Priestmartyr John Kochurov - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 1

Aflame with love for God, you gave your life as a martyr for Christ and neighbor, / for this you received a crown of righteousness from Him. / Hieromartyr John, entreat the most Merciful God / to preserve the Holy Holy Church in peace and to save our souls.

Troparion — Tone 1

You were revealed to all as a true shepherd / O Hieromartyr John of Chicago, / for you nurtured your people in the Orthodox Faith, / guiding them by word and deed on the path of salvation, / and defended the Faith even unto the shedding of your blood. / Therefore, we, your spiritual children, cry out in thanksgiving: / Glory to Him who gave you strength! / Glory to Him who granted you the Martyr’s crown! / Glory to Him who through you grants mercy to all!

Kontakion — Tone 8

As you zealously fulfilled your pastoral service, / you brought your soul to God as a well-pleasing sacrifice, O Father John. / Entreat Christ God to grant peace to the world and great mercy to our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Now the holy Hieromartyr is glorified, / for he took up his cross and followed Christ. / In so doing, he gave us a model of true discipleship. / Therefore, let us cry aloud to him: / Rejoice, O Father John, the glory of priests!