St. Sylvester of Rome
Commemorated January 2
Troparion - Tone 4
You appeared to your flock as a rule of faith, An image of humility and a teacher of abstinence. Because of your lowliness Heaven was opened to you; Because of your poverty, riches were granted to you. O holy Pope Sylvester, pray to Christ our God to save our souls!
Kontakion - Tone 2
The Trinity delights in you, O holy bishop Sylvester! You are divine thunder, a spiritual trumpet A planter of the Faith, and destroyer of heresies. As you ever stand with the angels, entreat Christ without ceasing for us all!