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OCA Choir Cues (B) for 9th Sunday after Pentecost, August 9, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
9th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST -- Tone 8. Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Glorification of Ven. Herman, Wonderworker of All America.

Epistles:
(128) 1 Cornithians 3:9-17
(181) 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 (Venerable One)

Gospels:
(59) Matthew 14:22-34
(37) Matthew 10:23-31 (Venerable One)


READER AND CHOIR CUES (B)


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Venerable One
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, Venerable One


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 12, Tone 8: Resurrection--4; Feast--4 (from Ode IV); Venerable One--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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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

Thou, O Christ our God, hast delivered the written Law upon Mount Sinai, / and hast appeared there riding upon the cloud, / in the midst of fire and darkness and tempest. // Glory to Thy power, O Lord!

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

As a pledge of Thy glorious dispensation, / Thou hast ineffably shone forth on Tabor, / O Christ our God, Who wast before the ages // and whose chariot is the clouds.

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

Thou hast preserved the bush unharmed, O Master, / though it was united with fire, / and Thou hast shown to Moses Thy flesh shining with divine brightness, // while he sang: Glory to Thy power, O Lord!

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

Thou wast revealed as an immaterial fire / that burns not the material substance of the body, / when Thou hast appeared to Moses and the apostles and Elijah, O Master // Who art one in two natures and both of them perfect.

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.

Counting earthly afflictions / as nothing, O Herman, / your only sorrow // was for your heavenly homeland.

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

Standing by the brook / near your soul as by / the waters of Babylon, // you longed for the Zion on high.

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

The Lord heard the prayers of your heart, / and now you flourish / like a palm tree in the courts // of your home in heaven.

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

In gladness we sing / to the Mother of God, / anticipating her falling asleep // and rising again.


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, Feast, Tone 7: Thou wast transfigured on the Mount, O Christ God, / revealing Thy glory to Thy disciples as far as they could bear it. / Let Thine everlasting light shine upon us sinners! // Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of Light, glory to Thee!

[Troparion, Church (if of Theotokos)]

Troparion, Venerable One, Tone 7: O joyful North Star of the Church of Christ, / guiding all men to the heavenly kingdom, / teacher and apostle of the true faith; / intercessor and defender for the oppressed, / adornment of the Orthodox Church in America: / blessed father Herman of Alaska, / pray to our Lord Jesus Christ // for the salvation of our souls!

OR

Troparion, Venerable One, Tone 4: O blessed Father Herman of Alaska, / North Star of Christ's holy Church, / the light of your holy life and great deeds / guides those who follow the Orthodox way. / Together we lift high the Holy Cross / you planted firmly in America. / Let all behold and glorify Jesus Christ, // singing His holy Resurrection.

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, Feast (if of Theotokos)]

Glory...

Kontakion, Venerable One, Tone 3: The eternal light of Christ our Savior / guided you, O blessed father Herman, / on your evangelical journey to America / to proclaim the Gospel of peace. / Now you stand before the throne of glory: / beseech God for your land and its people, // asking peace for world and salvation for our souls.

Now and ever...

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

Kontakion, Feast, Tone 7: On the mountain wast Thou transfigured, O Christ God, / and Thy disciples beheld Thy glory as far as they could see it; / so that when they would behold Thee crucified, / they would understand that Thy suffering was voluntary, / and would proclaim to the world // that Thou art truly the Radiance of the Father!


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: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Choir: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Reader: In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel!
Choir: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Reader: In the 4th Tone: He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Choir: He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.


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

[(128) 1 Corinthians 3:9-17] Brethren: We are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building. * According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. * For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. * Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw -- * each man's work shall become manifest; for the day shall disclose it, because it shall be revealed with fire, and the fire shall test what sort of work each one has done. * If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he shall receive a reward. * If any man's work is burned up, he shall suffer loss, though he himself shall be saved, but only as through fire. * Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? * If any one destroys God's temple, God shall destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and that temple you are.

[(181) 2 Corinthians 6:1-10] Brethren: Working together with Him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. * For He says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. * We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, * but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, * beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, keeping vigils, fasting; * by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, * truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; * in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; * as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; * as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 8th Tone: 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!
Reader: In the same tone: Thy law is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my paths.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(59) Matthew 14:22-34] At that time, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. * And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone, * but the boat by this time was out on the sea, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. * And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. * But when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. * But immediately He spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I; have no fear." * And Peter answered Him, "Lord, if it is Thou, bid me come to Thee on the water." * He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; * but when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." * Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?" * And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. * And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, "Truly Thou art the Son of God." * And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.

[(37) Matthew 10:23-31] The Lord said to His disciples: "When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly, I say to you, you shall not have gone through all the towns of Israel, before the Son of man comes. * A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master; * it is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they malign those of his household. * So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered that shall not be revealed, or hidden that shall not be known. * What I tell you in the dark, utter in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim upon the housetops. * And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. * Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them shall fall to the ground without your Father's will. * But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. * Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."


INSTEAD OF "IT IS TRULY MEET...", TONE 4

Magnify, O my soul, the Lord Who was transfigured on Mount Tabor!

Your birthgiving was incorruptible! / God came from your body / and appeared on earth in flesh, dwelling among men. // Therefore, we magnify you, O Theotokos!


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
He turned a desert into pools of water, and a waterless land into streams of water.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


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 December 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 (A) for 9th Sunday after Pentecost, August 9, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
9th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST -- Tone 8. Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Apostle Matthias.

Epistles:
(128) 1 Cornithians 3:9-17
(2) Acts 1:12-17, 21-26 (Apostle)

Gospels:
(59) Matthew 14:22-34
(40) Luke 9:1-6 (Apostle)


READER AND CHOIR CUES (A)


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, Feast
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Apostle


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 12, Tone 8: Resurrection--4; Feast--4 (from Ode IV); Apostle--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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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

Thou, O Christ our God, hast delivered the written Law upon Mount Sinai, / and hast appeared there riding upon the cloud, / in the midst of fire and darkness and tempest. // Glory to Thy power, O Lord!

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

As a pledge of Thy glorious dispensation, / Thou hast ineffably shone forth on Tabor, / O Christ our God, Who wast before the ages // and whose chariot is the clouds.

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

Thou hast preserved the bush unharmed, O Master, / though it was united with fire, / and Thou hast shown to Moses Thy flesh shining with divine brightness, // while he sang: Glory to Thy power, O Lord!

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

Thou wast revealed as an immaterial fire / that burns not the material substance of the body, / when Thou hast appeared to Moses and the apostles and Elijah, O Master // Who art one in two natures and both of them perfect.

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 became a god by adoption, deified by divine union, / receiving pristine rays of light from God, / and you have illumined the faith // and cleansed the earth of the darkness of idolatry.

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

You became a god by adoption, deified by divine union, / receiving pristine rays of light from God, / and you have illumined the faith // and cleansed the earth of the darkness of idolatry.

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

Lo! every prophecy of the sacred prophets / is contained in you, the disciple; / for you were an eye-witness, imitator and apostle // of Him Whom you proclaimed of old, O Matthias, servant of God.

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

O Virgin, we, the faithful, / call you the noetic sanctuary, / the untouchable mercy-seat, the golden lampstand, // the spiritual table bearing the Bread of life.


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, Feast, Tone 7: Thou wast transfigured on the Mount, O Christ God, / revealing Thy glory to Thy disciples as far as they could bear it. / Let Thine everlasting light shine upon us sinners! // Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of Light, glory to Thee!

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

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

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, Feast (if of Theotokos)]

[Kontakion, Church (Patronal Saint(s))]

Glory...

Kontakion, Apostle, Tone 4: O wonderworker and Apostle Matthias, / your words have gone out into all the world, / enlightening men as the sun / and giving grace to the Church, // bringing faith to heathen lands.

Now and ever...

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

Kontakion, Feast, Tone 7: On the mountain wast Thou transfigured, O Christ God, / and Thy disciples beheld Thy glory as far as they could see it; / so that when they would behold Thee crucified, / they would understand that Thy suffering was voluntary, / and would proclaim to the world // that Thou art truly the Radiance of the Father!


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: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Choir: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Reader: In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel!
Choir: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Reader: In the same 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 First Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(128) 1 Corinthians 3:9-17] Brethren: We are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building. * According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. * For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. * Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw -- * each man's work shall become manifest; for the day shall disclose it, because it shall be revealed with fire, and the fire shall test what sort of work each one has done. * If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he shall receive a reward. * If any man's work is burned up, he shall suffer loss, though he himself shall be saved, but only as through fire. * Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? * If any one destroys God's temple, God shall destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and that temple you are.

[(2) Acts 1:12-17, 21-26] In those days, the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away; * and when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. * All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. * In those days, Peter stood up among the brethren (the company of persons was in all about a hundred and twenty), and said, * "Brethren, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David, concerning Judas who was guide to those who arrested Jesus. * For he was numbered among us, and was allotted his share in this ministry. * So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, * beginning from the baptism of John until the day when He was taken up from us -- one of these men must become with us a witness to His Resurrection." * And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. * And they prayed and said, "Lord, Who knowest the hearts of all men, show which one of these two Thou hast chosen * to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside, to go to his own place." * And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was enrolled with the eleven apostles.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 8th Tone: 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!
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!


