He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III



Friday, December 01, 2006





















Columba, Enlightener


By your God-inspired life You embodied both the mission and the dispersion of the Church, Most glorious Father Columba. Using your repentance and voluntary exile, Christ our God raised you up as a beacon of the True Faith, An apostle to the heathen and an indicator of the Way of salvation. Wherefore O holy one, cease not to intercede for us That our souls may be saved.

Troparion, Tone 5

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

who?

D. Ian Dalrymple said...

The best St Columba icon I've ever seen (and there are precious few of them, God knows).

My son, whose middle name is Malcolm, has Columba as a patron saint. 'Malcolm' was my grandfather's name, but it also means "disciple of Colm [Columba]."

I'd never seen a troparion for St Columba. Where did you find it?

Visibilium said...

Ian,

Thank you for your comment, and I apologize for my reply's tardiness.

I obtained the icon and troparion for St Columba from website of the Orthodox Church in America, www.oca.org.

If you're interested in wonderful icons of Western saints, try www.aidanharticons.com.