O chosen ascetic and earthly angel of Christ, all-blessed father Silouan, most excellent emulator of the fathers of Athos in vigils, fasting and humility! Through thy thirst for God and burning love for Him thou didst acquire abundant grace for thy soul, O most blessed one. Imitating Christ, thou didst crucify thyself with tearful prayer for those languishing in hades, for the living and for those yet to come. Of this thy love deprive us not, who amid the vale of sin ask thine intercession before God and cry out with compunction: Rejoice, O father Silouan, inextinguishable burning of love in thy prayer for the world!
The Creator of angels and Lord of hosts chose thee beforehand from thy mother’s womb, and, as saith the Psalmist, gave thee a deep heart, O God-bearing father Silouan, that as in a most excellent receptacle thou mightest place the uncontainable name of God Most High, and through the power of God and divine grace mightest most earnestly follow the life of the angels. And praising the wondrous struggle of thine earthly labors, we reverently cry out to thee:
Rejoice, fruit of the chaste purity of pious parents;
rejoice, fragrant flower of the unfading beauty of their struggle of faith!
Rejoice, thou who with all thy soul didst love the piety of thy parents;
Rejoice, thou who didst sweeten thy youthful mind with the word of God, as with
rejoice, untiring conscience who broke the sting of sin by penitent prayer!
Rejoice, thou who by humble-mindedness didst trample all the wiles of the devil underfoot;
Rejoice, thou who by the Holy Spirit wast transported to the heavenly Eden of wondrous beauty;
Rejoice, thou who dost earnestly mediate these graces for the whole human race;
rejoice, thou who like an unsleeping guardian dost wake us for the dawn of eternal life!
Rejoice, O father Silouan, inextinguishable burning of love in thy prayer for the world!
Rejoice, inexhaustible well of humble- mindedness and chastity;
Rejoice, thou who didst diligently preserve the purity of thy soul and body;
rejoice, thou who didst emulate the angels in thy love for the Lord!
Rejoice, faithful fellow struggler with the saints of God, the wondrous sanctification of the world;
rejoice, tireless toiler in her garden, who dost strengthen the weak for the struggle!
Rejoice, diligent fellow struggler with the desert-lovers in seeking God;
rejoice, thou who desirest to descend into hades for all unrepentant sinners;
Rejoice, tireless toiler with her who is our earnest helper, in making supplications for the world;
rejoice, thou who, like Jeremiah who wept for the people, hast bedewed the Holy Mountain with tears!