Martyr Polyeuctus of Melitene
Commemorated January 9
Troparion - Tone 4
Your holy martyr Polyeuctus, O Lord, through his suffering has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. Through his intercessions, save our souls!
Kontakion - Tone 4
When the Savior bowed his head in the Jordan, the heads of the dragons were crushed; when Polyeuctus was beheaded, the deceiver deceiver was put to shame.