Saint Seraphim of Sarov, the Righteous Wonderworker

Feast Day: January 2nd


The Life of Saint Seraphim: The Mother of God appeared to him accompanied by the Holy Apostles Peter and John the Theologian. Pointing with her hand towards the sick Monk, the Most Holy Virgin said to Saint John, “He is one of our kind.”…


Prayers

Troparion: You loved Christ from your youth, O Blessed one, and longing to work for Him alone you struggled in the wilderness in constant Prayer and labour. With penitent heart and great love for Christ you were favoured by the Mother of God. Therefore we cry to you: “Save us by your Prayers, Venerable Seraphim, our Father.”

Kontakion: Forsaking the beauty as well as the corruption of this world, you settled in the Monastery of Sarov, O Saint. There you lived an Angelic life, becoming for many the way to Salvation. Therefore, Christ has Glorified you, Father Seraphim, enriching you with abundant healing and Miracles. So we cry to you: “Save us by your Prayers, Venerable Seraphim, our Father.”


When I am dead….

“I preached a lot and inspired all of you to have much love for St. Seraphim of Sarov, such that, after every service, we chant all together his┬áhymn before his icon.”
-St. Luke of Simferopol