St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
On the Truths of the Orthodox Christian Faith and the Church by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Summary
Prayer to St. Tikhon Oh, sacred chapter, to the Hierarch of Christ Tikhon, sincere poverty, compassion and purity to the keeper and lover, in the earthly - heavenly and human - an former angel, awake shepherd of the verbal flock of Christ, the mysteries of God, Gospel doctrine and priest of legends to the interpretive interpreter, the Orthodox Church of God to the zealot, the second according to Saint Demetrius of Rostov - the Russian Chrysostom, the godly customs of the courageous destroyer and strong pagan rejoicing to the victor; the glories of the Most Holy Trinity and the honor of the days, designated by the Church of God, an ardent defender and an irresistible defender, tireless and god-wise to the collector of treasures of spiritual wisdom from the visible of this world, wise God glorified the new Orthodox Church! receive from Me , If ye and a sinful, unworthy prayer. And first, teach me to reverently and reverently walk the paths of God's commandments, but I will never return to the path of God's commands to the contrary. 'Even to you, by grace - from God given to you, be wise, enlighten and enlighten my mind, weak and dark, and I will take out the heavenly wisdom and prism of the Divine I think. Manage my astray heart, if he despised earthly hedge, turn away the short-term ones, don’t be fooled by the flowing ones, celestial and eternal sincere desire, and always comfort them with almighty feelings. Do not deny, St. Servant of the Pres. Trinity - Tikhon, intercession before the Lord God, in the Trinity of Saints glorified and worshiped, that he will give me purification, mouth purification, rightness of deeds, forgiveness of sins of youth and ignorance, peace of thoughts, peace of mind, spiritual joy, by the inexpressible goodness of His thoughts, love is not hypocritical, patience, kindness, meekness, firm faith, abstinence and all good things will be fulfilled by me by the gift of His Holy Spirit. Blissful in the dwellings of heaven, remember the brethren in the flesh, yours and ours, parents, benefactors and friends, and all those who honor you, who love you and pray to you, who are here in the rich world, or who live somewhere after death. Whereas the hour of my death will come to an end and the time of the event from this world will come, You, O eager prayer book of all the goodness of Christ the Lord and the merciful Mater of His Virgin Mary, accelerate then with your clergyman and your clergyman St. With Mitrofan to help me a sinner, and with your prayers stand up to me from evil devilish attacks and hostile slander, let me glorify forever and ever, thank and praise the Life-Giving, Omnipotent and inseparable Trinity, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. From infancy, I deeply harbored a certain special commitment to Saint Tikhon, now God the glorified saint and miracle worker of all Russia. My parents (may the Lord God remember them in his kingdom!) Settled in me this sweet feeling for him with stories about his holy life, and also - annually leading me to his tomb in Zadonsk Monastery, despite the considerable distance from him of our humble dwelling . This love, and especially the very grace and anointing with which the creations of St. Tikhon are fragrant, inspired me not only to read them easily for edification, but also to study in separate parts the thoughts of the new Holy Father and the great teacher of our Church. But the common of all Orthodox Christians in Russia is love, reverence and veneration of others like saints - our Father Tikhon, John Chrysostom , St. John of Damascus Dimitry of Rostov .