GOSPELS

[(59) Matthew 14:22-34] At that time, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. * And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone, * but the boat by this time was out on the sea, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. * And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. * But when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. * But immediately He spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I; have no fear." * And Peter answered Him, "Lord, if it is Thou, bid me come to Thee on the water." * He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; * but when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." * Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?" * And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. * And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, "Truly Thou art the Son of God." * And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.

[(40) Luke 9:1-6] At that time, Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, * and He sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal. * And He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics. * And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. * And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them." * And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the Gospel and healing everywhere.


INSTEAD OF "IT IS TRULY MEET...", TONE 4

Magnify, O my soul, the Lord Who was transfigured on Mount Tabor!

Your birthgiving was incorruptible! / God came from your body / and appeared on earth in flesh, dwelling among men. // Therefore, we magnify you, O Theotokos!


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 and Metropolitan Kallistos (The Sunday Octoechos, The Festal Menaion) and Isaac Lambertsen (The August Menaion). 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 August 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: 9 Pentecost, 27 July/9 August 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Six-Stichera-rank service for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon. 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 - 27 July/9 August 2020
NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 8

Epistle:
For the Sunday: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17 (§128)
For the Great-Martyr: 2 Timothy 2:1-10 (§292)

Gospel:
For the Sunday: Matthew 14:22-34 (§59)
For the Great-Martyr: John 15:17-16:2 (§52)


Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon (Six-Stichera-rank service). Venerable Anthusa the Abbess. Venerable Sisinius the Wonderworker. Blessed Nicholas Kochanov the Fool-for-Christ of Novgorod. St Ioasaph, Metropolitan of Moscow. Martyr Christodulus of Cassandra. Venerable Clement, Angelar, Gorazd, Nahum, and Sabbas, disciples of Sts Cyril and Methodius. New-Hieromartyr Ambros, Bishop of Sarapul. Glorification of St Herman, wonderworker of Alaska.

Moveable Feast on the Sunday before 28 July: Synaxis of the Saints of Smolensk.


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 Martyr
Both now...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion of the Martyr


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 Great-Martyr

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.

Hearkening to the words of the Spirit, thou didst become like good and fertile land, receiving the precious Seed and giving rise to the salvation of souls, O thrice-blessed one.

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

Having been reborn in manner divinely inspired, thou didst slay the arrogance of the serpent’s sting and didst restore a soul to life; and thou standest before the King of all.

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

Loving the piety of thy mother, O glorious one, thou didst despise the greatly vexatious godlessness of thy father; for, possessed of reason, thou didst choose that which is better.

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

The Lord, Who holdeth all creation in His divine hand, is borne on thine arm, O Virgin. Him do thou now entreat, that He deliver from misfortunes those who hymn thee.


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.

[Troparion of the Temple]

Troparion of the Martyr, Tone 3: O holy passion-bearer and healer Panteleimon, / intercede with the merciful God // that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.

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.

[Kontakion of the Temple]

Glory…

Kontakion of the Martyr, Tone 5: As an imitator of the Merciful One, / and as one who received from Him the grace of healing, / O passion-bearer and martyr of Christ our God, / by thy prayers heal the diseases of our souls, / and ever banish the snares of the enemy from them that cry with faith: // Save us, O Lord.

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 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 4th Tone: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.
Choir: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.

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

I Corinthians 3:9-17 (§128): Brethren: We are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. * According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. * For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. * Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; * Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. * If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. * If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. * Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? * If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

2 Timothy 2:1-10 (§292): Timothy, my son: Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. * And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. * Thou, therefore, endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. * No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. * And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. * The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. * Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. * Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: * Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evildoer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. * Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 8th Tone: Come let us rejoice in the Lord, let us shout with jubilation unto God our Saviour.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Let us come before His countenance with thanksgiving, and with psalms let us shout in jubilation unto Him.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 4th Tone: The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree, and like a cedar in Lebanon shall he be multiplied.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Matthew 14:22-34 (§59): At that time, Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. * And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. * But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. * And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. * And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. * But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. * And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. * And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. * But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. * And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? * And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. * Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. * And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.

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!


OCA Choir Cues (B) for 8th Sunday after Pentecost, August 2, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
8th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7. Blessed Basil the Fool-for-Christ, Wonderworker of Moscow.

Epistles:
(124) 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
(213) Galatians 5:22-6:2 (Blessed One)

Gospels:
(58) Matthew 14:14-22
(43) Matthew 11:27-30 (Blessed One)


READER AND CHOIR CUES (B)


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 7: Resurrection--6; Blessed One--4 (from Ode III of Canon I).

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.

Fair to look upon and good for food was the fruit that killed me; / while Christ is the Tree of life. Eating Thereof I die not / but cry aloud with the thief: // Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.

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

Lifted upon the Cross, Thou Who art compassionate, / hast blotted out the handwriting of Adam's sin in days of old, / and Thou hast saved from error all the whole line of mortal men. // Therefore we sing Thy praises, O Benefactor and Lord.

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

Thou hast nailed our sins upon the Cross, O Christ Who art compassionate, / and by Thy death hast Thou put death to death, / raising the dead from the dead. // Therefore we venerate Thy holy Resurrection.

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

The serpent once emptied his poison into the ears of Eve; / while Christ on the wood of the Cross poured out the sweetness of life unto the world. // Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.

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

In the tomb wast Thou laid as mortal, / O Christ, the life of all / and Thou hast burst asunder the chains of hell / and risen on the third day in glory as mighty, / Thou hast enlightened all. // Glory to Thy Rising.

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

The Lord rose from the dead on the third day / and gave His own peace to the disciples. / And he blessed them / and sent them forth saying: // Lead ye all men into my 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.

You considered the beautiful things of this age to be smoke, dust and shadow, and wanted nothing more than the love of Christ, / desiring to enjoy His glory and eternal gladness, into which the angels also wish to enter. / And having received, rejoicing, the joy thereof, you stand in light before the Holy Trinity, // unto Whom pray for us, O all-blessed Basil.

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

Gaining control over the passions, O magnanimous Basil, you conquered carnal desire / and showed yourself to be a spiritual treasure of purity; wherefore you have received a white tablet, / whereon is inscribed a name new, wondrous and unknown. There was on your soul no defilement or blemish, // for you whitened it in the streams of your tears, and now rejoice unceasingly.

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

Possessed of a soul replete with faith, O all-blessed one, / you industriously invested the talent given you, and received authority over the ten cities of the virtues: / to drive out demons, cleanse lepers, swiftly enable the paralyzed to walk, grant sight to the blind, // and increase the gift of healing for all who keep your holy memory.

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

Placing my trust in you, O holy Virgin Theotokos, I am saved. / O Mistress, drive away the enemies of my soul, and guide me to the path of life, / that, saved, I may cry out to you: Rejoice, O helper of the world, hope of Christians! // Rejoice, O blessed one, the Lord is with you!


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 7: By Thy Cross, Thou didst destroy death! / To the thief, Thou didst open Paradise! / For the myrrh-bearers, Thou didst change weeping into joy! / And Thou didst command Thy disciples, O Christ God, / to proclaim that Thou art Risen, // granting the world great mercy.

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

Troparion, Blessed One, Tone 8: Your manner of life true and your purity undefiled, O Basil, / for the sake of Christ you laid waste to your body / by fasting and vigils, by frigid cold and the heat of the sun, / and by the deep shadow and rain of clouds: and your face shone with light like the sun. / And now all nations and peoples come to you, glorifying your holy repose. / Wherefore, entreat Christ God, that He may deliver us from captivity to barbarians and from civil strife, // and that He may grant peace to the world, and great mercy to our souls.

Kontakion, Resurrection, Tone 7: The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive, / for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers! / Hell is bound, while the Prophets rejoice and cry: / The Savior has come to those in faith. // Enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection.

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

Glory...

Kontakion, Blessed One, Tone 4: Led by the Spirit of God, O all-blessed Basil, / you shunned the tumult of the world / and despised the turmoils of life; / and having shed corruptible garments / and put on the vesture of dispassion, / you escaped the pursuit of the lying prince of this world; / you became a stranger in your speech, / and, choosing heavenly riches over earthly wealth, / you have been crowned with the wreath of patience. / And now, O all-blessed Basil, / entreat Christ God on behalf of those who keep your holy memorial, / that we may cry out to you: // Rejoice, O all-blessed Basil!

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 7th Tone, a Psalm of David: The Lord shall give strength to His people, the Lord shall bless His people with peace.
Choir: The Lord shall give strength to His people, the Lord shall bless His people with peace.
Reader: Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord!
Choir: The Lord shall give strength to His people, the Lord shall bless His people with peace.
Reader: In the same tone: The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord and shall hope in Him.
Choir: The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord and shall hope in Him.


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

[(124) 1 Corinthians 1:10-18] Brethren: I appeal to you, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. * For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. * What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." * Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? * I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius; * lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. * (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) * For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. * For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

[(213) Galatians 5:22-6:2] Brethren: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, * gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. * And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. * If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. * Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another. * Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted. * Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 7th Tone: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: To declare Thy mercy in the morning, and Thy truth by night.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 6th Tone: Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(58) Matthew 14:14-22] At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and He had compassion on them, and healed their sick. * When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." * Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." * They said to Him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." * And He said, "Bring them here to Me." * Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish He looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. * And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. * And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. * Then He made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.

