Wednesday's Child

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

John the Wonderworker of Kronstadt

O Wonderworker living in Christ for ever, with love have mercy on them that are in danger; hear thy children who call upon thee with faith; be thou compassionate unto them that hope for aid from thee, O Father John of Kronstadt, our beloved shepherd.

O Thou who from infancy wast chosen by God, and in childhood didst miraculously receive from Him the gift of learning, and wast gloriously called to the priesthood in a vision during sleep: Thou didst prove to be a wondrous shepherd of the Church of Christ, O Father John.

"Love without reasoning: love is simple. Likewise believe and hope without reasoning. For faith and hope are also simple."

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