The Martyrs Terence and Neonilla and their children: Sarbelus, Photius, Theodulus, Hierax, Nita, Vele and Eunice suffered martyrdom during a persecution of Christianity under the emperor Decius (249-250). They zealously confessed Christ and denounced idolatry. For this the pagans subjected the entire Christian family to terrible tortures and torments, but failed to get them to renounce the true Faith. So, the holy martyrs were beheaded, and received crowns of martyrdom.
Troparion - Tone 4
Your holy martyrs Terence, Neoníla, and their children, O Lord,
through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God.
For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries,
and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.
Through their intercessions, save our souls!
Kontakion - Tone 4
Podoben: "As You were voluntarily raised..."
The universe rejoices at the honorable commemoration of the martyrs:
Terence the most-wise, his wife Neonila, and their children.
Therefore, let us hasten that we may receive healing;
for he has received grace from the Holy Spirit
to cure the sicknesses and ills of our souls.