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Saint Sabas


Take notice, brethren, of the Commemoration of Saint Sabas, which same is made today throughout the entire Church, East and West, being the memorial of one of the greatest of the early monks; for this man founded the famous monastery, beyond Jerusalem toward the Dead Sea, which hath his name, and is still inhabited by monks; wherein Saint John of Damascus was trained for God, and many other great and holy men; and from whence Sabas himself went to heaven in 532, and after being Abbot General of all the monks of Palestine, and a great power in the Church against heresy and other evils; for which he is known in the Eastern Church as The Star of the Desert.


GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the prayers of thy holy Abbot, blessed Sabas, may commend us unto thee: that we, who have no power of ourselves to help ourselves, may by his advocacy find favour in thy sight. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Anglican Breviary, Frank Gavin Liturgical Foundation, Inc., New York, 1955, page 1034

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