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

Margaret Lark
 

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

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

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

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


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

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

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

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


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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

At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

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

 

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

 

Glory…


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

 

Both now…


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


EPISTLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

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

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

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

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


ZADOSTOINIK

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


COMMUNION VERSE

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


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

Margaret Lark
 

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

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

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


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

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

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


HOURS

At all Hours:

Festal Troparion
Festal Kontakion


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SECOND ANTIPHON  (Second Tone)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

THIRD ANTIPHON

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

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

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

           

SMALL ENTRANCE

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



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

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

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

Glory… Both now…

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


INSTEAD OF THE TRISAGION:

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


EPISTLE

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

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


ALLELUIA (PAUSE before first verse)

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

GOSPEL

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


ZADOSTOINIK

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


COMMUNION VERSE

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


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

Margaret Lark
 

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

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

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


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

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

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


HOURS

At all Hours:

Festal Troparion
Festal Kontakion


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

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

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


EPISTLE

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

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


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


ALLELUIA (PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 8th Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



GOSPEL

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


ZADOSTOINIK

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

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


COMMUNION VERSE

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


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

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

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

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

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

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


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glory...

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

Now and ever...

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


The Trisagion is sung.


EPISTLES

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


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

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

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

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

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


ALLELUIA

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


GOSPELS

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

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

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


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

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

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


COMMUNION VERSES

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


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

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


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


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

Margaret Lark
 

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

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

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

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


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

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

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

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

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


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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

At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

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

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

 

[Troparion of the Temple]

 

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

 

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

 

[Kontakion of the Temple]

 

Glory... 


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

 

Both now...


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


EPISTLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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

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


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

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

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



GOSPEL

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

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

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


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet…


COMMUNION VERSE

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


Julian Choir Cues: 31 August/13 September 2020

Margaret Lark
 

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

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

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

In Christ,
Margaret Lark


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

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

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


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

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


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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

At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

When Thou wast crucified between two condemned thieves, O Christ, one of them blasphemed Thee and was justly damned, while the other confessed Thee and dwelleth now in paradise.


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

When they had come to the choir of the apostles, the honourable women cried out: Christ is risen!  Let us worship Him as Master and Creator.


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

The heart is renewed which toucheth the sacred cincture of the Virgin with fervent faith, and it is girded about with invincible power against impure passions, and remaining unharmed by incorporeal foes.


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

Thy sacred cincture wherewith thou girded thine incorrupt body, O Maiden, still remaineth incorrupt, sanctifying those who approach it piously and removing the corruption of sickness and sorrow.


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

Thou wast the all-beauteous dwelling of the Word Who was incarnate of thee, O pure one, and wast well pleased to place thy cincture in thy holy temple; and venerating it, we are sanctified.


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

Thy precious cincture do we all honourably venerate with joyful heart, as an honour for all the faithful, O Theotokos, in that it touched thy precious body.



TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 5:  Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word / Who is co-unoriginate with the Father and the Spirit, / and Who was born of the Virgin for our salvation; / for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh / and to endure death, // and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

 

Festal Troparion, Tone 8: O Ever-virgin Theotokos, protection of mankind: / thou hast given to thy city a mighty legacy, the robe and cincture of thy most honoured body, / which have remained incorrupt through thy seedless birthgiving. / For in thee are nature and time renewed.  // Wherefore, we beseech thee to grant peace to thy city and great mercy to our souls.

 

Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 5:  Unto hades, O my Saviour, didst Thou descend, / and having broken its gates as one omnipotent, / Thou, as Creator, didst raise up the dead together with Thyself. / And Thou didst break the sting of death, / and didst deliver Adam from the curse, O Lover of mankind. / Wherefore, we all cry unto Thee: // Save us, O Lord.

 

Glory… Both now...


Festal Kontakion, Tone 4: Today thy temple doth celebrate / the deposition of thy precious cincture, O all-hymned one, / and it earnestly crieth out to thee: / Rejoice, O Virgin, //thou boast of Christians!


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 5th Tone: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

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

Reader:  Save me, O Lord for a righteous man there is no more.

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

Reader:  In the 3rd Tone: My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Choir:  My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

 

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


II Corinthians. 1:21-2:4 (§170); Brethren:  He which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; * Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. * Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. * Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand. * But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. * For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? * And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. * For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

Hebrews 9:1-7 (§320)Brethren:  Verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. * For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. * And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; * Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; * And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercy-seat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. * Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. * But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people.


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 5th Tone: Of Thy mercies, O Lord, will I sing for ever.  Unto generation and generation will I declare Thy truth with my mouth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  For Thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever, in the heavens shall Thy truth be established.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 8th Tone: Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest, Thou and the ark of Thy holiness. 

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



GOSPEL

Matthew 22:2-14 (§89):  The Lord spake this parable:  The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, * And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. * Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my  fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. * But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: * And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. * But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. * Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. * Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. * So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. * And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: * And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. * Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. * For many are called, but few are chosen.

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


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet...


COMMUNION VERSE

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!  I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


OCA Choir Cues for 13th Sunday after Pentecost, September 6, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
13th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Tone 4. Commemoration of the miracle of the Archangel Michael, at Chonae (Colossae).

Epistles:
(166) 1 Corinthians 16:13-24
(305) Hebrews 2:2-10 (Archangel)

Gospels:
(87) Matthew 21:33-42
(51) Luke 10:16-21 (Archangel)


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


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

With divine might you encircle all the earth, / O most praised chief among the angels, // rescuing from the cruel enemy us who call upon your divine name.

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

O supreme commander of God, / of aspect most divine, / you have been a divine herald, / an undaunted intercessor for the faithful, // a guide to those who are astray and an instructor.

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

You were a most pure mirror of the splendor of God, / radiantly reflecting the manifestation / of the honored Spirit, / O right wondrous Michael, // first among the angels.

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

He Who by His own will / wrought the immaterial intelligences / made His abode within your divine womb / as was His desire, O all-immaculate one. // The Unseeable is seen in the flesh.


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, Archangel, Tone 4: O commander of the heavenly hosts, / we who are unworthy beseech you, / by your prayers encompass us beneath the wings of your immaterial glory, / and faithfully preserve us who fall down and cry out to you: // Deliver us from all harm, for you are the commander of the powers on high.

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, Archangel, Tone 2: O commander of God's armies / and minister of the divine glory, / prince of the bodiless angels and guide of men; / ask for that which is good for us and for great mercy, // as supreme commander of the bodiless hosts.

Now and ever...

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

Kontakion, 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 same tone: He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.
Choir: He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.


