Plagal of the Fourth Tone
Unconquerable athlete of the patriarchs, you were put to death by the envious hands of the Hagarenes, showing yourself, O Cyril, to be sown by God. Wherefore an unfading crown was conveyed to you, cease not to direct your intercessions, on behalf of those who cry out: Rejoice, much-contested Father.
The Angelic Powers above, strike a hymn worthy of you O Father; we the faithful on earth, with gladness celebrate your memory, crowning you with praises, Cyril, and crying out with faith:
Rejoice, venerable Chief Shepherd;
Rejoice, glorious Patriarch;
Rejoice, heavenly offspring of Crete;
Rejoice, offshoot of Agarathos Monastery;
Rejoice, successor of Mark, the torch of Egypt;
Rejoice, president of Byzantium, the eye of the Church;
Rejoice, for you seized the courage of war;
Rejoice, for you entered the path of martyrdom;
Rejoice, you who partake with all the Saints;
Rejoice, you who are an equal of the divine Martyrs;
Rejoice, revered administrator of gifts;
Rejoice, inheritor of true life;
Rejoice, much contested Father.