[(43) Matthew 11:27-30] The Lord said to His disciples: "All things have been delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. * Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. * Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest for your souls. * For My yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear evil tidings.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother Mary (The Sunday Octoechos) and Isaac Lambertsen (The August Menaion). The Troparion and Kontakion to the Blessed One are also from The August 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 (A) for 8th Sunday after Pentecost, August 2, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
8th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7. Translation of the Relics of the Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen.

Epistles:
(124) 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
(17) Acts 6:8-7:5, 47-60 (Protomartyr)

Gospels:
(58) Matthew 14:14-22
(87) Matthew 21:33-42 (Protomartyr)


READER AND CHOIR CUES (A)


HOURS

At All Hours:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 7: Resurrection--6; Protomartyr--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.

Fair to look upon and good for food was the fruit that killed me; / while Christ is the Tree of life. Eating Thereof I die not / but cry aloud with the thief: // Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.

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

Lifted upon the Cross, Thou Who art compassionate, / hast blotted out the handwriting of Adam's sin in days of old, / and Thou hast saved from error all the whole line of mortal men. // Therefore we sing Thy praises, O Benefactor and Lord.

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

Thou hast nailed our sins upon the Cross, O Christ Who art compassionate, / and by Thy death hast Thou put death to death, / raising the dead from the dead. // Therefore we venerate Thy holy Resurrection.

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

The serpent once emptied his poison into the ears of Eve; / while Christ on the wood of the Cross poured out the sweetness of life unto the world. // Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.

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

In the tomb wast Thou laid as mortal, / O Christ, the life of all / and Thou hast burst asunder the chains of hell / and risen on the third day in glory as mighty, / Thou hast enlightened all. // Glory to Thy Rising.

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

The Lord rose from the dead on the third day / and gave His own peace to the disciples. / And he blessed them / and sent them forth saying: // Lead ye all men into my 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.

You were shown to be a sacred proclaimer of divine mysteries and a theologian, / disputing with the assemblies of the Jews / and mightily denouncing their godlessness and their disposition which opposes God, // O most excellent martyr Stephen.

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

Come you all, and together let us honor with divine hymns the protomartyr of Christ, / the first to minister as deacon, the conversor with angels, // who has splendidly shown to the martyrs the starting-point of the race.

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

The first of the martyrs, the first of those who were chosen to serve as deacons, / appears as a treasure hidden in the earth; // and he has filled the world with divine fragrance and the Church with rich gifts.

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

You have been shown to be the portal of the noetic Orient, the Most High, Who appeared on earth, O Virgin; // for through you, O all-pure one, the Word has entered in unto us, to save all from ignorance.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 7: By Thy Cross, Thou didst destroy death! / To the thief, Thou didst open Paradise! / For the myrrh-bearers, Thou didst change weeping into joy! / And Thou didst command Thy disciples, O Christ God, / to proclaim that Thou art Risen, // granting the world great mercy.

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

Troparion, Protomartyr, Tone 4: Your head has been crowned with a royal diadem / for the sufferings / which you endured for Christ God, / O Stephen, first among those who have suffered; / for, having denounced the insanity of the Jews, / you beheld your Savior at the right hand of the Father. // Therefore, entreat Him in behalf of our souls.

Kontakion, Resurrection, Tone 7: The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive, / for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers! / Hell is bound, while the Prophets rejoice and cry: / The Savior has come to those in faith. // Enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection.

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

Glory...

Kontakion, Protomartyr, Tone 6: Thou wast the first to be sown on the earth by the heavenly Husbandman, / O most laudable Stephen; / thou wast the first on earth to shed thy blood for Christ, O blessed one; / and first hast thou been to be crowned with the wreath of victory in the heavens, / O first among athletes, // crown-bearer, who wast first among martyrs.

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 7th Tone, a Psalm of David: The Lord shall give strength to His people, the Lord shall bless His people with peace.
Choir: The Lord shall give strength to His people, the Lord shall bless His people with peace.
Reader: Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord!
Choir: The Lord shall give strength to His people, the Lord shall bless His people with peace.
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 First Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(124) 1 Corinthians 1:10-18] Brethren: I appeal to you, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. * For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. * What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." * Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? * I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius; * lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. * (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) * For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. * For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

[(17) Acts 6:8-7:5; 47-60] In those days, Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. * Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, arose and disputed with Stephen. * But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke. * Then they secretly instigated men, who said, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God." * And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized him and brought him before the council, * and set up false witnesses who said, "This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law; * for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered to us." * And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel. * And the high priest said, "Is this so?" * And Stephen said: "Brethren and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, * and said to him, 'Depart from your land and from your kindred and go into the land which I shall show you.' * Then he departed from the land of the Chaldeans, and lived in Haran. And after his father died, God removed him from there into this land in which you are now living; * yet He gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot's length. * It was Solomon who built a house for Him. * Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made with hands; as the prophet says, * 'Heaven is My throne, and earth My footstool. What house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of My rest? * Did not My hand make all these things?' * You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. * Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, * you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it." * Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth against him. * But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; * and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God." * But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together upon him. * Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. * And as they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." * And he knelt down and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, lay not this sin to their charge." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 7th Tone: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: To declare Thy mercy in the morning, and Thy truth by night.
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!


GOSPELS

[(58) Matthew 14:14-22] At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and He had compassion on them, and healed their sick. * When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." * Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." * They said to Him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." * And He said, "Bring them here to Me." * Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish He looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. * And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. * And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. * Then He made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.

[(87) Matthew 21:33-42] The Lord said this parable: "There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country. * When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his fruit; * and the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. * Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did the same to them. * Afterward he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' * But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.' * And they took him and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. * When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?" * They said to him, "He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and let out the vineyard to other tenants who shall give him the fruits in their seasons." * Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures: 'The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?"


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 August Menaion). The Troparion and Kontakion to the Protomartyr are also from The August 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 (B) for Saturday, August 1, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1
Feast of the All-Merciful Savior and the Most Holy Theotokos (First of the three "Feasts of the Savior" in August). Beginning of the Dormition fast.

Liturgy Epistle:
(125) 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 (Cross)

Liturgy Gospel:
(60) John 19:6-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30-35 (Cross)

Blessing of Water Epistle:
(306) Hebrews 2:11-18

Blessing of Water Gospel:
(14) John 5:1-4


READER AND CHOIR CUES (B)


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 8: Feast--4 (from Ode III); Cross--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.

All the angelic captains join chorus with us today, surrounding Thy Holy Church, O Master, not physically, but spiritually. And do Thou grant us Thy peace from on high, in that Thou art most merciful.

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

The choir of the prophets and that of the apostles and all the choirs of the martyrs, O Savior, join chorus with us today, gazing in spirit upon Thee, the God of many names, Who art glorified by the faithful.

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

By David were you called the rich mountain, O Virgin, who received in your womb the timeless Word of the Father Who became a little babe, and who gave birth in the flesh unto the hypostatic Wisdom of God.

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

The noetic tyrant was crushed, dealt an incurable wound from the heavenly Stone, Christ our God, Who issued forth from your womb and joined those on earth to those in heaven.

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.

Seeing the Cross set forth today as a divine vessel, as a radiant lamp in churches, temples and cities, we hymn the One Who has caused it to shine.

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

Death is slain, corruption is put to death, and the hordes of the demons, unable to endure its touch, flee, beholding the victorious and awesome Cross of Christ set forth today.

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

Hymning Thee, God the King and Lord, in that Thou hast given us the Cross as an impregnable bulwark, we now kiss it with joy and thus escape evils.

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

Our first mother in Eden was poisoned by absorbing of the serpent's venom; but the Virgin, having given birth to the Author of life, has poured forth incorruption and resurrection upon the world.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Feast, Tone 8: Looking down from on high and receiving the poor, / visit us who are afflicted by sins, O most merciful Master, // and through the supplications of the Theotokos grant great mercy to our souls.

OR

Another Troparion, Feast, Tone 4: O most merciful Savior, Thou sun-like Luminary: / through the light of Thine effulgence grant us discourse, / that with a pure conscience we may sing praises / on Thy feast all-divine, / glorifying Thee, the only-begotten Son, / and the consubstantial Spirit; // for Thou givest us peace and great mercy.

Troparion, Cross, 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.

Glory...

Kontakion, Feast, Tone 4: I have become a committer of every abomination, O most merciful Savior, / and have fallen into the pit of despair; / yet do I groan from the depths of my heart and cry unto Thee, O Word: / Haste, O Compassionate One, and speed to our aid, // in that Thou art merciful!

Now and ever...

Kontakion, Cross, 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.


LITURGY EPISTLE

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 6th Tone, a Psalm of David: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Choir: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Reader: To Thee, O Lord, will I call. O my God, be not silent to me.
Choir: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Reader: O Lord, save Thy people
Choir: And bless Thine inheritance.


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

[(125) 1 Corinthians 1:18-24] Brethren: The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. * For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart." * Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? * For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. * For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, * but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, * but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 4th Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: 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!


