Note: The following is a service supplicating God, the Holy Trinity, to help a new martyr of Orthodoxy who is currently being tortured. These beautiful and moving prayers were written by St. Nikephoros of Chios (+1821), from a time several hundred years ago when, under the Ottoman Turks, the faithful would give their lives on a daily basis, refusing to deny Christ and their faith. And even in our days, there are many who suffer, and who will continue to suffer in the future, confessing Christ as the true God, Who put on flesh for our salvation, and refusing to worship foreign gods. May the Lord strengthen us all to witness to Him in word and deed, to the extent that we each are called. This is an amateur translation from the Greek text. I request reviewing this translation if possible before any public / liturgical use. Also note that the meter of this translation is not set to match the original music.
Then the Psalm “Have mercy on me O God, according to Your great mercy...”, followed by the canon.