Saint Parthenius was born in Melitopolis on the Hellespont, the son of a deacon
named Christopher. Because of the miracles that he wrought even as
a young man, he was ordained a priest and then Bishop of Lampsacus
in the days of Saint Constantine the Great, from whom he received great
gifts and authority both to overturn the altars of the idols and to
raise up a church to the glory of Christ. Working many miracles throughout
his life, he reposed in peace an old man and full of days.
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
O God of our Fathers, ever dealing with us according to Thy gentleness: take
not Thy mercy from us, but by their entreaties guide our life in peace.
Kontakion in the
Since thou hadst received God's grace to work ineffable marvels, godly-wise
Parthenius, thou sacred worker of wonders, thou didst wholly cleanse the faithful
of all their passions, casting wicked spirits out, O God-bearing Father; for
this cause we sing thy praise as a great initiate of the divine grace of God.
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