St. Helen, Equal of the Apostles,
The Mother of the Emperor Constantine
the image of Thy Cross in Heaven,
and like Paul,
having received the call not from men,
Thine apostle among kings
trusted the commonwealth to Thy hand, O Lord.
Keep us always in peace,
by the intercession of the Theotokos,
O only Friend of man.
On this day, Saint Constantine
and blessed Helen, his mother,
have revealed the Cross,
the Wood, worthy of all veneration.