Saint Poimen was from Egypt and shone forth in the ascetical life in Scete in
the fourth century; he was renowned for his discretion. Many of his
sayings and deeds are preserved in the Paradise of the Fathers and
the Sayings of the Fathers.
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
With the rivers of your tears, you have made the barren desert fertile. Through
sighs of sorrow from deep within you, your labors have borne fruit a hundred-fold.
By your miracles you have become a light, shining upon the world. O Poimen,
our Holy Father, pray to Christ our God, to save our souls.
Kontakion in the
The holy memory, O righteous Father, of the many valiant deeds is come today
and maketh glad the souls of pious and godly folk, our righteous Father, great
Poimen of godly mind.
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