Saint Joseph the Betrothed, Righteous Guardian of Our Most Holy Mother of God and Jesus Christ

Feast Day: Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, (Sunday between 11th-17th of December)

& Sunday after the Nativity

The Life of Saint Joseph: He lived in Egypt with the Virgin Mary and the Divine Child, working as a carpenter…



Akathist Hymn

Troparion: Proclaim the Wonder, O Joseph, to David, the Ancestor of God: You saw a Virgin Great with Child, you gave Glory with the Shepherds, you Worshipped with the Magi, you received the news from the Angel. Pray to Christ God to save our Souls!

Kontakion: Today Godly David is filled with joy; Joseph and James offer praise. The Glorious crown of their kinship with Christ fills them with great joy. They sing praises to the One ineffably Born on Earth, and they cry out: “O Compassionate One, save those who honour You!”


Sunday after the Nativity Apolytikion: O Joseph, proclaim the wonders to David, the ancestor of God. Thou hast seen a Virgin great with Child; thou hast given Glory with the Shepherds; thou hast worshipped with the Magi; and thou hast been instructed through an Angel. Entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Sunday after the Nativity Kontakion: Godly David on this day is filled with gladness of spirit; Joseph also joineth James in offering Glory and praises. They rejoice, for as Christ’s kinsmen, they have received Crowns: and they praise the One ineffably born upon the Earth as they cry out with a great voice: O Lord of mercy, save them that honour Thy Name.