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

[(166) 1 Corinthians 16:13-24] Brethren: Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. * Let all that you do be done in love. * Now, brethren, you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints; * I urge you to be subject to such men and to every fellow worker and laborer. * I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence; * for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such men. * The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord. * All the brethren send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. * I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. * If any one has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Maranatha! Our Lord, come! * The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. * My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

[(305) Hebrews 2:2-10] Brethren: If the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, * how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard Him, * while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His own will. * For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. * It has been testified somewhere, "What is man that Thou art mindful of him, or the Son of Man, that Thou carest for Him? * Thou didst make Him for a little while lower than the angels, Thou hast crowned Him with glory and honor, and didst set Him over the works of Thy hands, * putting everything in subjection under His feet." Now in putting everything in subjection to Him, He left nothing outside His control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to Him. * But we see Jesus, Who for a little while was made lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for every one. * For it was fitting that He, for Whom and by Whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering.

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 5th Tone: Praise Him, all His angels, praise Him, all His host!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(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 very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?"

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


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
He makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


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


Julian Choir Cues: 13 Pentecost, 24 August/6 September 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a simple service for Hiermoartyr Eutychius, disciple of St John the Theologian. 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 - 24 August/6 September 2020
THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 4

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 16:13-24 (§166)
Gospel: Matthew 21:33-42 (§87)

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Hieromartyr Eutychius, disciple of the Holy Apostle John the Theologian. Translation of the relics of St Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow (Doxology-rank service). Virgin-Martyr Cyra of Persia. Venerable George Limniotes. St Martyrius, Archbishop of Novgorod. Venerable Arsenius of Komel. Venerable Serapion, wonderworker of Gareji, Georgia. Venerable Aristocleus of Moscow. Monk-martyr Seraphim of Zhirovitsk. 'St Peter' Icon of the Mother of God.

Moveable feast on the Sunday before August 26: Synaxis of the Saints of Moscow.


HOURS

At all Hours:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Hieromartyr
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

O ye faithful, let us all pray, that with one mind we may worthily glorify the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the unity of the Trinity in three Hypostases, unmingled, abiding, simple, indivisible and unapproachable; for thereby have we been delivered from the fiery torment.

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

O Christ, most merciful Master, Thy Mother, who gave birth unto Thee in the flesh without seed, the true Virgin, who remained incorrupt even after giving birth, do we set before Thee to make the supplication: Grant forgiveness of transgressions unto those who ever cry out to Thee: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 4: Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the angel, / and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, / the women disciples of the Lord spake to the apostles exultantly: / Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, // granting to the world great mercy.

[Troparion of the Temple]

Troparion of the Martyr, Tone 4: As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles / and didst occupy their throne, / thou didst find thine activity to be a passage to divine vision, / O divinely inspired one. / Wherefore, ordering the word of truth, / thou didst suffer for the Faith even to the shedding of thy blood, / O hieromartyr Eutyches. / Entreat Christ God, // that our souls be saved.

Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 4: My Saviour and Redeemer hath, as God, / raised up the earthborn from the grave and from their fetters, / and He hath broken the gates of hades, / and, as Master, // hath risen on the third day.

[Kontakion of the Temple]

Glory…

Kontakion of the Martyr, Tone 3: As one who shared the throne of the apostles / and as the adornment of holy hierarchs, O Eutyches, / thou wast glorified in martyrdom, / didst shine forth like the sun, illumining all, / and didst dispel the profound night of ungodliness. / Wherefore, we honour thee // as a truly divine initiate of the mysteries of Christ.

Both now...

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


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 4th Tone: How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Choir: How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Reader: Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, Thou hast been magnified exceedingly.
Choir: How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Reader: How magnified are Thy works O Lord!
Choir: In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

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

I Corinthians 16:13-24 (§166): Brethren: Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. * Let all your things be done with charity. * I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) * That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. * I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part, they have supplied. * For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. * The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. * All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with a holy kiss. * The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. * If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. * The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. * My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.


ALLELUIA (PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone:
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Bend Thy bow, and proceed prosperously, and be king, because of truth and meekness and righteousness.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Matthew 21:33-42 (§87): The Lord spake this parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: * And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. * And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. * Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. * But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. * But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. * And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. * When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? * They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. * Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet...


COMMUNION VERSE

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


OCA Choir Cues (B) for 12th Sunday after Pentecost, August 30, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
12th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Tone 3. Translation of the Relics of Rt. Blv. Great Prince Alexander Nevsky.

Epistles:
(158) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
(213) Galatians 5:22-6:2 (Rt. Blv. Prince)

Gospels:
(79) Matthew 19:16-26
(43) Matthew 11:27-30 (Rt. Blv. Prince)


READER AND CHOIR CUES (B)


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Rt. Blv. Prince
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Resurrection


At the Sixth Hour:

Troparion, Resurrection
Glory...
Troparion, Rt. Blv. Prince
Now and ever...
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Rt. Blv. Prince


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 3: Resurrection--6; Rt. Blv. Prince--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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 beacon of light, / O most blessed Alexander, / ever dispelling the profound darkness of infirmities / with the brilliant rays of your miracles, // O all-wise one.

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

Rejoicing, you stand before the throne of grace today with all the angels, / spreading a wealth of healing upon the world. // Save us all by your supplications, O blessed one!

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

Assembling, let us fittingly praise the pious and crowned Alexander, / as the generous bestower of miracles, // who entreats the Lord on behalf of us all.

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

Truly the Lord reigns in the kingdom which will never fall. / Through you, O Mother of God, has He clothed Himself / in holy flesh as in beauteous splendor, / as says the psalmist; // and therein has He accepted death and destroyed its kingdom.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

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

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

Troparion, Rt. Blv. Prince, Tone 4: Recognize your brethren, O Russian Joseph / who reignest not in Egypt, but in heaven, / right-believing Prince Alexander; / and accept their entreaties, / increasing the harvests of your people through the fertility of your land, / and protecting the cities of thy dominion by your supplications. // And together with our Orthodox hierarchs do battle against all heresies.

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

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

Glory...

Kontakion, Rt. Blv. Prince, Tone 4: As your kinsmen Boris and Gleb appeared to you, / bringing you help from heaven / when you battled against Velgar the Swede and his warriors, / so now, O blessed Alexander, come to the aid of your kinfolk, // and contend against those who wage war against us.

Now and ever...

