Saint Orestes was from Tyana of Cappadocia. During the persecution of Diocletian,
this Martyr's ankles were pierced with long nails; being bound to a
wild horse and violently dragged by it, he gave up his spirit in the
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 Second Tone:
Thine invincibility in contest, O Martyr, was accepted and rewarded
by Christ, the Prize-bestower; and He hath granted thee the crown
of life and the divine power to work healings, O Orestes, since He
is the Friend of man.
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