Troparia and kontakia for February 16

Martyrs Pamphilius the Presbyter, Valens the Deacon, and those with them, at Caesarea in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs, Pamphilius and his companions, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Faced with terrible sufferings, / the fearless athletes of the Lord rejoiced; / they conversed with one another ignoring the flesh. / Therefore, they have inherited eternal glory, / ever praying for us who praise their struggles.

Saint Nicholas, Equal of the Apostles, Archbishop of Japan

Troparion — Tone 4

O holy saint Nicholas / the enlightener of Japan, / you share a dignity and the throne of the Apostles; / you are a wise and faithful servant of Christ, / a temple chosen by the Divine Spirit, / a vessel overflowing with the love of Christ. / O hierarch equal to the Apostles, / pray to the Life-Creating Trinity / for all your flock and for the whole world.