The Sunday of All Saints

Beatitudes on 8; Resurrection, from the Pentecostarion: 4; Saints: 4, from Ode 6.


1.  Remember us, O Christ, Thou Savior of the world, as Thou didst remember the thief upon the Cross; and account us all worthy of Thy heavenly kingdom, O Thou Who alone art compassionate.


2.  Nailed of Thine own will to the Tree, O our Savior, Thou didst deliver Adam from the curse which came through the tree, and hast rewarded that which is in Thine image with a dwelling in paradise, in that Thou art compassionate.


3.  Hearken, O Adam, and rejoice with Eve; for he who of old stripped you both naked, and by deception hath taken all of us captive, hath been set at nought by the Cross of Christ.


4.  Today is Christ risen from the tomb, granting incorruption unto all the faithful; and He reneweth the joy of the myrrh-bearing women after His suffering and resurrection.


5. O Master, having found Thee to be a precious, choice, and firmly set corner-stone in Zion, the Saints, like selects stones, did build themselves thereupon, as though upon an unshakeable foundation.


6. When Thy side was pierced, the drops of blood fell together with the deifying water, and refashioned the world.  And the divine host of all the Saints addressed Thee as Benefactor.


7.  We praise most reverently the God-inspired cloud of witnesses, who by grace were made luminous, and shine more resplendently in the royal purple of their blood and in the crimson of their steadfast contest.


8.  We all know thee to be the all-true Mother of God, through whom the nature of women, having been given strength, contested for Christ, O all-spotless one, and was filled with every virtue in a godly manner.


Troparia and Kontakion


Tone 8:  From on high didst Thou descend, O compassionate One; /

to burial of three days hast Thou submitted /

that Thou mightest free us from our passions. //

O our Life and Resurrection, O Lord, glory be to Thee.


Tone 4: Adorned in the blood of Thy martyrs throughout all the world, /

as in purple and fine linen, /

Thy Church, through them doth cry unto Thee, O Christ God: /

Send down Thy compassions upon Thy people;//

grant peace to Thy flock and to our souls great mercy.


Glory…Both now… Tone 8:  To Thee, O Lord, the planter of creation, /

the world doth offer the God-bearing martyrs as the first-fruits of nature. /

By their intercessions, preserve Thy Church, Thy commonwealth, in profound peace, //

through the Theotokos, O Greatly-merciful One.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 8th Tone:  Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Choir: Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Reader:  In Judea is God known, His name is great in Israel.

Choir:  Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Reader:  In the 4th Tone: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.

Choir:  Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.


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

[Hebrews 11:33-12:2. (§330)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them.

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!


Gospel [Matthew 10:32,33,37-38; 19 27-30 (§38)]


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


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