Saint Stephen the Hymnographer of St Sava Monastery, lived the ascetic life at the Lavra of St Sava in Palestine. He and Andrew the Blind were among the first to compose hymns (idiomela) for the period between the Publican and Pharisee and Palm Sunday. He does not appear to be the same St Stephen who is celebrated on July 13.
Troparion - Tone 8
Champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship,
enlightener of the universe and adornment of hierarchs:
all-wise father Stephen, John, your teachings have gleamed with light upon all things.
Intercede before Christ God to save our souls.
Kontakion - Tone 4
Podoben: "As You were voluntarily raised..."
You planted a garden of the virtues, most glorious one,
and watered it with the streams of your tears.
Since you have received the tree of life, O Stephen,
save your flock from corruption by your prayers.
Deliver from all evil
all of those who fervently honor you, O wise one,
for we have acquired you as a great intercessor through faith and love