Repose of Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, Enlightener of North America

Commemorated on April 7

Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 1

Let us praise Tikhon, the patriarch of all Russia, / and enlightener of North America / an ardent follower of the Apostolic traditions, / and good pastor of the Church of Christ. / Who was elected by divine providence, / and laid down his life for his sheep. / Let us sing to him with faith and hope, / and ask for his hierarchical intercessions: / Keep the church in Russia in tranquility, / and the church in North America in peace. / Gather her scattered children into one flock, / bring to repentance those who have renounced the True Faith, / preserve our lands from civil strife, / and entreat God’s peace for all people!

Kontakion — Tone 3

Today the assembly of New Martyrs / stands together with us in the Church / and together we raise a festive song / celebrating the uncovering of the relics of our Hierarch Father Tikhon / who defeated the enemy and preserved the Faith / While protecting the flock entrusted to him. / For he ever prays for us all / that we may never be deprived of the Love of God.

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