Feast Day: April 7th

and December 5th & the 5th Sunday of Great Lent


The Life of Saint Savvas: Saint Savvas had the opportunity to Confess and receive counsel from Saint Nektarios. The two had the highest esteem for each other and each considered the other a Saint. As a matter of fact, Saint Savvas painted the first Icon of Saint Nektarios…

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Prayers

Apolytikion: Let us faithful praise Holy Savvas, the glory and protector of Kalymnos, and peer of the Holy Ascetics of old; for he has been glorified resplendently as a servant of Christ, with the gift of working Miracles, and he bestows upon all God’s Grace and Mercy.

Kontakion: Today the island of the Kalymnians celebrate your Holy memory with a rejoicing heart; for it possesses as truly God-given wealth, your Sacred body that has been glorified by God, O Father Savvas, approaching which they receive health of both Soul and body.

Megalynarion: Rejoice thou new star of the Church, the offspring of Thrace and the beauty of Kalymnos, O God-inspired Savvas, fellow citizens of Angels and equal of all the Saints.


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Towards the end of his life, Saint Savvas was in a state of intense concentration and Holy contrition. For three days he did not receive anyone and he gave his last counsels: requested love and obedience in Christ. When he was on the point of death taking his last breath, suddenly he received strength, brought his blessed small hands together, and clapped them repeatedly saying his last Holy words: “The Lord! The Lord! The Lord!”.

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Miracles after his Blessed Repose