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

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


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 3rd Tone, a Psalm of David: Sing praises to our God, sing praises, sing praises to our King, sing praises.
Choir: Sing praises to our God, sing praises, sing praises to our King, sing praises.
Reader: Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
Choir: Sing praises to our God, sing praises, sing praises to our King, sing praises.
Reader: In the 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 First Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(158) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11] Brethren: I would remind you in what terms I preached to you the gospel, which you received, in which you stand, * by which you are saved, if you hold it fast -- unless you believed in vain. * For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, * that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, * and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. * Then He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. * Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles. * Last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared also to me. * For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. * But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God which is with me. * Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

[(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 3rd Tone: In Thee, O Lord, have I placed my hope; let me not be put to shame.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Be Thou a God of protection for me, a house of refuge, in order to save me!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 6th Tone: Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(79) Matthew 19:16-26] At that time, a young man came to Jesus, bowing to Him and saying: "Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?" * And He said to him, "Why do you ask Me about what is good? One there is Who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments." * He said to Him, "Which?" And Jesus said, "You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, * Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." * The young man said to Him, "All these I have observed; what do I still lack?" * Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." * When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. * And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly, I say to you, it shall be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. * Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." * When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" * But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

[(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 of the Rt. Blv. Prince 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 12th Sunday after Pentecost, August 30, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
12th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Tone 3. SS. Alexander, John and Paul the New, Patriarchs of Constantinople.

Epistle: (158) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Gospel: (79) Matthew 19:16-26


READER AND CHOIR CUES (A)


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 3: All Resurrection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

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

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

Troparion, Forerunner, Tone 2: The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise, / but the Lord's testimony is sufficient for you, O Forerunner. / You were shown in truth to be the most honorable of the prophets, / for you were deemed worthy to baptize in the streams of the Jordan Him Whom they foretold. / Therefore, having suffered for the truth with joy, / you proclaimed to those in hell God Who appeared in the flesh, // Who takes away the sin of the world, and grants us great mercy.

Troparion, Hierarchs, Tone 4: O God of our fathers, always act with kindness towards us; / take not Thy mercy from us, // but through their prayers, guide our lives in peace.

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

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

Kontakion, Forerunner, Tone 5: The glorious beheading of the forerunner / became an act of divine dispensation, / for he preached to those in hell the coming of the Savior. / Let Herodias lament, for she entreated lawless murder, / loving not the law of God, nor eternal life, // but that which is false and temporal.

Glory...

Kontakion, Hierarchs, Tone 8: Set aflame by the love of Christ, O glorious ones, / you took up the yoke of His precious Cross, / revealing yourselves as followers in His footsteps by your way of life, / and you became partakers of His divine glory, / O divinely wise Alexander, with wonderful John and glorious Paul. // As you stand before His throne, earnestly pray for our souls.

Now and ever...

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

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


EPISTLE

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


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

[(158) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11] Brethren: I would remind you in what terms I preached to you the gospel, which you received, in which you stand, * by which you are saved, if you hold it fast -- unless you believed in vain. * For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, * that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, * and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. * Then He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. * Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles. * Last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared also to me. * For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. * But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God which is with me. * Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 3rd Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In Thee, O Lord, have I placed my hope; let me not be put to shame.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Be Thou a God of protection for me, a house of refuge, in order to save me!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

[(79) Matthew 19:16-26] At that time, a young man came to Jesus, bowing to Him and saying: "Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?" * And He said to him, "Why do you ask Me about what is good? One there is Who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments." * He said to Him, "Which?" And Jesus said, "You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, * Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." * The young man said to Him, "All these I have observed; what do I still lack?" * Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." * When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. * And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly, I say to you, it shall be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. * Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." * When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" * But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."


COMMUNION VERSE

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


OCA Choir Cues for Beheading of the Forerunner, August 29, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
BEHEADING OF THE GLORIOUS PROPHET, FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST OF THE LORD JOHN. Fast day.

Epistle: (33) Acts 13:25-33
Gospel: (24) Mark 6:14-30


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At All Hours:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 8: All Forerunner (4 from Ode III of Canon I, 4 from Ode VI of Canon II).

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

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

O Lord, Fashioner of the vault of heaven and Creator of the Church: establish me in Thy love, O Summit of desire, confirmation of the faithful, Who alone lovest mankind.

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

As mediator standing between the old and the new covenant of the Gospel preachings, you denounced the iniquitous union of the tyrant, and, rejoicing, accepted a glorious death.

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

Instructed beforehand by her iniquitous mother, the girl said unto Herod, who was befuddled with drunkenness: "Give me the head of John on a platter, that I may present to my mother the gift she desires!"

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

The shameless tyrant, unable to endure the reproof of thy God-bearing tongue, O glorious prophet, gave your precious martyr's head to the girl as a reward for her dancing.

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.

Honoring the decapitation of your honored and most praised head, O forerunner of Christ, we glorify your ever-laudable and universal memory, O all-blessed one.

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

O the vile feast! O the bitter birthday! O the drunkenness of the abominable and iniquitous Herod! For he was held fast by iniquity and, reviled, he was persuaded to slay the prophet.

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

The new Egyptian woman, dancing wantonly in the midst of the feast, asked for the head which had denounced her mother, the paramour of Herod.

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

The Son of the Virgin is now shown to have first been the Son of the Father, Who is not understood to be different in any fashion from the visible Son; and He has remained One, perfect in both His natures.


AT THE ENTRANCE

...Who art wonderful in Thy saints...


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

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

Troparion, Forerunner, Tone 2: The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise, / but the Lord's testimony is sufficient for you, O Forerunner. / You were shown in truth to be the most honorable of the prophets, / for you were deemed worthy to baptize in the streams of the Jordan Him Whom they foretold. / Therefore, having suffered for the truth with joy, / you proclaimed to those in hell God Who appeared in the flesh, // Who takes away the sin of the world, and grants us great mercy.

Glory...

Kontakion, Forerunner, Tone 5: The glorious beheading of the forerunner / became an act of divine dispensation, / for he preached to those in hell the coming of the Savior. / Let Herodias lament, for she entreated lawless murdur, / loving not the law of God, nor eternal life, // but that which is false and temporal.

Now and ever...

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

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


EPISTLE

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone, a Psalm of David: 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.
Reader: Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy.
Choir: The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord and shall hope in Him.
Reader: The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord
Choir: And shall hope in Him.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Acts of the Holy Apostles.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(33) Acts 13:25-33] In those days, as John was finishing his course, he said, "What do you suppose that I am? I am not He. No, but after me One is coming, the sandals of Whose feet I am not worthy to untie." * Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation. * For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize Him nor understand the utterances of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning Him. * Though they could charge Him with nothing deserving death, yet they asked Pilate to have Him killed. * And when they had fulfilled all that was written of Him, they took Him down from the tree, and laid Him in a tomb. * But God raised Him from the dead; * and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now His witnesses to the people. * And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, * this He has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus.

