5th Sunday After Pentecost / Ss. Peter and Paul

Beatitude Verses: Octoechos: 4; St. Peter: 4, from Ode 3; St. Paul: 4, from Ode 6.

 
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& 6.  O Peter the Apostle, the most sweet mouth of Christ God proclaimed thee as the 
blessed and secure treasury of the Kingdom.  Therefore we sing thy praises.
 
7. Jesus the Lord has established upon the rock of thy divine teaching the unshakable 
Church in which we glorify thee, O Peter.
 
8.  Peter is in body higher than the angels, for Christ said he would sit with him as a 
judge when openly He would come again.
 
9.  Thou didst disdain all delightful things, for thou wast smitten by love of the Master 
and the desire for the salvation of all, and thou didst choose to bear witness to Him, O 
blessed Paul.  Now intercede for the whole world.
 
10.  As a noble emulator of the Master, thou wast sincerely clothed in Him, O Paul, and 
thou wast all things to all men so that thou mightest gain all things and save the peoples; 
and thou didst truly save the ends of the earth, netting them for Christ.
 
11.  Christ gave thee citizenship in heaven, O worthy and blessed Apostle Paul, for thou 
wast a faithful servant and administrator of His mysteries, and here thou didst not desire 
a lasting city.
 
12.  The Lord has looked down upon thee and renewed my being, and He Who is mighty 
has done great things, as thou didst say, O all-blameless Mother of God.  And through 
thee my God has saved me from corruption, for He is compassionate.
 
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.
 

Glory… Tone 4:  O foremost of the Apostles /

and teachers of the world, /

intercede with the Master of all, /

that He grant peace to the world //

and to our souls great mercy.

 
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 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 Romans:

[Romans 10:1-10 & 2 Corinthians 11:21-12:9]

 

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 1st Tone: The heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O Lord, and Thy truth

in the congregation of saints.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Matthew 8:28-9:1 & Matthew 16:13-19]

 

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.

 

Glory… Tone 2:  Thou hast taken to Thyself, O Lord, /

the firm and divine-voiced preachers, the chief Apostles, /

for the enjoyment of Thy blessings and for repose; /

for Thou didst accept their labors and death as above all sacrifice, //

O Thou Who alone knowest the  secrets of our hearts.

 

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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