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Julian Choir Cues: 21 Pentecost, 19. October/1. November 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Vigil-rank service for the Feast of St John of Kronstadt. The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for a Temple dedicated to a Saint.  If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to the Theotokos, please make the appropriate adjustments.

If you have corrections, please let me know as soon as possible, so that everyone receives them in a timely fashion. However, please note that translations are from other sources, and are not my own. The Pericopes for the Epistle and Gospel are indicated by the sign § and the appropriate number. 

Thanks to Father John Whiteford, as always, for the materials on his website (http://www.saintjonah.org/lit/). I could not undertake this effort without his help.

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


READER AND CHOIR CUES - 19 October/1 November 2020
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 4

Epistle:
For the Sunday:  Galatians 2:16-20 (§203)
For the Saint:  1 John 4:7-11 (§73, from the midpoint)

Gospel:
For the Sunday: Luke 8:5-15 (§35)
For the Saint:  Luke 6:31-36 (§26)


Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost.  Righteous John, wonder-worker of Kronstadt (Vigil-rank service).  Holy Prophet Joel.  Martyr Varus the soldier.  Blessed Cleopatra and her son John.  Hieromartyr Sadoc, Bishop of Persia, and with him 128 martyrs.  Translation of the relics of the Venerable John of Rila, Bulgaria (six-stichera-rank service).  Venerable Leontius the philosopher of St Sabbas Monastery.  Venerable Gabriel of Mount Athos.  Monk-martyr Nicholas Dvali of Jerusalem.  New-Hieromartyr Priest Alexei Stavrovskii (1918).  Day of the glorification of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia (1981).


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Saint
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Resurrectional Kontakion

At the Sixth Hour:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Saint
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion of the Saint


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (BEATITUDES) 
10 Troparia:  6 from the Octoechos, 4 from Ode 3 of the Canon of the Saint

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

1.  Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

By the tree was Adam forced to depart from paradise; but by the Tree of the Cross was the thief made to dwell in paradise.  For the one by tasting, broke the commandment of the creator; while the other, crucified with Him, confessed the hidden God, crying out: Remember me in Thy kingdom!

2.  Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

O Lord Who wast lifted up upon the Cross, Who hast destroyed the power of death and as God hast destroyed the record of our sins, grant also the repentance of the thief unto us who faithfully serve Thee and cry out to thee, O Christ God Who alone lovest mankind: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!

3.  Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

On the Cross Thou didst tear asunder with the spear the record of our sins; and, numbered among the dead, Thou didst bind the tyrant of hades, O Lord Who lovest mankind, Who by Thy resurrection hast delivered all from the bonds of hades.  Thereby have we been illumined, and we cry to Thee: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!

4.  Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

O Thou Who alone art immortal, Who wast crucified and as almighty didst arise from the tomb on the third day, and hast raised up Adam, the first created: Vouchsafe that I also may turn to repentance with my whole heart, and may ever cry out to Thee with fervent faith: Remember me, O Saviour, in Thy kingdom!

5.  Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

For our sake He Who is without passion became a man subject to the passions; and, nailed of His own will to the Cross, He hath raised us up with Himself.  Wherefore, we glorify His Cross, passion, and resurrection, whereby we have been refashioned and whereby we also are saved, who cry out: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!

6.  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

O ye faithful, let us entreat Him who hath risen from the dead, hath made captive the dominion of hades, and wast seen by the myrrh-bearing women and said to them: “Rejoice!”, that He deliver from corruption the souls of us who ever cry out to Him with the voice of the noble thief: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!

7.  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

One who shared in the manner of life of the apostles and an emulator of their life wast thou, O divinely inspired one, and thou didst set forth the word of truth unto the end.

8.  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, * for great is your reward in the heavens.

The eye of thy soul beheld the kingdom of heaven, for it was pure; wherefore, thou didst splendidly set forth thy life, and, honouring it in God, we glorify thee.

9.  Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Let him who doth not labour not eat!  These words of the Apostle Paul didst thou proclaim to thy brethren; wherefore, thou didst raise up a house of industry for the sake of the poor, wherein the impoverished and ailing might be provided for, being sustained by the work of their own hands.

10.  Both now and ever, * and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Thou art wholly light, all goodness, all wisdom; thou canst, as Mother of the Almighty, do all things; thou alone art all-perfect, in that thou art the Mother of the all-perfect King of glory.


TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 4:  Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the angel, / and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, / the women disciples of the Lord spake to the apostles exultantly: / Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, // granting to the world great mercy.
 
Troparion of the Saint, Tone 4:  With the apostles thy sound hath gone forth into all the earth; / with the confessors thou didst endure sufferings for Christ; /  thou didst resemble the holy hierarchs in thy preaching of the Word; / and with the venerable hast thou shone forth in the grace of God. / Therefore, the Lord hath exalted the depths of thy humility above the heavens, / and hath given us thy name as a source of most wondrous miracles. / Wherefore, O wonder-worker, who livest in Christ forever, / take pity in thy love upon people in misfortunes; / hearken unto thy children, / who with faith call upon thee, // O John of Kronstadt, our beloved pastor.
 
Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 4:  My Saviour and Redeemer hath, as God, / raised up the earthborn from the grave and from their fetters, / and He hath broken the gates of hades, / and, as Master, // hath risen on the third day.
 
Glory…

Kontakion of the Saint, Tone 4:  O father John, namesake of grace, / who wast chosen by God from childhood, / who in thy youth miraculously received from Him the gift of learning, / and in a dream wast most gloriously called to be a priest: // Entreat Christ God, that we may all be with thee in the kingdom of heaven.
 
Both now...

Theotokion, Tone 6: O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, / O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, / disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners, / but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; / hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, // thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honour thee.


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 4th Tone: How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Choir:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Reader: Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, Thou hast been magnified exceedingly.
Choir:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Reader:  In the 7th Tone: The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him.
Choir:  The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him.
 
Reader: The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.

Galatians 2:16-20 (§203):  Brethren:  Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. * But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. * For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. * For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. * I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

I John 4:7-11 (§73, from the midpoint):  Brethren:  Let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. * He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. * In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. * Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. * Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone: Bend Thy bow, and proceed prosperously, and be king, because of truth and meekness and righteousness.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader:  Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader:  In the 4th Tone: His heart is ready to hope in the Lord.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Luke 8:5-15 (§35):  The Lord spake this parable:  A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. * And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. * And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. * And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. * And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? * And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. * Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. * Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. * They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. * And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. * But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Luke 6:31-36 (§26):  The Lord said to His disciples:  As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. * For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. * And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. * And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. * But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. * Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet...


COMMUNION VERSE

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! In everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Re: OCA Choir Cues for St. John Kochurov, Saturday, October 31, 2020

Margaret Lark
 

AGREE COMPLETELY!!!

In Christ,
Margaret Lark, Group Administrator 

On Tue, 27 Oct 2020, at 10:34 AM, a. berinov wrote:
THANK YOU, SIR, for shifting back to the stately and reverent language/pronouns !

I hope the attempt at "contemporary relevant language" (or whatever it was called) now resides forever in the Dead Letter Office.

With prayers for blessings upon you and yours.

-- Kirill
(Abram Burnett)
Holy Apostles OCA, Mechanicsburg PA


On 10/27/2020 12:41 AM Philip Sokolov < philip.sokolov@...> wrote:


Dear Friends -- For many years, I have been posting Choir Cues in two
different styles to multiple different mailing lists. Doing this work
doubly has become a burdensome amount of work, for, I think, minimal
gain. I will henceforth not be posting Choir Cues in the "old OCA
hybrid" style ("Thou" for God and "you" for everyone else), but solely
in the "thou/thy" style which is now predominant in OCA liturgical
publications. I appreciate your understanding, and I sincerely hope it
does not cause you overmuch inconvenience.


OCTOBER 31
Hieromartyr Archpriest John Kochurov

Epistle: (99) Romans 8:29-39 (Hieromartyr)
Gospel: (106) Luke 21:12-19 (Hieromartyr)


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At All Hours:

Glory...
Troparion, Hieromartyr
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Hieromartyr


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 5: All Hieromartyr (4 from Ode III; 4
from Ode VI).

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for
they shall be filled.

8. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

Now let the land of Ryazan' be glad; for therein the holy John sprang
forth from a pious root, to put forth the fruits of confession and
martyrdom.

7. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

[repeat] Now let the land of Ryazan' be glad...

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

All of Russia rejoices exceedingly in thy sacred memory, O
hieromartyr, rendered steadfast in the Faith by the cross thou didst
bear.

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Many are they who in the heavens form the choir of new martyrs and
confessors, whose splendid chorus thou didst boldly lead, O Saint of
God.

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, *
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

As a faithful servant of Christ thy Master thou didst not bury in
barren ground the talents He entrusted to thee, but didst invest and
increase them to His great glory.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

Caught in the midst of the raging storm of adverse passions, O father
John, thou wast slain by the ungodly, who with hatred and derision
silenced thy prayers for peace.

2. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Evildoers and malefactors raised a tumult of soul-destroying violence,
O saint of God, and they would not follow thee who didst seek to lead
them up out of corruption.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Soul-destroying tempests assail us, O Mother of our eternal Helmsman,
and threaten to cast us down into the depths of the sea of corruption;
but beg Him to save us.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

[Troparion, Church (if of the Lord or Theotokos)]

Troparion, Hieromartyr, Tone 1: Aflame with love for God / thou gavest
thy life as a martyr for Christ and neighbor, / and so didst receive a
crown of righteousness from Him. / Hieromartyr John, entreat the most
merciful God / to preserve His holy Church in peace // and to save our
souls!

Glory...

Kontakion, Hieromartyr, Tone 3: Now the holy Hieromartyr is glorified
/ for he took up his cross and followed Christ. / In so doing, he gave
us a model of true discipleship. / Therefore, let us cry aloud to him:
// Rejoice, O Father John, the glory of priests!

Now and ever...

[Kontakion, Church (if of the Lord or Theotokos). If not, then:]

Kontakion, Theotokos, Tone 6: Steadfast protectress of Christians, /
constant advocate before the Creator; / despise not the cry of us
sinners, / but in thy goodness come speedily to help us who call on
thee in faith. / Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us,
O Theotokos, // for thou dost always protect those who honor thee!


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to thy spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone: Precious in the sight of the
Lord is the death of His saints.
Choir: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Reader: What shall I render to the Lord for all His bounty to me?
Choir: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Reader: Precious in the sight of the Lord
Choir: Is the death of His saints.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(99) Romans 8:28-39] Brethren: We know that everything works for good
with those who love God, who are called according to His purpose. *
For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the
image of His Son, in order that He might be the first-born among many
brethren. * And those whom He predestined He also called; and those
whom He called He also justified; and those whom He justified He also
glorified. * What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is
against us? * He Who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us
all, shall He not also give us all things with Him? * Who shall bring
any charge against God's elect? It is God Who justifies; * who is to
condemn? It is Christ Jesus, Who died, yes, Who was raised from the
dead, Who is at the right hand of God, Who indeed intercedes for us. *
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
* As it is written, "For Thy sake we are being killed all the day
long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered." * No, in all these
things we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us. * For I
am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, * nor height, nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation, shall be able to separate us
from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Priest: Peace be unto thee, Reader.
Reader: And to thy spirit.


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 2nd Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness and Thy saints
shall rejoice!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(106) Luke 21:12-19] The Lord said to His disciples: "Beware of men.
* They shall lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you
up to the synagogues and prisons, and ye shall be brought before kings
and governors for My name's sake. * This shall be a time for you to
bear testimony. * Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate
beforehand how to answer; * for I will give you a mouth and wisdom,
which none of your adversaries shall be able to withstand or
contradict. * Ye shall be delivered up even by parents and brothers
and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they shall put to death; * ye
shall be hated by all for My name's sake. * But not a hair of your
head shall perish. * By your endurance ye shall gain your lives."


COMMUNION VERSES

The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear
evil tidings.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


A variety of liturgical materials for St. John Kochurov are available;
these Cues reflect selections which have been in use in the Chicago
parishes in recent years. The Beatitudes Troparia are from the
service which has been composed or translated by Reader Isaac
Lambertsen. The Troparion is from the Canonization Proclamation,
translated by Anatoly Antonov and edited by Hieromonk Herman
(Majkrzak). The Kontakion is from the service which has been composed
by Reader Daniel Manzuk. The Epistle and Gospel are from the General
Service to a 20th Century Russian Hieromartyr. We have followed the
order for a Vigil-rank saint. Prepared by Philip Sokolov and Teodor
Zajler.





Re: OCA Choir Cues for St. John Kochurov, Saturday, October 31, 2020

a. berinov
 

THANK YOU, SIR, for shifting back to the stately and reverent language/pronouns !

I hope the attempt at "contemporary relevant language" (or whatever it was called) now resides forever in the Dead Letter Office.

With prayers for blessings upon you and yours.

-- Kirill
(Abram Burnett)
Holy Apostles OCA, Mechanicsburg PA


On 10/27/2020 12:41 AM Philip Sokolov < philip.sokolov@...> wrote:


Dear Friends -- For many years, I have been posting Choir Cues in two
different styles to multiple different mailing lists. Doing this work
doubly has become a burdensome amount of work, for, I think, minimal
gain. I will henceforth not be posting Choir Cues in the "old OCA
hybrid" style ("Thou" for God and "you" for everyone else), but solely
in the "thou/thy" style which is now predominant in OCA liturgical
publications. I appreciate your understanding, and I sincerely hope it
does not cause you overmuch inconvenience.


OCTOBER 31
Hieromartyr Archpriest John Kochurov

Epistle: (99) Romans 8:29-39 (Hieromartyr)
Gospel: (106) Luke 21:12-19 (Hieromartyr)


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At All Hours:

Glory...
Troparion, Hieromartyr
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Hieromartyr


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 5: All Hieromartyr (4 from Ode III; 4
from Ode VI).

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for
they shall be filled.

8. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

Now let the land of Ryazan' be glad; for therein the holy John sprang
forth from a pious root, to put forth the fruits of confession and
martyrdom.

7. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

[repeat] Now let the land of Ryazan' be glad...

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

All of Russia rejoices exceedingly in thy sacred memory, O
hieromartyr, rendered steadfast in the Faith by the cross thou didst
bear.

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Many are they who in the heavens form the choir of new martyrs and
confessors, whose splendid chorus thou didst boldly lead, O Saint of
God.

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, *
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

As a faithful servant of Christ thy Master thou didst not bury in
barren ground the talents He entrusted to thee, but didst invest and
increase them to His great glory.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

Caught in the midst of the raging storm of adverse passions, O father
John, thou wast slain by the ungodly, who with hatred and derision
silenced thy prayers for peace.

2. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Evildoers and malefactors raised a tumult of soul-destroying violence,
O saint of God, and they would not follow thee who didst seek to lead
them up out of corruption.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Soul-destroying tempests assail us, O Mother of our eternal Helmsman,
and threaten to cast us down into the depths of the sea of corruption;
but beg Him to save us.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

[Troparion, Church (if of the Lord or Theotokos)]

Troparion, Hieromartyr, Tone 1: Aflame with love for God / thou gavest
thy life as a martyr for Christ and neighbor, / and so didst receive a
crown of righteousness from Him. / Hieromartyr John, entreat the most
merciful God / to preserve His holy Church in peace // and to save our
souls!

