Menaion

October 10

The holy martyrs Eulampius and Eulampia at Nicomedia in Bithynia, martyrs in the persecution of Diocletian the emperor. They were brother and sister who refused to worship idols and gave their lives for the faith. (302)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

At "O Lord, I have cried": three stichera from the Octoechos, and three for the holy martyrs.

Tone 4, special melody Jako dobl'a.  Illumined by the Holy Spirit, * O all-praised martyrs, * you arrayed yourselves against the wiles of the devil, * and, vanquishing him with power, * you prevailed over him by divine skill. * Wherefore, celebrating your splendid memorial today * we honor your sufferings with praises as is ever meet, * O martyrs of great reknown.

United in fire and torments, * O holy ones, * by wisdom you remained unwavering; * and burning like lamps with the Spirit's fervor, * you have illumined the hearts of the faithful with grace. * Wherefore, every age and generation * celebrates your holy memory, hymning the Lord.

Shining forth like stars of great brilliance, * the divinely wise Eulampius and the most honored Eulampia, * the godly pair, illumine creation with the radiance of their struggles * and the splendor of their wonders. * And celebrating today their most sacred memory, * with gladness we bow down before the shrine of their relics.

Glory –  Tone 4.   Uniting your identical names to your fraternal love, * and joining purity to dispassion, * you preserved moral strength unimpaired; * for where God is desired, the whole world is spurned. * O the wonder! The serpent is slain! * He who dwells beneath the earth, * who spoke unrighteously against heaven, * has been brought down through the sufferings * of the brother and sister , Eulampius and Eulampia. * To them let us cry out in spiritual hymns: * You that finished well the race for Christ, ask grace for the world and great mercy for our souls.

Now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos. Then, for the martyrs:

Glory – Tone 4.  Illumined with the light of the Trinity, * the brother and sister set at naught the savagery of the tyrants. * Wherefore, trampling down the flame, * they joined chorus and chanted together: * "Behold, how good and joyous it is, for brethren to dwell togeter in unity!" * And looking to divine glory, * they were counted worthy of heaven's glory, * ever entreating Christ our God in our behalf, * that our souls may be saved.

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 October 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, now and ever – Kontakion, Tone 3.   Let us honor Eulampius and Eulampia, fearless martyrs. * They were brother and sister in the flesh. * Through the power of the crucified Christ, * they put to shame their persecutor's guide, * and they became the glory and pride of martyrs.

Prokeimenon, Tone 4 (Ps. 15:3,8). To all the saints in his land, * the Lord has shown all the wonders of is 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!