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Troparion/kontakion of Saint Seraphim of Virits?
« on: December 29, 2013, 05:53:53 PM »
Does anyone know the texts of these hymns, or where I might find them?

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Re: Troparion/kontakion of Saint Seraphim of Virits?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 06:21:44 PM »
Thanks, but perhaps I should have been clearer. I'm looking for it in English. I know tiny bit of Russian, but not nearly enough to translate something like that.
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Re: Troparion/kontakion of Saint Seraphim of Virits?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 06:58:12 PM »
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Like a most radiant star of Russia you shone forth from Vyritsa,
Venerable Father Seraphim, and guided by the power of the Holy Spirit,
you have illumined our land with the light of your miracles.
Therefore, flocking to your tomb, we humbly cry:
Pray to Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.

My translation - I hope it helps.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2013, 07:04:43 PM by Romaios »

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Re: Troparion/kontakion of Saint Seraphim of Virits?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 06:58:33 PM »
As all-bright star of Russian land / You shone on Vyritsa highland holy monk Seraphim / And led by the power of Holy Spirit / You spiritually illumined our land with the light of your wonders / Therefore hurrying to your grave / We call with love / Pray to God Christ for salvation of our souls.

Having become like ancient fathers / Struggled righteous struggle / Been enlightened with Christ's grace / From Him you received the gift of wonderworking / To heal the sick / To comfort those in pain and suffering / To defend the aggrieved and persecuted / And all in need looking for comfort / And quick liberation to give / For these reasons, as the great wonderworker venerating / We, your children, beg you, holy monk Seraphim / Save us from all troubles with your prayers.

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« Last Edit: December 29, 2013, 07:14:13 PM by Michał Kalina »
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Re: Troparion/kontakion of Saint Seraphim of Virits?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 07:04:39 PM »
So it seems, Romaios, we have one major difference. I have to confess I had some troubles with "умильно".
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Re: Troparion/kontakion of Saint Seraphim of Virits?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013, 07:10:47 PM »
So it seems, Romaios, we have one major difference. I have to confess I had some troubles with "умильно".

Umilenie is the Slavic version of Greek katanyxis, piercing/contrition of the heart - hence humility. But there is the icon of the Theotokos called Umilenie which best translates as "tenderness" or "tender love"... 
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Re: Troparion/kontakion of Saint Seraphim of Virits?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013, 07:16:35 PM »
As an all-bright star of the Russian land / You shone on the Vyritsa highland, O holy monk Seraphim; / And, led by the power of Holy Spirit, / You spiritually illumined Russia with the light of your wonders. / Therefore, hurrying to your grave, / We call with love: / Pray to Christ God to save our souls!

Having become like the ancient fathers / You engaged in spiritual warfare / And were enlightened with Christ's grace; / From Him you received the gift of wonderworking / To heal the sick, / To comfort the suffering, / To defend the persecuted / And all in need of succour / And liberation; / Therefore, as we venerate you, geat wonderworker, / We, your children, beg you, O holy monk Seraphim / Save us from all troubles by your prayers!

Thanks! I cleaned that up a bit above. I don't know how well it preserves the spirit of the original Russian, but it hopefully reads a bit more naturally in English.
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Re: Troparion/kontakion of Saint Seraphim of Virits?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2013, 07:18:23 PM »
the original Russian

Church Slavonic.  ;)