Presanctified Liturgy: Friday in the 2nd Week
St. Leo, Pope of
Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation. /
In the multitude of Thy mercy visit my soul, /
and release me from the burden of my transgressions, //
for Thou alone lovest mankind. Twice
bravely withstanding torture, /
ye attained the blessedness for which ye hoped, /
and were made heirs of the Kingdom of heaven, /
O martyrs worthy of all praise. /
Since ye have boldness before God who loves mankind, /
pray that peace be given to the world, //
and to our souls great mercy.
strengthening themselves with the sign of the Cross, /
Thy saints, O Lord, went willingly and bravely to torture, /
and they overthrew the pride of and error of the devil. /
At their supplications, O almighty God, /
send down peace upon the world, /
and on our souls great mercy.
Intercede on our behalf, O holy martyrs, /
that we may be delivered from our sins: //
for to you is given grace to pray for us.
Your souls, O holy martyrs, were filled with an insatiable love; /
not denying Christ ye endured great sufferings and torment, /
and ye cast down the tyrants’ Pride. /
Ye kept the faith unaltered and unharmed, /
and now have gone to dwell in heaven. /
Since ye have boldness before Christ, //
pray that He may grant us His great mercy.
Tone 8 (Special Melody: “What shall we call you…”):
What shall we name thee, O divinely inspired one? /
Head of the Orthodox Church of Christ? /
Eye of piety, possessed of the spiritual understanding /
to see clearly the hearts of men, /
and pouring forth the word of life upon all the ends of the earth? /
Divinely inscribed scroll of the right Faith? //
Pray thou that our souls be saved. Twice
What now shall we call thee, O wondrous one? /
Preacher of the Truth, firm foundation? /
Senior among the honored supreme council? /
Excellent rule of doctrines, /
possessing the measure of correction? /
The one who with divinely wrought revelations /
confounded the divisions of Nestorius //
and the confusion of Eutyches?
What now shall we call thee, O marvelous one? /
Prince and ruler, /
splendidly exercising spiritual mastery /
over the passions of the body? /
Vessel of divine mercy, /
habitation of perfect love? /
Loving pastor awaiting the repentance of sinners? //
Pray thou that our souls be saved.
Glory… Both now… Same Tone and melody:
Whom hast thou emulated, O wretched soul, /
who in no wise rousest thyself to repentance /
nor fearest the fire which awaiteth the wicked? /
Arise, and cry out, calling upon her who alone is quick to help: /
O Virgin Mother, entreat thy Son and our God, //
to deliver me from the snare of the deceiver!
Tone 4: Let Thy mercy and Thy truth continually help me.
Stichos: With patience I waited patiently for the Lord, and He was attentive unto me.
Reading: Genesis 5:32 - 6:8
Tone 6: I said: O Lord, have mercy on me, heal my soul.