Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-Bearer, Bishop of Antioch - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, / you became a successor to their throne. / Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; / by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood. / Hieromartyr Ignatius, entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 3

The stirring celebration of your victorious fight / Is an announcement of the One who is to be born of the Virgin. / In your eagerness to possess Him forever, / You hastened to be devoured by the wild beasts. / Therefore, O glorious Ignatius, you were called the bearer of God!