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Venerable Moses the Black of Scete

An icon of Venerable Moses the Black of Scete.

The Icon

Feast Day - August 28th

St. Moses is dressed in the traditional monastic grab of a desert father. His hair is white denoting wisdom. His flesh is dark which he referred to as the color of his soul before his conversion. His right hand is formed into making the sign of the cross and in his left hand he holds a scroll. The scroll symbolizes his spiritual directions which were written down in the writings of the Desert Fathers.

Troparion in tone 1

You abandoned the Egypt of the passions, O Father,
Ascending the mount of the virtues with fervent faith,
Taking the Cross of Christ upon your shoulders;
And being glorified in godly works,
You proved to be a model for monastics, O summit of the fathers.
Pray unceasingly with them that our souls may find mercy!

Kontakion in tone 3

Your mind was filled with a holy inspiration from God,
Turning you from the lust and pleasures of the flesh,
Bringing you to the height of the city of God!
O Holy Father Moses, intercede with Christ God that He may grant us great mercy!

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