Monday, October 06, 2008

October 6: Glorification of St Innocent the Metropolitan of Moscow and Enlightener of the Aleuts and Apostle to the Americas

Troparion - Tone 4

Thou didst evangelize the northern people of America and Asia,
Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to the natives in their own tongues.
Holy Hierarch Father Innocent, enlightener of Alaska and all America,
Thy ways were ordered by the Lord!
Pray to Him for the salvation of our souls in His heavenly Kingdom!

Kontakion - Tone 2

A true celebration of the providence and grace of God
Is thy life, O holy father Innocent, Apostle to our land.
In hardships and dangers thou didst toil for the Gospel's sake
And God delivered and preserved thee unharmed.
From obscurity He highly exalted thee as an example
That the Lord truly guides a man in the way he should go.