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Saint Gregory the Enlightener,Hymns of Praise,Saint Nikolai Velimirovič

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Saint Gregory the Enlightener, Bishop of Armenia

Commemorated September 30

Hymns of Praise
Saint Gregory the Enlightener

Gregory was a great light
To his people and his nation.
He spurned glory and riches
For the poverty of Christ the Crucified,
Preferring eternal riches in heaven.
He raised his mind to heaven and thoughts of God,
And endured much physical torture,
As if it all were painless.
He was strong with the power of God’s grace,
And nourished by God’s heavenly food,
And armored against evil by God’s providence.
He was lowered into the pit from his glory,
And from the pit he was elevated to the heights-
The heights of eternal glory.
Gregory, great and holy,
Enlightened Armenia with Jesus.
Even the wild boar, Tiridates,
Was baptized under the Cross and became a lamb.
With great glory, the land of Armenia glorifies
Its miracle-worker, St. Gregory.

The Prologue from Ohrid: Lives of Saints by Saint Nikolai Velimirovič for Old Calendar date September 30, and New Calendar date October 13.

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