As he turned out as lover of the Lord, he took the cross on his shoulder, followed Him, and thus ended his life. He has revealed the Gospel clearly and genuinely, and in Ohrid he enlightened all nations. Therefore, honored with divine wreaths, you have received holiness, glorious Saint Erasmus. That's why we are calling you to: Pray to Christ the Lord to forgive our sins, we who with love are celebrating your holy memory. Amen
The thought of wrong life and passing glory does not deter you, blessed Saint Erasmus, you rose to the heavens as disembodied. And now you are standing before the Bishop and, with the angels, pray continually to save us from all the pain. Amen
"Crown of grace you have received from God for your sufferings, wise Erasmus, and crowned you ran to Christ, Whom you desired constantly, after you rejected the decay, and said: For all the work of the Lord, bless the Lord"
- A song from the Canon of Utrecht on St. Hieromartyr Erasmus of Ohrid
Filled with miracles, as a river that poured out a healing from the heaven, blessed Saint Erasmus, healed all the diseases, resurrected a dead man and persecuted the rage. He embarrassed the wrath of Diocletian and Maximilian. Therefore received a triple crown, from the hand of Christ the Lord. Constantly pray to Him for us to give us forgiveness of our sins, we who with love are celebrating your honorable memory.
Those who respect you, St Erasmus, and call you as a supporter, save them from the visible and invisible enemies, from all distress and all kinds of misery, with your prayers. Amen