April 13

The holy priest martyr Artemon and his companions in the reign of Diocletian the emperor. (303)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the April Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4. You shared in the apostles’ way of life * and succeeded to their throne, * divinely inspired bishop. * You found access to contemplation in the active life. * Therefore, you rightly taught the word of truth * and struggled for the faith to the shedding of your blood. * O priest-martyr Artemon, * pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 4.  You set out firmly with priestly devotion * and completed the course in martyrdom. * You passed into heaven, O wise Artemon, * and received laurels which will never fade. * Now we come to celebrate your holy memory, crying out: * As you stand before Christ, remember us, O martyr.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 149:5,1). Let the faithful rejoice in glory, * shout for joy, and take their rest.
V. Sing to the Lord a new song of praise in the assembly of the faithful.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 2 (Ps. 131:9,13). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Your priests will be clothed with righteousness and your saints will rejoice.
V. The Lord has chosen Zion; he prefers her for his dwelling.

Gospel: (of the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 111:6,7). The just man will be remembered forever; evil news he will not fear. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!