St. Juliana of Lazarevo & Forefeast of Theophany

Beatitude Verses, on 8: Forefeast 4, from ode 3; Saint 4, from Ode 6


1 & 2.  “The Christ hath appeared!” the Forerunner crieth out, “And He cometh up to the

streams of the Jordan!  Let us make haste to greet Him, enlightened by pure thoughts!”


3.  O my God, Thou deliverance of all, having clothed Thyself in mine abundant poverty,

Thou approachest to be baptized, seeking me who have strayed from the right path.


4.  Let earth and heaven now join chorus, for the Benefactor of all is baptized,

submerging the multitude of our countless transgressions in the waters.


5.  Having mortified the uprisings of the flesh and given thy mind the rule over the

passions, O most honored Juliana, thou dwellest now in the splendors of dispassion.


6.  Observing in word and deed the teachings of the Savior, O glorious one, it was thy

custom to bow down before His image when thou didst stand all night in prayer.


7.  Christ hath shown thee to be a cloud pouring forth myrrh like rain, unto the healing

of those who with faith approach the shrine of thy relics.


8.  Thy Son was comely beyond all men in the beauty of His divinity, O all-pure one,

even though He became flesh for our sake.


Troparia & Kontakia


Tone 4:  Make ready O Zebulon, /

and prepare thyself, O Naphtali. / 

O River Jordan, stand /

and leap for joy at receiving the Lord Who cometh to be baptized. / 

Rejoice, O Adam, with our first mother, /

hide not yourselves as in paradise of old. /

For seeing us naked, He hath appeared, /

that He may clothe us with our first garment. //

Christ hath appeared wishing to renew the whole of creation.


Tone 4: Shining forth with grace divine,/

even after death thou hast revealed the radiance of thy life;/

for thou pourest forth fragrant myrrh for healing/

upon all the sick who approach the shrine of thy relics with faith./

O righteous mother Juliana,/

entreat Christ God,//

that our souls be saved.


Glory… Tone 8: 

All of us amid misfortune and pain hymn the holy Juliana as a helper quick to hear;/

for she lived a God-pleasing life in the world and gave countless alms to the poor.//

Wherefore, she hath found the grace of miracles at the command of God.


Both now… Tone 4:  In the streams of the Jordan today /

the Lord cried to John: /

Be not afraid to baptize Me, /

for, I am come to save Adam, //

the first-fashioned man.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 4th Tone: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of


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

Reader: In congregations bless ye God, the Lord from the wellsprings of Israel.

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

Reader:  Wondrous is God in His saints.

Choir:  The God of Israel.


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

[Gal. 3:23-29 (§208)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord, and He is their defender in time

of affliction.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  All the day long the righteous showeth mercy, and lendeth, and his seed shall be

unto blessing.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Mark 5:24-6: 1 (§21)]


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

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



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