Saint Brigid of Kildare
Hymn (Tone 4)
the words of Holy Padraig, thou didst journey far to the west, proclaiming
the Orient which has visited us from on high. Wherefore we bless
thee, Venerable Mother Brigid, and we cry out to thee: Pray in behalf
of our souls.
Dismissal Hymn (Tone 1)
O holy Brigid,
thou didst become sublime through thy humility, and didst fly on
the wings of thy longing for God. When thou didst arrive in the
Eternal City and appear before thy Divine Spouse, wearing the crown
of virginity, thou didst keep thy promise to remember those who
have recourse to thee. Thou dost shower grace upon the world, and
dost multiply miracles. Intercede with Christ our God that He may
save our souls.
noble rank, and loving the godly monastic life, from the wood of
the oak didst thou raise up a convent, the first in thy land; and
having there united a multitude of nuns to God, thou didst teach
the surrounding lands to cry to the Lord: Have mercy on us!
Kontakion (Tone 4)
The holy virgin
Brigid full of divine wisdom, went with joy along the way of evangelical
childhood, and with the grace of God attained in this way the summit
of virtue. Wherefore she now bestoweth blessings upon those who
come to her with faith. O holy Virgin, intercede with Christ our
God that He may have mercy on our souls.