Troparia and kontakia for October 14

Martyrs Gervasius, Nazarius, Protasius, and Celsus of Milan

Troparion — Tone 4

Let us praise the fourfold company of martyrs: / Nazarius, Protase, Gervase and Celsus. / For they preached the Trinity to all / And by their contest dispelled the worship of idols. / Through their prayers, O Christ God, have mercy on us all.

Venerable Parasceva (Petka) of Serbia

Troparion — Tone 4

You are worthy of praise, Paraskeva. / You loved the ascetic and hesychast life. / You ran with longing to your Bridegroom, Christ. / You accepted His good yoke in your tender years, marking yourself with the sign of the Cross. / You fought against impure thoughts; / through fasting, prayer and the shedding of tears you quenched the burning coal of the passions. / Now in the heavenly bridal chamber of Christ, / as you stand together with the wise virgins / intercede for us who honor your precious memory.

Kontakion — Tone 6

Let us all piously praise all-honorable Paraskeva, / the intercessor for the afflicted. / She gave up her earthly life, / and received eternal incorruption. / Therefore, she has been granted the grace to work wonders / by the command of God.