Second Saturday of Lent / Commemoration of the Departed, Tone 8. 

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

 

1. Remember us, O Christ, Savior of the world, as Thou didst remember the thief on the tree; and vouchsafe unto all Thy heavenly kingdom, O only Compassionate One.

 

2. O passion-bearers who endured all pain, by your wounds and grace divine ye have wounded all the darkness of the demons.

 

3. The venerable and divine hierarchs of Christ, the council of the prophets, and all the righteous saints, have received a heavenly inheritance.  Let us bless them as is meet.

 

4. All who have departed this life with faith do thou settle in the lands of the righteous, O God; and show forth as heirs of paradise those who hymn Thee in godly manner.

 

5. I offer Thee a final hymn, O Trinity: Those whom Thou hast taken from us in faith do Thou vouchsafe the habitations of the saints; and have mercy on me, the prodigal.

 

6.  O Virgin who gavest birth to the Fullness of all good things, fulfill our entreaties, asking for us remission of offenses, enlightenment and great mercy.

 

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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