Saint John of Rila founded the renowned monastery of that name in Bulgaria in
the tenth century. Over the centuries, great and wondrous healings
have flowed from his holy relics.
Apolytikion in the First Tone:
Thy life was a foundation of repentance, a model of compunction, an
image of consolation and spiritual perfection equal to the Angels,
O Saint; for thou didst persevere in prayer, fasting, and tears.
O Father John, intercede with Christ our God for our souls.
Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone:
Emulating the life of the Angels, O Saint, and leaving behind all earthly
things, thou didst run unto Christ. And protecting thyself with His
commandments, thou wast shown to be a pillar that no attacks of the
enemy could shake. Wherefore, we cry to thee: Rejoice, O Father John,
most brilliant light.
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