11th Sunday after Pentecost / Martyr Andrew Stratelates and those with him / Afterfeast of the Dormition

Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Feast: 4, from Ode 5.


1.  We offer Thee the cry of the thief, and we pray: Remember us in Thy kingdom, O 
2.  For the forgiveness of transgressions we offer unto Thee the Cross which Thou didst 
accept for our sake, O Thou who lovest mankind.
3. We bow down in worship, O Master, before Thy burial and rising, whereby Thou hast 
delivered the world from corruption, O Thou Who lovest mankind.
4. By Thy death hath death been slain, O Lord, and by Thy resurrection hast Thou saved 
the world, O Savior.
5. Risen from the tomb, Thou didst meet the myrrh-bearing women; and Thou didst tell 
Thy disciples to announce Thine arising.
6. Those who slept in darkness, beholding Thee, the Light, in the nethermost parts of 
hades, O Christ, were raised from the dead.


7.  The choir of the apostles assembled, borne as on a cloud to Zion from the ends of the

earth, to serve thee, the light cloud through whom God Most High, the Sun of

righteousness, hath shone forth upon those who are in darkness and shadow.


8. More melodious than clarions, the God-pleasing tongues of the theologizing men

sounded forth to the Theotokos, playing a funeral hymn inspired by the Spirit:  Rejoice, O

incorrupt fountain of God’s life-creating incarnation which saveth all!


9. Let the clarions of the theologians trumpet forth today, and let the eloquent tongues of

men now render praise; let the air resound, shining with boundless light, and let the

angels hymn the dormition of the all-pure Virgin.


10. It was fitting for thee, O most lauded Virgin Theotokos, to be the chosen vessel,

which is wholly marveled at in hymnody at thy departure, wholly consecrated to God,

divinely pleasing unto all, and truly shown to be such.




Tone 2:  When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, /
then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. /
And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, /
all the Hosts of the heavens cried out: //
O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.


[Troparion of the Temple]


Glory…Tone 5: Leaving the glory of earthly rank behind, /

thou didst inherit the kingdom of heaven; /

and with tears of blood as with all-wondrous stones /

thou didst adorn crowns of incorruption, /

and didst lead to Christ an assembly of athletes. /

With the choirs of the angels thou didst find Christ, the never-setting Sun, /

in light unwaning, O holy general Andrew. /

With those who suffered with thee ever entreat Him, //

that He save our souls.


Both now…Tone 1: In giving birth thou didst preserve thy virginity; /

in thy dormition thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos. /

Thou wast translated unto life, /

since thou art the Mother of Life; //

and by thine intercessions dost thou deliver our souls from death.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 2nd Tone:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and

He is become my salvation.

Choir:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

Reader:  With chastisement hath the Lord chastened me, but He hath not given me over

unto death.

Choir:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

Reader:  In the 4th Tone: In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been

wondrous, He hath wrought all His desires in them.

Choir: In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous, He hath wrought

all His desires in them.


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

[I Cor. 9:2-12 (§141); Eph. 6:10-17 (§233)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 2nd Tone: The Lord hear thee in the day of affliction; the name

of the God of Jacob defend thee.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  O Lord, save the king, and hearken unto us in the day when we call upon Thee.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: In the 4th Tone: The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them, and He

delivered them out of them all their tribulations.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt. 18:23-35 (§77); Luke 21:12-19 (§106)]




Tone 2:  Thou didst rise from the tomb, O omnipotent Savior, /
and Hades was terrified on beholding the wonder; /
and the dead arose, /
and creation at the sight thereof rejoiceth with Thee. /
And Adam also is joyful, //
and the world, O my Savior, praiseth Thee for ever.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 2: Standing before the Lord in prayer, /

like a star preceding the sun, /

thou didst gain sight of the desired treasure of the kingdom, /

full of ineffable joy; /

and for ages without end, O general Andrew, /

thou dost unceasingly sing to the immortal King with the angels. //

With them pray thou continually for us all.


Both now... Tone 2:

The grave and death could not hold the Theotokos, /

who is sleepless in her intercessions and an unfailing hope in her mediations. /

For as the Mother of Life she was translated unto life //

by Him Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb.


Instead of “It is truly meet…” we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of

the feast, First Tone:


Refrain:  The angels, having beheld the Dormition of the Most pure One, /

were struck with wonder, //

at how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven.


Irmos:   In thee, O Virgin without spot, /

the bounds of nature are overcome: /

for childbirth remains virgin /

and death is betrothed to life.  /

O Theotokos, Virgin after bearing child and alive after death, //

do thou ever save thine inheritance.


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