The Martyr Hyacinth, who was from Caesarea of Cappadocia, was the chamberlain
of the Emperor Trajan. On being constrained by the Emperor to partake
of the sacrifices offered to idols and not wishing to do so, he was
shut up in prison without food, where he gave up his spirit to God
in the year 108.
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee received the prize of
the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since
he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed
the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by his prayers, save
our souls, since Thou art merciful.
Kontakion in the
Like a fragrant hyacinth, thou ever sheddest the sweet savour and delight of
everlasting truth for us, who with our whole soul cry unto thee: Rejoice, thou
glory of Martyrs, brave Hyacinth.
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