Let all who love their words come together and honour with hymns the three great luminaries of the Three-sun Godhead: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and renowned John of golden speech, who have enlightened the world with the rays of their divine doctrines, and are mellifluous rivers of wisdom who have watered all creation with streams of divine knowledge, for they ever intercede with the Trinity for us.
Kontakion, second tone:
Thou hast taken to Thyself Thy sacred and divinely inspired heralds, the crown of Thy teachers, O Lord, for the enjoyment of Thy blessings and for repose. For thou hast accepted their sufferings and labours above every whole-burnt offering. O Thou who alone dost glorify Thy saints.