Saint Stephen passed his life in ascetical discipline in the Monastery of Saint
Sabbas, from whence also he received the name Sabbaite. He was consecrated
bishop and reposed about the year 790, bequeathing to the Church a
number of melismatic troparia.
Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone:
You are a guide of Orthodoxy, a teacher of piety and modesty, a luminary
of the world, the God inspired pride of monastics. O wise Steven,
you have enlightened everyone by your teachings. You are the harp
of the Spirit. Intercede to Christ our God for the salvation of our
Kontakion in the Fourth Tone:
Planting a paradise of flourishing virtues, which with the streams
of thy divine tears was watered, O all-famed Stephen, thou didst
gain the Tree of Life. Wherefore, by thy fervent prayers, save thy
flock from corruption; them that warmly honour thee do thou save
from temptation, for we have all obtained thee, O wise Saint, through
faith and love as our most mighty advocate.
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