The Three Holy Hierarchs

Beatitudes Verses: Octoechos: Hieararchs: 4 from Ode 3 & 4, from Ode 6


1.  The great clarion of the Church, the beacon illumining the whole world, the preacher embracing all the ends of the earth with his proclamation, Basil of great renown moveth this assembly.


2.  Radiant of life and activity, radiant of discourse and teachings, outshining all in all things, as another sun outshineth all in all things, as another sun outshineth the stars, the much hymned Theologian is blessed.


3.  Lo! the light of the world shineth upon the world!  Behold, the salt of the earth sweeteneth the earth!  Lo! the tree of life produceth the fruits of immortality, O holy Chrysostom.  Come ye who desire to escape death, and find ye delight!


4.  Praised with splendor may the radiant instructors of life be: the correctors of morals, the edifiers of souls, the common saviors of all, who have shown forth to us models of deeds and words.


5.  Together, O ye three, bless the properties of God: the unbegottenness of the Father, the generation of the Word and the procession of the Spirit Himself.
6.  Today hath salvation, radiantly manifest, come to this house; for Christ, honoring His own name, is present in the midst of the two or three gathered together.
7.  Immeasurably distant from the heights of heaven is the abyss of the earth; yet divine desire hath borne the saints from the earth higher than the heavens.
8.  The three divine preachers, having thee as a new wellspring and source of mysteries, O Virgin, adopt a novel manner of speech with new sources.




Tone 4: In that ye share in the ways of the apostles, /

O teachers of the whole world, /

entreat the Master of all, /

that He grant peace to the world //

and great mercy to our souls.


Glory… Both now… Tone 8:

O Good One, Who for our sake wast born of the Virgin /

and, having endured crucifixion, cast down death by death, /

and as God revealed the resurrection: /

disdain not that which Thou hast fashioned with Thine own hand.  /

Show forth Thy love for mankind, O Merciful One; /

accept the Theotokos who gave Thee birth and prayeth for us; //

and save Thy despairing people, O our Savior!

The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 8th Tone: Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world

Choir:  Let Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

Reader:  The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of his hands.

Choir:  Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

Reader:  Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth.

Choir:  And their words unto the ends of the world.


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

[Hebrews 13:7-16]


Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  The heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O Lord, and Thy truth in the congregation of saints.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: God is glorified in the council of the saints.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matthew 5:14-19]




Tone 2: The sacred heralds of divine proclamation, /

the foremost among the teachers, /

hast Thou received, O Lord, into the enjoyment of Thy good things and into rest; /

for Thou hast accepted their labors and death as surpassing any wholeburnt offering, //

O Thou Who alone dost glorify Thy saints.


Glory… 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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