Martyrs Gurias, Samonas, and Abibus, Saturday, Tone 7

Beatitudes on 6, from the Octoechos.  
 
1.  Comely and good to taste was the fruit which brought death upon me.  But Christ is the Tree of life, and eating thereof I die not, but cry out with the thief: Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!
 
2. Having finished the good struggle and kept the faith, ye received from God crowns of incorruption, and were vouchsafed His glory, O most lauded martyrs, inhabitants of heaven with the angels.
 
3. Let the assemblies of the sacred ministers and prophets, and let praise be given the company of honorable women be praised, for they dwell now in joy in the mansions of the firstborn and abide with the incorporeal hosts.
 
4. Number those whom Thou hast taken from us in the mansions of the saints, O Word of God, overlooking the offenses of their souls committed on earth, in knowledge and in ignorance; and take pity upon Thy servants.
 
5. Dying in Thee, O Holy Trinity, Thy servants come to Thee to be delivered from dreadful torments, and to receive, forgiven, the good things of Thy holy glory at the hour of judgment.
 
6. The Effulgence of the Father made His abode within thy womb, O most holy and pure one, and those who were beguiled by the evil counsel of the enemy and fell into corruption did He restore again.
 
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.

 

Tone 5: O Christ God, Thou hast given us an impregnable rampart /

in the miracles of Thy holy martyrs. /

Through their supplications destroy Thou the councils of the heathen /

and strengthen the scepters of kingdoms, //

in that Thou art good and lovest mankind.

 

Tone 2:  Having received grace from on high, / 
O most lauded martyrs, / 
ye intercede for those amid temptations; / 
wherefore, ye delivered the maiden from a bitter death, O holy ones: / 
for ye are truly the glory of Edessa // 
and the joy of the world.

 

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 4th Tone: In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous; He hath wrought all His desires in them.

Choir:  In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous; He hath wrought all His desires in them.

Reader:  I beheld the Lord ever before me, for He is at my right hand, that I might not be shaken.

Choir:  In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous; He hath wrought all His desires in them.

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

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

[Eph. 6:10-17 (§233); Gal. 1:3-10 (§199)]

 

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, but the Lord shall deliver them out of them all.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them, and He delivered them out of all their tribulations.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Luke 12:8-12 (§64); Luke 9:37-43 (§46)]

 

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

 

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