Fourth Saturday of Lent, Martyr Agapius and the Six Martyrs with him

 

 

Friday evening Vespers with the Presanctified Liturgy: Kathisma 18.

Lord, I have cried, Tone 7, on 10: Idiomelon in the Triodion (My soul's dignity), x2; Martyrs 4 (Glory be to Thee from Friday evening vespers in the Octoechos and LTS, p. 336); Martyr Agapius 4 (O ye seven martyrs of Christ); G: Hymn for the dead, from the Octoechos, Tone 7 (O Life-Giver and Savior); N: Dogmatic Theotokion, Tone 7 (Thou hast been known).

Entry with the censer; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the Triodion, Tone 4: O Shepherd of Israel, attend, Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Reading: Gen. 12:1-7. Prokimenon of the Triodion, Tone 4: Rejoice in God our helper. Reading: Prov. 14:15-26.

Let my prayer arise; and the rest of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.

 

Saturday

 

This service is chanted as on the Second Saturday of Lent (March 1st), from the Octoechos (Tone 7) and from the service of the Martyr Agapius in the Menaion (March 15th).

 

And the rest of the Service as on the previous Saturday. See also ODS, 3B14

 

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: Beatitudes, Octoechos 6.

After the entrance: Troparion to All Saints (O Apostles, Martyrs, and Prophets); Departed (Remember, O Lord); G: Kontakion of the Departed (With the saints give rest); N: Theotokion (In thee we have a wall and a haven).

Prokimenon Tone 8, Be glad in the Lord. & Tone 6, Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Epistle: Heb. 6:9-12 (313); I Cor. 15:47-57 (163).

Alleluia, Tone 4 & 8.

Gospel: Mark 7:31-37 (31); John 5:24-30 (16).

Communion Hymn: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous. & Blessed are they whom thou hast chosen.

Dismissal.

After the Liturgy, a general Pannikhida is served for all Orthodox Christians.