Repose of Saint John of Kronstadt - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 1

As a zealous advocate of the Orthodox faith, / as a caring Solicitor for the land of Russia, / faithful to the rules and image of a pastor, / preaching repentance and life in Christ, / an awesome servant and administer of God’s sacraments, / a daring intercessor for people’s sake, / O Good and righteous Father John, / healer and wonderful miracle-worker, / the praise of the town of Kronstadt / and decoration of our Church, / beseech the All-Merciful God / to reconcile the world and to save our souls!

Troparion — Tone 4

With the apostles your message has gone out to the ends of the world, / and with the confessors you suffered for Christ! / You are like the hierarchs through your preaching of the word; / with the righteous you are radiant with the grace of God. / The Lord has exalted your humility above the heavens / and given us your name as a source of miracles. / O wonder-worker, living in Christ for ever, / have mercy on those beset by troubles; / and hear us when we cry out in faith, O our beloved shepherd John!

Kontakion — Tone 3

This day the pastor of Kronstadt / appears before the throne of God / praying fervently on behalf of the faithful / to the chief pastor Christ, who has promised: / “I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it!”