30th Sunday After Pentecost / St. Juliana of Lazarevo & Forefeast of Theophany

Beatitude Verses: Octoechos: 4; Forefeast 4, from ode 3; Saint 4, from Ode 6

 

1.  Believing Thee to be God, O Christ, the thief on the cross confessed Thee in a pure

manner, crying out from the depths of his heart:  Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!

 

2.  Together let us hymn as Savior and Creator, Him Who on the Cross budded forth life

for our race and caused the curse which originated from the tree to wither up.

 

3.  By Thy death hast Thou destroyed the power of death, O Christ, and Thou didst raise

up with Thyself the dead of ages past, who now hymn Thee as our true God and Savior.

                

4.  Arriving at Thy tomb, O Christ, the honorable women sought to anoint Thee with

myrrh, O Bestower of life; but an angel appeared to them, crying out: The Lord is risen!

 

5& 6.  “The Christ hath appeared!” the Forerunner crieth out, “And He cometh up to the

streams of the Jordan!  Let us make haste to greet Him, enlightened by pure thoughts!”

 

7.  O my God, Thou deliverance of all, having clothed Thyself in mine abundant poverty,

Thou approachest to be baptized, seeking me who have strayed from the right path.

 

8.  Let earth and heaven now join chorus, for the Benefactor of all is baptized,

submerging the multitude of our countless transgressions in the waters.

 

9.  Having mortified the uprisings of the flesh and given thy mind the rule over the

passions, O most honored Juliana, thou dwellest now in the splendors of dispassion.

 

10.  Observing in word and deed the teachings of the Savior, O glorious one, it was thy

custom to bow down before His image when thou didst stand all night in prayer.

 

11.  Christ hath shown thee to be a cloud pouring forth myrrh like rain, unto the healing

of those who with faith approach the shrine of thy relics.

 

12.  Thy Son was comely beyond all men in the beauty of His divinity, O all-pure one,

even though He became flesh for our sake.

 

Troparia

 

Tone 5:  Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word /

Who is co-unoriginate with the Father and the Spirit, /

and Who was born of the Virgin for our salvation; /

for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh /

and to endure death, //

and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

 

Glory… Tone 4: Shining forth with grace divine,/

even after death thou hast revealed the radiance of thy life;/

for thou pourest forth fragrant myrrh for healing/

upon all the sick who approach the shrine of thy relics with faith./

O righteous mother Juliana,/

entreat Christ God,//

that our souls be saved.

 

Both now… Tone 4:  Make ready O Zebulon, /

and prepare thyself, O Naphtali. / 

O River Jordan, stand /

and leap for joy at receiving the Lord Who cometh to be baptized. / 

Rejoice, O Adam, with our first mother, /

hide not yourselves as in paradise of old. /

For seeing us naked, He hath appeared, /

that He may clothe us with our first garment. //

Christ hath appeared wishing to renew the whole of creation.

 

The Epistle

 

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 6th Tone:  Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine

inheritance.

Choir: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Reader: Unto Thee, O Lord, Will I cry; O my God, be not silent unto me.

Choir: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Reader:  In the 4th Tone: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel

Choir:  Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel

 

Reader: The Reading is from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to Timothy:

[2nd Timothy 4:5-8; Colossians 1:12-18 & Galatians 3:23-29]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 8th Tone: God be gracious unto us and bless us.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Cause Thy face to shine upon us, and have mercy on us.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 1st Tone: The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord, and He

is their defender in time of affliction.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Mark 1:1-8; Mark 5:24-6:1]

 

Kontakia

 

Tone 5:  Unto hades, O my Savior, didst Thou descend, /

and having broken its gates as one omnipotent, /

Thou, as Creator, didst raise up the dead together with Thyself. /

And Thou didst break the sting of death, /

and didst deliver Adam from the curse, O Lover of mankind. /

Wherefore, we all cry unto Thee: //

Save us, O Lord.

 

Glory… Tone 8: 

All of us amid misfortune and pain hymn the holy Juliana as a helper quick to hear;/

for she lived a God-pleasing life in the world and gave countless alms to the poor.//

Wherefore, she hath found the grace of miracles at the command of God.

 

Both now… Tone 4:  In the streams of the Jordan today /

the Lord cried to John: /

Be not afraid to baptize Me, /

for, I am come to save Adam, //

the first-fashioned man.