Glory...

Kontakion, Hieromartyr, Tone 3: Now the holy Hieromartyr is glorified
/ for he took up his cross and followed Christ. / In so doing, he gave
us a model of true discipleship. / Therefore, let us cry aloud to him:
// Rejoice, O Father John, the glory of priests!

Now and ever...

[Kontakion, Church (if of the Lord or Theotokos). If not, then:]

Kontakion, Theotokos, Tone 6: Steadfast protectress of Christians, /
constant advocate before the Creator; / despise not the cry of us
sinners, / but in thy goodness come speedily to help us who call on
thee in faith. / Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us,
O Theotokos, // for thou dost always protect those who honor thee!


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to thy spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone: Precious in the sight of the
Lord is the death of His saints.
Choir: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Reader: What shall I render to the Lord for all His bounty to me?
Choir: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Reader: Precious in the sight of the Lord
Choir: Is the death of His saints.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(99) Romans 8:28-39] Brethren: We know that everything works for good
with those who love God, who are called according to His purpose. *
For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the
image of His Son, in order that He might be the first-born among many
brethren. * And those whom He predestined He also called; and those
whom He called He also justified; and those whom He justified He also
glorified. * What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is
against us? * He Who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us
all, shall He not also give us all things with Him? * Who shall bring
any charge against God's elect? It is God Who justifies; * who is to
condemn? It is Christ Jesus, Who died, yes, Who was raised from the
dead, Who is at the right hand of God, Who indeed intercedes for us. *
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
* As it is written, "For Thy sake we are being killed all the day
long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered." * No, in all these
things we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us. * For I
am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, * nor height, nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation, shall be able to separate us
from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Priest: Peace be unto thee, Reader.
Reader: And to thy spirit.


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 2nd Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness and Thy saints
shall rejoice!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(106) Luke 21:12-19] The Lord said to His disciples: "Beware of men.
* They shall lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you
up to the synagogues and prisons, and ye shall be brought before kings
and governors for My name's sake. * This shall be a time for you to
bear testimony. * Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate
beforehand how to answer; * for I will give you a mouth and wisdom,
which none of your adversaries shall be able to withstand or
contradict. * Ye shall be delivered up even by parents and brothers
and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they shall put to death; * ye
shall be hated by all for My name's sake. * But not a hair of your
head shall perish. * By your endurance ye shall gain your lives."


COMMUNION VERSES

The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear
evil tidings.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


A variety of liturgical materials for St. John Kochurov are available;
these Cues reflect selections which have been in use in the Chicago
parishes in recent years. The Beatitudes Troparia are from the
service which has been composed or translated by Reader Isaac
Lambertsen. The Troparion is from the Canonization Proclamation,
translated by Anatoly Antonov and edited by Hieromonk Herman
(Majkrzak). The Kontakion is from the service which has been composed
by Reader Daniel Manzuk. The Epistle and Gospel are from the General
Service to a 20th Century Russian Hieromartyr. We have followed the
order for a Vigil-rank saint. Prepared by Philip Sokolov and Teodor
Zajler.



OCA Choir Cues for 21st Sunday after Pentecost, November 1, 2020

Philip Sokolov
 

Dear Friends -- For many years, I have been posting Choir Cues in two
different styles to multiple different mailing lists. Doing this work
doubly has become a burdensome amount of work, for, I think, minimal
gain. I will henceforth not be posting Choir Cues in the "old OCA
hybrid" style ("Thou" for God and "you" for everyone else), but solely
in the "thou/thy" style which is now predominant in OCA liturgical
publications. I appreciate your understanding, and I sincerely hope it
does not cause you overmuch inconvenience.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1
21st Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4. Unmercenaries and Wonderworkers
Cosmas and Damian of Asia Minor.

Epistles:
(203) Galatians 2:16-20
(153) 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:8 (Unmercenaries)

Gospels:
(38) Luke 8:26-39
(34-ctr) Matthew 10:1,5-8 (Unmercenaries)


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At All Hours:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Unmercenaries
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Resurrection


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 4: Resurrection--6; Unmercenaries--4
(from Ode III).

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

10. Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

Through a tree, Adam was deprived of his home in Paradise; / while
through the wood of the Cross, the thief went there to dwell. / For
the one by tasting set aside the commandment of the Maker, / while the
other, crucified with Him, confessed the hidden God crying aloud: //
Remember me, in Thy Kingdom.

9. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for
they shall be filled.

Lifted upon the Cross, / Thou O Lord as God, / hast both destroyed the
power of death / and blotted out the handwriting against us. / Do Thou
Who alone lovest mankind, / grant us the repentance of the thief / as
we serve Thee with faith, O Christ our God, / and cry to Thee: //
Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

8. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

Thou hast torn to pieces on the Cross, the handwriting against us /
and counted among the dead, Thou hast bound yonder tyrant, /
delivering all from the bonds of hell / by Thy Resurrection. / Through
it we have been enlightened and cry aloud to Thee, / Lord Who lovest
mankind: // Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

7. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

Crucified and rising from the tomb in power on the third day, / with
Thyself hast Thou, only Immortal, / raised Adam, the first-formed man.
/ Make me also worthy, O Lord, / to turn to repentance from my whole
heart / and with warm faith ever to cry to Thee: // Remember me, O
Savior, in Thy Kingdom.

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

For our sake He Who is without passion, / became a suffering man / and
nailed upon the Cross of His own will, / He raised us with Himself. /
Therefore with the Cross we glorify / the Passion and the Resurrection
/ through which we have both been made anew / and through which we
have been saved, crying: // Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Let us entreat with faith / Him rising from the dead / despoiling the
power of hell, / Who was seen by the women bearing myrrh and said to
them: Rejoice!, / for our souls always to be delivered from
corruption, / crying at all times to Him with the gracious voice of
the thief: // Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, *
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

As is meet, let us all hymn the wellsprings of healings, / the streams
of divine gifts, // the most splendid receptacles of the immaterial
Light.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

As benefactors curing sufferings and pangs / of body and soul, O most
honored ones, // ye heal those who have recourse to you now with
fervor.

2. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Adorned with the fruits of the virtues, / ye manifestly pruned away
every corrupting pleasure of life, // looking unceasingly toward the
beauty of God.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

He Who before was invisible / has appeared in our form, / O Theotokos,
/ when He united His Godhead to the flesh // in thine all-holy womb, O
Bride of God.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 4: When the women disciples of the Lord
learned from the angel / the joyous message of Thy Resurrection; /
they cast away the ancestral curse / and elatedly told the apostles: /
death is overthrown! / Christ God is Risen, // granting the world
great mercy.

[Troparion, Church (if of the Theotokos or Saint(s))]

Troparion, Unmercenaries, Tone 8: O holy unmercenary physicians and
wonderworkers Cosmas and Damian, / visit our infirmities. // Freely
have ye received; freely give unto us.

Kontakion, Resurrection, Tone 4: My Savior and Redeemer / as God rose
from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from their chains. / He has
shattered the gates of hell, / and as Master, // He has Risen on the
third day!

[Kontakion, Church (if of Saint(s))]

Glory...

Kontakion, Unmercenaries, Tone 2: Having received the grace of
healing, / ye grant healing to those in need, / O glorious
wonderworkers and healers. / Visit us and put down the insolence of
our enemies, // and bring healing to the world through your miracles.

Now and ever...

[Kontakion, Church (if of the Theotokos). If not, then:]

Kontakion, Theotokos, Tone 6: Steadfast protectress of Christians, /
constant advocate before the Creator; / despise not the cry of us
sinners, / but in thy goodness come speedily to help us who call on
thee in faith. / Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us,
O Theotokos, // for thou dost always protect those who honor thee!


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to thy spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 4th Tone, a Psalm of David: O Lord, how
manifold are Thy works; in wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Choir: O Lord, how manifold are Thy works; in wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Reader: Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, Thou art very great!
Choir: O Lord, how manifold are Thy works; in wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Reader: In the same tone: As for the saints in the land, they are the
noble, in whom is all my delight.
Choir: As for the saints in the land, they are the noble, in whom is
all my delight.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(203) Galatians 2:16-20] Brethren: Knowing that a man is not
justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even
we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in
Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall
no one be justified. * But if, in our endeavor to be justified in
Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent
of sin? Certainly not! * But if I build up again those things which I
tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. * For I through the law
died to the law, that I might live to God. * I have been crucified
with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me;
and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of
God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.

[(153) 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:8] Brethren: You are the body of Christ
and individually members of it. * And God has appointed in the church
first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of
miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various
kinds of tongues. * Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all
teachers? Do all work miracles? * Do all possess gifts of healing?
Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? * But earnestly desire
the higher gifts. And I shall show you a still more excellent way. *
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I
am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. * And if I have prophetic
powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have
all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
* If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned,
but have not love, I gain nothing. * Love is patient and kind; love is
not jealous or boastful; * it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not
insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; * it does not
rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. * Love bears all things,
believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. * Love
never ends.

Priest: Peace be unto thee, Reader.
Reader: And to thy spirit.


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 4th Tone: Go forth, prosper and reign, for
the sake of meekness, righteousness and truth.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: For Thou lovest righteousness, and dost hate iniquity.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 2nd Tone: Behold, how good and pleasant it is when
brothers dwell in unity.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(38) Luke 8:26-39] At that time, Jesus arrived at the country of the
Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. * And as He stepped out on land,
there met Him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he
had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but among the tombs.
* When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him, and said
with a loud voice, "What hast Thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of the
Most High God? I beseech Thee, do not torment me." * For He had
commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time
it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and
fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the
desert.) * Jesus then asked him, "What is thy name?" And he said,
"Legion"; for many demons had entered him. * And they begged Him not
to command them to depart into the abyss. * Now a large herd of swine
was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged Him to let them
enter these. So He gave them leave. * Then the demons came out of the
man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank
into the lake and were drowned. * When the herdsmen saw what had
happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. *
Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus,
and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet
of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. * And
those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with
demons was healed. * Then all the people of the surrounding country of
the Gadarenes asked Him to depart from them; for they were seized with
great fear; so He got into the boat and returned. * The man from whom
the demons had gone begged that he might be with Him; but He sent him
away, saying, * "Return to thy home, and declare how much God has done
for thee." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city
how much Jesus had done for him.

[(34-ctr) Matthew 10:1,5-8] At that time, Jesus called to Him His
twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast
them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. * These
twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, "Go nowhere among the Gentiles,
and enter no town of the Samaritans, * but go rather to the lost sheep
of the house of Israel. * And preach as ye go, saying, 'The kingdom of
heaven is at hand.' * Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers,
cast out demons. Freely ye have received, freely give."


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise befits the just.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother
Mary (The Sunday Octoechos) and Isaac Lambertsen (The November
Menaion). The Troparion of the Unmercenaries is also from The
November Menaion. Scriptures are according to the approved Revised
Standard Version. Everything else is from standard OCA texts as
published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, the Soroka family, St.
Tikhon's Seminary Press, the Department of Religious Education, and
the Department of Liturgical Music and Translations. Rubrics follow
the 2020 Liturgical Rubrics & Calendar published by St. Tikhon's
Monastery Press. Prepared with the assistance of Reader Teodor
Zajler.


OCA Choir Cues for St. John Kochurov, Saturday, October 31, 2020

Philip Sokolov
 

Dear Friends -- For many years, I have been posting Choir Cues in two
different styles to multiple different mailing lists. Doing this work
doubly has become a burdensome amount of work, for, I think, minimal
gain. I will henceforth not be posting Choir Cues in the "old OCA
hybrid" style ("Thou" for God and "you" for everyone else), but solely
in the "thou/thy" style which is now predominant in OCA liturgical
publications. I appreciate your understanding, and I sincerely hope it
does not cause you overmuch inconvenience.


OCTOBER 31
Hieromartyr Archpriest John Kochurov

Epistle: (99) Romans 8:29-39 (Hieromartyr)
Gospel: (106) Luke 21:12-19 (Hieromartyr)


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At All Hours:

Glory...
Troparion, Hieromartyr
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Hieromartyr


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 5: All Hieromartyr (4 from Ode III; 4
from Ode VI).

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for
they shall be filled.

8. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

Now let the land of Ryazan' be glad; for therein the holy John sprang
forth from a pious root, to put forth the fruits of confession and
martyrdom.

7. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

[repeat] Now let the land of Ryazan' be glad...

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

All of Russia rejoices exceedingly in thy sacred memory, O
hieromartyr, rendered steadfast in the Faith by the cross thou didst
bear.

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Many are they who in the heavens form the choir of new martyrs and
confessors, whose splendid chorus thou didst boldly lead, O Saint of
God.

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, *
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

As a faithful servant of Christ thy Master thou didst not bury in
barren ground the talents He entrusted to thee, but didst invest and
increase them to His great glory.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

Caught in the midst of the raging storm of adverse passions, O father
John, thou wast slain by the ungodly, who with hatred and derision
silenced thy prayers for peace.

2. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Evildoers and malefactors raised a tumult of soul-destroying violence,
O saint of God, and they would not follow thee who didst seek to lead
them up out of corruption.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Soul-destroying tempests assail us, O Mother of our eternal Helmsman,
and threaten to cast us down into the depths of the sea of corruption;
but beg Him to save us.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

[Troparion, Church (if of the Lord or Theotokos)]

Troparion, Hieromartyr, Tone 1: Aflame with love for God / thou gavest
thy life as a martyr for Christ and neighbor, / and so didst receive a
crown of righteousness from Him. / Hieromartyr John, entreat the most
merciful God / to preserve His holy Church in peace // and to save our
souls!

Glory...

Kontakion, Hieromartyr, Tone 3: Now the holy Hieromartyr is glorified
/ for he took up his cross and followed Christ. / In so doing, he gave
us a model of true discipleship. / Therefore, let us cry aloud to him:
// Rejoice, O Father John, the glory of priests!

Now and ever...

[Kontakion, Church (if of the Lord or Theotokos). If not, then:]

Kontakion, Theotokos, Tone 6: Steadfast protectress of Christians, /
constant advocate before the Creator; / despise not the cry of us
sinners, / but in thy goodness come speedily to help us who call on
thee in faith. / Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us,
O Theotokos, // for thou dost always protect those who honor thee!


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to thy spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone: Precious in the sight of the
Lord is the death of His saints.
Choir: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Reader: What shall I render to the Lord for all His bounty to me?
Choir: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Reader: Precious in the sight of the Lord
Choir: Is the death of His saints.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(99) Romans 8:28-39] Brethren: We know that everything works for good
with those who love God, who are called according to His purpose. *
For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the
image of His Son, in order that He might be the first-born among many
brethren. * And those whom He predestined He also called; and those
whom He called He also justified; and those whom He justified He also
glorified. * What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is
against us? * He Who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us
all, shall He not also give us all things with Him? * Who shall bring
any charge against God's elect? It is God Who justifies; * who is to
condemn? It is Christ Jesus, Who died, yes, Who was raised from the
dead, Who is at the right hand of God, Who indeed intercedes for us. *
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
* As it is written, "For Thy sake we are being killed all the day
long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered." * No, in all these
things we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us. * For I
am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, * nor height, nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation, shall be able to separate us
from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Priest: Peace be unto thee, Reader.
Reader: And to thy spirit.


