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Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra

Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra

Commemorated March 22

Troparion — Tone 3

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit you worthily received the anointing of the priesthood, O Basil. You offered your martyr’s contest as a royal sacrifice to the King of the Ages. Righteous Father, entreat Christ God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Having run the race in righteousness, You preserved the faith, O Hieromartyr Basil. For this you were made worthy of the crown of martyrdom, and You have become an unshakable pillar of the Church, Confessing the undivided Trinity: the Son, co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit. Entreat Him to deliver those who honor you from distress, that we may cry to you: Rejoice, O divinely wise Basil!