Second Saturday of Lent / Commemoration of the Departed, Tone 5. 

Beatitudes Verses, on 6: 6, from the Octoechos.

 

1. Believing Thee to be God, the thief on the cross confessed Thee, O Christ, crying out

in purity from the depths of his heart: Remember me, O Lord, in Thy kingdom!

 

2. Dying, O martyrs, ye destroyed the enemy, the author of evil, and, crowned with

divine victories, ye mounted on high, where ye stand before God, the King of all.

 

3. Illumined by the light of the priesthood, O holy hierarchs, ye were glorified; and the

multitude of the venerable have received life everlasting. Wherefore, they are blessed.

 

4. Those whom Thou hast taken to Thyself, O Master, do Thou cause to dwell with the

choirs of the elect in a place of ease, overlooking, O Christ, the Word, the offenses they

committed on earth.

 

5. O worshipful Trinity, be thou entreated by the struggles of the holy hierarchs and

honored martyrs; and grant salvation and great mercy unto the souls of those who

departed in faith.

 

6. O divinely joyous one, thou didst contain Him Whom nought can contain. Having

given birth to Him in manner past nature and recounting, beseech Him, O Mistress, to be

merciful unto all.

 

At the entrance, the choir sings:

O come let us worship and fall down before Christ, Who art wondrous in the saints, O

Son of God, save us who sing to Thee: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

 

Troparia & Kontakia

 

Tone 2:  O Apostles, Martyrs, and Prophets, /

Venerable and Righteous Ones; /

ye that have accomplished a good labor and kept the Faith, /

that have boldness before the Savior; O Good Ones, //

intercede for us, we pray, that our souls be saved.

 

Remember, O Lord, Thy servants, for Thou art good, /

and forgive them whatsoever sins they have committed in life; /

for none is sinless but Thee, Who art able to give repose //

unto them that are departed.

 

Glory… Tone 8: 

With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the souls of Thy servants, //

where there is neither sickness, nor sorrow, nor sighing, but life everlasting.

 

Both now…  Tone 8:

In thee we have a wall and a haven, and an intercessor acceptable to God, //

Whom thou didst bear, O Theotokos unwedded, salvation of the faithful.

 

The Epistle

 

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 8th Tone:  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.

Choir:  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.

Reader:  Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

Choir:  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.

Reader:  In the 6th Tone: Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Choir:  Their souls shall dwell among good things.

 

Reader: The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Hebrews:  [Hebrew 3:12-16 (§309); 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 (§270)]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone: The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them, and He

delivered them out of all their tribulations.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Many are the tribulations of the righteous, and the Lord shall deliver them out

of them all.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 8th Tone: Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen and hast taken to

Thyself, O Lord, and their memorial is unto generation and generation.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Mark 1:35-44 (§6); John 5:24-30 (§16)]

 

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

Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen and hast taken to Thyself O Lord, and their

memorial is unto generation and generation. Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

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