Great Martyr Irene


Great Martyr Irene

Commemorated May 5

Troparion of St. Irene, Tone 1

Christ our God has called thee Irene, for thou grantest peace to those who hasten to thy church with hymns. Thou dost intercede for all before the Light-creating Trinity. Together we celebrate thy memory as we magnify God Who has glorified thee.

Kontakion of St. Irene, Tone 3

Adorned with the beauty of virginity and by martyrdom, O virgin Irene, reddened with the blood thou hast shed, thou didst overthrow the error of godlessness. Wherefore thou didst receive the prizes of victory from the hand of thy Creator.