Sabbas, wonderworker of the Kiev Caves, venerable (Near Caves)

Dates of commemoration

Mar 04

(Church calendar - Feb 19) Synaxis of all Venerable Fathers of the Kiev Caves (movable feast on the 2nd Sunday of the Great Lent)

May 07
(Church calendar - April 24) Day of commemoration of Martyr Sabbas Stratelates ("the General") of Rome (272)
Oct 11
(Church calendar - Sep 28) Synaxis of the Saints of the Kievan Caves Monastery, venerated in the near caves of Venerable Anthony

Life

Saint Sava of the Caves lived in the Near Caves of the Kiev Caves monastery during the thirteenth century. In the manuscripts, in the “Book of the Saints,” and in the Canon of the Services to the Fathers of the Kiev Caves, he is called a wonderworker.

His memory is celebrated on April 24 because of his namesake, the Holy Martyr Sabbas Stratelates. The memory of St Sava is also celebrated on the Synaxis of the Monastic Fathers of the Near Caves (September 28), and on the Synaxis of all the Wonderworkers of the Kiev Caves (Second Sunday of Great Lent).

 

Source:

https://oca.org/saints/lives/2016/04/24/101190-venerable-sava-the-recluse-of-the-kiev-far-caves

Holy relic type

unless specified otherwise below, "holy relic" means a fragment of a bone of the saint

1. Holy relic
2. Holy relic

Location of the holy relic in the Cathedral:

1. North kliros, reliquary #5
2. Relics cabinet in the Altar sacristy, reliquary #9

Icon

Troparion

Тропарь преподобных Саввы и Алексия Печерских
глас 3
Преблаженнии и Богоноснии отцы наши Савво и Алексие,/ яко стяжавший дерзновение ко Господу/ равноангельным своим житием,/ егоже ради обогати Христос/ нетлением и чудесы мощи ваша,/ молим вас прилежно:/ испросите душам нашим очищение/ и велию и богатую милость.

Kontakion

Кондак преподобных Саввы и Алексия Печерских
глас 4
Богатство благодати и сыноположения стяжаете/ многими подвиги и добродетельми,/ ихже ради Христос всели души ваша/ в Небесныя селения Своя,/ даровав благодать нетления/ и чудес мощем вашим,/ сего ради вопием вам:/ радуйтеся, Савво и Алексие,/ ликов иноческих похвале и украшение.

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