22nd Sunday after Pentecost / The Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Hosts

Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; from the canon of the Archangels: 4 from Ode 3.


1.  Believing Thee to be God, O Christ, the thief on the cross confessed Thee in a pure manner, crying out from the depths of his heart:  Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!


2.  Together let us hymn as Savior and Creator, Him Who on the Cross budded forth life for our race and caused the curse which originated from the tree to wither up.


3.  By Thy death hast Thou destroyed the power of death, O Christ, and Thou didst raise up with Thyself the dead of ages past, who now hymn Thee as our true God and Savior.


4.  Arriving at Thy tomb, O Christ, the honorable women sought to anoint Thee with myrrh, O Bestower of life; but an angel appeared to them, crying out: The Lord is risen!


5.  When Thou wast crucified between two condemned thieves, O Christ, one of them blasphemed Thee and was justly damned, while the other confessed Thee and dwelleth now in paradise.


6.  When they had come to the choir of the apostles, the honorable women cried out: Christ is risen!  Let us worship Him as Master and Creator.


7.  With strength, O Immortal One, hast Thou appointed the mighty ones who fulfill Thine all-holy will, ever standing before Thee in the highest.


8.  O Christ, accept Thou those who pray in our behalf, the commanders of the angels, initiates of the mystery of Thine incarnation and Thine honored resurrection.


9.  O Michael, chief captain, foremost among the angels, as a secondary luminary of the Trinity hast thou revealed thyself to those who faithfully praise thee.


10. O pure one, Isaiah hymned thine Offspring, Who transcendeth nature; and I sing, too, that I may obtain His cleansing.




Tone 5:  Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word /

Who is co-unoriginate with the Father and the Spirit, /

and Who was born of the Virgin for our salvation; /

for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh /

and to endure death, //

and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.


Glory… Tone 4: Supreme Commanders of the heavenly hosts, /

we unworthy ones implore you /

that by your supplications ye will encircle us /

with the shelter of the wings of your immaterial glory, /

and guard us who fall down before you and fervently cry: /

Deliver us from dangers //

since ye are the Marshals of the Hosts on high. 


Both now… Tone 6:  Gideon foretold thy conception, /

and David proclaimed thy birthgiving, O Theotokos; /

for as the dew descended upon the fleece, /

so did the Word descend into thy womb, /

and thou, O holy ground, /

without seed didst put forth Christ our God, /

the salvation of the world, //

O thou who art full of grace.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 5th Tone: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Choir:  Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Reader:  Save me, O Lord for a righteous man there is no more.

Choir:  Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Reader: In the 4th Tone: He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.

Choir: He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.


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

[Gal. 6:11-18 (§215); Heb. 2:2-10 (§305)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 5th Tone: Of Thy mercies, O Lord, will I sing for ever.  Unto generation and generation will I declare Thy truth with my mouth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  For Thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever, in the heavens shall Thy truth be established.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: In the 2nd Tone:  Praise Him, all ye His angels; praise Him all ye His hosts.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 8:41-56 (§39); Luke 10:16-21 (§51)]




Tone 5:  Unto hades, O my Savior, didst Thou descend, /

and having broken its gates as one omnipotent, /

Thou, as Creator, didst raise up the dead together with Thyself. /

And Thou didst break the sting of death, /

and didst deliver Adam from the curse, O Lover of mankind. /

Wherefore, we all cry unto Thee: //

Save us, O Lord.


Glory… Tone 2:  Supreme Commanders of God and ministers of the Divine Glory, /

guides of men and leaders of the Bodiless Hosts, /

ask for what is to our profit and for great mercy, //

since ye are the Supreme Commanders of the Bodiless Hosts.


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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