13th Sunday After Pentecost / Commemoration of the Miracle of St. Michael the Archangel at Colossae

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


1. By the tree was Adam forced to depart from paradise; but by the Tree of the Cross was the thief made to dwell in paradise.  For the one by tasting, broke the commandment of the creator; while the other, crucified with Him, confessed the hidden God, crying out: Remember me in Thy kingdom!


2. O Lord Who wast lifted up upon the Cross, Who hast destroyed the power of death and as God hast destroyed the record of our sins, grant also the repentance of the thief unto us who faithfully serve Thee and cry out to thee, O Christ God Who alone lovest mankind: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


3. On the Cross Thou didst tear asunder with the spear the record of our sins; and, numbered among the dead, Thou didst bind the tyrant of hades, O Lord Who lovest mankind, Who by Thy resurrection hast delivered all from the bonds of hades.  Thereby have we been illumined, and we cry to Thee: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


4. O Thou Who alone art immortal, Who wast crucified and as almighty didst arise from the tomb on the third day, and hast raised up Adam, the first created: Vouchsafe that I also may turn to repentance with my whole heart, and may ever cry out to Thee with fervent faith: Remember me, O Savior, in Thy kingdom!


5. For our sake He Who is without passion became a man subject to the passions; and, nailed of His own will to the Cross, He hath raised us up with Himself.  Wherefore, we glorify His Cross, passion, and resurrection, whereby we have been refashioned and whereby we also are saved, who cry out: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


6. O ye faithful, let us entreat Him who hath risen from the dead, hath made captive the dominion of hades, and wast seen by the myrrh-bearing women and said to them: “Rejoice!”, that He deliver from corruption the souls of us who ever cry out to Him with the voice of the noble thief: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


7.  With divine might dost thou encircle all the earth, O most praised chief among the angels, rescuing us that call upon thy divine name from the cruel enemy.


8. O supreme commander of God, of aspect most divine, thou hast been a divine herald, and undaunted intercessor for the faithful, a guide to those who are astray and an instructor.


9.  Thou wast a most pure mirror of the splendor of God, radiantly reflecting the manifestation of the honored Spirit, O right wondrous Michael, first among the angels.


10.  He Who by His own will wrought the immaterial intelligences made His abode within thy divine womb as was His desire, O all-immaculate one.  The Unseeable is seen in the flesh.




Tone 4:  Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the angel, /

and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, /

the women disciples of the Lord spake to the apostles exultantly: /

Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, //

granting to the world great mercy.


[Troparion of the Temple]


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

we unworthy ones implore thee /

that by thy supplications thou wilt encircle us /

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

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

deliver us from dangers, //

since thou art the leader of the hosts on high.


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 4th Tone: How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Choir:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Reader: Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, Thou hast been magnified exceedingly.

Choir:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Reader:  In the Same 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 First Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians: [I Cor. 16:13-24 (§166); Heb. 2:2-10 (§305)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone: Bend Thy bow, and proceed prosperously, and be king, because of truth and meekness and righteousness.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: In the 5th Tone: Praise Him, all ye His angels, praise Him, all ye His hosts.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt. 21:33-42 (§87); Luke 10:16-21 (§51)]




Tone 4:  My Savior and Redeemer hath, as God, /

raised up the earthborn from the grave and from their fetters, /

and He hath broken the gates of hades, /

and, as Master, //

hath risen on the third day.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 2:  Supreme commander of God and minister of the Divine Glory, /

guide of men and leader of the angels, /

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

since thou art the Supreme Commander 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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