Menaion

February 10

The holy martyr Charalampas, who endured death for Christ by the sword, in the reign of Emperor Septimus Severus, along with Porphyrius, Dauctus and the three women of Magnesia in the province of Asia. (203)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

At "O Lord, I have cried", there are three stichera for the holy martyr.

Tone 6, special melody Vsju otloživše.  Consecrated totally to the Lord from your youth, O Charalampas, you cherished Him and followed in His footsteps. Purified from all stain of the passions, you received from God the power to heal and to work wondrous miracles. You bore witness, remaining unshaken under the blows and torments, through the power of Him who was immolated on the Cross. Ceaselessly intercede for our souls before Him.

The nails pierced your body, but you endured it patiently as an invincible athlete, O blessed Charalampas. Despite the torments they showered upon your body, you kept your soul steadfast and your spirit inviolate. In the depths of your heart burned the love of God, which permitted you to withstand all types of punishment, O victorious martyr, who shared in the sufferings of Christ. With confidence, intercede for our souls before Him.

By the struggles of your martyrdom, you obtained inestimable glory, pure joy and eternal happiness, O holy priest, venerable athlete and courageous soldier. You drowned the hostile forces of the dragon in the streams of your own blood. By the grace of God, your prayers raised the dead. O Charalampas, with confidence, intercede for our souls before Him.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your martyr Charalampas, O Lord our God, * in his struggle, received an incorruptible crown from you. * With your strength, he brought down the tyrants * and broke the cowardly valor of demons. * Through his prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the February Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your martyr Charalampas, O Lord our God, * in his struggle, received an incorruptible crown from you. * With your strength, he brought down the tyrants * and broke the cowardly valor of demons. * Through his prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

Glory, now and ever – Kontakion, Tone 8.   You were delighted with the grace of the priesthood, * and you decorated the Church with your sufferings. * You accepted them with joy for Christ, glorious and dear Charalampas, * and now you enlighten the world as a true victor.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 63:11,2). The just man will rejoice in the Lord, * and will put his trust in him.
V. Hear my voice, O God, when I pray to you.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 4 (Ps. 91:13,14). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. The just man will flourish like the palm tree * and grow like a cedar of Lebanon.
V. Planted in the house of the Lord, he will flourish in the courts of our God.

Gospel:  (of the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 111:6,7). The just man will be remembered forever; evil news he will not fear. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!