Isidore of Pelusium
Father Isidore was from Alexandria and was a Disciple of St John Chrysostom. He struggled in asceticism in a monastery at Mount Pelusium, and became Abbot of the monks struggling in that monastery. He wrote a great many Epistles full with divine grace, wisdom, and much profit. Over 2000 of them are preserved; according to some, he wrote over 3000 Epistles, according to others, 10 000. He reposed on February 4, 440 AD.
Dismissal Hymn (Plagal of Fourth Tone)
In your the image was preserved with exactness, O Father; for taking up thy cross, you followed Christ, and by your deeds you taught us to overlook the flesh, for it passes away, but to attend to the soul since it is immortal. Therefore, O righteous Isidore, your spirit rejoices with the Angels.
Kontakion (Fourth Tone)
On this day Thou hast appeared
O All Blessed Isidore, the Church has found you as another morning star; and with the lightning of your words she is illumined and cries out, “Rejoice, O venerable Father of godly mind.”
Afterfeast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple
Hail Virgin Theotokos full of Grace, for Christ our God, the Sun of Righteousness, has dawned from you, granting light to those in darkness. And you, O Righteous Elder, rejoice, taking in your arms, the Deliverance of our souls, who grants us Resurrection.
Also Celebrating Today:
- Nicholas the Confessor
- Hieromartyr Abramius
- John the Righteous, Bishop of Irinopolis
- Theodosios the Righteous
- Joseph the New Martyr of Aleppo