3rd Sunday After Pentecost / The Holy Hierarch Metropolitan Jonah of Moscow

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


1.  We offer Thee the cry of the thief, and we pray: Remember us in Thy kingdom, O 
2.  For the forgiveness of transgressions we offer unto Thee the Cross which Thou didst 
accept for our sake, O Thou who lovest mankind.
3. We bow down in worship, O Master, before Thy burial and rising, whereby Thou hast 
delivered the world from corruption, O Thou Who lovest mankind.
4. By Thy death hath death been slain, O Lord, and by Thy resurrection hast Thou saved 
the world, O Savior.
5. Risen from the tomb, Thou didst meet the myrrh-bearing women; and Thou didst tell 
Thy disciples to announce Thine arising.
6. Those who slept in darkness, beholding Thee, the Light, in the nethermost parts of 
hades, O Christ, were raised from the dead.
7. Thou didst ascend to the summit of the virtues, O holy hierarch, and, receiving the 
sacred anointing of thy superior life, on an exalted cathedra thou didst serve God as a 
great high priest.
8.  Having acquired thee as a beacon, O all-wise and holy hierarch, the Church of Christ 
is illumined by thy virtuous instructions, saying: Thou, O Lord, art my strength and 
9.  Having cut off all carnal desire with divine desire, thou didst shine forth in a perfect 
life; wherefore, thou hadst passed hence into never-waning effulgence.
10.  O lustrous tongs of the divine Coal, O bush which was not consumed by the 
Godhead: Burn up the tinder of my passions, and rescue me from everlasting fire.
Tone 2:  When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, /
then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. /
And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, /
all the Hosts of the heavens cried out: //
O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

[Troparion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 4: Having dedicated thyself wholly to the Lord from thy youth, /

thou becamest a model of virtue in prayer, labors and fasting; /

wherefore, beholding thy goodly intent, /

God appointed thee the hierarch and pastor of His Church: /

and for this cause, thy precious body /

hath been preserved whole and incorrupt after thy repose.  //

O holy hierarch Jonah, entreat Christ God, that He save our souls.


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 2nd Tone:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and

He is become my salvation.

Choir:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

Reader:  With chastisement hath the Lord chastened me, but He hath not given me over

unto death.

Choir:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

Reader:  In the 7th Tone: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Choir:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.


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

[Romans 5:1-10 (§88); Hebrews 13:17-21 (§335)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 2nd Tone: The Lord hear thee in the day of affliction; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  O Lord, save the king, and hearken unto us in the day when we call upon Thee.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matthew 6:22-33 (§18); John 10:9-16 (§36)]




Tone 2:  Thou didst rise from the tomb, O omnipotent Savior, /
and Hades was terrified on beholding the wonder; /
and the dead arose, /
and creation at the sight thereof rejoiceth with Thee. /
And Adam also is joyful, //
and the world, O my Savior, praiseth Thee for ever.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 8:  
From childhood thou didst enslave thyself unto the Lord, O wise one, /
laying waste to thy body through fasting and the keeping of vigils; /
wherefore, thou wast shown to be the pure vessel and abode of the all-holy Spirit.  /
For this cause He ordained thee as hierarch and pastor for His Church; /
and having tended it well, thou didst depart unto the Lord Whom thou didst love.  /
We therefore beseech thee: Be thou mindful of us who honor thy holy memory with faith, //
that we may all cry aloud unto thee: Rejoice, O father Jonah, most honored and holy hierarch!


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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