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St. Basil the Great

St. Basil the Great

Commemorated January 1

Troparion of St. Basil the Great, Tone 1

Thy fame has gone forth into all the earth, which has received thy word. Thereby thou hast taught the Faith; thou hast revealed the nature of created things; thou hast made a royal priesthood of the ordered life of men. Righteous Father Basil, intercede with Christ our God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion of St. Basil the Great, Tone 4

Thou wast an unshaken foundation of the Church and didst give to all mortals an inviolate lordship which thou didst seal with thy doctrine, O righteous Basil, revealer of the mysteries of heaven.