St Sylvester the Pope of Rome

Troparion — Tone 4

You appeared to your flock as a rule of faith, / An image of humility and a teacher of abstinence. / Because of your lowliness Heaven was opened to you; / Because of your poverty, riches were granted to you. / O holy Pope Sylvester, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2

The Trinity delights in you, O holy bishop Sylvester! / You are divine thunder, a spiritual trumpet / A planter of the Faith, / and destroyer of heresies. / As you ever stand with the angels, entreat Christ without ceasing for us all!