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: The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, and shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: They that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

[(24) Mark 6:14-30] At that time, King Herod heard of Jesus; for His name had become known. He said, "John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; that is why these powers are at work in him." * But others said, "It is Elijah." And others said, "It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old." * But when Herod heard of it he said, "John, whom I beheaded, has been raised." * For Herod had sent and seized John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; because he had married her. * For John said to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." * And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, * for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he was much perplexed; and yet he heard him gladly. * But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and the leading men of Galilee. * For when Herodias' daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will grant it." * And he vowed to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom." * And she went out, and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" And she said, "The head of John the baptizer." * And she came in immediately with haste to the king, and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter." * And the king was exceedingly sorry; but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. * And immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard and gave orders to bring his head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, * and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother. * When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb. * The apostles returned to Jesus, and told Him all that they had done and taught.


COMMUNION VERSE

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


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translation of 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: 12 Pentecost, 17/30 August 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgi9cal Calendar indicates a simple service for the Martyr Myron of Cyzicus, together with the Afterfeast of the Dormition. 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 - 17/30 August 2020
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 3

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (§158)
Gospel: Matthew 19:16-26 (§79)


Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. Afterfeast of the Dormition. Martyr Myron the priest. Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius, Coronatus, and their companions at Caesarea in Bithynia. Martyr Paul and his sister Juliana. Martyr Patroclus of Troyes, Gaul. Martyrs Straton, Philip, Eutychius, and Cyprian of Nicomedia. Venerable Elias of Calabria. Venerable Alypius the Iconographer of the Kiev Caves. St Thomas, Bishop of Germanicia. Martyr Demetrius of Epirus. Venerable Pimen of Ugresh. Venerable Theodoretus, Enlightener of the Lapps, Solovki. New-Hieromartyr Priest Demetrius Ostroumov at Butovo.


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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

At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

O Christ, the Wisdom and the Power of God, who dost create and uphold all, establish the Church unshaken and unwavering: for only Thou art holy, who hast Thy resting place among the saints.

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

(repeat foregoing Troparion) O Christ, the Wisdom and the Power of God, who dost create and uphold all, establish the Church unshaken and unwavering: for only Thou art holy, who hast Thy resting place among the saints.

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

The glorious apostles, seeing thee to be a mortal woman, yet, in manner transcending nature, the Mother of God, O all-immaculate one, with awe touched with their hands thee who art resplendent in glory, perceiving thee to be a habitation acceptable to God.

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

10. When God preserved with the glory of His divinity the honour of the animate ark wherein the Word became flesh, the judgement of retribution overtook the insolent one through the severing of his audacious hands.


TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 3: Let the heavens be glad; let earthly things rejoice; / for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm. / He hath trampled down death by death; / the first-born of the dead hath He become. / From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us // and Hath granted to the world great mercy.

Festal Troparion, Tone 1: In giving birth thou didst preserve thy virginity; / in thy dormition thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos. / Thou wast translated unto life, / since thou art the Mother of Life; // and by thine intercessions dost thou deliver our souls from death.

[Troparion of the Temple]

Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 3: Thou didst rise today from the tomb, O Merciful One, / and didst lead us out of the gates of death. / Today Adam danceth and Eve rejoiceth; / and together with them both the prophets and patriarchs // unceasingly praise the divine might of Thine authority.

[Kontakion of the Temple]

Glory…

Kontakion of the Martyr, Tone 4: Having loved Christ from childhood / and observed His divine commandments, O all-glorious one, / thou didst make haste to Him wholly, O most honourable Myron, / and dost pray earnestly with the angels. // Ask forgiveness of sins for all who honour thy memory.

Both now...

Festal Kontakion, Tone 2: The grave and death could not hold the Theotokos, / who is sleepless in her intercessions and an unfailing hope in her mediations. / For as the Mother of Life she was translated unto life // by Him Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb.


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 3rd Tone: O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.
Choir: O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.
Reader: Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with a voice of rejoicing.
Choir: O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.
Reader: In the Same Tone: My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Choir: My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

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

I Corinthians 15:1-11 (§158): Brethren: I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; * By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. * For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; * And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: * And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: * After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. * After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. * And last of all, he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. * For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. * But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. * Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 3rd Tone: In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to shame in the age to come.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Be Thou unto me a God to defend me and a house of refuge to save me.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 2nd Tone: Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest, Thou and the ark of Thy holiness.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Matthew 19:16-26 (§79): At that time, there came a man who said unto Jesus, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? * And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. * He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, * Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. * The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? * Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. * But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. * Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. * And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. * When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? * But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.


ZADOSTOINIK

Instead of “It is truly meet…” we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the feast, First Tone (Melody, 'Thy victorious right hand...'):

Refrain: The angels, having beheld the Dormition of the Most pure One, / were struck with wonder, // at how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven.

Irmos: In thee, O Virgin without spot, / the bounds of nature are overcome: / for childbirth remains virgin / and death is betrothed to life. / O Theotokos, Virgin after bearing child and alive after death, // do thou ever save thine inheritance.


COMMUNION VERSE

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Julian Choir Cues: Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, 15/28 August 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a Great Feast for the Dormition of the Mother of God. 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 - 15/28 August 2020
DORMITION OF THE MOST HOLY LADY THEOTOKOS AND EVER-VIRGIN MARY

Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11 (§240)
Gospel: Luke 10:28-42, 11:27-28 (§54)


The Dormition of the Theotokos. Venerable Macarius the Roman and Chariton. 'Atskursk (Georgia)', 'Pskov Caves', 'Giver of Reason' and 'Crimean' Icons of the Mother of God.


HOURS

At all Hours:

Festal Troparion
Festal Kontakion


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (BEATITUDES)
8 Troparia: 4 from the Ode 3 of the first Festal Canon, 4 from Ode 6 of the Second Festal Canon

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

The glorious apostles, seeing thee to be a mortal woman, yet, in manner transcending nature, the Mother of God, O all-immaculate one, with awe touched with their hands thee who art resplendent in glory, perceiving thee to be a habitation acceptable to God.

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

(repeat foregoing Troparion) The glorious apostles, seeing thee to be a mortal woman, yet, in manner transcending nature, the Mother of God, O all-immaculate one, with awe touched with their hands thee who art resplendent in glory, perceiving thee to be a habitation acceptable to God.

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

When God preserved with the glory of His divinity the honour of the animate ark wherein the Word became flesh, the judgment of retribution overtook the insolent one through the severing of his audacious hands.

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

(Repeat foregoing Troparion) When God preserved with the glory of His divinity the honour of the animate ark wherein the Word became flesh, the judgment of retribution overtook the insolent one through the severing of his audacious hands.

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.

For thee did Life shine forth, leaving intact the seal of thy virginity. How, therefore, hast thine all-pure and life-giving body been permitted to be tempted by death?

