Saint Artemius lived during the years of Saint Constantine the Great, and was
appointed by him to be Governor of Alexandria; later, he was honoured
with the rank of patrician. During the reign of Julian the Apostate,
in the year 361, Artemius appeared before the Emperor and censured
him for his apostasy. For this, he endured many torments and was finally
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:
Let us now gather and worthily acclaim with hymns the pious and crowned
Martyr Artemius, the greatest among Martyrs and richest bestower
of miracles, who raised the trophies of victory over the enemy; for
he intercedeth with the Lord for us all.
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