Fifth Sunday of Great Lent / St. Mary of Egypt / Tone 1

Beatitudes on 8, from the Octoechos.

 

1.  Through food did the enemy lead Adam forth from paradise; but by the Cross hath

Christ led back to it the thief who cried:  Remember me when Thou comest in Thy

kingdom!

 

2.  With Adam and the thief I worship Thy sufferings and glorify Thy resurrection; and I

cry out with a splendid voice:  Remember me, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy

kingdom!

 

3.  O Sinless One, of Thine own will Thou wast crucified and placed in the Tomb, yet

Thou didst arise as God, raising up with Thyself Adam who crieth out: Remember me

when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!

 

4.  Raising up the temple of Thy body by Thy resurrection on the third day, O Christ God,

Thou didst raise up Adam and his descendants who cry: Remember me when Thou

comest in Thy kingdom!

 

5.  Very early, the myrrh-bearing women arrived, weeping, at Thy tomb, O Christ God;

and they found an angel sitting there, clad in white garments, who said: What seek ye? 

Christ is risen!  Lament no longer!

 

6.  When Thine apostles went to the mountain whither Thou hadst commanded them to

go, and saw Thee, O Savior, they worshipped Thee; and Thou didst send them unto the

nations, to teach and baptize them.

 

7.  Let us worship the Father, let us glorify the Son, and together let us hymn the all-holy

Spirit, crying out and saying: O most Holy Trinity, save us all!

 

8.  Thy people bring Thy Mother before Thee to make supplication, O Christ.  Through

her entreaties grant us Thy compassions, O Good One, that we may glorify Thee Who

hast shone forth upon us from the tomb.

 

Troparia
 

Tone 1: When the stone had been sealed by the Jews, /

And the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, /

Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, /

granting life unto the world. /

Wherefore, the Hosts of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Life-giver: /

Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. /

Glory to Thy kingdom. //

Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Lover of mankind.

 
[Troparion of the Temple]
 
Glory… Tone 8: In thee, O Mother, was preserved unimpaired that which is according to God’s image, /
for thou hast taken up the Cross and followed Christ. / 
By thine actions thou hast taught us to despise the flesh, for it passes away, /
but to care for the soul, which is a thing immortal; //
and so thy spirit, holy Mary, rejoiceth with the angels.
 

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 1st Tone:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according

as we have hoped in Thee.

Choir:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

Reader:  Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright.

Choir:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

Reader: In the 4th Tone:  Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.
Choir:  Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.

 

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

[Hebrews 9:11-14 (§321 ctr); Galatians 3:23-29 (§208)]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone: O God who givest avengement unto me and hast

subdued people under me.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  It is He that magnifieth the salvation of His king and worketh mercy for His

anointed, for David and for His seed unto eternity.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the Same Tone: With patience I waited patiently for the Lord, and He was

attentive unto me, and He hearkened unto my supplication.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Mark 10:32-45 (§47); Luke 7:36-50 (§33)]

 

Kontakia

 

Tone 1: As God, Thou didst arise from the tomb in glory, /

and Thou didst raise the world together with Thyself. /

And mortal nature praiseth Thee as God, /

and death hath vanished. /

And Adam danceth, O Master, /

and Eve, now freed from fetters, rejoiceth as she crieth out: /

Thou art He, O Christ, //

that grantest unto all resurrection.

 

[Kontakion of the Temple]

 

Glory… Tone 3: Thou who once of old wast filled with all manner of fornication, /
art now seen today to be a bride of Christ by thy repentance. /  
Thou didst love and emulate the life of the angels. / 
By the Cross thou didst annihilate the hordes of demons; /
for this cause thou art a bride now in the kingdom of the heavens, //
O Mary, thou all-modest one.
 

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.

 

Instead of “It is truly meet…”[Tone 8 in the Octoechos, but usually sung to one of

many special melodies]:

All creation – the assembly of angels and the race of man – rejoiceth in thee, O thou who

art full of grace, O sacred temple and noetical paradise, boast of virgins, from whom

God, Who existeth from before time, was incarnate and became a child; for He made thy

body a throne, and thy womb He made more spacious than the heavens.  All creation

rejoiceth in thee, O thou who art full of grace.  Glory to thee!

 

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