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St. Therapon

An icon of St. Therapon.

The Icon

Feast Day - May 25th

The Hieromartyr Therapon is depicted in the Icon as Bishop of Cyprus. He is giving the traditional episcopal blessing. The fingers of his right hand form the Greek letter X an C to symbolize Jesus Christ. At the time of the persecution under Diocletian (284-305), St. Therapon bravely confessed the name of Christ and died a martyrs death.

Troparion in tone

YOU PARTICIPATED IN THE WAYS OF THE APOSTLES,
AND WERE ENTHRONED AS THEIR SUCCESSOR!
YOU DISCOVERED ACTION AN ENTRANCE INTO VISION,
INSPIRED ONE OF GOD.
THEREFORE DIRECTING THE WORD OF TRUTH,
YOU SUFFERED FOR THE FAITH TO THE SHEDDING OF YOUR BLOOD!//
BISHOP AND MARTYR THERAPON, PRAY TO CHRIST GOD THAT OUR SOULS MAY BE SAVED!

Kontakion in tone

HAVING LIVED WORTHILY THE LIFE OF A BISHOP,
AND PASSED THROUGH THE WAY OF MARTYRDOM,
YOU DESTROYED THE SACRIFICES OF IDOLS,
AND WERE A DEFENDER OF YOUR FLOCK, DIVINE ONE.
THEREFORE WE HONOR YOU AND SPIRITUALLY CALL OUT:
EVER DELIVER US FROM DANGERS BY YOUR INTERCESSIONS,//
FATHER THERAPON!

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