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Commemorated on July 3rd

St Hyacinth the Martyr of Caesarea in Cappadocia

Christ 2nd April

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 AD.

Dismissal Hymn (Fourth Tone)

Your Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for You received the prize of the crowns of incorruption and life from You, our immortal God. For since he possessed Your strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' powerless presumption. O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion (Fourth Tone)

Like a fragrant hyacinth of the Church of Christ, O all-blessed Hyacinth, you radiate grace to the ends of the world. By the brilliance of your confession of faith, you were illustrious in contest in emulation of God the Word and you ever illumine those who acclaim you.