4th Sunday after Pentecost / The Holy Unmercenary Healers Cosmas and Damian

Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos: 6; Saints: 4, from Ode 3.
 
1. From paradise didst Thou drive our forefather Adam, who had broken Thy 
commandment, O Christ; but, O Compassionate One, Thou didst cause to dwell therein 
the thief who confessed Thee on the cross, crying out: “Remember me, O Savior, in Thy 
kingdom!”
 
2. With the curse of death didst Thou condemn us who had sinned, O Lord, Bestower of 
life; yet having suffered in Thy flesh, O sinless Master, Thou hast granted life unto 
mortals who cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
 
3. In rising from the dead, Thou hast raised us up from the passions with Thyself through 
Thy resurrection, O Lord; and all the power of death hast Thou destroyed, O Savior.  
Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
 
4. O Thou who as God grantest life, by Thy three days in the tomb Thou didst raise up 
with Thyself the dead in hell, and as One Who is good Thou hast poured forth 
incorruption upon all of us who with faith ever cry out: “Remember us also in Thy 
kingdom!”
 
5. Risen from the dead, O Savior, Thou didst first appear to the myrrh-bearing women, 
crying out: “Rejoice!” and through them Thou didst announce Thy resurrection to Thy 
friends, O Christ.  Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee, “Remember us also in Thy 
kingdom!”
 
6. Moses, stretching out his arms on the mountain, prefigured the Cross and thus 
conquered Amelek.  And, receiving it with faith as a mighty weapon against the demons, 
we all cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
 
7.  Your divine temple doth sacredly pour forth in spiritual streams the fragrant myrrh of 
healings, ever washing away the fetid passions.
 
8. Ever dwelling in the mansions of heaven, O all-wise ones, through the grace of the 
Almighty ye ever show your tabernacle to be a wellspring of healings.
 
9. Curbing the passions of the flesh with the reins of abstinence, ye have most richly 
received spiritual radiance.  Wherefore, ye enrich the world with healings.
 
10. God chose thee as the most beautiful among women, O pure one, and He Who resteth 
in His saints was well pleased to be born of thee in the flesh.
 
Troparia
 
Tone 3:  Let the heavens be glad; let earthly things rejoice; /
for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm. /
He hath trampled down death by death; /
the first-born of the dead hath He become. /
From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us //
and Hath granted to the world great mercy.
 

[Troparion of the Temple]

 
Glory… Tone 8:  O holy unmercenaries and wonder-workers / 
Cosmas and Damian, visit our infirmities. // 
Freely have ye received, freely give unto us.
 
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 3rd Tone:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto

our King, chant ye.

Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

Reader: Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with a voice of rejoicing.

Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

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 Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans:

[Rom. 6:18-23 (§93); I Cor. 12:27-13:8 (§153)]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 3rd Tone: In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to shame in the age to come.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Be Thou unto me a God to defend me and a house of refuge to save me.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 4th Tone: Behold, what is so good or so joyous as for brethren to dwell

together in unity?

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Matt. 8:5-13 (§25); Matt. 10:1,5-8 (§34 mid)]

 

Kontakia

 

Tone 3:  Thou didst rise today from the tomb, O Merciful One, /
and didst lead us out of the gates of death. /
Today Adam danceth and Eve rejoiceth; /
and together with them both the prophets and patriarchs //
unceasingly praise the divine might of Thine authority.

 

[Kontakion of the Temple]

 

Glory… Tone 2:  Having received the grace of healings, / 
ye extend health to those in need, / 
O all-glorious physicians and wonder-workers. / 
By your visitation cast down the audacity of the enemy, // 
healing the world with miracles.

 

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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