AKATHIST Hymn to our Our venerable and God-bearing Father Symeon the Stylite

Monday, November 7, 2011

Apolytikion (First Tone):
Thou becamest a pillar of patience and didst emulate the Forefathers, O righteous one:
Job in his sufferings, Joseph in temptations, and the life of the bodiless while in the body,
O Symeon, our righteous Father, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Kontakion (Second Tone):
Thou soughtest the heights, though parted not from things below;
thy pillar became a chariot of fire for thee.
Thou becamest thereby a true companion of the angelic host;
and together with them, O Saint, thou ceaselessly prayest Christ God for us all.
St. Simon the Stylite is a early Christian Ascetic who has become on living in a Platform on the top of a Pillar in Syria and many of the Monks follow this style of Christian Monasticism during his time. His title "Stylite means Pillar in Greek Language.He die in 459 after 39 years of stay in the top of the Pillar
For more of his Life and his Way of Ascetic life, click here on his Hagiography 


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