13th Sunday After Pentecost / Martyr Mamas / St. John the Faster

Beatitudes on 8, Octoechos 8.
1. By the tree was Adam forced to depart from paradise; but by the Tree of the Cross was 
the thief made to dwell in paradise.  For the one by tasting, broke the commandment of 
the creator; while the other, crucified with Him, confessed the hidden God, crying out: 
Remember me in Thy kingdom!
2. O Lord Who wast lifted up upon the Cross, Who hast destroyed the power of death and 
as God hast destroyed the record of our sins, grant also the repentance of the thief unto us 
who faithfully serve Thee and cry out to thee, O Christ God Who alone lovest mankind: 
Remember us also in Thy kingdom!
3. On the Cross Thou didst tear asunder with the spear the record of our sins; and, 
numbered among the dead, Thou didst bind the tyrant of hades, O Lord Who lovest 
mankind, Who by Thy resurrection hast delivered all from the bonds of hades.  Thereby 
have we been illumined, and we cry to Thee: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!
4. O Thou Who alone art immortal, Who wast crucified and as almighty didst arise from 
the tomb on the third day, and hast raised up Adam, the first created: Vouchsafe that I 
also may turn to repentance with my whole heart, and may ever cry out to Thee with 
fervent faith: Remember me, O Savior, in Thy kingdom!
5. For our sake He Who is without passion became a man subject to the passions; and, 
nailed of His own will to the Cross, He hath raised us up with Himself.  Wherefore, we 
glorify His Cross, passion, and resurrection, whereby we have been refashioned and 
whereby we also are saved, who cry out: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!
6. O ye faithful, let us entreat Him who hath risen from the dead, hath made captive the 
dominion of hades, and wast seen by the myrrh-bearing women and said to them: 
“Rejoice!”, that He deliver from corruption the souls of us who ever cry out to Him with 
the voice of the noble thief: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!
7. O Ye faithful, let us all pray, that with one mind we may worthily glorify the Father, 
the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the unity of the Trinity in three Hypostases, unmingled, 
abiding, simple, indivisible and unapproachable; for thereby have we been delivered from 
the fiery torment.
8. O Christ, most merciful Master, Thy Mother, who gave birth unto Thee in the flesh 
without seed, the true Virgin, who remained incorrupt even after giving birth, do we set 
before Thee to make the supplication: Grant forgiveness of transgressions unto those who 
ever cry out to Thee: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!
Troparia & Kontakia
Tone 4:  Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the angel, /
and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, /
the women disciples of the Lord spake to the apostles exultantly: /
Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, //
granting to the world great mercy.

[Troparion of the Temple]


Tone 4: In his sufferings, O Lord, / 
Thy martyr Mamas received an imperishable crown from Thee, our God; / 
for, possessed of Thy might, / 
he set at naught the tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons. // 
By his supplications save Thou our souls.
Tone 4:  The truth of things hath revealed thee to thy flock /
as a rule of faith, an icon of meekness and a teacher of temperance; /
therefore thou hast achieved the heights by humility, /
riches by poverty. /
O Father and Hierarch John, /
intercede with Christ God //
that our souls be saved.
Tone 4:  My Savior and Redeemer hath, as God, /
raised up the earthborn from the grave and from their fetters, /
and He hath broken the gates of hades, /
and, as Master, //
hath risen on the third day.
[Kontakion of the Temple]
Glory… Tone 3:  With the staff given thee by God, O holy one, / 
thou didst shepherd thy people in life-bearing pastures; / 
and thou didst crush the invisible and untamed wild beasts / 
beneath the feet of those who hymn thee. / 
For all who find themselves amid misfortunes // 
have thee as their fervent intercessor, O Mamas.
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 4thTone:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In

wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Choir:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Reader: Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, Thou hast been magnified


Choir:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Reader:  In the 7th Tone: The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in 
Choir:  The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him..


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

[I Cor. 16:13-24 (§166); Rom. 8:28-39 (§99)


Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone: Bend Thy bow, and proceed prosperously, and be king,

because of truth and meekness and righteousness.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 4th Tone: The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree, and like a

cedar of Lebanon shall he be planted.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt. 21:33-42 (§87); John 15:1-7 (§50)]


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

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




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