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 2nd Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness and Thy saints
shall rejoice!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(106) Luke 21:12-19] The Lord said to His disciples: "Beware of men.
* They shall lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you
up to the synagogues and prisons, and ye shall be brought before kings
and governors for My name's sake. * This shall be a time for you to
bear testimony. * Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate
beforehand how to answer; * for I will give you a mouth and wisdom,
which none of your adversaries shall be able to withstand or
contradict. * Ye shall be delivered up even by parents and brothers
and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they shall put to death; * ye
shall be hated by all for My name's sake. * But not a hair of your
head shall perish. * By your endurance ye shall gain your lives."


COMMUNION VERSES

The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear
evil tidings.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


A variety of liturgical materials for St. John Kochurov are available;
these Cues reflect selections which have been in use in the Chicago
parishes in recent years. The Beatitudes Troparia are from the
service which has been composed or translated by Reader Isaac
Lambertsen. The Troparion is from the Canonization Proclamation,
translated by Anatoly Antonov and edited by Hieromonk Herman
(Majkrzak). The Kontakion is from the service which has been composed
by Reader Daniel Manzuk. The Epistle and Gospel are from the General
Service to a 20th Century Russian Hieromartyr. We have followed the
order for a Vigil-rank saint. Prepared by Philip Sokolov and Teodor
Zajler.


OCA Choir Cues for 20th Sunday after Pentecost, October 25, 2020

Philip Sokolov
 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
20th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 3. Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius.

Epistles:
(200) Galatians 1:11-19
(224-ctr) Ephesians 4:7-13 (Martyrs)

Gospels:
(83) Luke 16:19-31
(34-ctr) Matthew 10:1,5-8 (Martyrs)


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At All Hours:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Martyrs
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Resurrection


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 3: All Resurrection.

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for
they shall be filled.

8. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

O Christ, Thou hast cast out of Paradise Adam, the forefather, / who
had set aside Thy commandment. / And in Thy compassion, Thou hast made
to dwell therein / the thief confessing Thee upon the Cross and
crying: // Remember me, O Savior, in Thy Kingdom.

7. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

O Giver of life and Lord, / Thou hast condemned us having sinned to
the curse of death. / And suffering in Thy sinless body / Thou hast
made mortal men live crying: // Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

O Lord, risen from the dead, / Thou hast raised us from passions by
Thy Resurrection. / And Thou hast destroyed all the might of death. /
Therefore we cry with faith to Thee: // Remember us also in Thy
Kingdom.

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

By Thy three days' burial hast Thou, making them live, / raised those
lying dead in hell. / And Thou as good hast poured forth incorruption
upon us all / who at all times cry with faith: // Remember us also in
Thy Kingdom.

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, *
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Risen from the tomb, / Thou hast first appeared to the women bearing
myrrh and hast cried: Rejoice! / and through them Thou dost make
known Thy rising / to Thy friends, O Christ: // Remember us also in
Thy Kingdom.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

On the mountain, Moses, holding his arms outspread / forefigured the
Cross and defeated Amalek. / And we having received it with faith / as
a strong weapon against devils all cry: // Remember us also in Thy
Kingdom.

2. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Let us faithful sing with faith / the praises of the Father and Son
and Holy Spirit / for the Trinity is as from one Sun a threefold Light
/ illuminating all those who cry: // Remember me also in Thy Kingdom.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Rejoice, O Gate of God / through whom the Fashioner passed made flesh,
keeping you sealed. / Rejoice, O light Cloud bearing Christ, the
divine Rain. / Rejoice, O Ladder and heavenly throne. // Rejoice, O
Mountain of God, flowing with milk and unhewn.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 3: Let the heavens rejoice! / Let the
earth be glad! / For the Lord has shown strength with His arm! / He
has trampled down death by death! / He has become the first-born of
the dead! / He has delivered us from the depths of hell, / and has
granted the world // great mercy!

[Troparion, Church (if of the Theotokos or Saint(s))]

Troparion, Martyrs, Tone 4: Thy martyrs, O Lord, / through their
sufferings, have received incorruptible crowns from Thee, our God, /
for, having Thy strength, / they laid low their adversaries / and
shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their
intercessions, // save our souls.

Kontakion, Resurrection, Tone 3: On this day Thou didst rise from the
tomb, O Merciful One, / leading us from the gates of death. / On this
day Adam exults as Eve rejoices. / With the prophets and patriarchs //
they unceasingly praise the divine majesty of Thy power.

[Kontakion, Church (if of Saint(s))]

Glory...

Kontakion, Martyrs, Tone 4: From your youth you were good athletes, O
wise Marcian and Martyrius, / vanquishing the Arian heretics; / you
kept the faith perfect by following in the footsteps of your bishop
and teacher Paul, / therefore, you are worthy to be with him in
eternal life, // as respected defenders of the Holy Trinity.

Now and Ever...

[Kontakion, Church (if of the Theotokos). If not, then:]

Kontakion, Theotokos, Tone 6: Steadfast protectress of Christians, /
constant advocate before the Creator; / despise not the cry of us
sinners, / but in your goodness come speedily to help us who call on
you in faith. / Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O
Theotokos, // for you always protect those who honor you!


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 3rd Tone, a Psalm of David: Sing
praises to our God, sing praises, sing praises to our King, sing
praises.
Choir: Sing praises to our God, sing praises, sing praises to our
King, sing praises.
Reader: Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
Choir: Sing praises to our God, sing praises, sing praises to our
King, sing praises.
Reader: In the 4th Tone: God is wonderful in His saints, the God of Israel.
Choir: God is wonderful in His saints, the God of Israel.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(200) Galatians 1:11-19] Brethren: I make known to you that the
gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. * For I did
not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a
revelation of Jesus Christ. * For you have heard of my former life in
Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to
destroy it; * and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age
among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my
fathers. * But when He Who had set me apart before I was born, and had
called me through His grace, * was pleased to reveal His Son in me, in
order that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not confer
with flesh and blood, * nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were
apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned
to Damascus. * Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit
Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. * But I saw none of the
other apostles except James the Lord's brother.

[(224-ctr) Ephesians 4:7-13] Brethren: Grace was given to each of us
according to the measure of Christ's gift. * Therefore it is said,
"When He ascended on high He led a host of captives, and he gave gifts
to men." * (In saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that He
had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? * He Who
descended is He Who also ascended far above all the heavens, that He
might fill all things.) * And His gifts were that some should be
apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
* to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the
Body of Christ, * until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of
the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of
the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Priest: Peace be unto you, Reader.
Reader: And to your spirit.


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 3rd Tone: In Thee, O Lord, have I placed
my hope; let me not be put to shame.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Be Thou a God of protection for me, a house of refuge, in
order to save me!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 4th Tone: The righteous cried and the Lord heard them,
and He delivered them from all their troubles.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(83) Luke 16:19-31] The Lord said this parable: "There was a rich
man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted
sumptuously every day. * And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus,
full of sores, * who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich
man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. * The poor
man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich
man also died and was buried; * and in Hades, being in torment, he
lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom.
* And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send
Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for
I am in anguish in this flame.' * But Abraham said, 'Son, remember
that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in
like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in
anguish. * And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has
been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may
not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' * And he said,
'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house, * for I
have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into
this place of torment.' * But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the
prophets; let them hear them.' * And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but
if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' * He said
to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they
be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'"

[(34-ctr) Matthew 10:1,5-8] At that time, Jesus called to Him His
twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast
them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. * These
twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, "Go nowhere among the Gentiles,
and enter no town of the Samaritans, * but go rather to the lost sheep
of the house of Israel. * And preach as you go, saying, 'The kingdom
of heaven is at hand.' * Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse
lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give."


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous; praise befits the just.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translation of Mother Mary
(The Sunday Octoechos). Scriptures are according to the approved
Revised Standard Version. Everything else is from standard OCA texts
as published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, the Soroka family, St.
Tikhon's Seminary Press, the Department of Religious Education, and
the Department of Liturgical Music and Translations. Rubrics follow
the 2020 Liturgical Rubrics & Calendar published by St. Tikhon's
Monastery Press. Prepared with the assistance of Reader Teodor Zajler.


Julian Choir Cues: 20 Pentecost, 12/25 October 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Poleyeleos-rank service for the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council.  The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for a Temple dedicated to a Saint.  If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to the Theotokos, please make the appropriate adjustments. 

If you have corrections, please let me know as soon as possible, so that everyone receives them in a timely fashion. However, please note that translations are from other sources, and are not my own. The Pericopes for the Epistle and Gospel are indicated by the sign § and the appropriate number. 

Thanks to Father John Whiteford, as always, for the materials on his website (http://www.saintjonah.org/lit/). I could not undertake this effort without his help.

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


READER AND CHOIR CUES - 12/25 October 2020
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 3

Epistle:
For the Sunday: Galatians 1:11-19 (§200)
For the Fathers:  Hebrews 13:7-16 (§334)

Gospel:
For the Sunday: Luke 7:11-16 (§30)
For the Fathers:  John 17:1-13 (§56)


Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost.  Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council: Martyrs Probus, Tarachus, and Andronicus, at Tarsus in Cilicia (Polyeleos-rank service).  Venerable Cosmas the hymnographer, Bishop of Maiuma.  Translation from Malta to Gatchina of a part of the Life-Creating Cross of the Lord, the right hand of St John the Baptist, and the 'Philermia' Icon of the Mother of God (Polyeleos-rank service).  Martyr Domnina of Anazarbus in Cilicia.  St Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours.  Venerable Amphilochius, Macarius, Tarasius, and Theodosius of Glushitsa Monastery, Vologda.  Hieromartyr Maximilian, Bishop of Noricum.  New-Hieroconfessor Nicholas (Mogilevsky), Metropolitan of Alma-Ata (1955).  'Jerusalem' Icon of the Mother of God.


HOURS

At the Third Hour:
Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Fathers
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion of the Fathers

At the Sixth Hour:
Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Fathers
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Resurrectional Kontakion


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (BEATITUDES) 
10 Troparia:  6 from the Octoechos, 4 from the Ode 3 of the Canon of the Fathers

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

1.  Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

From paradise didst Thou drive our forefather Adam, who had broken Thy commandment, O Christ; but, O Compassionate One, Thou didst cause to dwell therein the thief who confessed Thee on the cross, crying out: “Remember me, O Saviour, in Thy kingdom!”

2.  Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

With the curse of death didst Thou condemn us who had sinned, O Lord, Bestower of life; yet having suffered in Thy flesh, O sinless Master, Thou hast granted life unto mortals who cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”

3.  Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

In rising from the dead, Thou hast raised us up from the passions with Thyself through Thy resurrection, O Lord; and all the power of death hast Thou destroyed, O Saviour.  Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”

4.  Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

O Thou who as God grantest life, by Thy three days in the tomb Thou didst raise up with Thyself the dead in hell, and as One Who is good Thou hast poured forth incorruption upon all of us who with faith ever cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”

5.  Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

Risen from the dead, O Saviour, Thou didst first appear to the myrrh-bearing women, crying out: “Rejoice!” and through them Thou didst announce Thy resurrection to Thy friends, O Christ.  Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee, “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”

6.  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Moses, stretching out his arms on the mountain, prefigured the Cross and thus conquered Amelek.  And, receiving it with faith as a mighty weapon against the demons, we all cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”

7.  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Initiated into the mysteries by Christ, the divine chief shepherds drove away from the pious the parties of Antichrist, who wished to trouble the Church of Christ, that it not be shaken.

8.  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, * for great is your reward in the heavens.

The Company of the fathers, drawing forth streams of teaching from the wellsprings of salvation, give the thirsting people of Christ to drink thereof, and wash away the turbid streams of filth.

9.  Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

The Seventh Council of the Christ-loving, whose defenders were the imperial Irene and Constantine, was held in the splendid city of Nicaea against those who of a truth accused Christians and brought them to trial.

10.  Both now and ever, * and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Let all the ungodly depart who do not venerate the precious icon of the Theotokos and do not proclaim her to be the one who gave birth to Christ theandrically; and let them be sent into the fire, to burn without being consumed.


TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 3:   Let the heavens be glad; let earthly things rejoice; / for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm. / He hath trampled down death by death; / the first-born of the dead hath He become. / From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us // and Hath granted to the world great mercy.
 
Troparion of the Fathers, Tone 8:  Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, / Who hast established our holy fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, / and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith.  // O Most merciful One, glory be to Thee.
 
Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 3:  Thou didst rise today from the tomb, O Merciful One, / and didst lead us out of the gates of death. / Today Adam danceth and Eve rejoiceth; / and together with them both the prophets and patriarchs // unceasingly praise the divine might of Thine authority.
 
Glory…

Kontakion of the Fathers, Tone 6:  The Son Who shined forth from the Father ineffably was born, / twofold of nature, of a woman.  / Knowing Him, we deny not the image of His form; / but depicting it piously, we revere it faithfully.  / And for this cause, the Church, in that it holdeth the true faith, // doth kiss the icon of Christ’s incarnation.
 
Both now...

Theotokion, Tone 6: O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, / O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, / disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners, / but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; / hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, // thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honour thee.


EPISTLE

 

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 3rd Tone:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.
Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.
Reader: Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with a voice of rejoicing.
Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.
Reader: In the 4th Tone: Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Thy name unto the ages.
Choir:  Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Thy name unto the ages.
 
Reader: The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.

Galatians 1:11-19 (§200):  Brethren:  I certify you that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. * For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. * For ye have heard of my conversation in  time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: * And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. * But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, * To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: * Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. * Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. * But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

Hebrews 13:7-16 (§334):  Brethren:  Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. * Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. * Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. * We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. * For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. * Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. * Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. * For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. * By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God  continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. * But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

 


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 3rd Tone: In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to shame in the age to come.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader:  Be Thou unto me a God to defend me and a house of refuge to save me.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader:   In the 1st Tone: The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken, and He hath called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the setting thereof.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Luke 7:11-16 (§30):  At that time, Jesus went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. * Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. * And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. * And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. * And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. * And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.

John 17:1-13 (§56):  The Lord said:  Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: * As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. * And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. * I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. * And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. * I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. * Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. * For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. * I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. * And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. * And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. * While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. * And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet...


COMMUNION VERSE

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


OCA Choir Cues for Memorial Saturday of Demetrius, October 24, 2020

Philip Sokolov
 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Memorial Saturday of Demetrius.

Epistles:
(168) 2 Corinthians 1:8-11
(270) 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 (Departed)

Gospels:
(29) Luke 7:1-10
(16) John 5:24-30 (Departed)


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At All Hours:

Troparion, "Apostles, martyrs..."
Glory...
Troparion, "Remember Thy servants..."
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, "With the saints..."


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 6, Tone 2: All Octoechos.

