OCA Choir Cues for 25th Sunday after Pentecost, November 29, 2020

Philip Sokolov

25th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8. Martyr Paramon.

Epistle: (224) Ephesians 4:1-6
Gospel: (71) Luke 13:10-17



At All Hours

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


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 8, Tone 8: All Resurrection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

[Glory... (if of the Lord or Theotokos)]

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.

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

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!


Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to thy 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: Pray and make your vows
Choir: Before the Lord our God.

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

[(224) Ephesians 4:1-6] Brethren: I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you
to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, *
with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another
in love, * eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of
peace. * There is One Body and One Spirit, just as you were called to
the One Hope that belongs to your call, * One Lord, One Faith, One
Baptism, * One God and Father of us all, Who is above all and through
all and in all.

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


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


[(71) Luke 13:10-17] At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the
synagogues on the Sabbath. * And there was a woman who had had a
spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could
not fully straighten herself. * And when Jesus saw her, He called her
and said to her, "Woman, thou art freed from thine infirmity." * And
He laid His hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and
she praised God. * But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because
Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, "There are six
days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed,
and not on the Sabbath day." * Then the Lord answered him, "Ye
hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his
ass from the manger, and lead it away to water it? * And ought not
this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years,
be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?" * As He said this, all
His adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all
the glorious things that were done by Him.


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