As friend and companion of Demetrius/ thou wast an invincible athlete of godliness./ By divine help thou didst conquer Lyaios,/ and in being slain became a holy sacrifice to Christ.
In Ireland's fertile soil thou didst plant the seeds of monasticism, O Father Abban,/ and didst nurture a great flowering of God-pleasing virtue./ Continue steadfastly in thy enduring love, to lead mankind to God/ and by thy prayers may we be granted great mercy.
O Father Otteran, thou wast the first among the saintly Columba's disciples to repose/ and be laid to rest in the blessed soil of Iona./ As in thy life thou didst live only for Christ,/ we pray thee to intercede for us that we may follow thee into the way of salvation.
Through trials and temptations thou didst shepherd/ the monastics of Senboth-Fola, O Father Colman,/ and didst guide many souls on their pilgrimage to Christ./ Wherefore, we pray thee, intercede with Him, that our souls may be saved.
Thou hast won thy contest and inherited eternal glory,/ and didst become a soldier of Christ/ through the prayers of Demetrius./ With him, O wise Nestor, unceasingly pray for us.