The Holy Elder Ambrose of Optina

Troparion Tone 5
We run to the O Ambrose our Father,
as to a healing spring.
For thou dost truly instruct us on the path of salvation,
preserving us from misfortune and calamity by thy prayers,
consoling us in sorrows of body and soul,
teaching above all by humilty, patience and love.
Pray to Christ, the Lover of mankind, and to our Fervent Intercessor
that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion Tone 3
Having fulfilled the precepts of the Shepherd of shepherds,
thou didst inherit the grace of eldership,
having pity for all who run to thee with faith.
Therefore we, thy children, cry out to thee with love:
Holy Father Ambrose, pray to Christ our God that He would save our souls.
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