Venerable Stephen the Hymnographer of St Sabbas Monastery

Saint Stephen the Hymnographer of St Sava Monastery, lived the ascetic life at the Lavra of St Sava in Palestine. He and Andrew the Blind were among the first to compose hymns (idiomela) for the period between the Publican and Pharisee and Palm Sunday. He does not appear to be the same St Stephen who is celebrated on July 13.