Church History Saints Spirituality Theology

Saint Symeon the New Theologian

“We shall not be deprived THEN of knowing or seeing, but…according to the measure which each has of the radiance and vision of light, both the knowledge and vision of God, and the recognition and knowledge of one another shall grow ever greater and more clear in joy inexpressible and rejoicing forever and ever.”

– Saint Symeon the New Theologian
(First Ethical Discourse)




Troparion — Tone 3

(Podoben: “Your confession of the Divine Faith…”)
Since you received divine enlightenment within your soul, O Venerable Father Symeon, / you were shown to the world as a most radiant light, / driving away its darkness, and persuading all to seek the grace of the Spirit which they had lost. / Earnestly intercede with Him to grant us great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 3

(Podoben: “Today the Virgin…”)
Radiant with the Three-Sun Light, you appeared as a true theologian of the Most Divine Trinity, / the divinely transcendent Lord; / from on high, you were made rich with the wisdom of discourse / and poured forth Divine streams of godly wisdom; / having drunk from these, we cry out: / “Rejoice, thrice-blessed Symeon.”

Feast Day(s)

March 12

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