St. Joseph of Damascus
Come, ye faithful,
let us honor the martyr of Christ,
a priest of the Church of Antioch;
who by the word of the Word,
and by his blood and the blood of his companions,
baptized the land of Syria, its Church and its people.
Being immersed in the light of the Gospel from his youth,
he worked and taught and defended
the Church of Christ and her flock.
O Father Joseph of Damascus, be for us an example,
defending us and interceding for us
fervently before the Savior.