St. Zacharias the Prophet, Father of the Forerunner


St. Zacharias the Prophet, Father of the Forerunner

Commemorated September 5

Troparion of St. Zacharias, Tone 4

Arrayed in priestly vestments, thou didst offer sacrifice according to God's law. Thou wast a light and a seer of mysteries bearing the signs of grace within thee. Thou wast slain in the temple of God, O Zacharias, Prophet of Christ. Together with the Forerunner pray that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion of St. Zacharias, Tone 3

Zacharias, Prophet and Priest and father of the Forerunner, is preparing a feast for the faithful and is mixing a draught of righteousness. Let us praise him, as a holy seer of the grace of God.