LITURGY GOSPEL

[(60) John 19:6-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30-35] At that time, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death; * and they delivered Him to Pilate, saying, "Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!" * Pilate said to them, "Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no crime in Him." * The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that law He ought to die, because He has made Himself the Son of God." * When Pilate heard these words, he was the more afraid; * he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where art Thou from?" But Jesus gave no answer. * Pilate therefore said to Him, "Thou wilt not speak to me? Dost Thou not know that I have power to release Thee, and power to crucify Thee?" * Jesus answered him, "You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above." * When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, and in Hebrew, Gabbatha. * Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, "Behold your King!" * They cried out, "Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar." * Then he handed Him over to them to be crucified. * So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha. * There they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. * Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." * Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. * So the soldiers did this. But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. * When Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" * Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. * After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, bowed His head and gave up His spirit. * Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. * So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with Him; * but when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. * But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. * He who saw it has borne witness -- his testimony is true.


COMMUNION VERSE

The light of Thy countenance has shone on us, O Lord.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


THE LESSER BLESSING OF WATER

According to the Typikon, this rite is performed before the Third Hour or during Matins, but in modern practice, it is usually served after the Divine Liturgy. Here we provide only a few parts of this service. For the full service, see The Great Book of Needs, Volume 1, or The Small Book of Needs, or The August Menaion.


Priest: Blessed is our God...
Choir: Amen. O heavenly King...


And the Reader's portions and "God is the Lord..." in Tone 4. Then:


Troparion, Tone 4: Let us, sinful and humbled, now earnestly run to the Theotokos, / and let us fall down in repentance, crying from the depth of our soul: / O Lady, help, have compassion on us! / Make haste, we are perishing from the multitude of our sins. // Turn not your servants empty away, for we have you as our only hope.

Glory... now and ever...

Another Troparion, Tone 4: Never, O Theotokos, will we cease to speak of your powers, unworthy as we are. / For if you did not intercede in prayer, / who would have delivered us from so many dangers? / Who would have kept us free until now? // Let us never forsake you, our Lady, for you ever save your servants from all perils.


And the rest of the order through the Trisagion. Then:


BLESSING OF WATER EPISTLE

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 3rd Tone: The Lord is my Light and my Savior; whom shall I fear?
Choir: The Lord is my Light and my Savior; whom shall I fear?
Reader: The Lord is the Defender of my life! Of whom shall I be afraid?
Choir: The Lord is my Light and my Savior; whom shall I fear?
Reader: The Lord is my Light and my Savior;
Choir: Whom shall I fear?


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

[(306) Hebrews 2:11-18] Brethren: He Who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin. That is why He is not ashamed to call them brethren, * saying, "I will proclaim Thy name to My brethren, in the midst of the congregation I will praise Thee." * And again, "I will put My trust in Him." And again, "Here am I, and the children God has given Me." * Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise partook of the same nature, that through death He might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil, * and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage. * For surely it is not with angels that He is concerned but with the descendants of Abraham. * Therefore He had to be made like His brethren in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people. * For because He Himself has suffered and been tempted, He is able to help those who are tempted.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 6th Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: My heart has poured forth a good word.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: I speak of my works to the king.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


BLESSING OF WATER GOSPEL

[(14) John 5:1-4] At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. * Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda, which has five porticoes. * In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water; * for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water: whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.


And the rest of the order through the Blessing of Water, when we sing the following Troparion in Tone 1, thrice:


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


Then this Troparion, Tone 2: Make us worthy of your gifts, O Theotokos Virgin, / disregarding our iniquities, / and granting healings unto them that in faith receive your blessing, // O Most-pure One.


And the rest of the rite as printed.


PRAYER TO BLESS NEW HONEY

O Lord our God, Whose mercies cannot be contained and Whose bounties are ineffable; Who art marvelous in glory and workest wonders; Who by the operation of the Holy Spirit didst once bless Israel, nourishing them with honey from a rock: do Thou the same Lord look down from above on this Thy creation, and with Thy heavenly blessings bless and sanctify this honeycomb and the honey that shall come from it. Grant to it the action of blessings beyond all perfection, so that all who taste it, receive it and eat it, may find good health, and by this nourishment may be satisfied and filled with every good thing. For Thou art the Giver of all good things, and to Thee do we send up glory, together with Thy Father Who is without beginning, and Thy most holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

And he sprinkles it with holy water.


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translation of Isaac Lambertsen (The August Menaion). The Troparia and Kontakion of the Feast are also from The August 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 (A) for Saturday, August 1, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1
Procession of the Honorable Wood of the Lifegiving Cross of the Lord. The Seven Maccabee martyrs, their mother Solomonia & their teacher Eleazar. Beginning of the Dormition fast.

Liturgy Epistles:
(125) 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 (Cross)
(330) Hebrews 11:33-12:2 (Martyrs)

Liturgy Gospels:
(60) John 19:6-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30-35 (Cross)
(38) Matthew 10:32-36; 11:1 (Martyrs)

Blessing of Water Epistle:
(306) Hebrews 2:11-18

Blessing of Water Gospel:
(14) John 5:1-4


READER AND CHOIR CUES (A)


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 6: Cross--4 (from Ode III); Martyrs--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.

There is none as holy as Thee, O Lord my God, Who hast uplifted the horn of Thy faithful and established us on the rock of the confession of Thee, O Good One.

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

Of old, a sword was set to guard the blessed tree of life after the disobedience of Adam the first-created; but the Cross has opened a path thereto.

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

With eyes, mouth and soul, with our faces and hearts, let us all bow down before the all-holy Cross of Christ, the Bestower of life, whereby the whole world is sanctified.

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

Becoming temples of God today, as the prophets said, bowing down before the wood of the all-holy Cross, all of us who are the heirs thereto kiss it with fear.

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.

Having arrayed yourselves in the vesture of martyrdom, O saints, you embroidered it with the feats of your suffering.

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

Desiring to be with Christ, O most glorious martyrs, you have run the course of suffering with unwavering resolve.

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

Preserving the law which Moses handed down, O holy ones, you suffered lawfully, putting the tyrant Antiochus to shame.

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

O you who alone gave birth to the Word in the flesh at His word, deliver our souls from the snares of the enemy, we pray.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Cross, 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, Martyrs, Tone 1: By the pangs of the saints, which they suffered for Thee, / be Thou entreated, O Lord, / and heal Thou all our infirmities, // we pray Thee, O Thou Who lovest mankind.

Glory...

Kontakion, Martyrs, Tone 2: O seven pillars of the wisdom of God / and seven lampstand of the divine Light, / O all-wise Maccabees, / greatest of the martyrs before the time of the martyrs, / with them ask the God of all // to save those who honor you.

Now and ever...

Kontakion, Cross, 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.


LITURGY EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 6th Tone, a Psalm of David: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Choir: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Reader: To Thee, O Lord, will I call. O my God, be not silent to me.
Choir: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
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 First Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(125) 1 Corinthians 1:18-24] Brethren: The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. * For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart." * Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? * For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. * For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, * but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, * but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

[(330) Hebrews 11:33-12:2] Brethren: Through faith, the saints conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, * quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. * Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. * Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. * They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated -- * of whom the world was not worthy -- wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. * And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, * since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. * Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, * looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 4th 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 same tone: The righteous cried and the Lord heard them and He delivered them from all their troubles.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


LITURGY GOSPELS

[(60) John 19:6-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30-35] At that time, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death; * and they delivered Him to Pilate, saying, "Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!" * Pilate said to them, "Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no crime in Him." * The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that law He ought to die, because He has made Himself the Son of God." * When Pilate heard these words, he was the more afraid; * he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where art Thou from?" But Jesus gave no answer. * Pilate therefore said to Him, "Thou wilt not speak to me? Dost Thou not know that I have power to release Thee, and power to crucify Thee?" * Jesus answered him, "You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above." * When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, and in Hebrew, Gabbatha. * Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, "Behold your King!" * They cried out, "Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar." * Then he handed Him over to them to be crucified. * So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha. * There they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. * Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." * Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. * So the soldiers did this. But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. * When Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" * Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. * After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, bowed His head and gave up His spirit. * Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. * So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with Him; * but when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. * But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. * He who saw it has borne witness -- his testimony is true.

[(38) Matthew 10:32-36;11:1] The Lord said to His disciples, "Every one who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before My Father Who is in heaven; * but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in heaven. * Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. * For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; * and a man's foes shall be those of his own household." * And when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, He went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.


COMMUNION VERSES

The light of Thy countenance has shone on us, O Lord.
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous; praise befits the just.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


THE LESSER BLESSING OF WATER

According to the Typikon, this rite is performed before the Third Hour or during Matins, but in modern practice, it is usually served after the Divine Liturgy. Here we provide only a few parts of this service. For the full service, see The Great Book of Needs, Volume 1, or The Small Book of Needs, or The August Menaion.


Priest: Blessed is our God...
Choir: Amen. O heavenly King...


And the Reader's portions and "God is the Lord..." in Tone 4. Then:


Troparion, Tone 4: Let us, sinful and humbled, now earnestly run to the Theotokos, / and let us fall down in repentance, crying from the depth of our soul: / O Lady, help, have compassion on us! / Make haste, we are perishing from the multitude of our sins. // Turn not your servants empty away, for we have you as our only hope.

