THE RIGHTEOUS OF DAMASCUS
You are a guide of Orthodoxy,
a teacher of piety and modesty,
a luminary of the world,
the God inspired pride of Monastics.
O wise John, you have enlightened
everyone by your teachings.
You are the harp of the Spirit.
Intercede to Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.
Come, O ye faithful,
let us praise the hymn-writer,
the Church's luminary and wise instructor,
the hallowed John, who cast down all her enemies;
for since he took up the Cross of the Lord as a weapon,
he drove off the heresies, with their every delusion.
And as our fervent champion with God,
he granteth all the forgiveness of trespasses.