St. Polycarp of Smyrna


St. Polycarp of Smyrna

Commemorated February 23

Troparion of St. Polycarp, Tone 4

Thy name was verified by thy works, O wise Hieromartyr Polycarp. Thou wast a fruitful olive tree in the house of the Lord, and dost nourish the Church with the spiritual bounty of thy words and deeds. Thou dost intercede for our souls, O hierarch and steadfast Prize-winner.

Kontakion of St. Polycarp, Tone 1

Through thy virtues, O wise Polycarp, thou dost offer spiritual fruits to the Lord and prove to be God's worthy Hierarch. We who have been enlightened by thy words today praise thy memory and glorify God.