Glory... now and ever...

Another Troparion, Tone 4: Never, O Theotokos, will we cease to speak of your powers, unworthy as we are. / For if you did not intercede in prayer, / who would have delivered us from so many dangers? / Who would have kept us free until now? // Let us never forsake you, our Lady, for you ever save your servants from all perils.


And the rest of the order through the Trisagion. Then:


BLESSING OF WATER EPISTLE

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 3rd Tone: The Lord is my Light and my Savior; whom shall I fear?
Choir: The Lord is my Light and my Savior; whom shall I fear?
Reader: The Lord is the Defender of my life! Of whom shall I be afraid?
Choir: The Lord is my Light and my Savior; whom shall I fear?
Reader: The Lord is my Light and my Savior;
Choir: Whom shall I fear?


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

[(306) Hebrews 2:11-18] Brethren: He Who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin. That is why He is not ashamed to call them brethren, * saying, "I will proclaim Thy name to My brethren, in the midst of the congregation I will praise Thee." * And again, "I will put My trust in Him." And again, "Here am I, and the children God has given Me." * Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise partook of the same nature, that through death He might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil, * and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage. * For surely it is not with angels that He is concerned but with the descendants of Abraham. * Therefore He had to be made like His brethren in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people. * For because He Himself has suffered and been tempted, He is able to help those who are tempted.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 6th Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: My heart has poured forth a good word.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: I speak of my works to the king.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


BLESSING OF WATER GOSPEL

[(14) John 5:1-4] At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. * Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda, which has five porticoes. * In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water; * for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water: whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.


And the rest of the order through the Blessing of Water, when we sing the following Troparion in Tone 1, thrice:


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


Then this Troparion, Tone 2: Make us worthy of your gifts, O Theotokos Virgin, / disregarding our iniquities, / and granting healings unto them that in faith receive your blessing, // O Most-pure One.


And the rest of the rite as printed.


PRAYER TO BLESS NEW HONEY

O Lord our God, Whose mercies cannot be contained and Whose bounties are ineffable; Who art marvelous in glory and workest wonders; Who by the operation of the Holy Spirit didst once bless Israel, nourishing them with honey from a rock: do Thou the same Lord look down from above on this Thy creation, and with Thy heavenly blessings bless and sanctify this honeycomb and the honey that shall come from it. Grant to it the action of blessings beyond all perfection, so that all who taste it, receive it and eat it, may find good health, and by this nourishment may be satisfied and filled with every good thing. For Thou art the Giver of all good things, and to Thee do we send up glory, together with Thy Father Who is without beginning, and Thy most holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

And he sprinkles it with holy water.


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translation of Isaac Lambertsen (The August Menaion). The Troparion of the Martyrs is also from The August 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: 8 Pentecost, 20 July/2 August 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Six-Stichera-rank service for the Prophet Elijah. 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 - 20 July/2 August 2020
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 7

Epistle:
For the Sunday: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 (§124)
For the Prophet: James 5:10-20 (§57)

Gospel:
For the Sunday: Matthew 14:14-22 (§58)
For the Prophet: Luke 4:22-30 (§14)


Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Holy Glorious Prophet Elijah (Elias) (Six-Stichera-rank service). Righteous Aaron the First Priest. St Elias, Patriarch of Jerusalem. St Flavian, Patriarch of Antioch. St Timothy, Patriarch of Alexandria. Martyr Salome the Georgian. Venerable Abramius of Galich. Finding of the Relics of Venerable Athanasius, Abbot of Brest. Righteous Valentine Amphiteatrov, Priest of Moscow. Hieromartyr Philosoph (Ornatskii) and those with him (1918). New-Martyr Juvenal, Deacon (1919). 'Abalak Monastery' and 'Valaam' Icons of the Mother of God.


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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

At the Sixth Hour:

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


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 Prophet

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.

The fruit which slew me was beautiful and good to eat; but Christ is the Tree of life, and eating of Him I do not die, but cry out with the thief: Remember me, O Lord, in Thy kingdom!

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

O Compassionate One, Who wast lifted up upon the Cross, Thou hast erased the record of Adam’s ancient sin, and hast saved the whole human race from deception. Wherefore, we hymn Thee, O Lord and Benefactor.

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

Thou didst nail our sins to the Cross, O compassionate Christ, and by Thy death Thou didst slay death, O Thou who didst raise up the dead from among the dead. Wherefore, we worship Thy holy resurrection.

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

The serpent once poured its venom into the ears of Eve; but on the tree of the Cross, Christ poured forth the sweetness of life upon the world. Wherefore, we cry out: Remember us, O Lord, in Thy kingdom!

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

Thou wast laid in the tomb as one dead, O Christ, Thou Life of all; and Thou didst break down the gates of hades; and having risen again in glory on the third day as One mighty, Thou hast illumined all. Glory to Thine arising!

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

Having risen from the dead on the third day, the Lord bestowed His peace upon His disciples; and having blessed them, He sent them forth saying: Lead all into My 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.

He Who alone sustaineth every living thing by His good will, through a raven provided thee with a banquet as a chosen guest, O Prophet. To Him do we all cry out: Thou art our God, and there is none holy save Thee, O Lord!

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

Grace be to the Benefactor and Guardian Who, in His ineffable providence, nourished the widow and the prophet. To Him do we all cry out: Thou art our God, and none is holy save Thee, O Lord!

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

With mercy didst thou chastise all, and takest pity on all that with faith have recourse to thee in thy temple. And in asking help of thee they have in no wise erred.

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

O Lady, we hymn thee as a place of the priesthood of glory and the altar which held Christ, the Bread of life, O pure one.


TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 7: Thou didst destroy death by Thy Cross, / Thou didst open paradise to the thief. / Thou didst change the lamentation of the Myrrh-bearers, / and Thou didst command Thine Apostles to proclaim / that Thou didst arise, O Christ God, // and grantest to the world great mercy.

Troparion of the Prophet, Tone 4: The incarnate angel, the summit of the prophets, / the forerunner of the coming of Christ, / Elijah the glorious from on high did send down grace to Elisha, / he driveth away diseases and cleanseth lepers. // Wherefore, he poureth forth healings upon them that honour him.

Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 7: No longer will the dominion of death be able to keep men captive; / for Christ hath descended, demolishing and destroying the powers thereof. / Hades is bound; / the prophets rejoice with one voice, saying: / A Saviour hath come for them that have faith. // Come forth, ye faithful, for the Resurrection.

Glory…

Kontakion of the Prophet, Tone 2: O renowned Elijah, prophet and seer of the mighty works of God, / who by thy word didst check the torrential rain-clouds: // pray for us to the only Lover of mankind.

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 7th Tone: The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
Choir: The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
Reader: Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God, bring unto the Lord the sons of rams.
Choir: The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
Reader: In the 4th Tone: Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.
Choir: Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.

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

1 Corinthians 1:10-18 (§124): Brethren: I beseech you, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement. * For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. * Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. * Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptised in the name of Paul? * I thank God that I baptised none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; * Lest any should say that I had baptised in mine own name. * And I baptised also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptised any other. * For Christ sent me not to baptise, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. * For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God.

James 5:10-20 (§57)]: Brethren: Take the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. * Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. * But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. * Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. * Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: * And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. * Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. * Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. * And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. * Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; * Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 7th Tone: It is good to give praise unto the Lord, and to chant unto Thy name, O Most High.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: To proclaim in the morning Thy mercy, and Thy truth by night.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 4th Tone: Moses and Aaron among His priests, and Samuel among them that call upon His name.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Matthew 14:14-22 (§58): At that time, Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. * And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. * But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. * And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. * He said, Bring them hither to me. * And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. * And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. * And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. * And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

Luke 4:22-30 (§14): At that time, the crowd wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son? * And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. * And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. * But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; * But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. * And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. * And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, * And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. * But he passing through the midst of them went his way.


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!


OCA Choir Cues (B) for 7th Sunday after Pentecost, July 26, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, JULY 26
7th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 6. Righteous Archpriest Jacob Netsvetov, Enlightener of the Peoples of Alaska.

Epistles:
(116) Romans 15:1-7
Philippians 3:7-14

Gospels:
(33) Mark 9:27-35
Mark 10:29-31,42-45


READER AND CHOIR CUES (B)


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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

At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 6: Resurrection--6; Saint--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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

When the women bearing myrrh came to the tomb / they heard an angel crying: // Christ is risen filling the whole world with light.

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

Let us all praise with one accord Christ / nailed to the wood of the Cross // thus delivering the world from error.

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.

Your words, O father Jacob, / poured forth as sweet precious ointment, / driving out the stench of ungodliness and ignorance / and filling all the world with the fragrance of piety. // We all run to you with love, O our father.

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

O lover of the Feast of Feasts / and joyous celebrant of the Holy Mysteries, / intercessor and teacher of piety, / you were truly revealed as a priest of God. // Shining now with resplendent glory, you intercede for all the world.

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

Today, all Alaska / and all those who love God everywhere / celebrate the great and radiant festival // of our humble Father Jacob.

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

"Rejoice, O Theotokos," the Holy Church cries out to you, / for you gave birth within time to the Timeless One, // granting joy to all mankind.


