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St. Sabbas the Sanctified

An icon of St. Sabbas the Sanctified.

The Icon

Feast Day - December 5th

St. Sabbas is shown is monastic robes of the great Schema. He holds in his hand and unrolled scroll of the first monastic rule of church services, the so-called "Jerusalem Typikon" which is the foundation of the monastic cycle of service to this day.

Troparion in 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.
O our holy father Sabbas, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!

Kontakion in tone 8

From your youth, you were as an offering of incense in the presence of God!
O glorious Sabbas, you were called the adornment of hermits and a builder in the wilderness!
Therefore we cry out to you: Rejoice, O Father, worthy of all praise!

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