Hypatios the Wonderworker
Innocent of Moscow
Acacius of Melitene

31-03-2016 All day
Repeat every year in March on the same day until 31-03-2020

The Holy Hieromartyr Hypatios, Bishop of Gangra

Hypatios_of_GaggraSaint Hypatios, who was from Cilicia of Asia Minor, became Bishop of Gangra, the capital of Paplagonia. He was present at the First Ecumenical Synod (Council). Because of his confession of the Orthodox Faith, he was put to death by the Novatians, a sect that denied that sins committed after Baptism could be forgiven.

Apolytikion of Hieromartyr Hypatius in the First Tone

You proved to be a citizen of the desert, an angel in the flesh, and a wonderworker, O Hypatios, our God-bearing Father. By fasting, vigil, and prayer you obtained heavenly gifts, and you heal the sick and the souls of them that have recourse to you with faith. Glory to Him that has given you strength. Glory to him that has crowned you. Glory to Him that works healing for all through you.

Kontakion of Hieromartyr Hypatius in the Third Tone

Celebrating blamelessly the sacred rites, O Hypatios, you greatly multiply the talent that you were given; and when you strived in contest, you were presented as a godly sacrifice and holy first-fruits to Him that glorified you with signs and wonders that tongue of man cannot tell.