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St. Simeon The Stylite

An icon of St. Simeon The Stylite.

The Icon

Feast Day - September 1st.

Saint Simeon the Stylite is depicted in the Icon on an eight foot high piller, where he settled as his little monastic cell, a previously unknown mode of asceticism. He is devoting himself to intense prayer and fasting. His hands are shown open and facing out. This is a sign of his gift of healing.

Troparion in tone 1

You were a pillar of patient endurance,
Having imitated the forefathers, O Venerable One:
Job in suffering, and Joseph in temptations.
You lived like the bodiless ones while yet in the flesh, O Simeon, our Father.
Beseech Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion in tone 2

Seeking the things of the Highest,
And having made you pillar a fiery chariot, you were joined to the heights.
Therefore, you have become a companion to the angels, O Venerable One,
And with them you are praying incessantly to Christ God for us all.

For information concerning the life of St. Simeon The Stylite please click here