Stephen the Hymnographer

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Stephen the Hymnographer (725–807), also known as Stephen of St. Sabas, was a Syrian monk who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church.


  • If I ask Him to receive me,
    Will He say me nay?
    Not till earth, and not till heaven
    Pass away.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 153.

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