Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica
Commemorated March 27
Troparion, Tone 3
With undaunted spirit you preserved the Faith, And your soul, Matrona, was not enslaved by the cruelty of your torturers. You excelled in contest, slaying the crafty one And were mystically wedded to the Lord of creation. Fervently entreat him to deliver us from all harm!
Kontakion, Tone 4
Filled with the light of the Spirit, O Matrona, you regarded your prison cell as a bridal chamber; and from it you hastened to your radiant dwelling in the heavens, crying out: “In divine love for You, O Word, I gladly endured scourgings.”