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

(Repeat foregoing Troparion) For thee did Life shine forth, leaving intact the seal of thy virginity. How, therefore, hast thine all-pure and life-giving body been permitted to be tempted by death?

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

As the temple of Life, thou didst attain life everlasting; for, having given birth to the hypostatic Life, thou didst pass through death on to life.

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

(Repeat foregoing Troparion) As the temple of Life, thou didst attain life everlasting; for, having given birth to the hypostatic Life, thou didst pass through death on to life.


TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Festal Troparion, Tone 1: In giving birth thou didst preserve thy virginity; / in thy dormition thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos. / Thou wast translated unto life, / since thou art the Mother of Life; // and by thine intercessions dost thou deliver our souls from death.

Glory… Both now…

Festal Kontakion, Tone 2: The grave and death could not hold the Theotokos, / who is sleepless in her intercessions and an unfailing hope in her mediations. / For as the Mother of Life she was translated unto life // by Him Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb.


EPISTLE

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

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

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


ALLELUIA (PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 2nd Tone.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest, Thou and the ark of Thy holiness.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David, and He will not annul it.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

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


ZADOSTOINIK

Instead of “It is truly meet…” we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the feast, First Tone (Melody, 'Thy victorious right hand...)

Refrain: The angels, having beheld the Dormition of the Most pure One, / were struck with wonder, // at how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven.

Irmos: In thee, O Virgin without spot, / the bounds of nature are overcome: / for childbirth remains virgin / and death is betrothed to life. / O Theotokos, Virgin after bearing child and alive after death, // do thou ever save thine inheritance.


COMMUNION VERSE

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


OCA Choir Cues for 11th Sunday after Pentecost, August 23, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
11th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2. Leavetaking of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Epistles:
(141) 1 Corinthians 9:2-12
(240) Philippians 2:5-11 (Theotokos)

Gospels:
(77) Matthew 18:23-35
(54) Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 (Theotokos)


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The angelic powers were amazed as they looked in Zion / upon their own Master, bearing in His hands the soul of a woman: / for as befitted a Son, He said to her who without spot had borne Him: // "Come, honored among women, and be honored together with your Son and God."

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

Standing round your body that had held God, / the choir of the apostles looked upon it with awe and saluted it, saying with clear voice: / "As you depart to the heavenly mansions unto your Son, // do you ever save your inheritance."

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

O come to Zion, the divine and fertile mountain of the living God, / and let us rejoice as we gaze upon the Theotokos. / For Christ translates her, as His own Mother, // into a dwelling far better and more divine, the Holy of Holies.

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

O Mother of the living God, accept from us this burial hymn, / and cover us with the shadow of your light-giving and divine grace. / Grant victory to our rulers, peace to the people that loves Christ, // and to us who sing, remission of our sins and salvation of soul.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

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

Troparion, Feast, Tone 1: In giving birth you preserved your virginity! / In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos! / You were translated to life, O Mother of life, // and by your prayers you deliver our souls from death!

Glory...

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

Now and ever...

Kontakion, Feast, Tone 2: Neither the tomb, nor death, could hold the Theotokos, / who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. / For being the Mother of Life, // she was translated to life by the One Who dwelt in her virginal womb!


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 2nd Tone, a Psalm of David: The Lord is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation.
Choir: The Lord is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation.
Reader: The Lord has chastened me sorely, but He has not given me over to death.
Choir: The Lord is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation.
Reader: In the 3rd Tone, the Song of the Theotokos: My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Choir: My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.


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

[(141) 1 Corinthians 9:2-12] Brethren: You are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. * This is my defense to those who would examine me. * Do we not have the right to our food and drink? * Do we not have the right to be accompanied by a wife, as the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? * Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? * Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? * Do I say this on human authority? Does not the law say the same? * For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain." Is it for oxen that God is concerned? * Does He not speak entirely for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of a share in the crop. * If we have sown spiritual good among you, is it too much if we reap your material benefits? * If others share this rightful claim upon you, do not we still more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the Gospel of Christ.

[(240) Philippians 2:5-11] Brethren: Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, * Who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, * but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. * And being found in human form He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. * Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, * that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, * and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 2nd Tone: May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Save the King, O Lord, and hear us on the day we call upon Thee!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the same tone: Arise, O Lord, into Thy resting place, Thou and the ark of Thy holiness.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(77) Matthew 18:23-35] The Lord said this parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. * When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; * and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. * So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, 'Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' * And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. * But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, 'Pay what you owe.' * So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' * He refused and went and put him in prison till he should pay the debt. * When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. * Then his lord summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; * and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?' * And in anger his lord delivered him to the torturers, till he should pay all his debt. * So also My heavenly Father shall do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart."

[(54) Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28] At that time, Jesus entered a village; and a woman named Martha received Him into her house. * And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to His teaching. * But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to Him and said, "Lord, dost Thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me." * But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; * one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her." * As He said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore Thee, and the breasts that Thou hast sucked!" * But He said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"


INSTEAD OF "IT IS TRULY MEET...", TONE 1

The angels, as they looked upon the Dormition of the Virgin, / were struck with wonder, // seeing how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven!

The limits of nature are overcome in you, / O Pure Virgin: / for birthgiving remains virginal / and life is united to death! / A virgin after child-bearing and alive after death! // You ever save your inheritance O Theotokos!


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
I will receive the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother Mary and Metropolitan Kallistos (The Sunday Octoechos, The Festal 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: 11 Pentecost, 10/23 August 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a simple service for the Martyr and Archdeacon Laurence of Rome, together with the Afterfeast of Transfiguration. 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 - 10/23 August 2020
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 2

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:2-12 (§141)
Gospel: Matthew 18:23-35 (§77)


Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. Afterfeast of Transfiguration. martyr and Archdeacon Laurence of Rome. Hieromartyrs Sixtus (Bishop of Rome) and Felicissimus and Agapitus, Deacons. Martyr Romanus the Soldier. Blessed Lawrence, the Fool-for-Christ of Kaluga. Synaxis of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Solovki.


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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

THIRD ANTIPHON (BEATITUDES)
10 Troparia: 6 from the Octoechos, 4 from the Ode 5 of the First Canon of the Feast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

The mountains inclined themselves before Thy face; for Thou wast well pleased to accept, in Thine earthly form, the light and heavenly rays which the sun came and laid at Thy feet.

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

Moses and Elijah cried to the disciples who were being instructed on holy Mount Tabor: “Behold, Christ the Saviour is the God Whom we proclaimed of old!”

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

The immutable nature, having mingled itself with human nature, shone forth ineffably, abundantly disclosing to the apostles the light of the immaterial Godhead.

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

When the disciples beheld Thee, the ever-existent Effulgence, shining in the glory of the Father, O Christ, they cried out to Thee: “Direct Thou our paths in Thy light!”


TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

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

Festal Troparion, Tone 7: Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, / showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure; / shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all, Thy light ever-unending / through the prayers of the Theotokos. O Light-giver, glory be to Thee.

[Troparion of the Temple]

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

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

[Kontakion of the Temple]

Glory…

Kontakion of the Martyr, Tone 2: Kindling thy heart with divine fire, / thou didst utterly reduce the fire of the passions to ashes, / O God-bearing martyr Lawrence, / thou confirmation of athletes; / and in the midst of thy sufferings thou didst cry out with faith: // Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ.

Both now...

Festal Kontakion, Tone 7: On the mountain Thou wast transfigured, / and Thy disciples, as much as they could bear, beheld Thy glory, O Christ God; / so that when they should see Thee crucified, / they would know thy passion to be willing, / and would preach to the world // that Thou, in truth, art the Effulgence of the Father.


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 2nd Tone: The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.
Choir: The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.
Reader: With chastisement hath the Lord chastened me, but He hath not given me over unto death.
Choir: The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.
Reader: In the 4th Tone: How magnified are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Choir: How magnified are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

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

I Corinthians 9:2-12 (§141): Brethren: If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. * Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, * Have we not power to eat and to drink? * Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? * Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? * Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? * Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? * For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? * Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plough in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope. * If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? * If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless, we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.


ALLELUIA (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 2nd Tone: The Lord hear thee in the day of affliction; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: O Lord, save the king, and hearken unto us in the day when we call upon Thee.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 8th Tone: Thine are the heavens, and Thine is the Earth.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Matthew 18:23-35 (§77): The Lord spake this parable: The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. * And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. * But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. * The servant, therefore, fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. * Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. * But the same servant went out and found one of his fellow-servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. * And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. * And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. * So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. * Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: * Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? * And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. * So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.


ZADOSTOINIK

Instead of “It is truly meet…” we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the feast, Fourth Tone (Melody, 'Having crossed the Red Sea dry-shod...'):

Refrain: Magnify, O my soul, the Lord transfigured on Tabor.

Irmos: Thy birthgiving was undefiled: / God came forth from thy womb, / and He appeared upon earth / wearing flesh and made His dwelling among men; // therefore, we all magnify thee, O Theotokos.


COMMUNION VERSE

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! O Lord, in the light of Thy face shall we walk, and in Thy name shall we rejoice forever. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


OCA Choir Cues (B) for 10th Sunday after Pentecost, August 16, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
10th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1. Translation of the Image "Not-made-by-hands" of Our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople.

Epistles:
(131) 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
(250) Colossians 1:12-18 OR (173) 2 Corinthians 3:4-11 (Image)

Gospels:
(72) Matthew 17:14-23
(48-ctr) Luke 9:51-56; 10:22-24 (Image)

NOTE: Here we provide the Vigil-rank service of the Holy Image (using the second service in the Menaion), as served in a temple that keeps this day as its patronal feast (i.e., in a Church of Christ the Savior). According to the Typikon, when the patronal feast falls on a Sunday during an Afterfeast, the hymnody of the Dormition is (mostly) set aside.


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 1: Resurrection--6; Image--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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As Master in essence, Thou didst unite Thyself to Thy servants through the flesh; / and working out and planning our salvation in divers ways, O Christ, // Thou art seen by us in Thine image.

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

The most honorable city of Edessa has for its faith received / Thine honorable and divine image as a firm pledge; // and Thine imperial city now receives it as the best of gifts.

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

As hypostatic Life Thou hast now tasted of the death of the flesh, / whereby Thou hast poured forth life upon the dead by Thine arising, O Christ. // And now Thou hast given us the image of Thy countenance as a conduit of life.

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

Before, salvation shone forth from you in the flesh upon those who are in the world; / and now, through your mediation, Life has appeared to the faithful in the world, // the light-bearing arrival of the likeness of the image of Christ.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

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

Troparion, Image, Tone 2: We venerate Thy most pure image, O Good One, / and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ our God. / Of Thy good will Thou wast pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh / and deliver Thy creatures from bondage to the enemy. / Therefore with thankfulness we cry aloud to Thee: / Thou hast filled all with joy, O our Savior, // for Thou didst come to save the world.

Glory...

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

Now and ever...

Kontakion, Image, Tone 2: O uncircumscribed Word of the Father / as we behold the victorious image of Thy true incarnation, / not made by hands, but divinely wrought / in Thine ineffable and divine dispensation towards us, // we honor it with veneration.


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 1st Tone, a Psalm of David: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee.
Choir: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee.
Reader: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just!
Choir: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee.
Reader: In the 4th Tone: O sing to the Lord a new song, for the Lord has done marvelous things.
Choir: O sing to the Lord a new song, for the Lord has done marvelous things.


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

[(131) 1 Corinthians 4:9-16] Brethren: I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. * We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. * To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, * and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; * when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all things. * I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. * For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. * I urge you, then, be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

[(250) Colossians 1:12-18] Brethren: Give thanks to the Father, Who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. * He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, * in Whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. * He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; * for in Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities -- all things were created through Him and for Him. * He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. * He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything He might be pre-eminent.

OR

[(173) 2 Corinthians 3:4-11] Brethren: Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. * Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, * Who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not in a written code but in the Spirit; for the written code kills, but the Spirit gives life. * Now if the dispensation of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such splendor that the Israelites could not look at Moses' face because of its brightness, fading as this was, * will not the dispensation of the Spirit be attended with greater splendor? * For if there was splendor in the dispensation of condemnation, the dispensation of righteousness must far exceed it in splendor. * Indeed, in this case, what once had splendor has come to have no splendor at all, because of the splendor that surpasses it. * For if what faded away came with splendor, what is permanent must have much more splendor.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 1st Tone: God gives vengeance to me, and subdues people under me!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: He magnifies the salvation of the King and deals mercifully with David, His anointed, and his seed forever.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 4th Tone: O Lord, we shall walk in the light of Thy countenance, and exult in Thy name for ever.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(72) Matthew 17:14-23] At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before Him said, * "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. * And I brought him to Thy disciples, and they could not heal him." * And Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me." * And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. * Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" * He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you. * But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting." * As they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, * and they shall kill Him, and He shall be raised on the third day."

[(48-ctr) Luke 9:51-56; 10:22-24] At that time, when the days drew near for Jesus to be received up, He set His face to go to Jerusalem. * And He sent messengers ahead of Him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for Him; * but the people would not receive Him, because His face was set toward Jerusalem. * And when His disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, dost Thou want us to bid fire come down from heaven and consume them, as Elijah did?" * But He turned and rebuked them, and He said, "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of; * for the Son of man came not to destroy men's lives but to save them." And they went on to another village. * Then turning to the disciples He said, * "All things have been delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knows Who the Son is except the Father, or Who the Father is except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him." * Then turning to the disciples He said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see what you see! * For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it."


