Feast Day: October 26th
The Life of Saint Demetrios: When he saw the soldiers thrusting their spears at him, he raised high his arm and they lanced him in the side, so that he might be deemed worthy to receive the lancing which Christ received in His side…
Apolytikion: The whole world has found you as a Mighty Champion in dangers, O Victor, who rout the Nations. Therefore as you destroyed the pride of Lyaios in the stadium by giving Nestor courage, Holy Great Martyr Demetrios, implore Christ God to grant us His great Mercy.
Prayer: Your most Godlike and blameless Soul, revered Demetrios, has her dwelling in the heavenly Jerusalem, whose walls have been adorned by the hands of the invisible God. While on Earth this famous temple holds your All-Honoured and most Valiant body, an inviolate store house of treasures, a remedy for diseases; to it we have recourse and draw healings. Guard the City which magnifies you, All-Praised, from assaults of foes, for you have boldness towards Christ who Glorified you.