12th Sunday After Pentecost / Ss. Peter and Febronia of Murom

Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; Saints 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.  Be thou a helper for the helpless and merciful consolation for the grieving, O blessed 
Peter, that, delivered by your supplications, we may honor thee.
 
8. As thou didst once commit the serpent to utter destruction, slaying him, O thrice 
blessed one, so now vanquish those who make war upon thy homeland, that we may 
glorify thee.
 
9. Behold our despondency; behold our grief; behold the misfortune that the enemy 
bringeth upon us!  Wherefore, change it by your prayer unto the Lord, O Peter, that we 
may piously honor thee.
 
10. Thee have all of us Christians acquired as a refuge and bulwark, and thee do we 
unceasingly glorify, O thou who knewest not wedlock.
 
Troparia 
 
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 8: Having lived well in piety, O blessed Peter, /
thou wast like a most precious offshoot of the root of piety; /
and thus having pleased God in peace with thy spouse, the all-wise Febronia, /
ye were vouchsafed the life of the holy monastics.  /
With them pray ye to the Lord, that He preserve your homeland unharmed, //
that we may honor you unceasingly.
 

Both now… Tone 8:

All creation—the assembly of angels and the human race— /

rejoiceth in thee, O thou who art full of grace, /

O sacred temple and reason-endowed paradise, /

thou boast of virgins, from whom God, Who existeth from before time, was incarnate and became a child; /

for He made thy loins 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!

 

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 7th Tone: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Choir:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

 

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

Corinthians: [I Cor. 16:13-24 (§166); Heb. 6:13-20 (§314)]

 

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 6th Tone: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments

shall he greatly delight.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Matt. 21:33-42 (§87); Matt. 23:29-39 (§96)]

 

Kontakia

 

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 8:  Pondering the transitory glory and governance of this world, /
for this thou didst live piously in peace with the all-wise Febronia thy spouse, /
O Peter, pleasing God with almsgiving and prayers.  /
Wherefore, lying inseparably in the tomb even after death, ye invisibly impart healing.  //
Pray ye now unto Christ, that He preserve your city and the people who glorify you.
 

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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