The Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Grand Prince Vladimir, Enlightener of Rus’

Beatitude Verses: Saint 4 from Ode 3; 4 from Ode 6.

 

1 & 2.  Like a clarion of godly tone thy spiritual tongue sounded forth, O blessed one,

announcing to all the ends of the Russian land the baptism of Christ’s Orthodox Faith. 

And illumined thereby, thou hast enlightened the whole world.

 

3 & 4.  Thine all-glorious memory shineth forth today, and our Orthodox hierarchs, and

all the Christian people whom thou didst lead to the noetic Light celebrate it, praising

thee as their forefather.

 

5.  By the power of God have Satan, the destroyer of souls, and his false sacrifices been

trampled underfoot; for unto us hath Christ shown the faithful Prince Vladimir to be a

model of one who doth crush and dash him down beneath our feet.

 

6.  Of old the Lord saved Israel from slavery by the hand of Moses; and now He hath

likewise saved us all from the falsehood of idolatry by the hand of Vladimir, the faithful

prince.

 

7.  As is meet, we all call upon thee, crying aloud: Rejoice, O most honored and all-

blessed one!  For we have thee as our deliverer with God, O Vladimir.  Disdain not thy

servants, but ever preserve us.

 

8. O all-pure and all hymned Virgin, through thee we have found salvation.  Our God,

Whom the angels in heaven desire to see, hath now become a visible infant in thy womb.

 

Troparia & Kontakia

 

Tone 4: 

Thou wast like a merchant that seeketh a beautiful pearl, /

O glorious sovereign Vladimir, /

sitting on the height of the throne of the mother of cities, God-protected Kiev. /

Searching and sending to the imperial city to know the Orthodox Faith, /

thou didst find Christ, the priceless Pearl, /

Who chose thee as a second Paul, /

and Who did shake off thy spiritual and physical blindness in the holy font.  /

Wherefore, we who are thy people celebrate thy falling asleep. /

Pray that thy Russian land be saved, /

and that Orthodox people //

be granted peace and great mercy.

 

Glory… Tone 8:  Like the great Apostle Paul, O most glorious Vladimir, /

in old age thou didst leave off all zeal for idols as a childish sophism, /

and as a full-grown man thou wast adorned with the royal purple of divine baptism. /

And now as thou standest in joy in the presence of Christ the Savior, /

pray that thy Russian land be saved, //

and that Orthodox people be granted peace and great mercy.

 

Both now… Tone 6:

O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, /

O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, /

disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners, /

but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; /

hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, //

thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

 

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:  O chant unto our God, chant ye
Choir:  Chant unto our King, chant ye.

 

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

[Galatians 1:11-19 (§200)]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 6th Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  I have raised up one chosen out of My people

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:   For My hand shall be unto Him an ally.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [John 10:1-9 (§35)]

 

Communion Verse:  In everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be

afraid of evil tidings. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

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