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.