Mid Pentecost

At the beginning of the Liturgy, the Priest sings “Christ is risen” 2 ˝ times, and the Choir finishes the last half.

Beatitudes on 8, First Canon of the Feast: 4, from Ode 3; Second Canon of the Feast 4, from Ode 6:
1 & 2. Thou didst open unto the Church the springs of life-creating waters, O Good One, and didst cry: If any zealous man thirst, let him go and drink.
3. Thou saidst plainly that Thou wouldst be lifted up from earth unto Heaven, and Thou didst promise to send the Holy Spirit from thence.
4. The Lord, Who is by nature life-creating and Who was born of a Virgin, hath granted incorruption unto all the faithful, since He is compassionate.
5. O Jesus, Who takest care for all the ends of the earth, Thou wentest up to the temple at Mid-feast, as John doth cry, and taughtest the multitudes the word of truth.
6. Thou didst accomplish the work of the Father and didst confirm Thy words by Thy deeds, for Thou didst perform healings and signs, O Savior, raising the paralytic, cleansing lepers, and resurrecting the dead.
7. The beginningless Son received a beginning and became man, taking upon Himself what is proper to our nature. And at Mid-feast He taught and said: Hasten ye unto the ever-flowing Spring, that ye may draw forth life.
8. We praise Thee who didst remain a virgin after giving birth; thee alone do we glorify as both Virgin and Mother, O pure Maiden, Bride of God; for from thee God truly became incarnate and thus quickened us.


Troparia & Kontakia:

Tone 8:

In the midst of the feast, give Thou my thirsty soul to drink of the waters of piety; /

for Thou, O Savior, didst cry out to all: /

Whosoever is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. //

Wherefore, O Well-spring of life, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.


Glory… Both now… Tone 4: In the midst of the Judaic feast, /

Thou didst say to those present, O Christ God, Master and Creator of all: /

Come ye, and receive the water of immortality. /

Wherefore, we fall down before Thee, /

crying out in faith and saying: /

Grant us Thy mercy and compassion; //

for Thou art the Well-spring of our life.


The Epistle:


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 3rd Tone: Great is our Lord, and great is His strength, and of His understanding there is no measure.

Choir: Great is our Lord, and great is His strength, and of His understanding there is no measure.

Reader: Praise ye the Lord, for a psalm is a good thing; let praise be sweet unto our God.

Choir: Great is our Lord, and great is His strength, and of His understanding there is no measure.

Reader: Great is our Lord, and great is His strength.
Choir: And of His understanding there is no measure.


Reader: The Reading is from the Acts of the Holy Apostles:

[Acts 14:6-18 (§34)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone:

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: Remember Thy congregation, which Thou hast purchased from the beginning.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: God is our King before the ages, He hath wrought salvation in the midst of the earth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [John 7:14-30 (§26)]


Instead of “It is truly meet…” we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the Second Canon of the feast, Tone 8:

Virginity is alien to mothers, /

and childbirth is foreign to virgins,

but in thee, O Theotokos, both were granted. //

Wherefore, all we the tribes of the earth bless thee unceasingly.


Communion Verse: He that eateth My Flesh and drinketh My Blood abideth in Me and I in him, saith the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


We sing “Christ is risen…” instead of “We have seen the true light…“


At the dismissal, when the priest says: “Glory to Thee, O Christ God…” The Choir sings “Christ is risen…” x3 instead of “Glory… Both now… Father bless!” Then the priest gives the dismissal.


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