Venerable Silouan of Mt. Athos

Troparion — Tone 4

On the path of humility, / by your prayers you received Christ as your Master. / In your heart the Holy Spirit witnessed to your salvation. / Therefore all people called to live in hope rejoice and celebrate your memory! / Holy Father Silouan, pray to Christ God to save our souls.

Troparion — Tone 2

O all-blessed Father Silouan, / Flaming zealot of the seraphim’s love for the Lord / And fervent imitator of Jeremiah who wept for the people, / Hearing the call of the Mother of the Lord of Hosts, / With wise courage you spewed out the sinful serpent / And withdrew from the snares of the world to the mountain of Athos, / Where in labors and prayer, joined with tears, / In abundance you acquired the grace of the holy Spirit with which our hearts are enflamed. / Being strengthened by you, we cry out with compunction: / My Lord, my Life and the Joy of your saint, / Save the world and us from all cruel things!

Kontakion — Tone 8

During your life on earth you served Christ and followed His path; / now in Heaven you contemplate Him Whom you have loved! / Since you dwell with Him as He promised to His elect, holy Father Silouan, / instruct us now in the path that you have traveled.

Kontakion — Tone 2

O Silouan, beloved of God, / Truly amazing preacher of humility / And radiance warmed by the love for mankind of the Holy Spirit: / The Russian Church rejoices in your labors. / All monks on the Athonite mountain / And all Christian people are rejoicing as well, / Turning themselves towards God with the love of children. / Beseech Him for us, you who have seen God and are equal to the angels, / That burning with your love our souls may be saved.