33rd Sunday after Pentecost / St. George the Chozebite/ Afterfeast of the Theophany

Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Feast: 4, from Ode 1.

 

1.  Remember us, O Christ, Thou Savior 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.  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.  Nailed of Thine own will to the Tree, O our Savior, 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.  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.  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.  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.  The Lord, the King of the ages, restoreth corrupted Adam with the streams of the

Jordan and crusheth the heads of the serpents who make their nest therein, for He hath

been glorified.

 

8. The Lord Who became incarnate of the Virgin, clothing material flesh in the

immaterial fire of the Godhead, doth wrap Himself in the water of the Jordan, for He hath

been glorified.

 

9. When the Light of the radiant Dawn shone forth upon mortal men, coming forth from

the wilderness to the waters of the Jordan, Thou, O King of the Sun, didst bow Thy neck

before him, that Thou mightest ransom our forefather from the minions of darkness and

cleanse creation of all defilement.

 

10. O unoriginate Word, Thou hast buried man with Thyself in the stream, and Thou dost

lead him forth new again, that had been corrupted by deception; and the mighty voice of

the Father testifieth to Thee ineffably, saying: This is My beloved Son, the Child Who is

equal to Me by nature.

 

Troparia & Kontakia:

 

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.

 

Tone 1:  When Thou, wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, /

the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; /

for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee,  /

calling Thee His beloved Son. /

And the Spirit in the form of a dove /

confirmed the certainty of the word. /

O Christ our God, Who hast appeared //

and hast enlightened the world, glory be to Thee.

 

[Troparion of the Temple]

 

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.

 

[Kontakion of the Temple]

 

Glory... Tone 4:  Thou hast been shown to be an all-radiant beacon /

illumining with divine rays the faithful who cry out to thee: /

Pray for us to Christ the Master, /

Who appeared in the streams of the Jordan //

and hath enlightened mortals.

 

Both now... Tone 4:  Thou hast appeared today unto the whole world, /

and Thy light, O Lord, hath been signed upon us /

who with knowledge chant unto Thee: /

Thou hast come, Thou hast appeared, //

O Light Unapproachable.

 

The 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:  In the 4th Tone: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. God is the

Lord, and hath appeared unto us.

Choir:  Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. God is the Lord, and hath appeared

unto us.

 

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

[Eph. 4:7-13 (§224 mid); I Tim 4:9-15 (§285 mid)]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 5th Tone: Of Thy mercies, O Lord, will I sing for ever.  Unto

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 4th Tone: The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory hath

thundered, the Lord is upon the many waters.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Matt. 4:12-17 (§8); Luke 19:1-10 (§94)]

 

Instead of “It is truly meet…” we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of

the feast, Second Tone:

 

            Refrain: Magnify, O my soul, her who is more honorable than the host on high,

the most pure Virgin Theotokos.

 

            Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss to praise thee as is due: * even a spirit from the

world above is filled with dizziness, when it seeketh to sing thy praises, O Theotokos. *

But since thou art good, accept our faith: * Thou knowest well our love inspired by God,

* for thou art the Protector of Christians and we magnify thee.

 

Communion Verse:  Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!  The

grace of God that bringeth salvation unto all men hath appeared.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

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