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for
they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

We offer Thee the cry of the thief, and we pray: In Thy kingdom have
mercy upon us, O Savior!

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Having emulated the sufferings of Christ, O martyrs, ye ever heal the
divers sufferings of men.

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, *
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

The apostles, prophets and righteous teachers were well-pleasing to
the Creator of all.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

In that Thou lovest mankind, O Lord, we pray: Number among all Thy
saints all Thy servants who have departed in the Faith.

2. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

O transcendent Trinity, have pity on those who worship Thee, ever
delivering them all from the deceit and wiles of the enemy.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Disdain not the entreaties of your servants, O most immaculate one,
saving us from all misfortunes and tribulations.


TROPARIA & KONTAKION

Troparion, Tone 2: Apostles, martyrs and prophets, / hierarchs, holy
monks and righteous men, / who have fought the good fight to the end
and kept the faith: / since you have boldness in the presence of the
Savior, / we entreat you, pray to Him on our behalf // for the
salvation of our souls.

Troparion, Tone 2: Remember Thy servants, O Lord, in Thy love, / and
forgive them all the sins that they committed in this life, / for none
is without sin but Thee, // Who hast power to give rest to the
departed.

Glory...

Kontakion, Tone 8: With the saints give rest, / O Christ, to the souls
of Thy servants, / where sickness and sorrow are no more, / neither
sighing, // but life everlasting.

Now and ever...

Theotokion, Tone 8: We have you as a wall and a haven, / and an
intercessor well-pleasing unto God, // Whom you have borne, O Virgin
Theotokos, the Salvation of the Faithful.


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 8th Tone, a Psalm of David: Be glad in
the Lord and rejoice, O righteous.
Choir: Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous.
Reader: Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins
are covered.
Choir: Be glad in the Lord and rejoice O righteous.
Reader: In the 6th Tone: Their souls shall dwell with the blessed.
Choir: Their souls shall dwell with the blessed.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul
to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(168) 2 Corinthians 1:8-11] Brethren: I do not want you to be
ignorant of the affliction we experienced in Asia; for we were so
utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself. * Why,
we felt that we had received the sentence of death; but that was to
make us rely not on ourselves but on God Who raises the dead; * He
delivered us from so deadly a peril, and He will deliver us; on Him we
have set our hope that He will deliver us again. * You also must help
us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the
blessing granted us in answer to many prayers.

[(270) 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17] Brethren: We would not have you
ignorant concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as
others do who have no hope. * For since we believe that Jesus died and
rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who
have fallen asleep. * For this we declare to you by the word of the
Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the
Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. * For the Lord
Himself shall descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the
archangel's call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the
dead in Christ shall rise first; * then we who are alive, who are
left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the
Lord in the air; and so we shall always be with the Lord.

Priest: Peace be unto you, Reader.
Reader: And to your spirit.


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 4th Tone: The righteous cried and the Lord
heard them, and He delivered them from all their troubles.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Many are the afflictions of the righteous, and the Lord will
deliver them out of them all.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 6th Tone: Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen and
taken, O Lord.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(29) Luke 7:1-10] At that time, Jesus entered Capernaum. * Now a
centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the
point of death. * When he heard of Jesus, he sent to Him elders of the
Jews, asking Him to come and heal his slave. * And when they came to
Jesus, they besought Him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have Thee
do this for him, * for he loves our nation, and he built us our
synagogue." * And Jesus went with them. When He was not far from the
house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, "Lord, do not
trouble Thyself, for I am not worthy to have Thee come under my roof;
* therefore I did not presume to come to Thee. But say the word, and
let my servant be healed. * For I am a man set under authority, with
soldiers under me: and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to
another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does
it." * When Jesus heard this He marveled at him, and turned and said
to the multitude that followed Him, "I tell you, not even in Israel
have I found such faith." * And when those who had been sent returned
to the house, they found the slave well.

[(16) John 5:24-30] The Lord said to the Jews that came to Him: Truly,
truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes Him Who sent
Me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed
from death to life. * Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming,
and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and
those who hear will live. * For as the Father has life in Himself, so
He has granted the Son also to have life in Himself, * and has given
Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of man. * Do
not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the
tombs will hear His voice * and come forth, those who have done good,
to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the
resurrection of judgment. * I can do nothing on My own authority; as I
hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I seek not My own will
but the will of Him Who sent Me.


COMMUNION VERSES

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous; praise befits the just.
Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen and taken, O Lord; their
remembrance is from generation to generation.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translation of Isaac
Lambertsen (The Octoechos, Volume I). The first two Troparia after
the Entrance are from the translation of Mother Mary and Metropolitan
Kallistos (The Lenten Triodion Supplementary Texts). Scriptures are
according to the approved Revised Standard Version. Everything else is
from standard OCA texts as published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press,
the Soroka family, St. Tikhon's Seminary Press, the Department of
Religious Education, and the Department of Liturgical Music and
Translations. Rubrics follow the 2020 Liturgical Rubrics & Calendar
published by St. Tikhon's Monastery Press. Prepared with the
assistance of Reader Teodor Zajler.


OCA Choir Cues for 19th Sunday after Pentecost, October 18, 2020

Philip Sokolov
 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
19th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2. Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke.

Epistles:
(194) 2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9
(260-ctr) Colossians 4:5-9, 14, 18 (Apostle)

Gospels:
(35) Luke 8:5-15
(51) Luke 10:16-21 (Apostle)


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Apostle
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Resurrection


At the Sixth Hour:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Apostle
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Apostle


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 2: Resurrection--6; Apostle--4 (from Ode III).

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

10. Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

We offer Thee the voice of the thief / and cry aloud to Thee: /
Remember us, O Savior // in Thy Kingdom.

9. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for
they shall be filled.

We bring Thee the Cross / for the forgiveness of offenses. / For us
hast Thou accepted it, // O Lover of mankind.

8. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

We venerate, O Master, / Thy tomb and Thy rising, / through which Thou
hast delivered the world from corruption, // O Lover of mankind.

7. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

By Thy death, O Lord, death has been swallowed up, / and by Thy
Resurrection, / O Savior, // has the world been saved.

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

Risen from the tomb / Thou hast met the women bearing myrrh / and told
the disciples // to proclaim Thy Rising.

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Those sleeping in darkness / have seen Thee, the Light, / and they
have risen // out of the nethermost parts of hell, O Christ.

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, *
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Shining forth like the sun in your preaching, / O most blessed Luke, /
you adorned the foundation of the Church, // causing the gloom of
delusion to vanish with the fervor of faith.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

Possessing a mason's hammer / in your godly tongue and divinely
inspired mouth, / you cut divinely beauteous tablets / from the stone
of the incarnation of God, // O you who are most rich.

2. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Entering into the most luminous cloud, / and being covered thereby, O
all-wise one, / you received the new law // inscribed upon your heart
by the finger of the Spirit.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

There is none as blameless as you, O Mistress, / and none more pure
than you, O most immaculate one; / for you held God the Word, // Who
alone is greatly merciful, in your womb.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 2: When Thou didst descend to death, O
Life immortal, / Thou didst slay hell with the splendor of Thy
Godhead; / and when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead, / all
the powers of heaven cried out: // O Giver of Life, Christ our God,
glory to Thee!

[Troparion, Church (if of the Theotokos or Saint(s))]

Troparion, Apostle, Tone 3: O holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, /
entreat the merciful God // to grant our souls forgiveness of
transgressions.

OR

Troparion, Apostle, Tone 5: Let us praise with sacred songs the holy
apostle Luke, / the recorder of the joyous Gospel of Christ / and the
scribe of the acts of the apostles, / for his writings are a testimony
of the Church of Christ: / He is the physician of human weaknesses and
infirmities. / He heals the wounds of our souls, // and constantly
intercedes for our salvation.

Kontakion, Resurrection, Tone 2: Hell became afraid, O almighty
Savior, / seeing the miracle of Thy resurrection from the tomb; / the
dead arose. Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee,
// and the world, O my Savior, praises Thee forever.

[Kontakion, Church (if of Saint(s))]

Glory...

Kontakion, Apostle, Tone 2: Let us praise the godly Luke: / he is the
true preacher of piety, / the orator of ineffable mysteries / and the
star of the Church; / for the Word, Who alone knows the hearts of men,
// chose him, together with wise Paul, to be a teacher of the
gentiles.

Now and Ever...

[Kontakion, Church (if of the Theotokos). If not, then:]

Kontakion, Theotokos, Tone 6: Steadfast protectress of Christians, /
constant advocate before the Creator; / despise not the cry of us
sinners, / but in your goodness come speedily to help us who call on
you in faith. / Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O
Theotokos, // for you always protect those who honor you!


EPISTLE

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 2nd Tone, a Psalm of David: The Lord is
my strength and my song, He has become my salvation.
Choir: The Lord is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation.
Reader: The Lord has chastened me sorely, but He has not given me over to death.
Choir: The Lord is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation.
Reader: In the 8th Tone: Their proclamation has gone out into all the
earth and their words to the ends of the universe.
Choir: Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth and their
words to the ends of the universe.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul
to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(194) 2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9] Brethren: The God and Father of the
Lord Jesus, He Who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie. * At
Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus
in order to seize me, * but I was let down in a basket through a
window in the wall, and escaped his hands. * I must boast; there is
nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and
revelations of the Lord. * I know a man in Christ who fourteen years
ago was caught up to the third heaven -- whether in the body or out of
the body I do not know, God knows. * And I know that this man was
caught up into Paradise -- whether in the body or out of the body I do
not know, God knows -- * and he heard things that cannot be told,
which man may not utter. * On behalf of this man I will boast, but on
my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. * Though if I
wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the
truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me
than he sees in me or hears from me. * And to keep me from being too
elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the
flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too
elated. * Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should
leave me; * but He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My
power is made perfect in weakness." I will all the more gladly boast
of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

[(260-ctr) Colossians 4:5-9, 14, 18] Brethren: Conduct yourselves
wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. * Let your
speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know
how you ought to answer every one. * Tychicus will tell you all about
my affairs; he is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow
servant in the Lord. * I have sent him to you for this very purpose,
that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, *
and with him Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of
yourselves. They will tell you of everything that has taken place
here. * Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you. * I, Paul,
write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my fetters. Grace be
with you. Amen.

Priest: Peace be unto you, Reader.
Reader: And to your spirit.


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 2nd Tone: May the Lord hear you in the day
of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Save the King, O Lord, and hear us on the day we call.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 1st Tone: The heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O
Lord, and Thy truth in the congregation of the saints!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

[(35) Luke 8:5-15] The Lord said this parable: "A sower went out to
sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was
trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. * And some
fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had
no moisture. * And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it
and choked it. * And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a
hundredfold." As He said this, He called out, "He who has ears to
hear, let him hear." * And when His disciples asked Him what this
parable meant, * He said, "To you it has been given to know the
secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so
that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. *
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. * The ones along
the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away
the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. *
And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word,
receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while
and in time of temptation fall away. * And as for what fell among the
thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are
choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit
does not mature. * And as for that in the good soil, they are those
who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and
bring forth fruit with patience." And he said, "He who has ears to
hear, let him hear."

[(51) Luke 10:16-21] The Lord said to His disciples: "He who hears you
hears Me, and he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me
rejects Him Who sent Me." * The seventy returned with joy, saying,
"Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Thy name!" * And He said
to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. * Behold, I
have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and
over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. *
Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to
you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." * In that
same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank Thee,
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hidden these things
from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea,
Father, for such was Thy gracious will."


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to
the ends of the universe.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother
Mary (The Sunday Octoechos) and Isaac Lambertsen (The October
Menaion). Scriptures are according to the approved Revised Standard
Version. Everything else is from standard OCA texts as published by
St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, the Soroka family, St. Tikhon's
Seminary Press, the Department of Religious Education, and the
Department of Liturgical Music and Translations. Rubrics follow the
2020 Liturgical Rubrics & Calendar published by St. Tikhon's Monastery
Press. Prepared with the assistance of Reader Teodor Zajler.


Julian Choir Cues: 19 Pentecost, 5/18 October 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Doxology-rank service for the Holy Hierarchs of Moscow.  The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for a Temple dedicated to a Saint.  If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to the Theotokos, please make the appropriate adjustments. 

If you have corrections, please let me know as soon as possible, so that everyone receives the corrections in a timely fashion. However, please note that translations are from other sources, and are not my own. The Pericopes for the Epistle and Gospel are indicated by the sign § and the appropriate number. 

Thanks to Father John Whiteford, as always, for the materials on his website (http://www.saintjonah.org/lit/). I could not undertake this effort without his help.

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


READER AND CHOIR CUES — 5/18 October 2020
NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 2

Epistle: 
For the Sunday:  2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9 (§194)
For the Hierarchs:  Hebrews 13:17-21 (§335)

Gospel: 
For the Sunday:  Luke 6:31-36 (§26)
For the Hierarchs:  Matthew 5:14-19 (§11)

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  Holy Hierarchs of Moscow:  Saints Peter, Alexius, Jonah, Macarius, Philip, Job, Hermogenes, Philaret, Innocent, Macarius, Tikhon, and Peter, wonder-workers of Moscow (Doxology-rank service).  Martyr Charitina of Amisus.  Hieromartyr Dionysius, Archbishop of Alexandria.  Martyr Mamelta of Persia.  Venerable Gregory of Khandzta, Georgia.  Venerable Cosmas, Abbot.  Venerable Damian the Priest, Jeremiah, and Matthew of the Kiev Caves.  Venerable Eudocimus of Vatopedi, Mount Athos.  Venerable Charitina, Princess of Lithuania.  Venerable Sabbas of Vatopedi.  Venerable Varlaam, hermit of Chikoisk.  Venerable Methodia of Cimola.  Venerable Gabriel, confessor of Melekess, Saratov.


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Hierarchs
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Resurrectional Kontakion

At the Sixth Hour:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Hierarchs
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion of the Hierarchs


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (BEATITUDES) 
10 Troparia:  6 from the Octoechos, 4 from Ode 3 of the Canon of the Hierarchs

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

1.  Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

We offer Thee the cry of the thief, and we pray: Remember us in Thy kingdom, O Saviour.


2.  Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

For the forgiveness of transgressions we offer unto Thee the Cross which Thou didst accept for our sake, O Thou who lovest mankind.


3.  Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

We bow down in worship, O Master, before Thy burial and rising, whereby Thou hast delivered the world from corruption, O Thou Who lovest mankind.


4.  Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

By Thy death hath death been slain, O Lord, and by Thy resurrection hast Thou saved the world, O Saviour.


5.  Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

Risen from the tomb, Thou didst meet the myrrh-bearing women; and Thou didst tell Thy disciples to announce Thine arising.


6.  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Those who slept in darkness, beholding Thee, the Light, in the nethermost parts of hades, O Christ, were raised from the dead.


7.  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

After God ye have been the helpers and protectors of Moscow, O favourites of God.  Guide us to the haven of salvation; for ye are a wall of defence for the faithful.


8.  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, * for great is your reward in the heavens.

