Third Finding of the Honorable Head of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

As a divine treasure hidden in the ground / Was your head revealed to us by Christ, O prophet and forerunner. / We have gathered in commemoration of this finding / With inspired hymns of praise to the Savior, / Who saves us from corruption through your prayers!

Kontakion — Tone 4

By giving your venerable head to a sinful woman, / Herod broke the law of God. / But we behold it and cry out for joy, / And say to you, O forerunner: / Pray to the Lord that He may grant mercy to us all!