Troparia and kontakia for March 9

40 Holy Martyrs of Sebaste

Troparion — Tone 1

Together let us honor the holy company united by faith, / those noble warriors of the Master of all. / They were divinely enlisted for Christ, / and passed through fire and water. / Then they entered into refreshment praying for those who cry: / Glory to him who has strengthened you! / Glory to him who has crowned you! / Glory to him who has made you wonderful, O holy Forty Martyrs!

Kontakion — Tone 6

You abandoned all earthly armies, / cleaving to the heavenly Master, O Forty Martyrs of the Lord. / Having passed through fire and water, O Blessed Ones, / you have fittingly received heavenly glory and many crowns.