Troparia and kontakia for October 24

Martyr Arethas and 4,299 Martyrs with him

Troparion — Tone 1

Through the sufferings which Your holy martyrs Arethas and his companions / endured for Your sake, O Lord, / we beseech You, O Lover of mankind: / heal all of our infirmities.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today the radiant feast of the passion-bearers Arethas and his companions / comes to us as a herald of joy; / as we celebrate it we glorify the Lord on high.

“Joy of All Who Sorrow” Icon of the Mother of God

Kontakion — Tone 6

We have no other help, we have no other hope, but you, O Lady. / Help us, for in you we hope, / and of you we boast, for we are your servants. / Let us not be put to shame.