St. Jonah of Manchuria

Beatitude Verses: Hierarch: 4 from Ode 3; 4 from Ode 6.

 

1 & 2.  Entering upon thine archpastoral ministry, O holy hierarch, thou didst preach the

word of God with great power and eloquence.

 

3. Remembering the wondrous mercies of the Lord, thou didst call upon thy flock to

repent and be reconciled with Him, O saint of God.

 

4. Care didst thou show for those bereft of parents and family, O wondrous Jonah,

tending to the needs both of their souls and bodies.

 

5.  Nethermost hades seeketh to devour us, O Lord, but hearken Thou to the supplications

of Thy holy hierarch, and free us wholly from its vile jaws.

 

6.  Abysmal despondency assaileth us, O Merciful One, and temptations corrupt us; but at

the entreaties of blessed Jonah restore us to chastity.

 

7.  Having bravely trodden the path of life, thou didst reach the end of thy journey,

chanting to the Lord, Who hath been glorified by thee, O Jonah.

 

8.  Holy is the Lord our God, Who was begotten of the Father before the ages, and was

ineffably born of the Virgin in the fullness of time.

 

Troparia

 

Tone 4:  Thou wast a good pastor for the Russian people, * who had departed in exodus

to live in a foreign land, * guiding them in every way, * but especially with the love of

Christ, * in all providing a model of love unfeigned. * O father Jonah, holy hierarch

of Christ, * entreat Him for the salvation of our souls.

 

Glory…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 1st Tone: My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the

meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Choir:  My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of

understanding.

Reader:  Hear this, all ye nations; give ear, all ye that inhabit the world.

Choir:  My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of

understanding.

Reader:  My mouth shall speak wisdom.

Choir:  And the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

 

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

[Hebrews 13:17-21]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 2nd Tone:

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  The mouth of the righteous shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak of

judgment.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be tripped.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [John 10:9-16]

 

Kontakia

 

Tone 3: Taking care for their daily needs,/ Thou didst not forbid children to come to thee,

O divinely blessed one,/ and didst found a home for them./ And even after thy repose thou

didst not forsake them;/ for in a dream thou didst heal a paralyzed boy./ Wherefore we cry

out unto thee:// Rejoice, O all-glorious Jonah, thou worker of wonders!

 

Glory… 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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