Rejoice, O Vladimir, enlightener of the Russian lands

St. Vladimir by Fr. Andrew Tregubov (SVOTS '79)

St. Vladimir by Fr. Andrew Tregubov (SVOTS ’79)

Rejoice, cause of the salvation of countless souls in the land of Russia.

Rejoice, inexhaustible wellspring of God’s blessings and mercies.

Rejoice, good farmer who planted the garden of the divine faith in your kingdom.

Rejoice, torrent of the sweet water of piety given the people of Russia to drink.

Rejoice, for you glorified the divine faith.

Rejoice, for the King of kings imparted Solomon’s wisdom to you.

Rejoice, for Christ also bestowed on you David’s meekness.

Rejoice, for the zeal of Elijah and the right faith of the Apostles were yours as well.

Rejoice, O Vladimir, enlightener of the Russian lands.

From the Akathist to St. Vladimir, Ikos 8.

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