Troparia and kontakia for November 5

Martyrs Galaction and his wife, Epistemis, at Emesa

Troparion — Tone 4

Let us the faithful honor these two betrothed athletes: / Galaction and modest Episteme. / Their ascetic labors blossomed into martyrdom, therefore we cry to them: / “Glory to Him who has strengthened you! / Glory to Him who has crowned you! / Glory to Him who through you grants healing to all!”

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings 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 2

Having fought the good fight in frequent battles, / you were numbered among the martyrs of Christ / together with your faithful husband and companion in struggle, Galaction. / With him, you intercede with the one and undivided God, O Galaction, / for the salvation of us all!

Kontakion — Tone 2

You are numbered among the hosts of martyrs / for you were illustrious in mighty contests. / Galaction, together with Episteme, / your faithful wife and companion in struggle, / unceasingly intercede to the one God for us all.