We entreat you, O holy wonder-workers Peter, Alexis, Jonah, Philip, Hermogenes and Tikhon: dispel our spiritual turmoil and the tempest of grief, and grant us serenity by your supplications of God.


9.  Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As ye were right noble emulators of the good, and have been enriched by God with miracles, render help unto all, praying to God Who glorifieth you, His favoured ones.


10.  Both now and ever, * and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

O Virgin Theotokos, help us who experience the trials in cruel infirmities and the sore distress of barbarian invasions; and transform our grief into joy.



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 2:  When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, / then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. / And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, / all the Hosts of the heavens cried out: // O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

 

[Troparion of the Temple]

 

Troparion of the Hierarchs, Tone 4:  O primates of Russia, / true preservers of the Traditions of the apostles, unshakable pillars, / instructors in Orthodoxy, Peter, Alexis, Jonah, Philip, Hermogenes, and Tikhon: / Entreat the Master of all, // that He grant peace to the whole world and great mercy to our souls.

 

Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 2:  Thou didst rise from the tomb, O omnipotent Saviour, / and Hades was terrified on beholding the wonder; / and the dead arose, / and creation at the sight thereof rejoiceth with Thee. / And Adam also is joyful, // and the world, O my Saviour, praiseth Thee for ever.

 

[Kontakion of the Temple]

 

Glory…


Kontakion of the Hierarchs, Tone 3: Piously did ye live among holy hierarchs; / and ye guided the people toward divine knowledge, / and were well pleasing unto God.  / Wherefore, ye have been glorified by Him / with incorruption and miracles, // as disciples of the grace of God.

 

Both now...


Theotokion, Tone 6: O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, / O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, /

disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners, / but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; / hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, // thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honour thee.

 


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 2nd Tone:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.
Choir:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.
Reader:  With chastisement hath the Lord chastened me, but He hath not given me over unto death.
Choir:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.
Reader:  In the 7th Tone: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Choir:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
 
Reader: The Reading is from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.

2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9 (§194):  Brethren:  The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. * In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: * And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands. * It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. * I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. * And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) * How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. * Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. * For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. * And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. * For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. * And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Hebrews 13:17-21 (§335):  Brethren:  Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. * Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. * But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. * Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, * Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 2nd Tone: The Lord hear thee in the day of affliction; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader:  O Lord, save the king, and hearken unto us in the day when we call upon Thee.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 2nd Tone: Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Luke 6:31-36 (§26):  The Lord said to His disciples:  And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. * And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. * And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. * But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. * Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Matthew 5:14-19 (§11):  The Lord said to His disciples:  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. * Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. * Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. * Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. * For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. * Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet…


COMMUNION VERSE

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


OCA Choir Cues for 18th Sunday after Pentecost, October 11, 2020

Philip Sokolov
 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
18th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1. Commemoration of the Holy
Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council.

Epistles:
(188) 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
(334) Hebrews 13:7-16 (Fathers)

Gospels:
(30) Luke 7:11-16
(56) John 17:1-13 (Fathers)


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Fathers
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Fathers


At the Sixth Hour:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Fathers
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Resurrection


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 1: Resurrection--6; Fathers--4 (from Ode III).

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

10. Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

Through food, the enemy led Adam out of Paradise; / and through the
Cross Christ led the thief back into it crying: // 'Remember me, O
Lord, when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom.'

9. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for
they shall be filled.

I venerate Thy sufferings and glorify Thy Resurrection. / With Adam
and with the thief I raise a shining cry to Thee: // Remember me, O
Lord, when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom.

8. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

Without sin, hast Thou been crucified, and of Thine own will hast Thou
been laid in the tomb. / But Thou as God hast risen raising Adam with
Thyself, crying: // 'Remember me, when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom.'

7. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

On the third day, O Christ our God, Thou hast raised from the tomb the
temple of Thy body / raising with Thyself Adam and those descending
from him, crying: // 'Remember me when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom.'

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

The women bearing myrrh came early in the morning lamenting to Thy
tomb, O Christ our God, / and they found there an angel in shining
white seated and crying: // 'What do ye seek? Christ is risen, weep
no more.'

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

O Lord, Thine apostles as Thou hast ordered them were beside Thee on
the Mountain / and seeing Thee, O Savior, they worshiped // and Thou
has sent them forth to teach and to baptize the nations.

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, *
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Initiated into the mysteries by Christ, / the divine chief shepherds
drove away from the pious the parties of Antichrist, // who wished to
trouble the Church of Christ, that it not be shaken.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

The company of the fathers, drawing forth streams of teaching / from
the wellsprings of salvation, give the thirsting people of Christ //
to drink thereof, and wash away the turbid streams of filth.

2. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

The Seventh Council of the Christ-loving, whose defenders were the
imperial Irene and Constantine, / was held in the splendid city of
Nicaea // against those who of a truth accused Christians and brought
them to trial.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Let all the ungodly depart who do not venerate the precious icon of
the Theotokos / and do not proclaim her to be the one who gave birth
to Christ theandrically; // and let them be sent into the fire, to
burn without being consumed.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 1: When the stone had been sealed by the
Jews; / while the soldiers were guarding Thy Most Pure Body; / Thou
didst rise on the third day, O Savior, / granting life to the world. /
The powers of heaven therefore cried to Thee, O Giver of Life: / Glory
to Thy Resurrection O Christ! / Glory to Thy kingdom! // Glory to Thy
Dispensation, O Thou Who lovest mankind.

Troparion, Fathers, Tone 8: Most glorious art Thou, O Christ our God!
/ Thou hast established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth! /
Through them Thou hast guided us to the true faith! // O greatly
Compassionate One, glory to Thee!

Kontakion, Resurrection, Tone 1: As God, Thou didst rise from the tomb
in glory, / raising the world with Thyself. / Human nature praises
Thee as God, for death has vanished. / Adam exults, O Master! / Eve
rejoices, for she is freed from bondage, and cries to Thee: // Thou
art the Giver of Resurrection to all, O Christ!

Glory...

Kontakion, Fathers, Tone 6: The Son Who shone forth from the Father /
was ineffably born, two-fold in nature, of a woman. / Having beheld
Him, we do not deny the image of His form, / but depict it piously and
revere it faithfully. / Thus, keeping the True Faith, // the Church
venerates the icon of Christ Incarnate.

Now and ever...

[Kontakion, Church (if of Theotokos). If not, then:]

Kontakion, Theotokos, Tone 6: Steadfast protectress of Christians, /
constant advocate before the Creator; / despise not the cry of us
sinners, / but in your goodness come speedily to help us who call on
you in faith. / Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O
Theotokos, // for you always protect those who honor you!


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 1st Tone, a Psalm of David: Let Thy
mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee.
Choir: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee.
Reader: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just!
Choir: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee.
Reader: In the 4th Tone, the Song of the Fathers: Blessed art Thou O
Lord God of our Fathers and praised and glorified is Thy name forever!
Choir: Blessed art Thou O Lord God of our Fathers and praised and
glorified is Thy name forever!


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul
to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(188) 2 Corinthians 9:6-11] Brethren: He who sows sparingly shall
also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully shall also reap
bountifully. * Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not
reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. * And
God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that
you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance
for every good work. * As it is written, "He scatters abroad, he gives
to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever." * He who supplies
seed to the sower and bread for food shall supply and multiply your
sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. * You shall be
enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us shall
produce thanksgiving to God.

[(334) Hebrews 13:7-16] Brethren: Remember your leaders, those who
spoke to you the word of God; consider the outcome of their life, and
imitate their faith. * Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today
and for ever. * Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings;
for it is well that the heart be strengthened by grace, not by foods,
which have not benefited their adherents. * We have an altar from
which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. * For the
bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by
the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. *
So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the
people through His own blood. * Therefore let us go forth to Him
outside the camp and bear the abuse He endured. * For here we have no
lasting city, but we seek the city which is to come. * Through Him
then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that
is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name. * Do not neglect to
do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing
to God.

Priest: Peace be unto you, Reader.
Reader: And to your spirit.


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 1st Tone: God gives vengeance to me, and
subdues people under me!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: He magnifies the salvation of the King and deals mercifully
with David, His anointed, and his seed forever.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the same tone: The Lord, the God of gods, speaks and
summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(30) Luke 7:11-16] At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain,
and His disciples and a great crowd went with Him. * As He drew near
to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried
out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large
crowd from the city was with her. * And when the Lord saw her, He had
compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." * And He came and
touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And He said, "Young
man, I say to you, arise." * And the dead man sat up, and began to
speak. And He gave him to his mother. * Fear seized them all; and
they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and
"God has visited His people!"

[(56) John 17:1-13] At that time, Jesus lifted up His eyes to heaven
and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son that the Son may
glorify Thee, * since Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, to
give eternal life to all whom Thou hast given Him. * And this is
eternal life, that they know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ
Whom Thou hast sent. * I glorified Thee on earth, having accomplished
the work which Thou gavest me to do; * and now, Father, glorify Thou
me in Thine own presence with the glory which I had with Thee before
the world was made. * I have manifested Thy name to the men whom Thou
gavest Me out of the world; Thine they were, and Thou gavest them to
Me, and they have kept Thy word. * Now they know that everything that
Thou hast given me is from Thee; * for I have given them the words
which Thou gavest me, and they have received them and know in truth
that I came from Thee; and they have believed that Thou didst send Me.
* I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those
whom Thou hast given Me, for they are Thine; * all Mine are Thine, and
Thine are Mine, and I am glorified in them. * And now I am no more in
the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to Thee. Holy
Father, keep them in Thy name, which Thou hast given Me, that they may
be one, even as We are One. * While I was with them, I kept them in
Thy name, which Thou hast given me; I have guarded them, and none of
them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be
fulfilled. * But now I am coming to Thee; and these things I speak in
the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves."


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous; praise befits the just.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother
Mary (The Sunday Octoechos) and Isaac Lambertsen (The October
Menaion). Scriptures are according to the approved Revised Standard
Version. Everything else is from standard OCA texts as published by
St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, the Soroka family, St. Tikhon's
Seminary Press, the Department of Religious Education, and the
Department of Liturgical Music and Translations. Rubrics follow the
2020 Liturgical Rubrics & Calendar published by St. Tikhon's Monastery
Press. Prepared with the assistance of Reader Teodor Zajler.


Julian Choir Cues: 18 Pentecost, 28. September/11. October 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Poleyeleos-rank service for the Venerable Chariton the Confessor.  The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for a Temple dedicated to a Saint.  If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to the Theotokos, please make the appropriate adjustments. 

If you have corrections, please let me know as soon as possible, so that everyone receives them in a timely fashion. However, please note that translations are from other sources, and are not my own. The Pericopes for the Epistle and Gospel are indicated by the sign § and the appropriate number. 

Thanks to Father John Whiteford, as always, for the materials on his website (http://www.saintjonah.org/lit/). I could not undertake this effort without his help.

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


READER AND CHOIR CUES - 28 September/11 October 2020
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 1

Epistle:
For the Sunday: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (§188)
For the Saint:  2 Corinthians 4:6-15 (§176)

Gospel:
For the Sunday: Luke 5:1-11 (§17)
For the Saint:  Luke 6:17-23 (§24)


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  Venerable Chariton the Confessor (Polyeleos-rank service).  Holy Prophet Baruch.  Martyrs Alexander, Alphius, Zosimus, Mark, Nicon, Neon, Heliodorus, and others in Pisidia and Phrygia.  Venerable women Eustochia and Paula.  Martyr Wenceslaus (Viacheslav), Prince of the Czechs.  Venerable Cyril and Maria, parents of St Sergius of Radonezh (Polyeleos-rank service).  Venerable Herodion of Iloezersk.  Venerable Chariton of Syanzhema, Vologda.  New Monk-Martyr Hilarion (Gromov) and Nun-martyr Mikhaila (Ivanova) at Butovo.  Synaxis of the saints of the Kiev Near Caves.


HOURS

At the Third Hour:
Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Saint
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Resurrectional Kontakion

At the Sixth Hour:
Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Saint
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion of the Saint


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (BEATITUDES) 
10 Troparia:  6 from the Octoechos, 4 from the Ode 3 of the Canon of the Saint

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

1.  Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

Through food did the enemy lead Adam forth from paradise; but by the Cross hath Christ led back to it the thief who cried:  Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!


2.  Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

With Adam and the thief I worship Thy sufferings and glorify Thy resurrection; and I cry out with a splendid voice:  Remember me, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!


3.  Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

O Sinless One, of Thine own will Thou wast crucified and placed in the Tomb, yet Thou didst arise as God, raising up with Thyself Adam who crieth out: Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!


4.  Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

Raising up the temple of Thy body by Thy resurrection on the third day, O Christ God, Thou didst raise up Adam and his descendants who cry: Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!


5.  Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

Very early, the myrrh-bearing women arrived, weeping, at Thy tomb, O Christ God; and they found an angel sitting there, clad in white garments, who said: What seek ye?  Christ is risen!  Lament no longer!


6.  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

When Thine apostles went to the mountain whither Thou hadst commanded them to go, and saw Thee, O Saviour, they worshipped Thee; and Thou didst send them unto the nations, to teach and baptize them.


7.  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

The reason-endowed flock of thy disciples rejoiceth in thee, O venerable one, spiritually partaking of thy splendour.


8.  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, * for great is your reward in the heavens.

O venerable Chariton, to the Spirit of life thou didst subject carnal knowledge, as the cause of enmity towards God.

9.  Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Like David thou didst lay low the power of the noetic alien Goliath, O venerable one, with the weaponry of the Spirit.


10.  Both now and ever, * and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Thou, alone, O Mother of God, hast in manner past nature, become the mediatress of blessings for those on earth; wherefore, we cry out to thee: Rejoice!



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 1: When the stone had been sealed by the Jews, / And the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, / Thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, / granting life unto the world. / Wherefore, the Hosts of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Life-giver: / Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. / Glory to Thy kingdom. // Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Lover of mankind.
 
[Troparion of the Temple]
 
Troparion of the Saints, Tone 8: With streams of thy tears thou didst irrigate the barren desert, / and with sighs from the depths of thy soul thou didst make it to bear fruit an hundredfold. / Thou wast a beacon to the whole world, radiating miracles.  // O Chariton our father, entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved!
 
Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 1: As God, Thou didst arise from the tomb in glory, / and Thou didst raise the world together with Thyself. / And mortal nature praiseth Thee as God, / and death hath vanished. / And Adam danceth, O Master, / and Eve, now freed from fetters, rejoiceth as she crieth out: / Thou art He, O Christ, // that grantest unto all resurrection.
 
[Kontakion of the Temple]
 
Glory…

Kontakion of the Saint, Tone 2: Having delighted in abstinence and bridled the desires of thy flesh, / O divinely wise one, thou wast shown to increase in faith, / and didst flourish like the tree of life in the midst of paradise, // O most blessed and sacred Chariton.
 
Both now...

Theotokion, Tone 6: O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, / O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, / disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners, / but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; / hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, // thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honour thee.


EPISTLE

 

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 1st Tone:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

Choir:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

Reader:  Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright.

Choir:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

Reader:  In the 7th Tone: The saints shall boast in glory, and they shall rejoice upon their beds.

