Saint John the Hut-Dweller

Feast Day: January 15th

The Life of Saint John the Hut-Dweller: He asked his parents for a Gospel so that he might study the words of Christ. John’s parents hired a calligrapher to copy the text, and had the volume bound in a golden cover studded with gems. John read the Gospel constantly, delighting in the Saviour’s words…



Apolytikion: From your early youth, you longed with fervour for the things of the Lord. Leaving the world and its pleasures, you became an example of monastic life. Most blessed John, you built your hut at the door of your parents’ house and overcame the devil’s guiles. Therefore Christ Himself has worthily glorified you.

Kontakion: Longing for poverty in imitation of Christ, you abandoned your parents’ wealth, wise Father John; grasping the Gospel in your hands, you followed Christ God, unceasingly Praying for us all.



Below are some Icons of Saint John the Hut-Dweller together with Saint Paul of Thebes.


Below is an Icon of Saint John with Saint Seraphim of Sarov.


Below are some Icons of Saint John and Sant Alexis the Man of God