Feast Day of St. Silouan the Athonite

Venerable Silouan of Mt. Athos

Troparion – Tone 4

 On the path of humility,by your prayers you received Christ as your Master. In your heart the Holy Spirit witnessed to your salvation. Therefore all people called to live in hope rejoice and celebrate your memory!Holy Father Silouan, pray to Christ God to save our souls. 

Troparion – Tone 2  

O all-blessed Father Silouan,Flaming zealot of the seraphim’s love for the LordAnd fervent imitator of Jeremiah who wept for the people,Hearing the call of the Mother of the Lord of Hosts,With wise courage you spewed out the sinful serpentAnd withdrew from the snares of the world to the mountain of Athos,Where in labors and prayer, joined with tears,In abundance you acquired the grace of the holy Spirit with which our hearts are enflamed.Being strengthened by you, we cry out with compunction:My Lord, my Life and the Joy of your saint,Save the world and us from all cruel things! 

Kontakion – Tone 8  

During your life on earth you served Christ and followed His path;now in Heaven you contemplate Him Whom you have loved!Since you dwell with Him as He promised to His elect, holy Father Silouan, instruct us now in the path that you have traveled. 

Kontakion – Tone 2  

O Silouan, beloved of God,Truly amazing preacher of humilityAnd radiance warmed by the love for mankind of the Holy Spirit:The Russian Church rejoices in your labors.All monks on the Athonite mountainAnd all Christian people are rejoicing as well,Turning themselves towards God with the love of children.Beseech Him for us, you who have seen God and are equal to the angels, That burning with your love our souls may be saved.


3 thoughts on “Feast Day of St. Silouan the Athonite

  1. Hi,

    Thought I would stop by and visit your blog. I just finished elder Sophrony’s book on the saint not that long ago. He is one of my favorite saints – thanks so much for posting the hymns.

    C. Grace

  2. My Nicky visited Athos some 40 years ago (when he was 17), and visited St Silouan’s skete. Well, what he remembers is the dish of calamari his host cooked for him. Unfortunately, it was overcooked, and… well, you KNOW the texture of overcooked squid… RUBBER BANDS!

    I am glad to report that restoration work is going on at the Russikon, and that the MP is trying to send new monks there. Every year, Russian artists go there to help with the restoration and they also paint Athonite scenes (good for us gals who cannot go there personally!).

    Incidentally, two of the largest donors to the monasteries on the Mountain are Prince Charles (who is allowed to stay at the monasteries beyond the traditional one-day limit, he has a spiritual father at one of them, I am told) and Duke Michael of Kent (he who eerlily resembles Tsar St Nikolai Aleksandrovich the New Martyr).

    Holy Fathers of Athos, pray for our embattled Church!


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