Troparia and kontakia for December 3

Prophet Zephaniah

Troparion — Tone 2

We celebrate the memory / of Your prophet Zephaniah, O Lord; / through him we beseech You: / “Save our souls.”

Kontakion — Tone 4

You have been revealed by the Spirit of God to be brilliant, Prophet Zephaniah, / for you proclaimed the coming of God: / “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! / Proclaim Him, O Jerusalem! / Behold, your King is coming to save mankind!”

Venerable Sava, Abbot of Zvenigorod, Disciple of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh

Troparion — Tone 8

You revealed the desert as good growth, O Venerable One. / For from your youth you desired to live a pure life, / Following your spiritual director and his teaching, / You trained your mind on the heavens, / You have shown the wisdom of the instructor to your flock. / Therefore, even as Christ has shown you the torch of the enriching wonders: / Our Father Sava, pray to save our souls.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Burning with desire for the Lord, / you avoided carnal passions. / You were shown to be a never-setting sun of Divine Light, / illumining all the faithful with rays of miracles flowing from the shrine of your relics, / O our venerable Father Sava.