Menaion

July 18

The holy martyr Hyacinth of Amastris in Paphlagonia, who died in prison after much suffering, under the prefect Castritus. (4th Century)

The holy martyr Emilian of Durostorum in Moesia, modern Silistra, on the Bulgaria-Romania border. Despising the edicts of Julian the Apostate and the threats of his deputy Catulinus, he overturned the altars of idols and restrained the sacrifices. Because of this, he was cast into a furnace and received the palm of martyrdom. (362)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 4, special melody Jako doblja. You ground he religion of the Greeks as fine as dust, and through the grace of Christ our God, O martyr Emilian, you erected an living tower of divine knowledge, a temple of sanctity, and an immovable foundation of piety for those who with godly wisdom honor your valiant feats, for you are most rich.

Though devoured by the fire, afflicted with wounds, imprisoned in dungeons, and subjected to many tribulations, O glorious one, you not sacrifice to the idols, nor did you deny Christ, but remained invincible. Therefore, the Master, as the good Judge of the contest, the immutable King, has bestowed upon you the crown of victory.

With your blood you dyed your robe, and, arrayed in it, you have entered the kingdom on high in joy, O glorious one. You stand forever before God, the King of all, asking for peace, health and speedy deliverance from evils for those who honor you with faith.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your martyrs, O Lord our God, * in their 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.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the July Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your martyrs, O Lord our God, * in their 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, now and ever – Kontakion, Tone 3.  Inflamed with divine fervor, you were not afraid of the fire. * You entered it willingly and were reduced to ashes in the flames. * You went up like a sacrifice to the Master. * O glorious martyr Emilian, pray to Christ our God to give us great mercy.

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!