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

Troparion, Saint, Tone 4: O righteous father Jacob, / adornment of Atka and the Yukon Delta, / you offered yourself as a living sacrifice / to bring light to a searching people. / Offspring of Russian America, / flower of brother unity, / healer of sickness and terror of demons: / O holy father Jacob, // pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved.

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 Saint(s))]

Glory...

Kontakion, Saint, Tone 3: O Holy Father Jacob, / teacher of the knowledge of God, / you revealed your love for your people, / taking up your cross and following Christ, / enduring hardships like the Apostle Paul. / Pray on our behalf to Christ our God // to grant us great mercy.

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 6th Tone, a Psalm of David: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Choir: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Reader: To Thee, O Lord, will I call. O my God, be not silent to me.
Choir: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Reader: In the 7th Tone: The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord and shall hope in Him.
Choir: The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord and shall hope in Him.


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

[(116) Romans 15:1-7] Brethren: We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; * let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. * For Christ did not please Himself; but, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached Thee fell on Me." * For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. * May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, * that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. * Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

[Philippians 3:7-14] Brethren: Whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. * Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ * and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, based on law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith; * that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, * that if possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. * Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. * Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, * I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.


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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 6th Tone: He that dwells in the aid of the Most High shall abide under the protection of the God of heaven.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector and my refuge, my God. In Him will I trust!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the same tone: Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(33) Matthew 9:27-35] At that time, as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David." * When He entered the house, the blind men came to Him; and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord." * Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." * And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, "See that no one knows it." * But they went away and spread His fame through all that district. * As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to Him. * And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, "Never was anything like this seen in Israel." * But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the prince of demons." * And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.

[Mark 10:29-31, 42-45] The Lord said, "Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, * who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. * But many that are first will be last, and the last first. * You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. * But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, * and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. * For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear evil tidings.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The first Six Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translation of Mother Mary. 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 (A) for 7th Sunday after Pentecost, July 26, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, JULY 26
7th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 6. Hieromartyr Hermolaus and those with him.

Epistle: (116) Romans 15:1-7
Gospel: (33) Mark 9:27-35


READER AND CHOIR CUES (A)


HOURS

At All Hours:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 6: 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 me, my God and Savior, / when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom // and save me as Thou alone lovest mankind.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

When the women bearing myrrh came to the tomb / they heard an angel crying: // Christ is risen filling the whole world with light.

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

Let us all praise with one accord Christ / nailed to the wood of the Cross // thus delivering the world from error.

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

We glorify the Father and the Son / and the Holy Spirit saying: // O Holy Trinity save our souls.

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

O Virgin who have past speech in the last times conceived / and borne your own Creator // save those who magnify you.


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

Troparion, Hieromartyr, 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 Saint(s))]

Glory...

Kontakion, Hieromartyr, Tone 4: Having lived piously as a hierarch, / you have received the crown of a martyred bishop; / and extinguishing the sacrifices of the idols, / you were a good shepherd of the flock of Christ, O all-wise one, / and a true teacher for Panteleimon. / Wherefore, we honor you with hymns, crying out: // Ever deliver us from misfortunes by your supplications, O Hermolaus our father!

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 6th Tone, a Psalm of David: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Choir: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Reader: To Thee, O Lord, will I call. O my God, be not silent to me.
Choir: O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Reader: O Lord, save Thy people
Choir: And bless Thine inheritance.


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

[(116) Romans 15:1-7] Brethren: We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; * let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. * For Christ did not please Himself; but, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached Thee fell on Me." * For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. * May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, * that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. * Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 6th Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: He that dwells in the aid of the Most High shall abide under the protection of the God of heaven.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector and my refuge, my God. In Him will I trust!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(33) Matthew 9:27-35] At that time, as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David." * When He entered the house, the blind men came to Him; and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord." * Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." * And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, "See that no one knows it." * But they went away and spread His fame through all that district. * As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to Him. * And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, "Never was anything like this seen in Israel." * But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the prince of demons." * And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.


COMMUNION VERSES

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


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translation of Mother Mary. The Kontakion to the Hieromartyr is from the translation of Isaac Lambertsen (The July 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: Pentecost 7, 13/26 July 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a service for the Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Six Ecumenical Councils. 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 - 13/26 July 2020
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 6

Epistle:
For the Sunday: Romans 15:1-17 (§116)
For the Fathers: Hebrews 7-16 (§334)

Gospel:
For the Sunday: Matthew 9:27-35 (§33)
For the Fathers: John 17:1-13 (§56)


Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Six Ecumenical Councils. Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel (Six-Stichera-rank service). Venerable Stephen of St Sabbas Monastery. Martyr Serapion. Martyr Marcian of Iconium. St Julian, Bishop of Cenomanis (Le Mans) in Gaul. Venerable Sarah, the Ascetic of Egypt. Venerable Zosimus of Alexandria and Vladimir. Synaxis of the Venerable Fathers of Hilander Monastery, Mount Athos.


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.

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 hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

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 merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

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

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

The myrrh-bearing women who came to the tomb heard an angel cry out: Christ, Who hath enlightened all things is risen!

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

Together let us all hymn Christ, Who was nailed to the Cross and hath delivered the world from beguilement.

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 mindless Arius, showing himself to be a servant of a created being, and Macedonius, likewise revealed as abominable, are tormented together in the fire of Gehenna with the heathen.

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

With the seven sacred councils of the holy Fathers didst Thou adorn the honoured Church, O Christ, driving far away the darkness of deception as with the light of seven beacons.

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

The multifarious murrain of the heretics destroyeth Thy flock, O Word; but the shepherds of Thy noetic sheep have cured this by their doctrine.

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

O all-pure one, thou gavest birth unto One of the uncreated Trinity, Who is two in nature, and volition, and Whose image we venerate, filled with grace.


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 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 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.

Glory…

Kontakion of the Fathers, Tone 8: The preaching of the apostles and the doctrines of the fathers confirmed the one Faith of the Church. / And wearing the garment of truth, woven from the theology on high, // She rightly divideth and glorifieth the great mystery of piety.

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 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 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 Romans.

Romans 15:1-17 (§116): Brethren: We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. * Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. * For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. * For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. * Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: * That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. * Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. * Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: * And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. * And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. * And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. * And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. * Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. * And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. * Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God, * That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. * I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.

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 today, and forever. * 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 6th Tone: He that dwelleth in the help of the Most High shall abide in the shelter of the God of heaven.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: He shall say unto the Lord: Thou art my helper and my refuge. He is my God, and I will hope in Him.
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

Matthew 9:27-35 (§33): At that time, when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. * And when he had come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. * Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. * And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. * But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. * As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. * And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. * But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. * And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the 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 in 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 (B) for 6th Sunday after Pentecost, July 19, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, JULY 19
6th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 5. Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils. Uncovering of the Relics of Ven. Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov.

Epistles:
(110) Romans 12:6-14
(334) Hebrews 13:7-16 (without preamble) (Holy Fathers)
(213) Galatians 5:22-6:2 (Venerable One)

Gospels:
(29) Matthew 9:1-8
(56) John 17:1-13 (without preamble) (Holy Fathers)
(24) Luke 6:17-23 (Venerable One)


READER AND CHOIR CUES (B)


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 12, Tone 5: Resurrection--4; Fathers--4 (from Ode III of Canon I); and Venerable One--4 (from Ode VI of Canon II).

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.

The thief on the cross believing Thee to be God / confessed Thee earnestly from his heart, / crying aloud: O Lord, remember me // in Thy Kingdom.

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

Let us with one accord praise as Savior and Creator / Him Who made life flower for our kind by the wood of the Cross / and Who withered // the curse coming from the tree.

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

By Thy death, O Christ, Thou hast destroyed the might of death / and hast raised with Thyself those dead from the ages / praising Thee // as our true God and Savior.

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

The holy women having come to Thy tomb, O Christ, / sought to anoint Thee, O Giver of life, with myrrh / and an angel appeared to them crying aloud: // The Lord is risen.

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

The mindless Arius, showing himself to be a servant of a created being, / and Macedonius, likewise revealed as abominable, // are tormented in the fire of Gehenna together with the heathen.

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

The mindless Arius, showing himself to be a servant of a created being, / and Macedonius, likewise revealed as abominable, // are tormented in the fire of Gehenna together with the heathen.

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

With the seven sacred councils of the holy fathers / didst Thou adorn the honored Church, O Christ, // driving far away the darkness of deception as with the light of seven beacons.

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

The multifarious murrain of the heretics / lays waste Thy flock, O Word; // but the shepherds of Thy noetic sheep have cured this by their doctrine.

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.

We are all full of sin, but your supplications, O venerable Seraphim, / ascend unto the Lord like fragrant incense. And we now pray you: // Still the raging tempest of ungodliness, and ask of the Lord the salvation for our souls.

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

You were truly blessed, O venerable Seraphim, having acquired riches through poverty, / and through tears, joy--which you abundantly bestowed upon those who came to you. // And now you emit rays of miracles and healest all who have recourse unto you in faith.

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

Having dug with your own hands a well in the wilderness, O venerable one, you gave drink unto the thirsty who came unto you. / And now you heal the diseases of the sick with the water therefrom. // Truly, the Master has shown you forth unto all as a miraculous intercessor and wonderworker, O venerable one.

