The Saturday Antipascha

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

the last half.

Beatitude Verses: 6 from Ode 9 from the Pentecostarion

 

1. O thou shining lamp, O Mother of God, thou most manifest glory, who art more

exalted than all creation, thee do we magnify with hymns.

 

2. O thou shining lamp, O Mother of God, thou most manifest glory, who art more

exalted than all creation, thee do we magnify with hymns.

 

3. Thy radiant and most resplendent day, and Thy light-filled grace, wherein Thou didst

come unto Thy disciples, O Christ, as One comely in beauty, do we magnify.

 

4. Thy radiant and most resplendent day, and Thy light-filled grace, wherein Thou didst

come unto Thy disciples, O Christ, as One comely in beauty, do we magnify.

 

5. Thee, Whose side was touched with an earthen hand, and yet did not burn it with the

fire of Thine immaterial Divine essence, do we magnify with hymns.

 

6. Thee, Who didst arise from the grave as God, O Christ, though we have not beheld

Thee with our eyes, yet with our hearts have believed in Thee with love, do we magnify with hymns.

 

Troparion and Kontakion:

 

Tone 7:  

While the tomb was sealed, Thou, O Life, didst shine forth from the grave, O Christ God./

And while the doors were shut, Thou didst come unto Thy disciples, O Resurrection of all, /

renewing through them an upright Spirit in us //

according to Thy Great Mercy.

 

Glory… Both now… Tone 8:   

With his searching right hand, Thomas did probe Thy life-bestowing side, O Christ God;/

for when Thou didst enter while the doors were shut, //

he cried out unto Thee with the rest of the disciples:  Thou art my Lord and my God.

 

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 5:21-33 (§15)]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 8th Tone:

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Come let us rejoice in the Lord, let us shout with jubilation unto God our

Savior.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  For the Lord is a great God and a Great king over all the earth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [John 6:14-27 (§19)]

 

Instead of “It is truly meet…” we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the

Canon of the feast, first Tone:

            Refrain:  The angel cried unto her that is full of grace: Rejoice, O pure Virgin!

And again I say, rejoice!  For thy Son is risen from the grave on the third day, and hath

raised the dead, O ye people, be joyful!

            Irmos:   Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem, for the glory of the Lord is risen upon

thee; dance now and be glad, O Zion, and do thou exult, O pure Theotokos, in the arising

of Him Whom thou didst bear.

 

Communion Verse:  Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.  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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