19th Sunday after Pentecost / The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke

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.  Shining forth like the sun in thy preaching, O most blessed Luke, thou didst adorn the foundation of the Church, causing the gloom of delusion to vanish with the fervor of faith.


8.  Possessing a mason’s hammer in thy godly tongue and divinely inspired mouth, thou didst cut divinely beauteous tablets from the stone of the incarnation of God, O thou who are most rich.


9.  Entering into the most luminous cloud, and being covered thereby, O all-wise one, thou didst receive the new law inscribed upon thy heart by the finger of the Spirit.


10.  There is none as blameless as thee, O Mistress, and none more pure than thee, O most immaculate one; for thou didst hold God the Word, Who alone is greatly merciful, in thy womb.




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 5:  The holy apostle, the all-hymned Luke, /

who is acknowledged by the Church of Christ /

as the recorder of the acts of the apostles /

and the splendid author of the Gospel of Christ, /

let us praise with sacred hymns, /

as a physician who healeth /

the infirmities of man and the ailments of nature, /

who cleanseth spiritual wounds //

and prayeth unceasingly for our souls.


Both now… Tone 5:  Rejoice, impassible gate of the Lord!  /

Rejoice, rampart and protection of those who have recourse unto thee!  /

Rejoice, haven untouched by storms, /

thou that knowest not wedlock, /

who gavest birth in the flesh to thy Creator and God!  /

Fail not in thy supplications //

for those who hymn and venerate thy birthgiving!


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 Second Epistle Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians:

[II Cor. 11:31-12:9 (§194); Col. 4:5-9,14,18 (§260 mid)]


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 the saints.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 8:5-15 (§35); Luke 10:16-21 (§51)]




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:  Let us praise the godly Luke: /

the true preacher of piety, /

the speaker of ineffable mysteries, the star of the Church; /

for the Word Who alone knoweth men’s hearts /

chose him to be, with the wise Paul, //

a teacher of the gentiles.


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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