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The Apolytíkion of our rev. father John of Rila, Tone 1

O saint, equal to the angels,

you were a model of repentance,

an example of mercy,

a standard of comfort and spiritual perfection.

O father John, you lived with prayer, fasting and tears,

so plead with Christ our God for our souls.