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

We confess you to be the Mother of God indeed, the true Theotokos, / for by your birthgiving have we been delivered from the curse of corruption, // through the loving-kindness of God, Who loves mankind, and have been called to life incorruptible.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 5: Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word, / Co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, / born for our salvation from the Virgin; / for He willed to be lifted up on the Cross in the flesh, / to endure death, / and to raise the dead // by His Glorious Resurrection.

[Troparion, Church (if of the Theotokos)]

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!

Troparion, Venerable One, Tone 4: You loved Christ from your youth, O blessed one, / and longing to work for Him alone / you struggled in the wilderness in constant prayer and labor. / With penitent heart and great love for Christ / you were favored by the Mother of God. / Therefore we cry to you: // Save us by your prayers, O venerable Seraphim, our father!

Kontakion, Resurrection, Tone 5: Thou didst descend into hell, O my Savior, / shattering its gates as Almighty; / resurrecting the dead as Creator, / and destroying the sting of death. / Thou hast delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of Man, // and we all cry to Thee: O Lord, save us!

Kontakion, Fathers, Tone 8: The apostles' preaching and the fathers' doctrines have established one faith for the Church. / Adorned with the robe of truth, woven from heavenly theology, // it defines and glorifies the great mystery of Orthodoxy.

Glory...

Kontakion, Venerable One, Tone 2: Forsaking the beauty as well as the corruption of this world, / you settled in the Monastery of Sarov. / There you lived an angelic life, / becoming for many the way to salvation. / Therefore, Christ has glorified you, O father Seraphim, / enriching you with abundant healing and miracles. / So we cry to you: // Rejoice, O venerable Seraphim, our father!

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 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!
Reader: For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done for us!
Choir: Blessed art Thou O Lord God of our Fathers and praised and glorified is Thy name forever!
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.


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

[(110) Romans 12:6-14] Brethren: Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; * if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; * he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. * Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; * love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. * Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. * Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. * Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. * Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

[(334) Hebrews 13:7-16] 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.

[(213) Galatians 5:22-6:2] Brethren: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, * gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. * And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. * If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. * Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another. * Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted. * Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 1st 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!
Reader: Gather to Me, My venerable ones, who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 6th Tone: Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(29) Matthew 9:1-8] At that time, Jesus got into a boat, and crossed over and came to His own city. * And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith He said to the paralytic, "Take heart, My son; your sins are forgiven." * And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." * But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? * For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? * But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" -- He then said to the paralytic -- "Rise, take up your bed and go home." * And he rose and went home. * When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

[(56) John 17:1-13] And 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.

[(24) Luke 6:17-23] At that time, Jesus stood on a level place, with a great crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; * and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. * And all the crowd sought to touch Him, for power came forth from Him and healed them all. * And He lifted up His eyes on His disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. * Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh. * Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! * Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven."


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear evil tidings.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother Mary (The Sunday Octoechos) and Isaac Lambertsen (The July 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 (A) for 6th Sunday after Pentecost, July 19, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, JULY 19
6th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 5. Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils.

Epistles:
(110) Romans 12:6-14
(334) Hebrews 13:7-16 (Holy Fathers)

Gospels:
(29) Matthew 9:1-8
(56) John 17:1-13 (Holy Fathers)


READER AND CHOIR CUES (A)


HOURS

At All Hours:

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 5: Resurrection--6; Fathers--4 (from Ode III of Canon I).

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.

The thief on the cross believing Thee to be God / confessed Thee earnestly from his heart, / crying aloud: O Lord, remember me // in Thy Kingdom.

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

Let us with one accord praise as Savior and Creator / Him Who made life flower for our kind by the wood of the Cross / and Who withered // the curse coming from the tree.

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

By Thy death, O Christ, Thou hast destroyed the might of death / and hast raised with Thyself those dead from the ages / praising Thee // as our true God and Savior.

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

The holy women having come to Thy tomb, O Christ, / sought to anoint Thee, O Giver of life, with myrrh / and an angel appeared to them crying aloud: // The Lord is risen.

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

Thou hast been crucified, O Christ, between two condemned thieves / and one of them blaspheming Thee was rightly sentenced / while the other, confessing Thee, // went to dwell in Paradise.

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

The holy women coming to the choir of the apostles lifted their voices crying: / Christ is risen. / Worship ye Him // as Master and Creator.

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 mindless Arius, showing himself to be a servant of a created being, / and Macedonius, likewise revealed as abominable, // are tormented in the fire of Gehenna together with the heathen.

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

With the seven sacred councils of the holy fathers / didst Thou adorn the honored Church, O Christ, // driving far away the darkness of deception as with the light of seven beacons.

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

The multifarious murrain of the heretics / lays waste Thy flock, O Word; // but the shepherds of Thy noetic sheep have cured this by their doctrine.

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

O all-pure one, you gave birth unto One of the uncreated Trinity, / Who is two in nature and volition, // and Whose image we worship, filled with grace.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 5: Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word, / Co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, / born for our salvation from the Virgin; / for He willed to be lifted up on the Cross in the flesh, / to endure death, / and to raise the dead // by His Glorious Resurrection.

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 5: Thou didst descend into hell, O my Savior, / shattering its gates as Almighty; / resurrecting the dead as Creator, / and destroying the sting of death. / Thou hast delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of Man, // and we all cry to Thee: O Lord, save us!

Glory...

Kontakion, Fathers, Tone 8: The apostles' preaching and the fathers' doctrines have established one faith for the Church. / Adorned with the robe of truth, woven from heavenly theology, // it defines and glorifies the great mystery of Orthodoxy.

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 5th Tone, a Psalm of David: Thou, O Lord, shalt protect us and preserve us from this generation forever.
Choir: Thou, O Lord, shalt protect us and preserve us from this generation forever.
Reader: Save me, O Lord, for there is no longer any that is godly.
Choir: Thou, O Lord, shalt protect us and preserve us from this generation forever.
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 Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(110) Romans 12:6-14] Brethren: Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; * if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; * he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. * Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; * love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. * Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. * Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. * Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. * Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

[(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 5th Tone: I will sing of Thy mercies, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim Thy truth from generation to generation.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: For Thou hast said: Mercy shall be established forever; Thy truth shall be prepared in the heavens.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 1st 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

[(29) Matthew 9:1-8] At that time, Jesus got into a boat, and crossed over and came to His own city. * And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith He said to the paralytic, "Take heart, My son; your sins are forgiven." * And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." * But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? * For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? * But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" -- He then said to the paralytic -- "Rise, take up your bed and go home." * And he rose and went home. * When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

[(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 July 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: 6 Pentecost, 6/19 July 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a simple service for the Feast of St Sisoes the Great. 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 - 6/19 July 2020
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 5

Epistle: Romans 12:6-14 (§114)
Gospel: Matthew 9:1-8 (§29)


Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Venerable Sisoes the Great. Martyrs Martha, Marinus, Audifax, Abbacum (Habakkuk), Cyrinus, Valentine, Asterius, Isaurus, Innocent, Felix, Hermias, Basil, Peregrinus, Rufus, and Rufinus. Martyr Cointus (Quintus) of Phrygia. Martyr Lucy the Virgin, and with her Martyrs Rixius, Anthony, Lucian, Isidore, Diodorus, Cutonius, Arnosus, Capicus, and Satyrus. Venerable Sisoes of the Kiev Caves. Finding of the relics of St Juliana, Princess of Olshansk. Monk-Martyr Cyril of Hilandar. Synaxis of the Saints of Radonezh.

Moveable Feast on the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Synaxis of the saints of Tver.


HOURS

At all Hours:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (BEATITUDES)
8 Troparia from the 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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

O indivisible Trinity, all-effecting and all-powerful Unity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Thee do we hymn as our true God and Saviour!

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

Rejoice, O animate temple of God and impassible gate! Rejoice, O fiery throne which burneth yet is not consumed! Rejoice, O Mother of Emmanuel, Christ our God!


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.

[Troparion of the Temple]

Troparion of the Saint, Tone 1: A desert-dweller, an angel in the flesh and a wonderworker / wast thou shown to be, O our God-bearing father Sisoes. / For, having acquired heavenly gifts through fasting, vigilance and prayer, / thou didst heal the infirm / and the souls of those who have recourse to thee with faith. / Glory to Him Who gave thee strength! / Glory to Him Who hath crowned thee! // Glory to Him Who worketh healings for all through thee!

Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 5: Unto hades, O my Savior, 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.

[Kontakion of the Temple]

Glory…

Kontakion of the Saint, Tone 4: Having struggled, thou wast seen to be an angel on earth, O venerable one, / ever illumining the thoughts of the faithful with divine signs. // Wherefore, we honour thee with faith, O Sisoes.

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 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: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us.
Choir: From this generation and for evermore.

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

Romans 9:1-5 (§100): Brethren: I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, * That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. * For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: * Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; * Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.


ALLELUIA (PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 5th Tone:
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: 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!


GOSPEL

Matthew 9:18-26 (§32): At that time, while Jesus spake unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. * And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. * And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: * For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. * But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. * And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, * He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. * But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. * And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet...


