Troparion of St Ia the Teacher, Chinese Martyr of the Boxer Rebellion
O pure and heroic Ia; / thou who didst suffer martyrdom twice under the godless ones. / Having been tortured and beaten, / not once didst thou cry out for mercy. / Thou didst teach thy students the power of the Word, / and shall forever be proclaimed in the heavens, // with a Crown of Victory!
Kontakion of St Ia the Teacher, Chinese Martyr of the Boxer Rebellion
Suffering martyrdom / is the greatest calling a Christian can fulfill. / Thou who didst suffer as a martyr twice! / O Warrior of Christ's Holy Church! / Thou was tortured and buried alive, / only to be found living and tortured again. / Thou didst perish with the Name of Christ on thy lips. / O Ia martyr of China! // Glory to God in His saints!