INSTEAD OF "IT IS TRULY MEET...", TONE 1

The angels, as they looked upon the Dormition of the Virgin, / were struck with wonder, // seeing how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven!

The limits of nature are overcome in you, / O Pure Virgin: / for birthgiving remains virginal / and life is united to death! / A virgin after child-bearing and alive after death! // You ever save your inheritance O Theotokos!


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
O Lord, we will walk in the light of Thy countenance, and will exult in Thy name forever.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother Mary (The Sunday Octoechos) 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.


OCA Choir Cues (A) for 10th Sunday after Pentecost, August 16, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
10th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1. Afterfeast of the Dormition. Translation of the Image "Not-made-by-hands" of Our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople.

Epistles:
(131) 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
(250) Colossians 1:12-18 OR (173) 2 Corinthians 3:4-11 (Image)

Gospels:
(72) Matthew 17:14-23
(48-ctr) Luke 9:51-56; 10:22-24 (Image)

NOTE: Here we provide the Doxology-rank service of the Holy Image (using the first service in the Menaion).


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At the Third Hour:

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


At the Sixth Hour:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 12, Tone 1: Resurrection--4; Dormition--4 (from Ode I); Image--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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The spiritual hosts that dwell in heaven attended your divine body in Zion, / while the multitude of the apostles, coming together of a sudden from the ends of the earth, stood beside you, O Theotokos. // With them we too glorify your august memory, O undefiled Virgin.

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

O pure Virgin, you have won the honor of victory over nature by bringing forth God; / yet like your Son and Creator, you have submitted to the laws of nature in a manner above nature. // Therefore, dying you have risen to live eternally with your Son.

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

O young virgins, raise now / with Miriam the prophetess the song of departure. / For the Virgin, the only Theotokos, // is taken to her appointed dwelling-place in heaven.

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

The heavenly mansions of God fittingly received you, O most holy, / who are a living Heaven. Joyously adorned as a Bride without spot, // you stand beside our King and God.

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

O Savior, Thou art more comely in beauty than all the sons of men: / for if Thou wast bereft of form and beauty at the time of Thy passion, / yet Thou didst enlighten all things and reveal the form of Thy countenance, // whose likeness, depicted upon an aged napkin, has been given us as a treasure.

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

The depiction of Thy face hast Thou now given to the new Israel / as strength against the hordes of the Moslems, / as of old Thou gavest the ark against the Philistines, O Christ. // And it has acquired glory; for it is not fitting to cast holy things to dogs.

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

Thou didst send Thine apostle unto Abgar who was ignorant of Thy heavenly kingdom, / to which Thou, O Christ, hast led us up from corrupt things which drag us down, / O Good One Who art unapproachable even to the immaterial cherubim; // and he revealed the mysteries, that Thou didst descend even unto Hades.

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

I am now left without the strength of Thine arm, O Savior, / yet Thou hast withdrawn Thy wounding from me through the supplications / of her who gave Thee birth without knowing wedlock, O Word, // that I might not be left foundering in the storm of sin and barely afloat, O only Deliverer.


TROPARIA & KONTAKIA

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

Troparion, Image, Tone 2: We venerate Thy most pure image, O Good One, / and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ our God. / Of Thy good will Thou wast pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh / and deliver Thy creatures from bondage to the enemy. / Therefore with thankfulness we cry aloud to Thee: / Thou hast filled all with joy, O our Savior, // for Thou didst come to save the world.

Troparion, Dormition, Tone 1: In giving birth you preserved your virginity! / In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos! / You were translated to life, O Mother of life, // and by your prayers you deliver our souls from death!

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

Glory...

Kontakion, Image, Tone 2: O uncircumscribed Word of the Father / as we behold the victorious image of Thy true incarnation, / not made by hands, but divinely wrought / in Thine ineffable and divine dispensation towards us, // we honor it with veneration.

Now and ever...

Kontakion, Dormition, Tone 2: Neither the tomb, nor death, could hold the Theotokos, / who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. / For being the Mother of Life, // she was translated to life by the One Who dwelt in her virginal womb!


EPISTLES

Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to your spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 1st Tone, a Psalm of David: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee.
Choir: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee.
Reader: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just!
Choir: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee.
Reader: In the 4th Tone: O sing to the Lord a new song, for the Lord has done marvelous things.
Choir: O sing to the Lord a new song, for the Lord has done marvelous things.


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

[(131) 1 Corinthians 4:9-16] Brethren: I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. * We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. * To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, * and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; * when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all things. * I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. * For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. * I urge you, then, be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

[(250) Colossians 1:12-18] Brethren: Give thanks to the Father, Who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. * He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, * in Whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. * He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; * for in Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities -- all things were created through Him and for Him. * He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. * He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything He might be pre-eminent.

OR

[(173) 2 Corinthians 3:4-11] Brethren: Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. * Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, * Who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not in a written code but in the Spirit; for the written code kills, but the Spirit gives life. * Now if the dispensation of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such splendor that the Israelites could not look at Moses' face because of its brightness, fading as this was, * will not the dispensation of the Spirit be attended with greater splendor? * For if there was splendor in the dispensation of condemnation, the dispensation of righteousness must far exceed it in splendor. * Indeed, in this case, what once had splendor has come to have no splendor at all, because of the splendor that surpasses it. * For if what faded away came with splendor, what is permanent must have much more splendor.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Alleluia in the 1st Tone: God gives vengeance to me, and subdues people under me!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: He magnifies the salvation of the King and deals mercifully with David, His anointed, and his seed forever.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: In the 4th Tone: O Lord, we shall walk in the light of Thy countenance, and exult in Thy name for ever.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPELS

[(72) Matthew 17:14-23] At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before Him said, * "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. * And I brought him to Thy disciples, and they could not heal him." * And Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me." * And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. * Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" * He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you. * But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting." * As they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, * and they shall kill Him, and He shall be raised on the third day."

[(48-ctr) Luke 9:51-56; 10:22-24] At that time, when the days drew near for Jesus to be received up, He set His face to go to Jerusalem. * And He sent messengers ahead of Him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for Him; * but the people would not receive Him, because His face was set toward Jerusalem. * And when His disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, dost Thou want us to bid fire come down from heaven and consume them, as Elijah did?" * But He turned and rebuked them, and He said, "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of; * for the Son of man came not to destroy men's lives but to save them." And they went on to another village. * Then turning to the disciples He said, * "All things have been delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knows Who the Son is except the Father, or Who the Father is except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him." * Then turning to the disciples He said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see what you see! * For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it."


