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.