Troparia and kontakia for November 12

St John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria

Troparion — Tone 8

By endurance you gained your reward, venerable Father; / you persevered in prayer unceasingly; / you loved the poor and provided for them in all things. / Blessed John the Merciful, intercede with Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 2

You distributed your wealth to the poor / and in return obtained wealth from heaven, John the Merciful. / Therefore, we honor you and celebrate your memory, O namesake of mercy.

Venerable Nilus the Faster of Sinai

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / and your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe! / Our Father Nilus, pray to Christ God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

By your vigilant prayer you cut away the undergrowth of the body’s insurgent passions. / As you have boldness before the Lord, free me from every danger so that I may cry to you: / “Rejoice, universal father Nilus.”

Blessed John “the Hairy” and Fool-For-Christ at Rostov

Troparion — Tone 8

In your patience, you possessed your reward, O holy father. / You were constant in prayer, while loving and aiding the poor. / Beseech Christ God, O John the merciful, that He may save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

By distributing your wealth to the poor, O John most wise, / You gained the wealth of heaven and were called the merciful one: / Therefore we honor you and celebrate your holy memory!