Troparia and kontakia for December 18

Martyr Sebastian at Rome, and his companions

Troparion — Tone 1

O Sebastian, spurning the assemblies of the wicked, / You gathered the wise martyrs / Who with you cast down the enemy; / And standing worthily before the throne of God, / You gladden those who cry to you: / Glory to him who has strengthened you! / Glory to him who has granted you a crown! / Glory to him who through you works healing for all!

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their suffering 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 4

Excelling in godly zeal, / you gathered a band of martyrs from which you shone as a star. / The arrows that wounded your body, O Sebastian, / pierced the hearts of the enemy. / Therefore Christ has glorified you!