Saint HermioneMartyr Hermione of Ephesus, daughter of Saint Philip the Deacon

September 4

The Holy Virgin Martyr Hermione the Unmercenary was the daughter of the Holy Apostle Philip the Deacon. Consecrating her virginity from a young age, she became a follower of a disciple of the Apostle Paul. She studied in the medical arts and perfected her calling as an unmercenary, healing all by her prayers to Christ. Being denounced to the emperor, she was severely tortured after which she gave up her soul to the Lord.

Ἀπολυτίκιον
Ἦχος δ΄. Ταχύ προκατάλαβε.
Παρθένος ἀκήρατος διατελοῦσα, σεμνή, τῷ Λόγῳ νενύμφευσαι τῷ ἐκ Παρθένου Ἁγνῆς σαρκί ὁμιλήσαντι· ὅθεν τήν σοί δοθεῖσαν θεοπάροχον χάριν ἄθλοις τῆς εὐσεβείας τούς ἐν πλάνῃ φωτίζεις· διό σε Ἑρμιόνη, Χριστός ἀξίως ἐδόξασε.

Κοντάκιον
Ἦχος α΄. Χορός ἀγγελικός.
Βλαστός καρποτελής καί ἀμάραντον ἄνθος, Φιλίππου τοῦ κλεινοῦ ἐν σεπτοῖς Διακόνοις, ἐδείχθης θείᾳ χάριτι, Ἑρμιόνη πανθαύμαστε· καί ἀθλήσασα παρθενικῶς προσηνέχθης τῷ δοξάσαντι τούς εὐαγεῖς σου ἀγῶνας Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.