Choir: The saints shall boast in glory, and they shall rejoice upon their beds.

 

Reader: The Reading is from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.

2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (§188):  Brethren:  This I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. * Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. * And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: * (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. * Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) * Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 4:6-15 (§176):  Brethren:  God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. * But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. * We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; * Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; * Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. * For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. * So then death worketh in us, but life in you. * We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; * Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. * For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone: O God who givest avengement unto me and hast subdued people under me.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader:  It is He that magnifieth the salvation of His king and worketh mercy for His anointed, for David and for His seed unto eternity.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 6th Tone: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments shall he greatly delight.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Luke 5:1-11 (§17):  At that time, as the people pressed upon Jesus to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, * And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. * And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. * Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. * And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. * And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. * And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. * When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. * For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: * And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. * And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

Luke 6:17-23 (§24):  At that time, Jesus came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; * And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. * And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. * And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. * Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. * Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. * Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet...


COMMUNION VERSE

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!  In everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Re: OCA Choir Cues for 17th Sunday after Pentecost, October 4, 2020

Philip Sokolov
 

Dear Friends-- Christ is in our midst!

Two corrections, with apologies.

1. The Troparion to Ven. Paul is the 8th Tone, not 4th Tone.
2. These Cues were prepared with the assistance of Reader Teodor Zajler.

I also apologize because my SMTP server has been failing to deliver my
emails over the past few weeks, without bounce back. I have switched
to the Google Mail web interface.

In Christ,
--Reader Philip Sokolov


OCA Choir Cues for 17th Sunday after Pentecost, October 4, 2020

Philip Sokolov
 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
17th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8. Hieromartyr Hierotheus, bishop of Athens.

Epistle: (182-ctr) 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1
Gospel: (26) Luke 6:31-36


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At All Hours:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Saint
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Resurrection


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 8: All Resurrection.

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for
they shall be filled.

8. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

Remember us, O Christ Savior of the world, / as Thou hast remembered
the thief upon the Rood. / And make us all worthy of Thy heavenly
Kingdom, // O Thou Who alone art compassionate.

7. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

Hearken, O Adam, and rejoice with Eve / for he who formerly stripped
you both / and took you captive through beguilement, // is laid low by
the Cross of Christ.

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

Our Savior, having been nailed of Thine own will upon the Tree / Thou
hast destroyed the curse of the tree that lay on Adam / and as Thou
art compassionate, // Thou hast given those in Thine image a
dwelling-place in Paradise.

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Today Christ is risen from the tomb / giving all the faithful
incorruption / and He gives back joy to the women bearing myrrh -- //
after the Passion and Resurrection!

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, *
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice O ye wise women bearing myrrh, / first to see the Resurrection
of Christ, / and who announced to the Apostles the good tiding thereof
// that is the restoration of the whole world.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

Ye Apostles appearing as friends of Christ / having the same throne as
His in glory, / intercede as His disciples for us // to stand before
Him with boldness.

2. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

O Trinity without beginning, O undivided Being, One in Three, / one
throne whose honor and glory are the same, / Nature and Kingdom that
was before the world began, // save those who sing Thy praises with
faith.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Rejoice, O spacious abode of God: / Rejoice, O Ark of the New
Testament: / Rejoice, O golden Jar // from which the heavenly Manna is
given to all.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 8: Thou didst descend from on high, O
Merciful One! / Thou didst accept the three-day burial / to free us
from our sufferings! // O Lord, our Life and Resurrection, glory to
Thee!

[Troparion, Church (if of the Theotokos or Saint(s))]

Troparion, Hieromartyr, Tone 4: Having learned goodness and
maintaining continence in all things, / you were arrayed with a good
conscience as befits a priest. / From the chosen vessel you drew
ineffable mysteries; / you kept the faith, and finished a course equal
to his. // O bishop martyr Hierotheus, entreat Christ God that our
souls may be saved.

Kontakion, Resurrection, Tone 8: By rising from the tomb, Thou didst
raise the dead and resurrect Adam. / Eve exults in Thy Resurrection,
// and the world celebrates Thy Rising from the dead, O greatly
Merciful One.

[Kontakion, Church (if of Saint(s))]

Glory...

Kontakion, Hieromartyr, Tone 8: O hierarch of Athens, we praise you
for you have instructed us in awesome and ineffable things, / and you
were revealed to be a divinely-inspired writer of hymns. / Pray that
we be delivered from every kind of sin, so that we may cry to you: //
Rejoice, O divinely-wise father Hierotheus!

Now and ever...

[Kontakion, Church (if of the Theotokos). If not, then:]

Kontakion, Theotokos, Tone 6: Steadfast protectress of Christians, /
constant advocate before the Creator; / despise not the cry of us
sinners, / but in your goodness come speedily to help us who call on
you in faith. / Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O
Theotokos, // for you always protect those who honor you!


EPISTLE

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 8th Tone, a Psalm of David: Pray and
make your vows before the Lord our God.
Choir: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Reader: Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord!
Choir: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Reader: Pray and make your vows
Choir: Before the Lord our God.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul
to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(182-ctr) 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1] Brethren: We are the temple of the
living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and
I will be their God, and they shall be My people. * Therefore come out
from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing
unclean; then I will welcome you, * and I will be a father to you, and
you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." * Since
we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every
defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear
of God.

Priest: Peace be unto you, Reader.
Reader: And to your spirit.


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 8th Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Come let us rejoice in the Lord! Let us make a joyful noise
to God our Savior!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Let us come before His face with thanksgiving; let us make a
joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

[(26) Luke 6:31-36] The Lord said: As you wish that men would do to
you, do so to them. * If you love those who love you, what credit is
that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. * And if you
do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For
even sinners do the same. * And if you lend to those from whom you
hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to
sinners, to receive as much again. * But love your enemies, and do
good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward shall be
great, and you shall be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the
ungrateful and the selfish. * Be merciful, even as your Father is
merciful.


COMMUNION VERSE

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


OPTIONAL TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

The hymns for St. Hierotheus may be replaced (or supplemented) by
these to Ven. Paul the Simple of Egypt, disciple of Ven. Anthony the
Great.


Troparion, Venerable One, Tone 4: The image of God was truly preserved
in you, O father, / for you took up your Cross and followed Christ. /
By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away,
/ but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. // Therefore
your spirit, O venerable Paul, rejoices with the angels.

Kontakion, Venerable One, Tone 2: Forsaking the crooked paths of the
sin-loving world, / you ran after Christ with obedient strides; / and
being an elder you humbled yourself as an infant; / wherefore, you
have entered into the kingdom of heaven / in accordance with the
Master's word, / for which cause we cry out to you: / Rejoice, O
faithful servant of the Lord! / Rejoice, beacon of the virtues! //
Rejoice, O Paul, our venerable father!


NOTE: The Troparion and Kontakia for SS. Gurius and Barsanuphius can
be found here: <https://orthodoxdenver.org/files/Bulgakov/0364b.pdf>.
This is the principal celebration of the day in the Russian Church.
However, as far as I know, no texts other than the Troparion and
Kontakia have been translated into English.


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translation of Mother Mary
(The Sunday Octoechos). The Kontakion of St. Paul is from Isaac
Lambertsen (The October Menaion). Scriptures are according to the
approved Revised Standard Version. Everything else is from standard
OCA texts as published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, the Soroka
family, St. Tikhon's Seminary Press, the Department of Religious
Education, and the Department of Liturgical Music and Translations.
Rubrics follow the 2020 Liturgical Rubrics & Calendar published by St.
Tikhon's Monastery Press.


Julian Choir Cues: 17 Pentecost, 21 September/4 October 2020: Apodosis of the Exaltation

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Doxology-rank service for the Apodosis (Leave-Taking) of the Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord.  The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for a Temple dedicated to a Saint.  If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to the Theotokos, please make the appropriate adjustments. 

If you have corrections, please let me know as soon as possible, so that everyone receives the corrections in a timely fashion. However, please note that translations are from other sources, and are not my own. The Pericopes for the Epistle and Gospel are indicated by the sign § and the appropriate number. 

Thanks to Father John Whiteford, as always, for the materials on his website (http://www.saintjonah.org/lit/). I could not undertake this effort without his help.

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


READER AND CHOIR CUES — 21 September/4 October 2020
APODOSIS OF THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS — Tone 8

Epistle: 
For the Sunday after the Exaltation:  Galatians 2:16-20 (§203)
For the Sunday:  2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 (§182, from the midpoint)

Gospel: 
For the Sunday after the Exaltation:  Mark 8:34-9:1 (§37)
For the Sunday:  Matthew 15:21-28 (§62)

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.  Apodosis (Leave-Taking) of the Exaltation of the Cross (Doxology-rank service).  Holy Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy (sung on 22 September).  Martyr Eusebius of Phoenicia.  Hieromartyrs Hypatius, Bishop of Ephesus; and Andrew, his priest.  Martyr Priscus of Phrygia.  Saints Isaacius and Meletius, Bishops of Cyprus.  Venerable Daniel of Shuzhgorsk, Novgorod.  Venerable Joseph of Zaonikiev Monastery, Vologda.  Finding of the relics of St Demetrius, metropolitan of Rostov (Polyeleos-rank service).


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Festal Troparion
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Resurrectional Kontakion

At the Sixth Hour:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Festal Troparion
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Festal Kontakion


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (BEATITUDES) 
10 Troparia:  6 from the Octoechos, 4 from the Ode 9 of the First Canon

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

1.  Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

Remember us, O Christ, Thou Saviour of the world, as Thou didst remember the thief upon the Cross; and account us all worthy of Thy heavenly kingdom, O Thou Who alone art compassionate.


2.  Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

Hearken, O Adam, and rejoice with Eve; for he who of old stripped you both naked, and by deception hath taken all of us captive, hath been set at nought by the Cross of Christ.

3.  Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

Nailed of Thine own will to the Tree, O our Saviour, Thou didst deliver Adam from the curse which came through the tree, and hast rewarded that which is in Thine image with a dwelling in paradise, in that Thou art compassionate.


4.  Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

Today is Christ risen from the tomb, granting incorruption unto all the faithful; and He reneweth the joy of the myrrh-bearing women after His suffering and resurrection.


5.  Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

Rejoice, O wise myrrh-bearing women, who were first to behold the resurrection of Christ, and who proclaimed to the apostles the glad tidings of the restoration of the whole world!


6.  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

O ye apostles, who are manifestly the friends of Christ and are to be enthroned with Him in glory: entreat Him with boldness, that He intercede for us, for ye are His disciples.


7.  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

O Theotokos, thou art a mystical Paradise, who untilled hast brought forth Christ. He hath planted upon the earth the life-giving Tree of the Cross: therefore at its exaltation on this day, we worship Him and thee do we magnify.


8.  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, * for great is your reward in the heavens.

(repeat foregoing Troparion)  O Theotokos, thou art a mystical Paradise, who untilled hast brought forth Christ. He hath planted upon the earth the life-giving Tree of the Cross: therefore at its exaltation on this day, we worship Him and thee do we magnify.


9.  Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Let all the trees of the forests rejoice, for their nature hath been sanctified by Him Who planted them in the beginning—Christ Who was stretched out upon the Tree.  Wherefore, worshipping it as it is now raised aloft, we magnify thee, O Theotokos.


10.  Both now and ever, * and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

A sacred horn hath been lifted up, the chief horn for all the divinely wise: the Cross, whereby all the horns of the sinful are noetically broken asunder.  Wherefore, worshipping it as it is now raised aloft, we magnify thee, O Theotokos.



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 8:  From on high didst Thou descend, O compassionate One; / to burial of three days hast Thou submitted / that Thou mightest free us from our passions. // O our Life and Resurrection, O Lord, glory be to Thee.

 

Festal Troparion, Tone 1: O Lord, save Thy people / and bless Thine inheritance. / Grant Thou victory unto Orthodox Christians / over their enemies, / and by the power of Thy Cross // do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

 

Glory…


Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 8:  Having risen from the tomb, Thou didst raise up the dead and didst resurrect Adam. / Eve also danceth at Thy Resurrection, // and the ends of the world celebrate Thine arising from the dead, O Greatly-merciful one.

 

Both now…


Festal Kontakion, Tone 4:  O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross, /bestow Thy mercies upon the new community named after Thee, O Christ God; /gladden with Thy power the Orthodox Christians, /granting them victory over enemies; //may they have as Thy help the weapon of peace, the invincible trophy.


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 8th Tone: Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Choir: Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Reader: In Judea is God known, His name is great in Israel.

Choir: Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Reader:  In the 7th Tone: Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet for it is holy.

Choir:  Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet for it is holy.

 

Reader: The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.


Galatians 2:16-20 (§203):  Brethren:  Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. * But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. * For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. * For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. * I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 (§182, from the midpoint):  Brethren:  what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. * Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, * And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. * Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone: Remember Thy congregation which Thou hast purchased from the beginning.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  But God is our king before the ages, He hath wrought salvation in the midst of the earth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: In the 8th Tone: Come let us rejoice in the Lord, let us shout with jubilation unto God our Saviour.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Mark 8:34-9:1 (§37):  At that time, when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. * For whosoever will save his life  shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. * For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? * Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? * Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. * And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

Matthew 15:21-28 (§62):  At that time, Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. * And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. * But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. * But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. * Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. * But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. * And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. * Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.


ZADOSTOINIK

Instead of 'It is truly meet…' we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the Feast, Eighth Tone ('The wonder-working rod of Moses...')
 
Refrain:  Magnify, O my soul, / the most precious Cross of the Lord.
 
Irmos:   O Theotokos, thou art a mystical Paradise, / who untilled hast brought forth Christ. / He hath planted upon the earth the life-giving Tree of the Cross: / therefore at its exaltation on this day, // we worship Him and thee do we magnify.


COMMUNION VERSE

The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Julian Choir Cues: 16. Pentecost, Exaltation of the Cross

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Great Feast for the Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord.  If you have corrections, please let me know as soon as possible, so that everyone receives the corrections in a timely fashion. However, please note that translations are from other sources, and are not my own. The Pericopes for the Epistle and Gospel are indicated by the sign § and the appropriate number. 

Thanks to Father John Whiteford, as always, for the materials on his website (http://www.saintjonah.org/lit/). I could not undertake this effort without his help.

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


READER AND CHOIR CUES — 14/27 September
EXALTATION OF THE CROSS OF THE LORD — Tone 7

Epistle:  1 Corinthians 1:18-24 (§125)
Gospel:  John 19:6-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30-35 (§60)

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord (Great Feast).  St John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople.  Martyr Papas of Lycaonia.  Righteous Placilla the Empress.  Venerable Maria of Egissa, near Tarsus.  Monk-martyr Macarius of Thessalonica.  New-Hieromartyrs Priests John Borozdin, Nicholas Skvortzov, Peter Petrik, and Deacon Nicholas Tsvetkov, at Butovo.  Appearance of the 'Lesna Monastery' Icon of the Mother of God.


HOURS

At all Hours:

Festal Troparion
Festal Kontakion


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
Note:  None of the hymns of the Resurrection are sung, but rather the service is entirely that of the Feast.

