The Righteous Martyrs were put to death by the barbarians during the reign of
Emperor Heraclius, when Saint Modestus was Patriarch of Jerusalem (632-634).
Apolytikion in the Second Tone:
Blessed is the earth that drank your blood, O prizewinners of the Lord, and
holy are the tabernacles that received your spirits; for in the stadium ye
triumphed over the enemy, and ye proclaimed Christ with boldness. Beseech
Him, we pray, since He is good, to save our souls.
Kontakion in the
Shunning all earthly and corruptible pleasures, ye chose a life of great ascetical
struggles, disdaining worldly beauty and all fleeting fame; wherefore, ye dwell
joyously in the Kingdom of Heaven with the Martyrs' holy choirs and the ranks
of ascetics. Hence, we revere your memory and cry: From every peril, O Fathers,
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