Menaion

March 16

The holy martyrs Sabinus and Papas in Hermopolis in Egypt, martyrs, who suffered many things and finally died after being thrown into a river in the persecution of Diocletian. (287)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 8, special melody Čto vy naračem.  What shall we call you, O glorious one? * Warrior of the mighty King and God, * who manfully brought to nothing the impiety of evil spirits, * beacon who shines for the spiritual Light, * all-powerful destroyer of idols, * most fervent athlete and most lawful sufferer. * Pray that our souls may be saved.

What now shall we call you, O Sabinus? * River of living water, * pouring forth breadth of spirit upon us who are oppressed amid cruelties, * inexhaustible flood of healings, * cup which pours out a holy drink, and most true wonderworker, * equal in honor to the incorporeal angels. * Pray that our souls may be saved.

What shall we call you, O holy one? * Guide of the erring, or intercessor for sinners, * true physician for those storm-tossed amid evils, * precious and fragrant lily of paradise, * first-fruit among martyrs and their confirmation, * ever-flowing fount of miracles, valiant struggler. * Pray that our souls may be saved.

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 2.  O God-bearing Sabinus, strong sprout of heaven, * divine flower and fruitful branch, * fill with joy those who venerate your memory * and pray unceasingly for all of us.

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!