Holy and Glorious Great-martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer of Thessalonica (306)
Wishing all a Joyous Feast of St Demetrios! May the Great Saint pray for all those facing suffering for Christ sake. And May He pray that the Church would live in peace and schisms would cease.
Verily, the inhabited world found thee a great succor in tribulations and a vanquisher of nations, O fight-bearing one. Wherefore, as thou didst demolish the arrogance of Lahosh, and on the battle-field didst hearten Nestor, beseech, O Saint, Christ God to grant us the Great Mercy. +Troparion, Tone 3
Verily, God, O Demetrius, who granted thee invincible power hath touched the Church with the live coal of thy blood streams, preserving the city unbreached; for it is established by thee. +Kontakion, Tone 2