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The Holy Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra, and Hermias the Presbyter

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November 4

Reading:

The holy Martyrs Nikandros and Hermias were ordained by the holy Apostle Titus. When they had drawn many to the Faith of Christ, they were accused to Libanius, the Count of the city of Myra, where, after suffering many torments, they were enclosed in a tomb alive, and thus surrendered their spirits into the hands of God.

Apolytikion of Nikandros, Bishop of Myra in the Fourth Tone

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Nicander. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion of Nikandros, Bishop of Myra in the Third Tone

With your preaching as a plough, ye tilled men's souls with your doctrines, for ye had yourselves been sown by Christ's wise husbandman, Titus. Wherefore, ye became your Master's martyric harvest, brought to Him as fruitful sheaves of sacred confession, O Nicander and Hermias, when ye contested unto the death for His sake.