In place of the usual antiphons, use the festal antiphons:

FIRST ANTIPHON (Second Tone)
Stichos 1: O God, my God, attend to me; why hast Thou forsaken me?
Refrain:  Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Saviour, save us.

Stichos 2: Far from my salvation are the words of my transgression.
Refrain:  Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Saviour, save us.

Stichos 3: My God, I will cry by day, and wilt Thou not hearken? and by night, and it shall not be unto folly for me.
Refrain:  Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Saviour, save us.

Stichos 4: But as for Thee, Thou dwellest in the sanctuary, O Praise of Israel.
Refrain:  Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Saviour, save us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.
Refrain:  Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Saviour, save us.

 

SECOND ANTIPHON  (Second Tone)

Stichos 1:  O God, why hast Thou cast us off unto the end?
Refrain:  O Son of God Who wast crucified in the flesh, save us who sing to Thee:  Alleluia.

Stichos 2:  Remember Thy congregation which Thou hast purchased from the beginning.
Refrain.  O Son of God Who wast crucified in the flesh, save us who sing to Thee:  Alleluia.

Stichos 3:  This is Mount Zion wherein Thou hast dwelt.
Refrain:  O Son of God Who wast crucified in the flesh, save us who sing to Thee:  Alleluia.

Stichos 4:  But God is our king before the ages, He hath wrought salvation in the midst of the earth.
Refrain:  O Son of God Who wast crucified in the flesh, save us who sing to Thee:  Alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.

            O only-begotten Son and Word of God, Who art immortal, yet didst deign for our salvation to be incarnate of the Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, and without change didst become man, and was crucified, O Christ God, trampling down death by death.  Thou Who art one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit, save us.

 

THIRD ANTIPHON

Reader:  The Lord is king, let the peoples rage; He sitteth on the cherubim, let the earth be shaken.
Choir: Troparion, Tone 1:  O Lord, save Thy people / and bless Thine inheritance. / Grant Thou victory unto Orthodox Christians / over their enemies, / and by the power of Thy Cross // do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

Reader:  The Lord is great in Zion, and He is high above all peoples.
Choir:  Repeat Troparion

Reader:  Worship the Lord in His holy court.
Choir:  Repeat Troparion

           

SMALL ENTRANCE

Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet, for it is holy.



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

And immediately after that, the choir sings the Troparion and Kontakion of the feast:

TROPARION, Tone 1: O Lord, save Thy people / and bless Thine inheritance. / Grant Thou victory unto Orthodox Christians / over their enemies, / and by the power of Thy Cross // do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

Glory… Both now…

KONTAKION, Tone 4:  O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross, / bestow Thy mercies upon the new community named after Thee, O Christ God; / gladden with Thy power the Orthodox Christians, / granting them victory over enemies; // may they have as Thy help the weapon of peace, the invincible trophy.


INSTEAD OF THE TRISAGION:

Before Thy Cross we bow down, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify. (3)
               Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.  And Thy holy Resurrection we glorify.
               Before Thy Cross we bow down, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify.


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 7th Tone: Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet, for it is holy.
Choir:  Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet, for it is holy.
Reader:  The Lord is king, let the peoples rage.
Choir:  Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet, for it is holy.
Reader: Exalt ye the Lord our God.
Choir:  And worship the footstool of His feet, for it is holy.
 
Reader: The Reading is from the First Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.

1 Corinthians 1:18-24 (§125):  Brethren:  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. * For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. * Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? * For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. * For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: *  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; * But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.


ALLELUIA (PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader:  Remember Thy congregation which Thou hast purchased from the beginning.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: But God is our king before the ages, He hath wrought salvation in the midst of the earth.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

GOSPEL

John 19:6-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30-35 (§60):  At that time, When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. * The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. * When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid; * And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.  * Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? * Jesus answered, Thou couldst have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. * When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. * And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! * But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. * Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. * And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: * Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. * And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. * This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. * Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. * When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! * Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. * After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. * When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. * The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. * Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. * But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: * But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. * And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.


ZADOSTOINIK

Instead of 'It is truly meet…' we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the Feast, Eighth Tone ('The wonder-working rod of Moses...')
 
Refrain:  Magnify, O my soul, / the most precious Cross of the Lord.
 
Irmos:   O Theotokos, thou art a mystical Paradise, / who untilled hast brought forth Christ. / He hath planted upon the earth the life-giving Tree of the Cross: / therefore at its exaltation on this day, // we worship Him and thee do we magnify.


COMMUNION VERSE

The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. Alleluia!   Alleluia!  Alleluia!


Julian Choir Cues: Nativity of the Theotokos, 8/21 September 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Great-Feast service for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  If you have corrections, please let me know as soon as possible, so that everyone receives the corrections in a timely fashion. However, please note that translations are from other sources, and are not my own. The Pericopes for the Epistle and Gospel are indicated by the sign § and the appropriate number. 

Thanks to Father John Whiteford, as always, for the materials on his website (http://www.saintjonah.org/lit/). I could not undertake this effort without his help.

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


READER AND CHOIR CUES — 8/21 September 2020
FOREFEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS — Tone 6

Epistle:  Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel:   Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28

Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (Great Feast).  Venerable Serapion of the Spaso-Eleazar Monastery.  Venerable Lucian of Pereyaslavl.  Venerable Arsenius of Konevets.  New-Martyr Athanasius of Thessalonica.  St Sophronius, Bishop of Achtalea in Georgia.  New-Hieromartyr Deacon Demetrius Troitskii at Butovo.  'Kursk-Root' (finding of) Icon.  'Pochaev', Kholm', 'Glinsk', and 'Sophia - the Wisdom of God' Icons of the Mother of God.


HOURS

At all Hours:

Festal Troparion
Festal Kontakion


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (Beatitudes)
8 Troparia: 4 from the Octoechos, 4 from Ode 3 of the First Festal Canon of the Forefeast; 4 from Ode 6 of the Second Festal Canon.  NOTE:  Those following Byzantine practice can replace the usual antiphons with the festal antiphons given in the Festal Menaion, p127ff.

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn, * for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

1.  Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

Having lived blamelessly for God, ye gave birth unto the salvation of all, O divinely wise parents of her who gave birth to our Creator and God.


2.  Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

(repeat foregoing Troparion)  Having lived blamelessly for God, ye gave birth unto the salvation of all, O divinely wise parents of her who gave birth to our Creator and God.


3.  Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

From a barren woman did the Lord, Who poureth forth life upon all, cause the Virgin to come forth, in whom He was pleased to make His abode, preserving her incorrupt even after giving birth.


4  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Let us hymn Mary today as the Theotokos, the fruit of Anna, the intercessor and helper of all, who gave birth to the life-bearing Cluster.


5.  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Thy chaste parents placed thee, who art the Holy of holies, in the temple of the Lord, O pure one, to be raised with honour and prepared to become His Mother.


6.  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, * for great is your reward in the heavens.

Join chorus, ye barren women and mothers!  Be of good cheer and leap up, O ye childless!  For a childless and barren woman buddeth forth the Theotokos who delivereth Eve from her birth pangs and Adam from the curse.


7.  Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

In thee, O pure one, is the mystery of the Trinity hymned and glorified; for the Father was well pleased, and the Word made His abode within thee, and the divine Spirit overshadowed thee.


8. Both now and ever, * and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Thou wast a golden candlestick, O pure Theotokos, for in thy womb the Fire made His abode: the Word from the Holy Spirit; and He became visible in thee, in human form.



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Festal Troparion, Tone 4: Thy nativity, O Theotokos Virgin, / hath proclaimed joy to all the world; / for from thee hath dawned the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, / annulling the curse, and bestowing the blessing, // abolishing death and granting us life eternal.
 
Glory… Both now…

Festal Kontakion, Tone 4:  Joachim and Anna were freed from the reproach of childlessness / and Adam and Eve from the corruption of death, by thy holy nativity, O immaculate one, / which thy people, redeemed from the guilt of offences, / celebrate, by crying to thee: // The barren woman giveth birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our life.


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 3rd Tone:  My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Choir:  My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Reader:  For He hath looked upon the lowliness of His handmaiden; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Choir:  My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Reader: My soul doth magnify the Lord.
Choir:  And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour
 

Reader: The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Philippians.


Philippians 2:5-11 (§240) :  Brethren:  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: * Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: * But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: * And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. * Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: * That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; * And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


ALLELUIA (PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 8th Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  The rich among the people shall entreat thy countenance.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



GOSPEL

Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 (§54):  At that time, Jesus entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. * And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. * But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. * And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: * But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. * And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. * But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.


ZADOSTOINIK

Instead of 'It is truly meet…', we sing the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the Second Canon of the feast, Eighth Tone (melody, 'The wonder-working rod of Moses...')

Refrain:  Magnify, O my soul, / the most glorious nativity of the Mother of God.
 
Irmos:   Foreign to mothers is virginity, / and strange is childbirth for virgins, / yet both were accomplished in thee, O Theotokos. / Wherefore, we and all generations of the earth // without ceasing do magnify thee.


COMMUNION VERSE

I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


OCA Choir Cues for 15th Sunday after Pentecost, September 20, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
15th Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday after the Exaltation. Tone 6. Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross. Greatmartyr Eustace and his family.

Epistles:
(203) Galatians 2:16-20 (Sunday After)
(176) 2 Corinthians 4:6-15
(233) Ephesians 6:10-17 (Greatmartyr)

Gospels:
(37) Mark 8:34-9:1 (Sunday After)
(92) Matthew 22:35-46
(106) Luke 21:12-19 (Greatmartyr)

NOTE: If all three readings are read, the second is read "without preamble" (i.e., without "Brethren" or "The Lord said...").


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Martyrs
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Resurrection


At the Sixth Hour:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Feast
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Feast


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 12, Tone 6: Resurrection--4; Feast--4 (from Ode VIII); Greatmartyr--4 (from Ode VI).

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

12. Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Remember me, my God and Savior, / when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom // and save me as Thou alone lovest mankind.

11. Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

Through the wood of the Cross Thou hast saved again Adam who was beguiled by the tree / and the thief as he cried aloud: // Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.

10. Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

O Giver of life, having broken the gates and chains of hell, / Thou, O Savior, hast made all men rise crying aloud: // Glory to Thy Resurrection.

9. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

Do Thou Who hast by Thy burial and Thy Resurrection / despoiled death, and filled all things with joy, // remember me as Thou art compassionate.

8. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

At the exaltation of the Wood that is sprinkled with the blood of the incarnate Word of God, / sing praises, ye powers of heaven, feasting the restoration of mortal men. // Ye people, venerate the Cross of Christ, whereby resurrection has been granted to the world unto all ages.

7. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

[repeat] At the exaltation of the Wood that is sprinkled with the blood of the incarnate Word of God, / sing praises, ye powers of heaven, feasting the restoration of mortal men. // Ye people, venerate the Cross of Christ, whereby resurrection has been granted to the world unto all ages.

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

Ye earthly dispensers of grace, reverently exalt with your hands the Cross on which hung Christ our God, / and the lance that pierced the body of God the Word. // Let all the nations see the salvation of God and glorify Him unto all ages.

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Ye faithful Christian kings, forechosen by divine decree, rejoice. / Receiving from God the Precious Cross, make this victorious weapon your glory, // for by it the tribes of the enemy that rashly seek battle are scattered unto all ages.

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

You desired Christ Who had appeared to you, O glorious one, / and united yourself to Him with love; // for you were shown to be adorned, clad in the purple robe of your blood.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

[repeat] You desired Christ Who had appeared to you, O glorious one, / and united yourself to Him with love; // for you were shown to be adorned, clad in the purple robe of your blood.

2. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

You made haste to follow the divine steps of Christ; / and, crowned with all your household, O martyr, // you were shown to share most perfectly in His sufferings and kingdom.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Using now the words of Gabriel, O most immaculate Virgin, / we cry out: Rejoice, O only blessed Mother! // Rejoice, O you who had within you the Sun of righteousness!


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 6: The angelic powers were at Thy tomb; / the guards became as dead men. / Mary stood by Thy grave, / seeking Thy most pure body. / Thou didst capture hell, not being tempted by it. / Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life. / O Lord Who didst rise from the dead, // glory to Thee!

Troparion, Feast, Tone 1: O Lord, save Thy people / and bless Thine inheritance. / Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians / over their adversaries; / and by virtue of Thy Cross, // preserve Thy habitation.

[Troparion, Church (if of the Theotokos or Saint(s))]

Troparion, Martyrs, Tone 4: Thy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings, have received incorruptible crowns from Thee, our God, / for, having Thy strength, / they laid low their adversaries / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, // save our souls.

Kontakion, Resurrection, Tone 6: When Christ God, the Giver of Life, / raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery with His mighty hand, / He bestowed resurrection on the human race; // He is the Savior of all, the Resurrection, the Life, and the God of all.

[Kontakion, Church (if of the Theotokos or Saint(s))]

Glory...

Kontakion, Greatmartyr, Tone 2: Having openly imitated the Passion of Christ, / and having eagerly drunk of His cup, O Eustace, / you became a partaker and fellow-heir of His glory, // receiving divine forgiveness from on high from the God of all.

Now and ever...

Kontakion, Feast, Tone 4: As Thou wast voluntarily crucified for our sake, / grant mercy to those who are called by Thy name; / make all Orthodox Christians glad by Thy power, / granting them victories over their adversaries, // by bestowing on them the invincible trophy, Thy weapon of peace.


The Trisagion is sung.


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone, a Psalm of David: Extol the Lord our God, worship at His footstool for He is holy.
Choir: Extol the Lord our God, worship at His footstool for He is holy.
Reader: The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble!
Choir: Extol the Lord our God, worship at His footstool for He is holy.
Reader: In the 4th Tone: As for the saints in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight.
Choir: As for the saints in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(203) Galatians 2:16-20] Brethren: Knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. * But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! * But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. * For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. * I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.

[(176) 2 Corinthians 4:6-15] Brethren: It is the God Who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," Who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. * But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. * We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; * persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; * always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. * For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus's sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. * So death is at work in us, but life in you. * Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak, * knowing that He Who raised the Lord Jesus shall raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence. * For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

[(233) Ephesians 6:10-17] Brethren: Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. * Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. * For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. * Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. * Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, * and having shod your feet with the equipment of the Gospel of peace; * besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. * And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

Priest: Peace be unto you, Reader.
Reader: And to your spirit.


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 1st Tone: Remember Thy congregation which Thou hast purchased of old.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: God is our King before the ages: He has wrought salvation in the midst of the earth.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 4th Tone: The righteous cried and the Lord heard them, and He delivered them from all their troubles.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(37) Mark 8:34-9:1] The Lord said: "If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. * For whoever would save his life shall lose it; and whoever loses his life for My sake and the Gospel's shall save it. * For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? * For what can a man give in return for his life? * For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him shall the Son of Man also be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels." * And He said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power."

[(92) Matthew 22:35-46] At that time, one of the Pharisees, a lawyer, asked Jesus a question, to test Him. * "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" * And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. * This is the great and first commandment. * And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. * On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." * Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, * saying, "What do you think of the Christ? Whose Son is He?" They said to Him, "The Son of David." * He said to them, "How is it then that David in the Spirit calls Him Lord, saying, * 'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand, till I make Thine enemies Thy footstool'? * If David thus calls Him Lord, how is He his son?" * And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day did any one dare to ask Him any more questions.

