8th Sunday after Pentecost / The Holy Glorious Prophet Elijah

Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos 6; Prophet 4, from Ode 3.


1.  The fruit which slew me was beautiful and good to eat; but Christ is the Tree of life,

and eating of Him I do not die, but cry out with the thief: Remember me, O Lord, in Thy



2.  O Compassionate One, Who wast lifted up upon the Cross, Thou hast erased the

record of Adam’s ancient sin, and hast saved the whole human race from deception. 

Wherefore, we hymn Thee, O Lord and Benefactor.


3.  Thou didst nail our sins to the Cross, O compassionate Christ, and by Thy death Thou

didst slay death, O Thou who didst raise up the dead from among the dead.  Wherefore,

we worship Thy holy resurrection.


4. The serpent once poured its venom into the ears of Eve; but on the tree of the Cross,

Christ poured forth the sweetness of life upon the world.  Wherefore, we cry out:

Remember us, O Lord, in Thy kingdom!


5.  Thou wast laid in the tomb as one dead, O Christ, Thou Life of all; and Thou didst

break down the gates of hades; and having risen again in glory on the third day as One

mighty, Thou hast illumined all.  Glory to Thine arising!


6.  Having risen from the dead on the third day, the Lord bestowed His peace upon His

disciples; and having blessed them, He sent them forth saying: Lead all into My



7.   He Who alone sustaineth every living thing by His good will, through a raven

provided thee with a banquet as a chosen guest, O Prophet.  To Him do we all cry out:

Thou art our God, and there is none holy save Thee, O Lord!


8.  Grace be to the Benefactor and Guardian Who, in His ineffable providence, nourished

the widow and the prophet.  To Him do we all cry out: Thou art our God, and none is

holy save Thee, O Lord!


9.  With mercy didst thou chastise all, and takest pity on all that with faith have recourse

to thee in thy temple.  And in asking help of thee they have in no wise erred.


10.  O Mistress, we hymn thee as a place of the priesthood of glory and the altar which

held Christ, the Bread of life, O pure one.




Tone 7: Thou didst destroy death by Thy Cross, /

Thou didst open paradise to the thief. /

Thou didst change the lamentation of the Myrrh-bearers, /

and Thou didst command Thine Apostles to proclaim  /

that Thou didst arise, O Christ God, //

and grantest to the world great mercy.


Glory… Tone 4:  The incarnate angel, the summit of the prophets, /

the forerunner of the coming of Christ, /

Elijah the glorious from on high did send down grace to Elisha, /

he driveth away diseases and cleanseth lepers. //

Wherefore, he poureth forth healings upon them that honor him.


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:  The Lord will give strength unto His people;

the Lord will bless His people with peace.

Choir: The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with


Reader:  Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God, bring unto the Lord the sons of rams.

Choir: The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with


Reader:  In the 4th Tone: Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.

Choir:  Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.


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

Corinthians: [I Cor. 1:10-18 (§124); James 5:10-20 (§57)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 7th Tone: It is good to give praise unto the Lord, and to chant unto Thy name, O Most High.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: To proclaim in the morning Thy mercy, and Thy truth by night.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 4th Tone: Moses and Aaron among His priests, and Samuel among them

that call upon His name.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt. 14:14-22 (§58); Luke 4:22-30 (§14)]




Tone 7:  No longer will the dominion of death be able to keep men captive; /

for Christ hath descended, demolishing and destroying the powers thereof. /

 Hades is bound; /

the prophets rejoice with one voice, saying: /

A Savior hath come for them that have faith. // 

Come forth, ye faithful, for the Resurrection.


Glory… Tone 2:  O renowned Elijah, prophet and seer of the mighty works of God, /

who by thy word didst check the torrential rain-clouds: //

pray for us to the only Lover of mankind.


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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