Saint Adrian the Martyr, husband of Saint Natalia

Feast Day: August 26th

The Life of Saint Adrian: Thus Adrian turned to the recorders who were preparing the lists of those Christians to be slain, and uttered, “Write my name together with the names of the others, for I too count it pleasure to die with them for the love of Christ.”…



Apolytikion: Thou didst deem that Faith which hath Salvation to be riches never lost or plundered. Thou forsookest thy fathers’ impiety, and thou didst follow thy Master, becoming rich in His Divine gifts, O glorious Adrian. With the Godly-minded Natalia, who emboldened thee, entreat Christ God, O Martyr, that our Souls be saved.

Kontakion: Having wisely laid to heart all the Divine words of thy Godly-minded wife, Adrian, Martyr of Christ God, in torments thou strovest ardently; and with thy yoke-mate thou now hast received thy Crown.

Stichera: Adam’s spouse exiled him from Paradise, by the counsel of the serpent; but Natalia, the all-wise, led Adrian to Paradise with sacred talks, exhorting and teaching him to patiently toil, being a mediatress of Heavenly rewards and Eternal glory.

Doxastikon: O the ways of a God-loving woman! For she did not bring her husband corruption as Eve did Adam, but ushered in unbroken life for her spouse. Praising her with her husband, we cry out to Christ, grant us help, by the intercessions of Your Saints.

The names of the twenty-three Marytred Christians commemorated together with Saint Adrian and Saint Natalia are Anatolios, Anthimos, Antiochus, Gentelios, Eleutherios, Hermogenes, Evethios, Euretos, Eutychios, Theagones, Theodore, Thyrsos, John, Karteras, Claudius, Kyriakos, Marinos, Mardonius, Menodius, Platon, Synetos, Troadios and Pharetrios.