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Saints

Commemorated on March 16th

St Savinos the Martyr of Egypt

The Holy Martyr Savinos (Sabine) was from Hermopolis in Egypt, and was known for his zeal and piety. During the persecution of Diocletian, he concealed himself with other Christians in a small dwelling outside the city. However, when he was discovered, and professed his faith in Christ, he was taken before Arian the Governor, and after he had been tortured, he was drowned in the river.

Dismissal Hymn for St Savinos (First Tone)

Your Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for You received the prize of the crowns of perfection and life from You, our immortal God. For since he possessed Your strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' powerless presumption. O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion of St Savinos (Second Tone)

The sail of the Spirit guided you into the Water of Life and Goodness, when you was cast into the river, O praiseworthy Savinos. By your prayers you are raining down upon us the forgiveness of our sins.