Hymns of Saint Athanasius
Saint Athanasius’s feast day is on January 18th of each year. Here are the hymns that are sung on this day, translated into the English language.
Troparion — Tone 3You were a pillar of Orthodoxy, Hierarch Athanasius, / supporting the Church with divine doctrines; / you proclaimed the Son to be of one Essence with the Father, / putting Arius to shame. / Righteous father, entreat Christ God to grant us His great mercy.
Kontakion — Tone 2You planted the dogmas of Orthodoxy / and eradicated the thorns of false doctrine; / you propagated the seeds of the Faith watered with the rain of the Spirit. / Therefore, we praise you, Righteous Athanasius.
Saint Athanasius is an important part of the Orthodox Church’s history. Known as Athanasius of Alexandria, he served as the patriarch for some time. His feast day is celebrated each year on January 18th.