Menaion

March 10

The holy martyr Codratus and his companions Emmanuel, Sabine, and Theodosius in Anatolia, martyrs in the reign of the emperor Licinius. (250)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 1, special melody Nebesnych činov.  With the all-praised Codratus, * let a song be faithfully raised with splendor to the great Cyprian, * the two Dionysiuses and Anectus, as is meet, * together with Crescens and the glorious Paul, * as divinely crowned athletes of the Lord * and our most fervent intercessors.

Today another choir has appeared, * a choir of sacred martyrs, victorious and triumphant, * a brilliant assembly of divine passion-bearers, * a steadfast company, a chosen army, * where Codratus holds the captaincy. * He is revealed to be a truly glorious conqueror.

O all-praised Codratus, * with your incisive discourse * you cut through the greatly elaborate webs of the rhetors' wisdom * as though they were darkness. * Faithfully you taught, and with patience you suffered for Christ; * and being well adorned in both teaching and suffering, * you have been crowned together with the passion-bearers.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

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 March 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.  By enduring violence you slew the proud enemy * as you and your companions felt the pain of the sword. * We celebrate your memory, holy Codratus, and we sing: * All you unconquerable martyrs, remember us to the Lord.

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!