Menaion

March 5

The holy martyr Conon, who was a gardener during the reign of the emperor Decian. He was ordered to run in front of a chariot after having his feet pierced with nails. He sank down to his knees and surrendered his spirit in prayer. (251)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 8, special melody O preslavnoho čudese.  O divine, unwaning ray, * luminous radiance of the commandments of God, * ever-memorable athlete, * most excellent of martyrs! * You dispelled the gloom of darkness *like a brilliant star, O blessed one! * O good offering, and unblemished sacrifice! * Therefore, unceasingly entreat Christ * that he may save our souls.

You proclaim the truth! * Showing yourself to be a sword-wielding opponent of ungodliness, * you brought down the enemy * by the suffering your head endured, * O all-wise martyr, * and you clearly proclaimed the command of God, * saying good things to the unlearned people. * O Conon, dweller with the martyrs, * entreat the Redeemer that he deliver from passions * your servants who praise you.

O wondrous transformation * which the Lord of our fathers made upon you * by the right hand of the Most High, * O most glorious athlete! * You were revealed as a fruit blossoming forth from the root of unbelief, * O most blessed and all-praised Conon. * Having Christ as your most excellent Leader, * you mightily overthrew the hordes of the demons.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

Troparion,  Tone 4. With our hymns, let us praise Conon as a hard worker and a great martyr. * He is a blessed sufferer who received authority over devils, * so let us cry out to him: * Beg Christ to save our souls.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the March Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4. With our hymns, let us praise Conon as a hard worker and a great martyr. * He is a blessed sufferer who received authority over devils, * so let us cry out to him: * Beg Christ to save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 3.  Having lived an angelic life on earth in your purity, * you were admitted to their company in heaven. * You brought your parents to a knowledge of Christ * and shed your blood to confess the one God in the Trinity. * Pray unceasingly for all of us, O martyr Conon.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 149:5,1). Let the faithful rejoice in glory, * shout for joy, and take their rest.
V. Sing to the Lord a new song of praise in the assembly of the faithful.

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!