St. Metrophanes, the First Patriarch of Constantinople


St. Metrophanes, the First Patriarch of Constantinople

Commemorated June 4

Troparion, Tone 1

You proclaimed the great mystery of the Trinity, O good shepherd, and manifested Christ's dispensation to all, dispersing the spiritual wolves who menaced your rational flock, saving the lambs of Christ who cry: Glory to him who has strengthened you! Glory to him who has exalted you! Glory to him who through you has fortified the Orthodox Faith!

Troparion, Tone 4

In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith, an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence; your humility exalted you; your poverty enriched you. Hierarch Father Metrophanes, entreat Christ our God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion, Tone 2

You clearly taught the faith of Christ, and by keeping it you truly increased your faithful flock to a multitude; and so, Metrophanes, you now rejoice with the angels and unceasingly intercede for us all.