Martyr and Archdeacon Euplus of Catania

Troparion — Tone 4

As a holy deacon and righteous minister of the Church of Christ, / You contended superbly. / You sailed over the sea of many torments and afflictions, / O all-bless Euplus. / Guide us into the haven of heaven.

Kontakion — Tone 1

When the love of Christ was your only defense, / You stood in the midst of your fight and said: / I endure this struggle willingly and with confidence! / You rejoiced, O Euplus, to offer your head to the sword and so complete your course!