Troparia and kontakia for March 15

Martyrs Agapius, Publius (Pausis), Timolaus, Romulus, two named Dionysius, and two named Alexander, at Cæsarea in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 4

Your soul aflame with love for Christ, / You gathered a company of illustrious athletes, O glorious Agapius. / With them you excelled in righteous contest, / And together you were beheaded by the sword. / Henceforth always pray for the forgiveness of our sins!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Out of love for Christ / The eight-fold choir of martyrs spurned all earthly things. / As they were beheaded / They cried out together: / O compassionate One, give joy to your servants!