INSTEAD OF "IT IS TRULY MEET...", TONE 1

The angels, as they looked upon the Dormition of the Virgin, / were struck with wonder, // seeing how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven!

The limits of nature are overcome in you, / O Pure Virgin: / for birthgiving remains virginal / and life is united to death! / A virgin after child-bearing and alive after death! // You ever save your inheritance O Theotokos!


COMMUNION VERSES

Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
O Lord, we will walk in the light of Thy countenance, and will exult in Thy name forever.
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). Scriptures are according to the approved Revised Standard Version. Everything else is from standard OCA texts as published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, the Soroka family, St. Tikhon's Seminary Press, the Department of Religious Education, and the Department of Liturgical Music and Translations. Rubrics follow the 2020 Liturgical Rubrics & Calendar published by St. Tikhon's Monastery Press. Prepared with the assistance of Reader Teodor Zajler.


OCA Choir Cues for Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15, 2020

Philip Sokolov <phils@...>
 

AUGUST 15
The Dormition (Falling-asleep) of Our Most Holy Lady, Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary.

Epistle: (240) Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel: (54) Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28


READER AND CHOIR CUES


HOURS

At All Hours:

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


DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 1: All Feast (4 from Ode III of Canon I and 4 from Ode VI of Canon II).

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.

The glorious apostles knew you, O Virgin without spot, to be a mortal woman and at the same time, beyond and above nature, the Mother of God: therefore they touched you with fearful hands, as they gazed upon you shining with glory, the tabernacle that had held God.

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

The glorious apostles...

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

The Lord guarded with the glory of the Godhead the honor due to the living Ark in which the Word took flesh; and in His just vengeance He intervened to cut off the sacrilegious hands of the presumptuous unbeliever.

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

The Lord guarded...

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.

Life arose from you without destroying the seals of your virginity. How then could the spotless tabernacle of your body, the source of Life, become a partaker of death?

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

Life arose from thee...

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

Having become the temple of Life, you have obtained the life eternal: for you who have borne the Life in Person, have now passed over through death into life.

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

Having become the temple...


TROPARION & KONTAKION

Troparion, Feast, Tone 1: In giving birth you preserved your virginity! / In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos! / You were translated to life, O Mother of life, // and by your prayers you deliver our souls from death!

Glory... now and ever...

Kontakion, Feast, Tone 2: Neither the tomb, nor death, could hold the Theotokos, / who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. / For being the Mother of Life, // she was translated to life by the One Who dwelt in her virginal womb!


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 Song of the Theotokos: My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Choir: My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Reader: For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden; for behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Choir: My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Reader: My soul magnifies the Lord
Choir: And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.


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

[(240) Philippians 2:5-11] Brethren: Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, * Who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, * but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. * And being found in human form He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. * Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, * that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, * and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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


ALLELUIA

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 2nd Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: Arise, O Lord, into Thy resting place, Thou and the ark of Thy holiness.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: The Lord has sworn to David a sure oath and will not change His mind.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

[(54) Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28] At that time, Jesus entered a village; and a woman named Martha received Him into her house. * And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to His teaching. * But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to Him and said, "Lord, dost Thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me." * But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; * one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her." * As He said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore Thee, and the breasts that Thou hast sucked!" * But He said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"


INSTEAD OF "IT IS TRULY MEET...", TONE 1

The angels, as they looked upon the Dormition of the Virgin, / were struck with wonder, // seeing how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven!

The limits of nature are overcome in you, / O Pure Virgin: / for birthgiving remains virginal / and life is united to death! / A virgin after child-bearing and alive after death! // You ever save your inheritance O Theotokos!


COMMUNION VERSE

I will receive the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translation of Mother Mary and Metropolitan Kallistos (The Festal 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: 10 Pentecost, 3/16 August 2020

Margaret Lark
 

The St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar indicates a simple service for Venerable Isaac, Dalmatus, and Faustus. 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 - 3/16 August 2020
TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Tone 1

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16 (§131)
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-23 (§72)

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Venerable Isaac, Dalmatus, and Faustus. Holy Myrrh-bearer Salome. Martyr Rajden the Persian of Georgia. Venerable Cosmas, eunuch and hermit of Palestine. Venerable John the Confessor, Abbot of Patalaria. Venerable Anthony the Roman, wonder-worker of Novgorod (Doxology-rank service).


HOURS

At all Hours:

Resurrectional Troparion
Glory...
Troparion of the Saints
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let us worship the Father, let us glorify the Son, and together let us hymn the all-holy Spirit, crying out and saying: O most Holy Trinity, save us all!

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

Thy people bring Thy Mother before Thee to make supplication, O Christ. Through her entreaties grant us Thy compassions, O Good One, that we may glorify Thee Who hast shone forth upon us from the tomb.


TROPARIA AND KONTAKIA

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 1: When the stone had been sealed by the Jews, / And the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, / Thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, / granting life unto the world. / Wherefore, the Hosts of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Life-giver: / Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. / Glory to Thy kingdom. // Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Lover of mankind.

[Troparion of the Temple]

Troparion of the Saints, Tone 4: O God of our Fathers, / Who ever dealest with us according to Thy gentleness, / withdraw not Thy mercy from us, / but by their entreaties // govern our life in peace.

Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 1: As God, Thou didst arise from the tomb in glory, / and Thou didst raise the world together with Thyself. / And mortal nature praiseth Thee as God, / and death hath vanished. / And Adam danceth, O Master, / and Eve, now freed from fetters, rejoiceth as she crieth out: / Thou art He, O Christ, // that grantest unto all resurrection.

[Kontakion of the Temple]

Glory…

Kontakion of the Saints, Tone 2: With hymns let us praise Isaac, Dalmatus, and Faustus, / who shone forth like beacons through fasting / and turned away heresies with faith; // for they are saints of God who entreat Him in our behalf.

Both now...

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


EPISTLE

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 1st Tone: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.
Choir: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.
Reader: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright.
Choir: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.
Reader: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Choir: According as we have hoped in Thee.

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

I Corinthians 4:9-16 (§131): Brethren: I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. * We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. * Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place; * And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: * Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. * I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. * For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. * Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.


ALLELUIA (PAUSE before first verse)

Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: O God who givest avengement unto me and hast subdued people under me.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: It is He that magnifieth the salvation of His king and worketh mercy for His anointed, for David and for His seed unto eternity.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


GOSPEL

Matthew 17:14-23 (§72): At that time, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, * Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. * And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. * Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. * And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. * Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? * And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. * Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. * And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: * And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.


DOSTOINIK

It is truly meet...


COMMUNION VERSE

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


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.

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