[(106) Luke 21:12-19] The Lord said to His disciples: "Beware of men. * They shall lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you shall be brought before kings and governors for My name's sake. * This shall be a time for you to bear testimony. * Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate beforehand how to answer; * for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries shall be able to withstand or contradict. * You shall be delivered up even by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they shall put to death; * you shall be hated by all for My name's sake. * But not a hair of your head shall perish. * By your endurance you shall gain your lives."


INSTEAD OF "IT IS TRULY MEET...", TONE 8

Magnify, O my soul, the most precious Cross of the Lord.

You are the mystical Paradise, O Theotokos, / in which Christ blossomed; / through Him the life-bearing Wood of the Cross was planted on earth. / Now at its Elevation, / as we bow in worship before it, // we magnify you.


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous; praise befits the just.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


AFTER THE DISMISSAL
(Not prescribed, but sung at this time in many places.)

Before Thy Cross, / we bow down in worship, O Master, / and Thy holy Resurrection // we glorify.


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother Mary and Metropolitan Kallistos (The Sunday Octoechos; The Festal Menaion) and Isaac Lambertsen (The September Menaion). Scriptures are according to the approved Revised Standard Version. Everything else is from standard OCA texts as published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, the Soroka family, St. Tikhon's Seminary Press, the Department of Religious Education, and the Department of Liturgical Music and Translations. Rubrics follow the 2020 Liturgical Rubrics & Calendar published by St. Tikhon's Monastery Press.


Julian Choir Cues: 15 Pentecost, 7/20 September 2020

Margaret Lark
 

Christ is risen!  The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Six-Stichera-rank service for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, together with the Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos and a service for the Martyr Sozon.  The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for a Temple dedicated to a Saint.  If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to the Theotokos, please make the appropriate adjustments.

If you have corrections, please let me know as soon as possible, so that everyone receives the corrections in a timely fashion. However, please note that translations are from other sources, and are not my own. The Pericopes for the Epistle and Gospel are indicated by the sign § and the appropriate number. 

Thanks to Father John Whiteford, as always, for the materials on his website (http://www.saintjonah.org/lit/). I could not undertake this effort without his help.

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


READER AND CHOIR CUES — 7/20 September 2020
FOREFEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS — Tone 6

Epistle: 
For the Sunday before Exaltation:  Galatians 6:11-18 (§215)
For the Sunday:  2 Corinthians 4:6-15 (§176)
For the Martyr:  Ephesians 6:10-17 (§233)

Gospel: 
For the Sunday before Exaltation:  John 3:13-17 (§9)
For the Sunday:  Matthew 22:35-46 (§92)
For the Martyr:  John 15:17-16:2 (§52)

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Six-Stichera-rank service).  Martyr Sozon of Pompeiopolis in Cilicia.  Holy Apostles of the Seventy Evodus and Onesiphorus.  Martyr Judith.  Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea in Cappadocia.  Venerable Cassia (Cassiane) the hymnographer of Constantinople.  Venerable Luke, Abbot of the monastery of the Deep Stream.  St John, Archbishop of Novgorod (Doxology-rank service).  Venerable Cloud (Clodoald) the Confessor, Abbot of Nogent-sur-Seine near Paris.  Monk-Martyr Macarius of Kanev.  Venerable Macarius of Optina.  New-Hieromartyrs Eugene (Zernov), Metropolitan of Nizhni-Novgorod; Priest John Maslov; Priest Gregory Averin; and Priest Michael Tihonitskii (1937).  New-Hieromartyr Priest Basil Sungurov at Butovo.

Moveable feast on the First Sunday after September 3: Synaxis of the Saints of Saratov.  Synaxis of the New-Martyrs and Confessors of Kazakhstan.


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Martyr
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Resurrectional Kontakion

At the Sixth Hour:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Forefeast
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion of the Forefeast


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (Beatitudes)
12 Troparia: 4 from the Octoechos, 4 from Ode 3 of the Canon of the Forefeast; 4 from Ode 6 of the Canon of the Martyr

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

1.  Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom, O God my Saviour, and save me, for Thou alone lovest mankind.

2.  Blessed are they that mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

By a tree was Adam deceived; yet again by the Tree of the Cross was the thief saved, who cried out: Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!

3.  Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

O Bestower of life, Who hadst broken down the gates and portals of hades, Thou hast saved all who cry out to Thee, O Saviour: Glory to Thine arising!

4.  Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

O Thou Who by Thy burial hast made death captive, and by Thy resurrection hast filled all with joy: remember me, in that Thou art compassionate.

5.  Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

A fertile land is born of a barren land, bearing as fruit the Husbandman of all good things, the life-bearing Grain Who nourisheth all by His divine gesture.

 

6.  Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

Today hath the rod of virginity sprouted forth, from whence our God, the Gardener, doth blossom forth as a flower, cutting down the branches of wickedness by His extreme beauty.


7.  Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

Lo! the mountain unquarried, which arose from a barren rock, produceth the noetically quarried Stone, Who crusheth the falsehood of all graven idols.the falsehood of all graven idols.


8.  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

(repeat foregoing Troparion)  Lo! the mountain unquarried, which arose from a barren rock, produceth the noetically quarried Stone, Who crusheth the falsehood of all graven idols.

9.  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Desiring to be slain as an unblemished sacrifice, for the sake of God’s love, thou didst offer thyself up on His altar.  Wherefore, we piously honour thee, O all-lauded one.


10.  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, * for great is your reward in the heavens.

Having sailed over the deep of deception without foundering, thou didst attain unto the haven of the kingdom on high, O blessed martyr, enjoying everlasting calm.


11.  Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

The tormentor pitilessly raked thy sides with claws of iron; but thou didst gloriously commit thy spirit into the hands of God, O ever-memorable and most blessed one.


12. Both now and ever, * and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

O wonder more recent than all wonders!  The Virgin, having conceived in her womb, without knowing man, Him Who sustaineth all things, did not confine Him.



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 6. Angelic hosts were above Thy tomb, / and they that guarded Thee became as dead. / And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate body. / Thou didst despoil Hades and wast not tempted by it. / Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life.  // O Thou Who didst rise from the dead, O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Troparion of the Forefeast, Tone 4: Mary, the divine Maiden, is born unto us today / from the root of Jesse and the loins of David; / and all things rejoice and are made new through joy.  / Rejoice together, O heaven and earth!  / Praise her, ye lands of the gentiles!  / Joachim maketh glad, and Anna holdeth festival, crying aloud: // A barren woman giveth birth to the Theotokos, the Nourisher of our Life!

 

[Troparion of the Temple]

 

Troparion of the Martyr, Tone 4:  In his sufferings O Lord, / Thy martyr Sozon hath received an imperishable crown from Thee, our God; / for, possessed of Thy might, / he set at nought his tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.  // By his supplications save Thou our souls.

 

Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 6: Having by His life bestowing hand raised up all the dead out of the dark abysses, / Christ God, the Giver of life, hath bestowed the Resurrection upon the fallen human race; / for He is the Saviour of all, // the Resurrection, and the Life, and the God of all.

 

[Kontakion of the Temple]

 

Glory... 


Kontakion of the Martyr, Tone 2:  Assembling today, with a loud voice let us praise Sozon, / the true and divinely wise martyr, the skilled athlete of piety, / the initiate of the mysteries of grace, / the most generous bestower of healings: // for he entreateth Christ God in behalf of us all.

 

Both now...


Kontakion of the Forefeast, Tone 3: Today Mary, the Virgin and Theotokos, / the boundless chamber of the heavenly Bridegroom, is born!  / From a barren woman, by the counsel of God, / the chariot of the Word is rightly adorned; // for she was foretold as the divine portal and Mother of life.


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 6th Tone:  Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Choir: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Reader: Unto Thee, O Lord, Will I cry; O my God, be not silent unto me.

Choir: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Reader:  In the 7th Tone: The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him.

Choir:  The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him.

 

Reader: The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.


Galatians. 6:11-18 (§215):  Brethren:  Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. * As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. * For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. * But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. * For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. * And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. * From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. * Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

2 Corinthians 4:6-15 (§176):  Brethren:  God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. * But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. * We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; * Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; * Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. * For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. * So then death worketh in us, but life in you. * We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; * Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. * For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Ephesians 6:10-17 (§233):  Brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. * Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. * For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. * Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. * Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; * And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; * Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. * And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone: I have raised up one chosen out of my people; with my holy oil have I anointed him.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: For My hand shall be unto Him an ally, and Mine arm shall strengthen him.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 4th Tone:  The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them, and He delivered them out of all their tribulations.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



GOSPEL

John 3:13-17 (§9):  The Lord said:  no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. * And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: * That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. * For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. * For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Matthew 22:35-46 (§92):  At that time, a lawyer asked Jesus a question, tempting him, and saying, * Master, which is the great commandment in the law? * Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. * This is the first and great commandment. * And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. * On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. * While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, * Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. * He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, * The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? * If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? * And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

John 15:17-16:2 (§52):  The Lord said to His disciples:  These things I command you, that ye love one another. * If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. * If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. * Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. * But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. * If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. * He that hateth me hateth my Father also. * If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. * But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. * But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: * And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. * These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. * They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet…


COMMUNION VERSE

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! In everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Julian Choir Cues: 31 August/13 September 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Doxology-rank service for the Placing of the Venerable Sash of the Most Holy Mother of God in Constantinople.  The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for a Temple dedicated to a Saint.  If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to the Theotokos, please make the appropriate adjustments.

If you have corrections, please let me know as soon as possible, so that everyone receives them in a timely fashion. However, please note that translations are from other sources, and are not my own. The Pericopes for the Epistle and Gospel are indicated by the sign § and the appropriate number. 

Thanks to Father John Whiteford, as always, for the materials on his website (http://www.saintjonah.org/lit/). I could not undertake this effort without his help.

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


READER AND CHOIR CUES - 31 August/13 September 2020
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 5

Epistle:
For the Sunday: 2 Corinthians 1:21-2:4 (§170)
For the Theotokos:  Hebrews 9:1-7 (§320) 

Gospel:
For the Sunday: Matthew 22:2-14 (§89)
For the Theotokos:  Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28 (§54)


Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  Placing of the Venerable Sash of the Most Holy Mother of God in Constantinople.  Hieromartyr Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage.  St Gennadius, Patriarch of Constantinople.  Blessed Diadoch, Bishop of Photica.  St John, Metropolitan of Kiev.  Synaxis of the New Martyrs of Jasenovac (Serbia).

Moveable Feast on the Sunday closest to 31. August: New Hieromartyr Priest Alexei Zinov'ev at Butovo.
Moveable Feast on the Sunday on or before 6. September:  Right-believing Prince Peter, in monasticism David, and Princess Febronia, in monasticism Euphrosyne, the Wonder-workers of Murom (Doxology-rank service).


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Festal Troparion
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Resurrectional Kontakion

At the Sixth Hour:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Festal Troparion
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Festal Kontakion


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (BEATITUDES) 
10 Troparia:  6 from the Octoechos, 4 from the Ode 3 of the First Canon

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

1.  Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

Believing Thee to be God, O Christ, the thief on the cross confessed Thee in a pure manner, crying out from the depths of his heart:  Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!


2.  Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

Together let us hymn as Saviour and Creator, Him Who on the Cross budded forth life for our race and caused the curse which originated from the tree to wither up.


3.  Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

By Thy death hast Thou destroyed the power of death, O Christ, and Thou didst raise up with Thyself the dead of ages past, who now hymn Thee as our true God and Saviour.


4.  Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

Arriving at Thy tomb, O Christ, the honourable women sought to anoint Thee with myrrh, O Bestower of life; but an angel appeared to them, crying out: The Lord is risen!


5.  Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

When Thou wast crucified between two condemned thieves, O Christ, one of them blasphemed Thee and was justly damned, while the other confessed Thee and dwelleth now in paradise.


6.  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

When they had come to the choir of the apostles, the honourable women cried out: Christ is risen!  Let us worship Him as Master and Creator.


7.  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

The heart is renewed which toucheth the sacred cincture of the Virgin with fervent faith, and it is girded about with invincible power against impure passions, and remaining unharmed by incorporeal foes.


8.  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, * for great is your reward in the heavens.

Thy sacred cincture wherewith thou girded thine incorrupt body, O Maiden, still remaineth incorrupt, sanctifying those who approach it piously and removing the corruption of sickness and sorrow.


9.  Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Thou wast the all-beauteous dwelling of the Word Who was incarnate of thee, O pure one, and wast well pleased to place thy cincture in thy holy temple; and venerating it, we are sanctified.


10.  Both now and ever, * and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Thy precious cincture do we all honourably venerate with joyful heart, as an honour for all the faithful, O Theotokos, in that it touched thy precious body.



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 5:  Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word / Who is co-unoriginate with the Father and the Spirit, / and Who was born of the Virgin for our salvation; / for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh / and to endure death, // and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

 

Festal Troparion, Tone 8: O Ever-virgin Theotokos, protection of mankind: / thou hast given to thy city a mighty legacy, the robe and cincture of thy most honoured body, / which have remained incorrupt through thy seedless birthgiving. / For in thee are nature and time renewed.  // Wherefore, we beseech thee to grant peace to thy city and great mercy to our souls.

 

Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 5:  Unto hades, O my Saviour, didst Thou descend, / and having broken its gates as one omnipotent, / Thou, as Creator, didst raise up the dead together with Thyself. / And Thou didst break the sting of death, / and didst deliver Adam from the curse, O Lover of mankind. / Wherefore, we all cry unto Thee: // Save us, O Lord.

 

Glory… Both now...


Festal Kontakion, Tone 4: Today thy temple doth celebrate / the deposition of thy precious cincture, O all-hymned one, / and it earnestly crieth out to thee: / Rejoice, O Virgin, //thou boast of Christians!


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 5th Tone: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Choir:  Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Reader:  Save me, O Lord for a righteous man there is no more.

Choir:  Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Reader:  In the 3rd Tone: My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Choir:  My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

 

Reader: The Reading is from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.


II Corinthians. 1:21-2:4 (§170); Brethren:  He which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; * Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. * Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. * Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand. * But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. * For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? * And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. * For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

Hebrews 9:1-7 (§320)Brethren:  Verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. * For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. * And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; * Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; * And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercy-seat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. * Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. * But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people.


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 5th Tone: Of Thy mercies, O Lord, will I sing for ever.  Unto generation and generation will I declare Thy truth with my mouth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  For Thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever, in the heavens shall Thy truth be established.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 8th Tone: Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest, Thou and the ark of Thy holiness. 

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



GOSPEL

Matthew 22:2-14 (§89):  The Lord spake this parable:  The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, * And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. * Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my  fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. * But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: * And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. * But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. * Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. * Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. * So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. * And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: * And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. * Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. * For many are called, but few are chosen.

Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28 (§54):  At that time, Jesus entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. * And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. * But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. * And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: * But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. * And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. * But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet...


COMMUNION VERSE

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!  I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!