St. Sergius of Radonezh

Beatitude Verses: Saint 4 from Ode 3; 4 from Ode 6.


1 & 2.  Strengthened by the power of the Cross of the Lord, thou didst make the spiritual

passions and reasoning of the flesh subject to thy spirit; wherefore, thou becamest an all-

comely habitation of the all-holy Spirit and the chosen resting-place of the indivisible



3.  By thy life in this world having become a model for all who have labored for Christ

with all their soul, thou didst shine forth in purity like the sun; wherefore, thou hast

received recompense an hundredfold from the hand of the Almighty, O divinely wise

Sergius, for which cause we joyfully call thee blessed.


4. Come, let us now come together on this present feast, and let us behold and be filled

with joy, that we may glorify Christ Who hath so glorified those who glorify Him, and

hath given us the divinely blessed Sergius as an invincible rampart and bestower of



5. Having loved Christ from childhood, O father Sergius, following His life-bearing

footsteps thou didst flee this world, and didst attain unto the never-waning light of

understanding, where thou now standest with boldness before the Holy Trinity, Whom do

thou beseech in behalf of us all.


6. Thou wast clothed in the raiment of gladness, and thy precious head was crowned with

a wreath of joy; and thou hast entered in splendor into the heavenly bridal-chamber of

Christ the King, receiving honor for thy labors, and chanting to the Lord: Blessed is the

God of our fathers!


7. Resplendent in thy radiant life, O wondrous Sergius, in this life thou didst attain unto

the ranks of the incorporeal ones; and thou now joinest chorus with them before the

throne of the God of all, Who do thou beg, that He grant remission of sins unto those who

with love celebrate the memory of the uncovering of thy precious relics.


8. Offer supplication, O all-pure Virgin Mistress, unto our God Who was born of thee,

and Who through thee hath restored Adam and renewed our nature, that we may all cry

out to thee: O all-pure one, blessed is the Fruit of thy womb!




Tone 8: Thou didst receive Christ in thy soul from thy youth, O Saint, /

and above all didst desire to be quit of the turmoil of the world. /

Thou didst courageously settle in the wilds, /

and there thou didst raise children of obedience, fruits of humility. /

Thus as an abode of the Trinity, thou didst enlighten with thy miracles all who came to thee with faith, /

and didst grant healing abundantly to all. //

O our Father Sergius, pray to Christ our God that He save our souls.


Glory… Both now… Tone 4: The mystery hidden from before the ages /

and unknown even to the angels, /

through thee, O Theotokos, hath been revealed to those on earth: /

God incarnate in unconfused union, /

Who willingly accepted the Cross for our sake /

and thereby raising up the first-formed man, //

hath saved our souls from death.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 7th Tone: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death

of saints.

Choir:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of saints.

Reader:  What shall I render unto the Lord for all that He hath rendered unto me?

Choir:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of saints.

Reader: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Choir:  Is the death of saints.


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

[Galatians 5:22-6:2 (§213)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 6th Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments shall he greatly


Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  His seed shall be mighty upon the earth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 6:17-23a (§24)]




Tone 8:  Having risen from the earth, thou didst shine today like the sun; /

for thy precious and incorrupt relics were found like a fragrant flower, /

shining with a multitude of miracles and pouring various healings on all the faithful, /

and gladdening thy chosen flock, which thou didst gather so wisely and tend so well. /

And now as thou standest in the presence of the Trinity, /

pray for them and for all Orthodox Christians, that we may cry to thee: //

Rejoice, O divinely-wise Sergius.


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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