Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs + January 30
Let all who love their words come together and honor with hymns the three luminaries of the light-creating Trinity: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and renowned John of golden speech, who have enlightened the world with the rays of their divine doctrines, and are mellifluous rivers of wisdom who have watered all creation with streams of divine knowledge; they ever intercede with the Trinity for us.
-Troparion, Tone 1
Thou hast taken the sacred and divinely inspired heralds, the crown of Thy teachers, O Lord, for the enjoyment of Thy blessings and for repose. For Thou hast accepted their sufferings and labors above every burnt offering, O Thou Who alone dost glorify Thy Saints.
-Kontakion, Tone 2
Read more about the Three Holy Hierarchs:
- Three Guiding Lights of True Faith, by Fr. Stephen Rogers
- Sermon on the Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs, by Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev