St Stephen the Bishop of Perm - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

Aflame with divine desire from childhood, / You took up Christ’s yoke, O wise Stephen. / You sowed the good seed in a hardened people grown old in unbelief / And gave birth to them in the Gospel. / Celebrating your memory, we pray to you: / Entreat him whom you proclaimed / That our souls may be saved!

Kontakion — Tone 8

You were found to be a hierarch to those who sought you not. / You freed your people from idols and brought them to faith in Christ. / You shamed the sorcerer, Pansotnik, and became first bishop and teacher of Perm. / Therefore the faithful hymn you with thanksgiving, crying: Rejoice, O wise teacher Stephen!