St Jonah the Metropolitan of Moscow

Troparion — Tone 4

Having dedicated your whole life to the Lord from your youth, / you were a paradigm of virtue in prayer, labor and fasting. / God, having seen your good intent, / raised you up as a high priest and shepherd of His Church. / Therefore, even after your re-pose, / your honorable body was preserved whole and incorrupt. / Hierarch Jonah, pray to Christ God that He may save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Since you served the Lord from your youth, O wise one, / and disciplined your body through fasting and vigil, / you were revealed to be a pure vessel and the dwelling place of the All-holy Spirit. / Thus, the Church established you to be a hierarch and shepherd, / and having tended it well, you departed to the Lord, whom you loved. / Therefore, we entreat you to remember us who honor your holy memory with faith, / so that we may cry to you: “Rejoice, Father Jonah, most honorable hierarch.”