Conception of the Honorable Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

Podoben: “Be quick to anticipate”
Be glad, O barren one who has not given birth until now, / for behold, you have conceived the lamp of the Sun, / and He shall enlighten all the earth, which is afflicted with blindness. / Dance, O Zachariah, and cry out with boldness: / The Prophet of the Most High is about to be born.

Kontakion — Tone 1

Podoben: “The angelic choir...”
The great and renowned Zachariah rejoices radiantly, / and exults with his wife Elizabeth; / for worthily does she conceive John the Baptist, / whom the Archangel announced joyously, / and men honor as an initiate of grace.