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45 Holy Martyrs of Nikopolis, Armenia

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July 10

Reading:

The Forty-five Martyrs of Nikopolis contested during the reign of Licinius, in the year 315. After many torments, they were burnt alive.

Apolytikion of 45 Martyrs of Nikopolis in the Fourth Tone

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Kontakion of 45 Martyrs of Nikopolis in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

For love of Christ our God, ye endured many torments valiantly, destroying polytheistic idolatry, O Martyrs of Nikopolis; and by Christ's mighty power, ye destroyed all the error of wicked godlessness. Teach us with faith and boldness to cry aloud: Alleluia.