Troparia and kontakia for April 24

Martyr Sava Stratelates “the General” of Rome

Troparion — Tone 5

You abandoned earthly rank and honor, / and as an athlete, confessed Christ God before the false and tyrannical emperors. / For His sake, you endured much suffering, O glorious one. / Therefore, splendidly adorned with the armies of heaven, / you have been crowned with a beautiful wreath of victory / by the King who reigns over all. / As you stand before Him, O Sabbas, / pray that He may save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

You were shown to be an invincible athlete, most blessed Sabbas, / overcoming the snares of the barbarians. / You contended with faithfulness, / conquering a multitude of the invisible enemy. / Therefore, you have woven a wreath of victory. / Most glorious one, entreat Christ for those who honor you with faith.

St Elizabeth the Wonderworker of Constantinople

Troparion — Tone 8

In you, O Elizabeth, was carefully preserved what is according to the image, / For you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing you taught us to disregard the flesh for it passes away, / But to care instead for the soul since it is immortal. / Therefore, O blessed Elizabeth, your spirit rejoices with the angels.