COMMUNION VERSE

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


Magnification for Sts Peter and Paul

Rev. Sergii Alekseev
 

Dear Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Serving the Vigil for Holy Apostles Peter and Paul I noticed that the text of the magnification to the apostles could be incorrect.

The text in the Sluzhebnik is “We magnify you, O apostles of Christ, Peter and Paul; by your teaching the whole world hath been enlightened, and all the ends of it brought unto Christ”.

The Slavonic text: “Величаем вас, апостоли Христовы Петре и Павле, весь мир ученьми своими просветившия и вся концы ко Христу приведшия”. 

This could be rendered as “We magnify you, O apostles of Christ, Peter and Paul; ye enlightened the whole world with your teachings, and all the ends of it ye brought unto Christ”.

Priest Sergii Alekseev


Re: OCA Choir Cues (C) for 5th Sunday after Pentecost, July 12, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

Betsy Tumbas wrote:

Am curious how you decided on the Tone 5 Troparion?
Dear Matushka,

The Slavonic version of that text is familiar to me from the web:

https://azbyka.ru/days/sv-paisij-svjatogorets
https://pravoslavie.ru/89632.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyPehNgORWs&t=113
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YY1uZ70QpE
...and many many more.

I feel reassured knowing it is in widespread use, and I don't feel like I am reinventing any wheels when I set it to music.

In Christ,
--Philip


Re: OCA Choir Cues (C) for 5th Sunday after Pentecost, July 12, 2020

Betsy Tumbas
 

Many thanks, Philip.  Am curious how you decided on the Tone 5 Troparion?

In Christ,

Mat. Betsy


On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 8:37 AM Philip Sokolov <phils@...> wrote:
Betsy Tumbas wrote:

> Thank you so much for this. Does anyone have the texts for Vespers for
> Ven. Paisius?

Here is an archive of various translations which have come to me:

https://philipsokolov.com/0712-paisius.zip

In Christ,
--Philip




Re: OCA Choir Cues (C) for 5th Sunday after Pentecost, July 12, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

Betsy Tumbas wrote:

Thank you so much for this. Does anyone have the texts for Vespers for
Ven. Paisius?
Here is an archive of various translations which have come to me:

https://philipsokolov.com/0712-paisius.zip

In Christ,
--Philip


Re: OCA Choir Cues (C) for 5th Sunday after Pentecost, July 12, 2020

Betsy Tumbas
 

Thank you so much for this. Does anyone have the texts for Vespers for Ven. Paisius?

On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 7:31 AM Philip Sokolov <phils@...> wrote:
SUNDAY, JULY 12
5th Sunday after Pentecost.  Tone 4.  Ven. Paisius of the Holy Mountain.

Epistles:
(103) Romans 10:1-10
(213) Galatians 5:22-6:2 (Venerable One)

Gospels:
(28) Matthew 8:28-9:1
(43) Matthew 11:27-30 (Venerable One)


READER AND CHOIR CUES (C)


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 4: Resurrection--6; Venerable One--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.

By your unceasing prayer, O Paisius, / you entreated the Master of all /
to release from dangers / those who call upon you // and who yearn for
deliverance from the throngs of afflictions.

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

Receiving strength from above, / you save the souls of the sleeping by
your entreaties, O ever-blessed one, / for you, O Paisius, / instructed
the faithful to pray for them more than for the living, // for they have
more need.

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

O Spiritual Father, / the Lord of all revealed to you on Mount Athos
long ago / the image of her who is beyond the beauty of men, / and you
were filled with much grace, // O Paisius.

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

All of us who are weary with bodily sicknesses / know that you are the
fountain of healing / and the best physician, O Mother; / therefore, we
ask you in faith // for your divine refuge, 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, Venerable One, Tone 5: Upon receiving the fire of divine
love, / through great struggles you gave your whole self over to God /
and so became a comfort to many. / You taught with divine words / and
worked wonders by your prayers, / O God-bearer Paisius, / and now you
unceasingly pray // for the entire world, O venerable one.

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, Venerable One, Tone 8: Living like an angel upon the earth, /
you shone with love divine, O Paisius, / great confirmation of monks and
leader of the faithful towards holiness of life. / You are shown to be
sweetest comfort for the universe, // and therefore we cry to you:
Rejoice, O father of the whole world.

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 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 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.


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

[(103) Romans 10:1-10] Brethren: My heart's desire and prayer to God for
Israel is that they may be saved. * I bear them witness that they have a
zeal for God, but it is not enlightened. * For, being ignorant of the
righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own,
they did not submit to God's righteousness. * For Christ is the end of
the law, that every one who has faith may be justified. * Moses writes
that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on the law
shall live by it. * But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not
say in your heart, "Who shall ascend into heaven?" (that is, to bring
Christ down) * or "Who shall descend into the abyss?" (that is, to bring
Christ up from the dead). * But what does it say?  The word is near you,
on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we
preach); * because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and
believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be
saved. * For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he
confesses with his lips and so is saved.

[(213) Galatians 5:22-6:2] Brethren: The fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, * gentleness,
self-control; against such there is no law. * And those who belong to
Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. *
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. * Let us have
no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another. *
Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual
should restore him in a spirit of gentleness.  Look to yourself, lest
you too be tempted. * Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law
of Christ.

Priest: Peace be unto you, Reader.
Reader: And to your 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 8th Tone: Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who
greatly delights in His commandments.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(28) Matthew 8:28-9:1] At that time, when Jesus came to the other side,
to the country of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs met Him, coming out of
the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. * And behold, they
cried out, "What hast Thou to do with us, O Son of God?  Hast Thou come
here to torment us before the time?" * Now a herd of many swine was
feeding at some distance from them. * And the demons begged Him, "If
Thou cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine." * And He said to
them, "Go."  So they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the
whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and perished in the
waters. * The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told
everything, and what had happened to the demoniacs. * And behold, all
the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they begged Him
to leave their neighborhood. * And getting into a boat He crossed over
and came to His own city.

[(43) Matthew 11:27-30] The Lord said to His disciples: "All things have
been delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the
Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom
the Son chooses to reveal Him. * Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest. * Take My yoke upon you, and learn from
Me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest for your
souls. * For My yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens!  Praise Him in the highest!
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear
evil tidings.
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother Mary
(The Sunday Octoechos) and P. Johnson.  The Troparion and Kontakion of
the Venerable One have been translated by Priest John Mikitish.
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 (C) for 5th Sunday after Pentecost, July 12, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, JULY 12
5th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4. Ven. Paisius of the Holy Mountain.

Epistles:
(103) Romans 10:1-10
(213) Galatians 5:22-6:2 (Venerable One)

Gospels:
(28) Matthew 8:28-9:1
(43) Matthew 11:27-30 (Venerable One)


READER AND CHOIR CUES (C)


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 4: Resurrection--6; Venerable One--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.

By your unceasing prayer, O Paisius, / you entreated the Master of all / to release from dangers / those who call upon you // and who yearn for deliverance from the throngs of afflictions.

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

Receiving strength from above, / you save the souls of the sleeping by your entreaties, O ever-blessed one, / for you, O Paisius, / instructed the faithful to pray for them more than for the living, // for they have more need.

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

O Spiritual Father, / the Lord of all revealed to you on Mount Athos long ago / the image of her who is beyond the beauty of men, / and you were filled with much grace, // O Paisius.

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

All of us who are weary with bodily sicknesses / know that you are the fountain of healing / and the best physician, O Mother; / therefore, we ask you in faith // for your divine refuge, 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, Venerable One, Tone 5: Upon receiving the fire of divine love, / through great struggles you gave your whole self over to God / and so became a comfort to many. / You taught with divine words / and worked wonders by your prayers, / O God-bearer Paisius, / and now you unceasingly pray // for the entire world, O venerable one.

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, Venerable One, Tone 8: Living like an angel upon the earth, / you shone with love divine, O Paisius, / great confirmation of monks and leader of the faithful towards holiness of life. / You are shown to be sweetest comfort for the universe, // and therefore we cry to you: Rejoice, O father of the whole world.

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 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 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.


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

[(103) Romans 10:1-10] Brethren: My heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. * I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened. * For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. * For Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has faith may be justified. * Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on the law shall live by it. * But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, "Who shall ascend into heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ down) * or "Who shall descend into the abyss?" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). * But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); * because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. * For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.

[(213) Galatians 5:22-6:2] Brethren: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, * gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. * And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. * If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. * Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another. * Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted. * Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Priest: Peace be unto you, Reader.
Reader: And to your 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 8th Tone: Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(28) Matthew 8:28-9:1] At that time, when Jesus came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs met Him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. * And behold, they cried out, "What hast Thou to do with us, O Son of God? Hast Thou come here to torment us before the time?" * Now a herd of many swine was feeding at some distance from them. * And the demons begged Him, "If Thou cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine." * And He said to them, "Go." So they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and perished in the waters. * The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, and what had happened to the demoniacs. * And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they begged Him to leave their neighborhood. * And getting into a boat He crossed over and came to His own city.

[(43) Matthew 11:27-30] The Lord said to His disciples: "All things have been delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. * Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. * Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest for your souls. * For My yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear evil tidings.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother Mary (The Sunday Octoechos) and P. Johnson. The Troparion and Kontakion of the Venerable One have been translated by Priest John Mikitish. 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.

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