St. Xenia the Fool for Christ of St. Petersburg


St. Xenia the Fool for Christ of St. Petersburg

Commemorated January 24

Troparion of St. Xenia, Tone 8

Christ the Lord has shown forth in thee a new mediatress and intercessor for our race; thou didst will to endure evil in thy life and didst lovingly serve both God and man. We zealously run to thee in misfortune and sorrow; we hope in thee and cry from our hearts: Put not our hope to shame, O blessed Xenia.

Kontakion of St. Xenia, Tone 4

Thou didst give thy wealth to the poor, O Xenia, and accept poverty out of love for Christ; and having lived in a manner rivalling the Angels thou wast counted worthy of glory on high.