Holy Father John the Righteous, disciple of St. Gregory of Decapolis
This Saint took up the monastic life from his youth and became a disciple of Saint Gregory of Decapolis (see Nov. 20). After his elder, Saint Gregory, reposed (in the first half of the ninth century), he came to Jerusalem and finally reposed in peace in the Monastery of Saint Chariton.
Apolytikion of John the Righteous in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
The image of God, was faithfully preserved in you, O Father. For you took up the Cross and followed Christ. By Your actions you taught us to look beyond the flesh for it passes, rather to be concerned about the soul which is immortal. Wherefore, O Holy John, your soul rejoices with the angels.
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- Euthemios the Enlightener of Karelia
- Cosmas, Bishop of Calcydon
- John the New Martyr of Epiros
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