Martyr Sava Stratelates “The General” of Rome
Commemorated April 24
Troparion, Tone 5
You abandoned earthly rank and honor, and as an athlete, confessed Christ God before the false and tyrannical emperors. For His sake, you endured much suffering, O glorious one. Therefore, splendidly adorned with the armies of heaven, you have been crowned with a beautiful wreath of victory by the King who reigns over all. As you stand before Him, O Sabbas, pray that He may save our souls.
Kontakion, Tone 4
You were shown to be an invincible athlete, most blessed Sabbas, overcoming the snares of the barbarians. You contended with faithfulness, conquering a multitude of the invisible enemy. Therefore, you have woven a wreath of victory. Most glorious one, entreat Christ for those who honor you with faith.