Troparia and kontakia for February 26

Saint Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza

Troparion — Tone 4

Adorned with the royal purple of your virtues, / you were glorious as a hierarch and shone forth resplendently, wise Porphyrius. / You were excellent in word and deed / and you strengthen all with the grace of godliness. / As you ever serve Christ, do not cease to pray for the world.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You were adorned by your holy way of life / and were resplendent in the robe of the priesthood, all-blessed, divinely-wise Porphyrius. / You are famous for your powers of healing / and you unceasingly pray for us all.

Venerable Sebastian of Poshekhonye

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / and your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe! / O our holy father Sebastian, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Martyr Christodoulos

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyr Christodoulos, O Lord, / through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!

New Martyr John Kalphes, the Apprentice

Troparion — Tone 3

Your holy martyr John, O Lord, / through his suffering has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!