Feast Day: December 22nd

The Life of Saint Anastasia: She went about secretly to the dwellings of the poor and the prisons where the Martyrs of Christ were, and brought them whatever was needed for their daily subsistence…



Akathist Hymn


Troparion: The true namesake of the Victorious Resurrection are you called, O Martyr of Christ, who were victorious over your enemies with patience, on behalf of Christ, your Bridegroom, Whom you loved, Pray to save our Souls.

Kontakion: When they that are found in trials and adversities flee unto thy Church O Anastasia, they receive the august and wondrous gifts of Divine Grace which doth abide in thee; for at all times, O Saint of God, thou pourest forth streams of healings for the world.

Apolytikion: O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: accept me offered out of longing to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.


Prayer: O long-suffering and wise Great Martyr of Christ Anastasia, you stand with your Soul in Heaven at the Throne of the Lord, and on Earth, by the Grace given to you, you perform various healings. Look with mercy on the people who are coming and Praying before your Relics, asking for your help: stretch out your Holy Prayers to the Lord for us, and ask us for the remission of our sins, healing for the sick, for the grieving and needy aid; Pray the Lord, that He may He give all of us a Christian end and a good answer to His Terrible Judgment, that we may be honoured with you to Glorify the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.