Feast Day: December 2nd
The Life of Saint Porphyrios: On his way back to the hut, after receiving Holy Communion in the Divine Liturgy that morning, his feelings were so intense that he stopped, stretched out his hands and shouted loudly “Glory to You, O God! Glory to You, O God! Glory to You, O God!”…
Apolytikion: The son of Evia, the Elder of All Greeks, the initiate of Divine Vision and true friend of Christ. Porphyrios, o faithful, let us praise who from childhood was filled with Divine gifts, the demonized are redeemed and the sick are healed who cry out: “Glory to Him who gave His might to you! Glory to Him who made you Holy! Glory to Him, who, through you, effects cures for all.”
Kontakion: The most-Holy temple of the Comforter, and the beloved of the All-Pure Theotokos. Let us praise Porphyrios from our heart, for he loves and heals all, and protects, and intercedes, that we be granted Theosis. Therefore, we cry out: Rejoice, O Father Porphyrios.
“When Christ enters our Soul, everything within us will be altered.”
Below is an Icon of Saint Porphyrios together with Saint Sophrony of Essex.