midst of your contest: / “Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ.”