AKATHIST Hymn to Our fathers among the Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom: THE THREE HOLY HIERARCHS

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

That all due Honour should be given on this Three Pious and Influential Fathers of the Eastern Churches, both Catholic and the Orthodox unlike. St. Basil the Great known for his Monastic way of living and explanations on the Christian faith; St. Gregory the Theologian for refuting the Heresy of Arianism and St John Chrysostom for his Eloquence in giving Sermons. The Eastern Rite Churches teach that the Three Hierarchs appear together in a vision and said that they were equal to God: "There are no Division among us, and no Opposition to one another". They are Commemorated every January 3, which is titled "Synaxis of the Ecumenical Teachers and Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom"

Troparion (Tone 1)

Let us who love their words gather together
And honor with hymns the three great torch-bearers of the triune Godhead:
Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom.
These men have enlightened the world with the rays of their divine doctrines.
They are sweetly-flowing rivers of wisdom filling all creation with springs of heavenly knowledge.
Ceaselessly they intercede for us before the Holy Trinity!

Kontakion (Tone 2)

O Lord, You have taken up to eternal rest
And to the enjoyment of Your blessings the divinely-inspired heralds,
The greatest of Your teachers,
For You have accepted their labors and deaths as a sweet-smelling sacrifice,
For You alone are glorified in Your saints! 
Click here at the Hagiography of the Three Holy Hierarchs to read more about them


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