May 14

The holy martyr Isidore, on the island of Chios, put to death by the emperor Decius. His final words were, “Even if you kill my body, you have no power over my soul. I have the true and living God, Jesus Christ, who lives in me and will be with me at my death; and I am in him and shall remain in him, and will not cease to confess his holy name while the spirit remains in my body.” (251)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the May Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your martyr Isidore, O Lord our God, * in his struggle, received an incorruptible crown from you. * With your strength, he brought down the tyrants * and broke the cowardly valor of demons. * Through his prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 4.  O glorious Isidore, through your constant prayers to God, * you became a leader in the world * and a martyr holy in spirit. * Therefore, we sing hymns of praise to you.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 63:11,2). The just man will rejoice in the Lord, * and will put his trust in him.
V. Hear my voice, O God, when I pray to you.

Epistle:  (for 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: (for the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 111:6,7). The just man will be remembered forever; evil news he will not fear. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!