Saint Stephen the Confessor, Archbishop of Sourozh, Crimea - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

O solitary dweller with the bodiless hosts, / you took the Cross as your weapon / and stood firm against the iconoclasts, / who would not honor the icon of Christ our God. / But you cut out all wicked heresies, / then, having won the martyr’s crown, / you delivered your city, Surozh, from all enemies. / And now we implore you, O Stephen: / Deliver us from temptation and eternal torment!

Kontakion — Tone 3

Strengthened by the power of the Most High God, / you overcame the iconoclasts of the royal house. / Today your relics are the glory of Surozh and joy for the faithful, / and the bodiless hosts bear them triumphantly, / glorifying you with hymns of praise, O great Hierarch Stephen!