Venerable John Calabytes “the Hut-Dweller”

Troparion — Tone 4

From your early youth, / you longed with fervor for the things of the Lord. / Leaving the world and its pleasures, / you became an example of monastic life. / Most blessed John, you built your hut at the door of your parents’ house and overcame the devil’s guiles. / Therefore Christ Himself has worthily glorified you.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Longing for poverty in imitation of Christ, / you abandoned your parents’ wealth, wise Father John; / grasping the Gospel in your hands, / you followed Christ God, unceasingly praying for us all.