Venerable John of the Ancient Caves in Palestine

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Father, / for you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away, / but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore your spirit, O holy Father John, rejoices with the angels.

Kontakion — Tone 2

(Special Melody: Seeking the highest) / Divinely arming yourself with purity of soul, / and wielding incessant prayer as a spear, / John, our father, you impaled hordes of demons. / Unceasingly pray for us all!