St. John the Faster


St. John the Faster

Commemorated September 2

Troparion of St. John the Faster, Tone 4

Anointed by the Holy Spirit, thou didst serve God like an earthly angel, O Shepherd and Hierarch John. Thou didst purify thyself  through fasting and grant cleansing to those who eagerly run to thee.

Kontakion of St. John the Faster, Tone 4

Thou didst become like thy namesake the Forerunner, O John, for thou wast radiant with fasting and purity, Christ has made thee a worthy shepherd  of His flock; beseech Him to save those who venerate thee.