Troparia and kontakia for December 5

Venerable Sava the Sanctified

Troparion — Tone 8

By a flood of tears you made the desert fertile, / and your longing for God brought forth fruits in abundance. / By the radiance of miracles you illumined the whole universe! / Our Father Sabbas, pray to Christ God to save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 8

From your youth you offered yourself to God as a blameless sacrifice, / having been dedicated to Him before your birth, blessed Sabbas. / You were an adornment of the righteous and a praiseworthy citizen of the desert. / Therefore, we cry to you: “Rejoice, ever glorious Father.”