Menaion

February 16

The holy martyrs: the presbyter Pamphilius, Porphyry and their companions, who received the crown of martyrdom: Pamphilus the priest; Valens, a deacon of Jerusalem; and Paul, born in the city of Jamnia, who had passed two years in prison; and also Porphyry, a servant of Pamphilus; Seleucus the Cappadocian, who was of high rank in the military; Theodulus, an old man from the family of the governor Firmilian; and finally Julian the Cappadocian, who, coming from abroad that very same hour, when he kissed the bodies of the martyrs, was accused as a Christian and ordered by the governor to be burned over a slow fire. (309)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 1, special melody Nebesnych činov. Let Pamphylius and Seleucus, * together with Valens and Paul, * Porphyry, Theodulus, and Julian, * and the company of the five Egyptians, * be melodiously hymned with faith * as a harp of twelve strings.

Exalted splendidly in the faith of Christ * by divine glory, O glorious Pamphylius, * you were shown to be the adornment of Caesarea * being a hierarch beloved by all, in accordance with your name, * O most honored athlete * and a faithful martyr.

O mighty Pamphylius, * you assembled a company of valiant athletes, twelve in number, * who showed themselves to be a godly army. * And vanquishing the enemy together, * you were taken to the Lord in various ways, * reposing amid your martyrdom.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your holy martyrs, O Lord our God, * in their struggles, received an incorruptible crown from you. * With your strength, they brought down the tyrants * and broke the cowardly valor of demons. * Through their prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the February Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your holy martyrs, O Lord our God, * in their struggles, received an incorruptible crown from you. * With your strength, they brought down the tyrants * and broke the cowardly valor of demons. * Through their prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 4.  Rejoicing in wisdom made manifest by heaven * when dreadful torments lay before them, * the valiant athletes conversed amongst themselves, * sparing not their flesh. * Therefore, they have inherited everlasting glory, *ever praying for us who praise their contest.

Prokeimenon, Tone 4 (Ps. 15:3,8). To all the saints in his land, * the Lord has shown all the wonders of his will.
V. I set the Lord ever before me; with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 4 (Ps. 33:18,20). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. The just cried out and the Lord heard them, and rescued them from all their distress.
V. Many are the trials of the just, but from them all the Lord will rescue them.

Gospel: (of the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 32:1). Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones; praise from the upright is fitting. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!