20th Sunday After Pentecost / St. Job of Pochaev

Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; Saint 4, from Ode 3.

 
1. From paradise didst Thou drive our forefather Adam, who had broken Thy 
commandment, O Christ; but, O Compassionate One, Thou didst cause to dwell therein 
the thief who confessed Thee on the cross, crying out: “Remember me, O Savior, in Thy 
kingdom!”
 
2. With the curse of death didst Thou condemn us who had sinned, O Lord, Bestower of 
life; yet having suffered in Thy flesh, O sinless Master, Thou hast granted life unto 
mortals who cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
 
3. In rising from the dead, Thou hast raised us up from the passions with Thyself through 
Thy resurrection, O Lord; and all the power of death hast Thou destroyed, O Savior.  
Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
 
4. O Thou who as God grantest life, by Thy three days in the tomb Thou didst raise up 
with Thyself the dead in hell, and as One Who is good Thou hast poured forth 
incorruption upon all of us who with faith ever cry out: “Remember us also in Thy 
kingdom!”
 
5. Risen from the dead, O Savior, Thou didst first appear to the myrrh-bearing women, 
crying out: “Rejoice!” and through them Thou didst announce Thy resurrection to Thy 
friends, O Christ.  Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee, “Remember us also in Thy 
kingdom!”
 
6. Moses, stretching out his arms on the mountain, prefigured the Cross and thus 
conquered Amelek.  And, receiving it with faith as a mighty weapon against the demons, 
we all cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
 
7.  O venerable father, there is within me a desire for good reformation, but, Woe is me! I 
have not learned to over come the temptations of slothfulness. Yet, trusting in thine aid, I 
ward off the thoughts of despondency and direct my gaze at thy glorious struggles. 
 
8. Zhelezo was thy family called, a name which signifieth iron, portending the firmness of 
thy soul; yet, having shut thyself up in a cave of stone like hidden gold, thou didst 
sanctify the place of thy struggles and didst show the mount of Pochaev to be a brazen 
rampart against the enemies of Orthodoxy.
 
9. Exceeding deep went thy thoughts of the kingdom of heaven, when, while yet a child, 
thou didst receive the angelic habit. Wherefore, having been a faithful priest of God, thou 
dost even now offer up entreaties in behalf of the people, O venerable Job. 
 
10. Raise up my deadened mind through the power of life which hath been manifest to the 
world through thee, O pure one, and guide it to life, O thou that alone hath cast down the 
gates of death by thy birthgiving.
 
Troparia & Kontakia
 
Tone 3:  Let the heavens be glad; let earthly things rejoice; /
for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm. /
He hath trampled down death by death; /
the first-born of the dead hath He become. /
From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us //
and Hath granted to the world great mercy.
 

[Troparion of the Temple]

 
Tone 4:  Acquiring the patient endurance of the long-suffering forefather, / 
emulating the asceticism of the Baptist, / 
and sharing in the divine zeal of both, / 
thou wast vouchsafed worthily to receive their names, / 
and wast a fearless preacher of the true Faith. / 
Wherefore, thou didst lead a multitude of monks to Christ, / 
and didst confirm all the people in Orthodoxy. / 
O Job our venerable father, // 
pray thou that our souls be saved.
 
Tone 3:  Thou didst rise today from the tomb, O Merciful One, /
and didst lead us out of the gates of death. /
Today Adam danceth and Eve rejoiceth; /
and together with them both the prophets and patriarchs //
unceasingly praise the divine might of Thine authority.

 

[Kontakion of the Temple]

 

Glory… Tone 4:  Thou wast shown to be a pillar of the true Faith, / 
a zealot of the commandments of the Gospel, / 
the reproof of pride, / 
and an intercessor and instructor for the lowly. / 
Wherefore, beg thou forgiveness of sins for those who bless thee, / 
and preserve thy monastery unharmed, O Job our father, // 
who art like unto the long-suffering one of old.

 

Both now... Tone 6: O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, /

O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, /

disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners, /

but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; /

hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, //

thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

 

The Epistle

 

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 3rd Tone:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

Reader: Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with a voice of rejoicing.

Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

Reader:  In the 7th Tone: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Choir:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

 

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

[Gal. 1:11-19 (§200); Gal. 5:22-6:2 (§213)]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 3rd Tone: In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to

shame in the age to come.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Be Thou unto me a God to defend me and a house of refuge to save me.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 8th Tone: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, in His commandments

shall he greatly delight.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Luke 8:26-39 (§38); Luke 6:17-23 (§24)]

 

Communion Verse:  Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! In

everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings. 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

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