27th Sunday After Pentecost / The Holy and All-praised Apostle Andrew the First-Called

Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; Apostle 4, from Ode 3.
1.  We offer Thee the cry of the thief, and we pray: Remember us in Thy kingdom, O Savior.
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 wast not summoned, but of thine own will didst thou run like a thirsting hart to the wellspring of life, and having found Him thou didst preach Him to all; and having drunk thereof thou didst drench the parched ends of the earth with the waters of incorruption.
8.  Mindful of the laws of nature, O right wondrous Andrew, thou didst take thy kinsman into partnership, crying out: “We have found the Desired One!”  And to him who prepared the way by his birth in the flesh thou didst show spiritual knowledge.
9.  From the depths of deception hast thou caught reason-endowed fish in the net of the Word, O apostle, and thou hast brought as pure food to the table of Christ: those who have been enlightened by the grace of Him Who appeared in fleshly form.
10.  Though thou didst conceive God in thy womb, O Virgin, by the All-holy Spirit wast thou preserved unconsumed, for to Moses the lawgiver the unburnt bush manifestly foretold thee, who, aflame, received the unbearable 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: As thou art the first-called of the apostles /

and the brother of the preeminent one, /

entreat thou the Master of all, O Andrew, /

that He grant peace to the world //

and great mercy to 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 8th Tone: Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

Choir:  Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.


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

[Eph. 6:10-17 (§233); I Cor. 4:9-16 (§131)]


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:  In the 1st Tone: The heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O Lord, and Thy truth in the congregation of saints.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 13:10-17 (§71); John 1:35-51 (§4)]




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 2:  The divinely eloquent namesake of manliness, /

the eminent follower of the Church, the kinsman of Peter, /

let us praise, for as of old he was called, so now he calleth us: //

“Come ye, we have found the Desired 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.


Copyright notice