St. John of Kronstadt
(Feast Day: October 19/31)
O Wonderworker living in Christ forever,
with love have mercy on those in danger;
hear thy children who call on thee with faith;
be compassionate to those who hope for aid from thee,
O Father John of Kronstadt, our beloved shepherd.
(composed by St. John Maximovitch)
Thou wast chosen by God in infancy
and in childhood received the gift of learning.
Thou was called to the priesthood
in a vision during sleep
and didst become a wonderful shepherd of Christ's Church.
Pray to Christ our God
that we may all be with thee in the kingdom of heaven,
O Father John, namesake of grace.