Troparia and kontakia for November 29

Martyr Paramon and 370 Martyrs in Bithynia

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs Paramon and Philoumenus and those with them, 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

Urged on by the commandments of God, / with patience, you cleansed your souls from all defilement. / You reached perfection as spiritual athletes; / you renounced sacrifice to idols. / Imitating Christ, you were slain with a spear, / most blessed Paramon and Philoumenus. / Always fervently intercede with Christ on behalf of the world.

Martyr Philoumenus of Ancyra

Troparion — Tone 4

Your holy martyrs Paramon and Philoumenus and those with them, 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

Urged on by the commandments of God, / with patience, you cleansed your souls from all defilement. / You reached perfection as spiritual athletes; / you renounced sacrifice to idols. / Imitating Christ, you were slain with a spear, / most blessed Paramon and Philoumenus. / Always fervently intercede with Christ on behalf of the world.

Venerable Acacius of Sinai, who is mentioned in the Ladder

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

Venerable Nectarius the Obedient of the Kiev Near 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 Nectarius, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!