Prophet Zachariah and Righteous Elizabeth


Prophet Zachariah and Righteous Elizabeth

Troparion - Tone 2

The memory of Your prophets Zachariah and Elizabeth We celebrate today, O Lord. By their prayers, we beseech You, O Christ God, save our souls!

Troparion - Tone 4

Robed in the vestments of the priesthood, according to the Law of God you offered whole-burnt offerings in a sacred manner, wise Zachariah. You became a luminary and a seer of the mysteries, bearing within yourself the signs of grace, all-wise one. Slain by the sword in the temple of God, O prophet of Christ, intercede together with the Forerunner that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion - Tone 3

Today the prophet Zachariah, priest of the Most High and parent of the Forerunner, has prepared a banquet to his memory to nourish the faithful, mixing the drink of righteousness. Therefore we praise him as a divine initiate of the grace of God.

Kontakion - Tone 4

As the full moon brightly reflects the light of the sun, you reflected the glory of the Messiah, the Light of wisdom! With Zachariah you walked in all of the Lord's commandments, Elizabeth, beloved by God. So as we bless you with fitting songs, we praise the Lord, the bountiful Light, Who enlightens all.