Troparia and kontakia for October 27

Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica

Troparion — Tone 5

(Podoben: “Let us the faithful praise...”)
As a friend and companion of Saint Demetrios, / you were an invincible athlete of godliness and contended manfully, O blessed Nestor. / With divine help, you conquered Lyaios, / and by being slain you became a holy sacrifice to our God.

Kontakion — Tone 2

(Podoben: “Thou didst seek the heights...”)
You contested well, therefore you have gained immortal renown, O wise Nestor, / and you became an excellent soldier of the Master Christ, through the prayers of the Martyr Demetrios. / Therefore, with him, pray without ceasing for all of us.

Venerable Nestor the Chronicler of the Kiev Caves

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 Nestor, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Martyrs Capitolina and Eroteis of Cappadocia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs Capitolina and Eroteis, 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!

Martyrs Mark, Soterikhos, and Valentine

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs Mark, Soterikhos, and Valentine, 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!

Saint Demetrius of Basarabov

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 Demetrius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Saint Nestor (not the Chronicler) of the Far Kiev Caves

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 Nestor, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Hierarch Alexander, Bishop of Guria and Samegrelo

Troparion — Tone 4

In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith, / an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence; / your humility exalted you; / your poverty enriched you. / Hierarch Father Alexander, / entreat Christ our God / that our souls may be saved.