The Indiction / St. Symeon the Stylite

Beatitude Verses on 8: Indiction, from Ode 3: 4; Saint, from Ode 6: 4.

 

1 & 2. O Good One, establish Thou that which Thy right hand hath lovingly planted on

the earth, preserving Thy Church, the fertile vineyard, O Almighty One.

 

3. O Master, God of all things, lead through this year which beginneth those who adorn

themselves with divinely beautiful spiritual works, and who hymn Thee with faith.

 

4. O compassionate Christ, grant me a tranquil year and fill me with Thy divine words

which Thou didst reveal when Thou didst speak to the Jews on the Sabbath.

 

5. Christ hath shown thee to be a worker of signs and wonders and an acceptable

habitation of divine activity, O blessed one.

 

6. Thy body didst thou raise up upon thy pillar as upon a cross, O Symeon.  Wherefore,

thou hast been glorified with Christ Who was lifted up upon the Cross for thy sake.

 

7. Having found the path on high, O wondrous Symeon, raise up to the heights of

heaven those who faithfully hymn thee.

 

8.  We recognize thee as the mountain which Daniel beheld, when Christ, the unquarried

Stone of faith, was cut.

 
Troparia & Kontakia
 
 
Tone 2: O Fashioner of all creation, /
Who in Thine authority hast appointed the times and seasons: /
bless Thou the crown of the year with Thy goodness, O Lord, /
preserving in peace Orthodox Christians and Thy City, //
and save us through the prayers of the Theotokos.
 
Tone 1: Rejoice, O highly-favored Virgin Mary, /
haven and intercession of the human race, /
for from thee was the Deliverer of the world incarnate, /
for thou alone art Mother and Virgin, /
ever-blessed and most glorified. //
Entreat Christ God that He grant peace unto the whole world.
 
Tone 1:  Thou wast a pillar of patience, O venerable one, /
emulating the forefathers: /
Job, in afflictions; Joseph, in temptations, /
and the life of the incorporeal hosts while in the body.  /
O Symeon our father, //
entreat Christ God that our souls be saved. 
 

Glory… Tone 2:  Making of thy pillar a fiery chariot, /

searching the heights thou didst unite thyself to those who are on High.  /

Wherefore, thou wast a converser with angels, O venerable one, /

praying unceasingly with them //

to Christ God in behalf of us all.

 

Both now... Tone 2: O Christ our King Who livest in the highest, /

Creator and Maker of all things, visible and invisible, /

Who hast fashioned days and nights, seasons and years: /

bless Thou now the crown of the year; /

preserve and keep in peace Orthodox hierarchs, /

this city and Thy people, //

O greatly Merciful One.

 

The Epistle

 

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 3rd Tone: Great is our Lord, and great is His strength,

and of His understanding there is no measure.

Choir:  Great is our Lord, and great is His strength, and of His understanding there is no

measure.

Reader:  Praise ye the Lord, for a psalm is a good thing; let praise be sweet unto our

God.

Choir:  Great is our Lord, and great is His strength, and of His understanding there is no

measure.

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.

 

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

[I Tim. 2:1-7 (§282); Col. 3:12-16 (§258)]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone: To Thee is due praise, O God, in Zion; and unto Thee

shall a vow be rendered in Jerusalem.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Thou shalt bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments shall he greatly

delight.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Luke 4:16-22 (§13); Matt. 11:27-30 (§43)]

 

Communion Verse:  Thou shalt bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness.  In

everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings. 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

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