36th Sunday after Pentecost / Martyr Tryphon / Forefeast of the Meeting of the Lord

Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Forefeast: 4, from Ode 3.
1. 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 Savior, in Thy kingdom!”
2. 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. 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 Savior.  Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
4. 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. 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. Moses, stretching out his arms on the mountain, prefigured the Cross and thus conquered Amelek.  And, receiving it with faith as a mighty weapon against the demons, we all cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
7. Those who went about in the house of God leapt up noetically to receive Christ the King Who is coming in the flesh.
8. Making precious gifts acceptable to Christ ready beforehand, O ye faithful, let us greet Him with joy today.
9. Now hath the tabernacle passed on and truth come forth as grace arrived!  Take Christ up now, O Symeon.
10. The proclamation in shadows and descriptive images hath now ceased; for Truth, O pure one, hath been manifested through thee to the ends of the earth.
Troparia & Kontakia
Tone 3:  Let the heavens be glad; let earthly things rejoice; /
for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm. /
He hath trampled down death by death; /
the first-born of the dead hath He become. /
From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us //
and Hath granted to the world great mercy.

[Troparion of the Temple]

Tone 1: The celestial choir of the angels of heaven, coming to earth, /
behold the Firstborn of all creation /
Who is come, borne into the temple as a babe in the arms of the Mother who knew not man.  //
Wherefore, with us they chant hymns of the forefeast, rejoicing.

Tone 4:  In his sufferings O Lord, /

Thy martyr Tryphon 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.


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… Tone 8: With the steadfastness of the Trinity /
thou didst uproot polytheism from the ends of the earth, O most glorious one; /
and, honored in Christ, thou didst vanquish the tyrants in Christ the Savior //
and receive a crown for thy martyrdom and gifts of divine healings, in that thou art invincible.


Both now... Tone 6: The Word Who is invisibly with the Father /

is now seen in the flesh, ineffably born of the Virgin; /

and He is given to the high priest on the arm of the elder. //

Let us worship Him as our true God!


The 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 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 First Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to Timothy:

[I Tim. 4:9-15 (§285 mid); Rom. 8:28-39 (§99)]


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 4th Tone: The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree, and like a cedar in Lebanon shall he be multiplied.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 19:1-10 (§94); Luke 10:19-21 (§51 mid)]


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!



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