Repose of St Philaret (Drozdov) the Metropolitan of Moscow

Troparion — Tone 4

Having acquired the grace of the Holy Spirit / O divinely wise and holy hierarch Philaret, / You preached truth and righteousness to the people with enlightened understanding; / With a contrite heart you showed peace and mercy to the suffering; / And as a teacher and tireless guardian of the Faith / With the staff of uprightness you preserved the Russian flock. / Therefore, as you have boldness before Christ our God, / Pray that He preserve the Church and salvation to the people and our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

As a true imitator of the venerable Sergius; / You loved virtue from childhood, O divinely blessed Philaret. / As a righteous pastor and blameless confessor, you were subject to mockery and abuse by the ungodly after your holy repose, / But God has glorified you with signs and miracles / And shown you to be the helper of our Church.