Presanctified Liturgy: Wednesday in the 2nd Week

The Holy Martyr Pamphilus & Those With Him

 

Tone 1:

Keeping a spiritual fast, O brethren, /

let us speak no lies with our tongue, /

not giving our brother cause for scandal; /

but through repentance /

let us make the lamp of our soul burn brightly, /

and let us cry with tears to Christ: //

Forgive us our trespasses in Thy love for mankind.    (Twice)

 

O Martyrs worthy of all praise, /

your bodies were not buried in the earth, /

yet heaven has received you; /

the gates of Paradise were opened to you, /

and entering within ye have eaten from the Tree of Life. //

Pray to Christ that He may grant peace and mercy to our souls.

 

Tone 3:

At the prayers of Thy divine apostles, /

grant in Thy love, O merciful Lord, /

that we may spend the time of the Fast with truly contrite minds; //

so may we all be saved and glorify Thee.

 

Mighty and terrible shall be Thy coming, O Lord, /

when Thou shalt sit in righteous judgment. /

Though I deserve punishment, condemn me not,  //

But accept the prayers of Thine apostles and spare me, O God.

 

Tone 6:

O apostles of Christ, /

shining lights to mortal men, /

treasuries of the wise knowledge of our God, /

filling the world with riches: /

through your holy prayers /

deliver us from temptation as we sing your praises, /

and guide us through the season of the Fast, /

watchfully guarding our lives in peace. /

So shall our prayers be acceptable to Christ /

as we celebrate His Passion,  //

and with boldness we shall offer glory to our God.

 

Tone 1 (Special Melody: “Joy of the ranks of heaven…”):

Let Pamphilus and Seleucius, /

together with Valens and Paul, /

Porphyrius, Theodulus and Julian, /

and the company of the five Egyptians /

be melodiously hymned with faith //

as a harp of twelve strings.                                       (Twice)

 

Exalted splendidly /

in the Faith of Christ by divine glory, /

O glorious Pamphilus, /

thou wast shown to be the goodly adornment of Caesarea, /

being therein an all-beloved hierarch, /

in accordance with thy name, //

a most honored athlete and a faithful martyr.

 

O mighty Pamphilus, /

thou didst assemble a company of valiant athletes, /

twelve in number, /

who showed themselves to be a godly army.  /

And vanquishing the enemy together, /

ye were taken to the Lord in divers ways, //

reposing amid your martyrdom.

 

Glory... Now and ever...: Theotokion, in the same tone and melody:

With the staff of thine intercession, /

O pure Theotokos, /

drive from my wretched soul the bestial passions, /

guiding me peacefully toward life; //

and add me to the holy flock of thy chosen sheep.

 

Prokimena and Old Testament Readings

 

Tone 6: Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.

Stichos: Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven.

 

Reading: Genesis 4:16-26

 

Tone 1: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

 

Stichos: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: praise is meet for the upright.

 

Reading: Proverbs 5:15 - 6:3