Venerable Stephen the Hymnographer of St Sabbas Monastery

Troparion — Tone 8

Champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship, / enlightener of the universe and adornment of hierarchs: / all-wise father Stephen, your teachings have gleamed with light upon all things. / Intercede before Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Podoben: “As You were voluntarily raised...” / You planted a garden of the virtues, most glorious one, / and watered it with the streams of your tears. / Since you have received the tree of life, O Stephen, / save your flock from corruption by your prayers. / Deliver from all evil / all of those who fervently honor you, O wise one, / for we have acquired you as a great intercessor through faith and love