Today on the “Old” (Julian) Orthodox Church Calendar, the Orthodox Church commemorates, among others, St. Martin, martyr and bishop of Tours, St. Cosmas the Hymnographer (contemporary of St. John of Damascus), and St. Symeon the New Theologian. Vechnaya Pomyat!

Though in the flesh thou wast zealous to emulate the choirs of heaven, and whilst on earth didst compose hymns to God in the highest; like a harp of holy wisdom thou didst hymn in enlightenment God the Word. O divinely inspired Cosmas, we praise thee with hymns. ~Troparion for St. Cosmas the Hymnographer

O holy father Symeon, you received divine illumination in your soul.
You were shown forth to the world as a most radiant light dispelling all darkness.
You call all men to seek the Grace of the Holy Spirit, which they had lost.
O righteous father! Pray unto Christ, our God, the He may grant us great mercy! ~ Troparion for St. Symeon the New Theologian