Third Saturday of Lent / Commemoration of the Departed, Tone 6. 

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

 

1. Remember me, O God my Savior, when Thou shalt come in Thy kingdom, and save

me, in that Thou alone lovest mankind.

 

2. Undaunted by fire, the sword, or the savage onslaught of wild beasts, O glorious –

passion-bearers, ye have been vouchsafed life everlasting.

 

3. O Thou Who lovest mankind, and Who hast glorified the prophets and teachers, the

venerable and the righteous, by their supplications save Thou our souls.

 

4. Those who in faith have departed from temporal things do Thou number with all the

saints and righteous, O Word, that we may glorify Thee.

 

5. We glorify the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, saying: O Holy Trinity, save Thou

our souls!

 

6. Thou hast been shown to be blessed among all generations; for in truth thou didst

ineffably give birth to our blessed God, O all-pure one.

 

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:  [Heb. 10:32-38 (§325); I Thess. 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 2:14-17 (§8); 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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