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!