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Hail, glorious apostle, Saint Basil the Great,
The student's pure model, companion of youth;
We greet thee and pray that from heaven's high state,
We may share in thy holiness, virtue and truth.
Destroyer of error, strong champion of right,
Saint Basil, we hail thee and call on thy name;
Through Pontus and Asia shone out the blest light;
Caesarea's great pontiff, all earth knew thy fame.
Thou wert zealous and pow'rful of work and of word;
The Godhead of Christ thou didst teach and maintain;
To His love by thy preaching the multitudes stirred,
Proclaimed Christ is King, in our hearts let Him reign.
First upload: September 16, 2005