34th Sunday after Pentecost / Ss. Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria

Beatitudes on 8, Octoechos 8.

1.  Through food did the enemy lead Adam forth from paradise; but by the Cross hath Christ led back to it the thief who cried:  Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!
2.  With Adam and the thief I worship Thy sufferings and glorify Thy resurrection; and I cry out with a splendid voice:  Remember me, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!
3.  O Sinless One, of Thine own will Thou wast crucified and placed in the Tomb, yet Thou didst arise as God, raising up with Thyself Adam who crieth out: Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!
4.  Raising up the temple of Thy body by Thy resurrection on the third day, O Christ God, Thou didst raise up Adam and his descendants who cry: Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!
5.  Very early, the myrrh-bearing women arrived, weeping, at Thy tomb, O Christ God; and they found an angel sitting there, clad in white garments, who said: What seek ye?  Christ is risen!  Lament no longer!
6.  When Thine apostles went to the mountain whither Thou hadst commanded them to go, and saw Thee, O Savior, they worshipped Thee; and Thou didst send them unto the nations, to teach and baptize them.
7.  Let us worship the Father, let us glorify the Son, and together let us hymn the all-holy Spirit, crying out and saying: O most Holy Trinity, save us all!
8.  Thy people bring Thy Mother before Thee to make supplication, O Christ.  Through her entreaties grant us Thy compassions, O Good One, that we may glorify Thee Who hast shone forth upon us from the tomb.
Tone 1: When the stone had been sealed by the Jews, /
And the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, /
Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, /
granting life unto the world. /
Wherefore, the Hosts of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Life-giver: /
Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. /
Glory to Thy kingdom. //
Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Lover of mankind.

[Troparion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 3:

Resplendent with works of Orthodoxy and reducing all heresy to ashes, /

ye were victors and conquerors, enriching all with piety; /

and, having greatly adorned the Church, /

ye have acquired Christ God, as is meet, //

Who granteth us great mercy.


Both now… Tone 3: 

We hymn thee who hast mediated the salvation of our race, O Virgin Theotokos; /

for thy Son and our God, /

accepting suffering on the Cross in the flesh He had received of thee, /

hath delivered us from corruption, //

in that He is the Lover of mankind.


The Epistle


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

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

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

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

Reader:  In the 8th Tone: The saints shall boast in glory, and they shall rejoice upon their beds.

Choir:  The saints shall boast in glory, and they shall rejoice upon their beds.


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

[Col. 3:12-16 (§258); Heb. 13:7-16 (§334)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone: O God who givest avengement unto me and hast subdued people under me.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  It is He that magnifieth the salvation of His king and worketh mercy for His anointed, for David and for His seed unto eternity.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 2nd Tone: Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 18:18-27 (§91); Matt. 5:14-19 (§11)]




Tone 1: As God, Thou didst arise from the tomb in glory, /

and Thou didst raise the world together with Thyself. /

And mortal nature praiseth Thee as God, /

and death hath vanished. /

And Adam danceth, O Master, /

and Eve, now freed from fetters, rejoiceth as she crieth out: /

Thou art He, O Christ, //

that grantest unto all resurrection.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Tone 2:  Planting Orthodox doctrine, thou didst mow down the tares of heresy, /

causing the seed of faith to increase through the rain of the Spirit, O venerable one. //

Wherefore, we hymn thee, O Athanasius.


Glory… Tone 4: O sacred primates most great, /

champions of the Church of Christ, preserve all who sing: //

“Save those who honor Thee with faith, O Compassionate One!”


Both now...  Tone 6:

O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, /

O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, /

disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners, /

but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; /

hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, //

thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.


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