St. Sabbas the Sanctified


St. Sabbas the Sanctified

Commemorated December 5

Troparion of St. Sabbas the Sanctified, Tone 1

Sanctified from youth, O righteous Sabbas, thou wast a summit of righteousness equal to the Angels. Thou didst lead a heavenly life, and guide thy flock to godliness by word and deed. And they cry to thee with faith: Glory to Him Who has strengthened thee; glory to Him Who has crowned thee; glory to Him Who through thee works healings for all.

Kontakion of St. Sabbas the Sanctified, Tone 8

Thou wast offered to God from childhood as a blameless sacrifice, as one dedicated to Him before birth, O blessed Sabbas, thou adornment of the righteous and blessed dweller in the desert. Wherefore I cry to thee:  Rejoice.