9th Sunday after Pentecost / Martyr Eusignius of Antioch/ Forefeast of the Transfiguration

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


1.  Remember us, O Christ, Thou Savior of the world, as Thou didst remember the thief

upon the Cross; and account us all worthy of Thy heavenly kingdom, O Thou Who alone

art compassionate.


2.  Hearken, O Adam, and rejoice with Eve; for he who of old stripped you both naked,

and by deception hath taken all of us captive, hath been set at nought by the Cross of



3.  Nailed of Thine own will to the Tree, O our Savior, Thou didst deliver Adam from the

curse which came through the tree, and hast rewarded that which is in Thine image with a

dwelling in paradise, in that Thou art compassionate.


4.  Today is Christ risen from the tomb, granting incorruption unto all the faithful; and He

reneweth the joy of the myrrh-bearing women after His suffering and resurrection.


5.  Rejoice, O wise myrrh-bearing women, who were first to behold the resurrection of

Christ, and who proclaimed to the apostles the glad tidings of the restoration of the whole



6.  O ye apostles, who are manifestly the friends of Christ and are to be enthroned with

Him in glory: entreat Him with boldness, that He intercede for us, for ye are His disciples.


7 & 8. He Who hath dominion over all creation hath become visible, assuming the form

of a servant; and thereby He hath shown to His disciples the unapproachable effulgence

of His divinity, as far as they were able to perceive it.


9. Christ the Sun cometh to the mountain to shine forth glory, and to dim with His light

the shining morning-star; and illumined by His rays, let us celebrate the forefeast today.


10. Fulfilling the words of eternal life, Christ stood forth as one who showeth things to

others that they might understand; and He was well pleased to show forth in Himself the

radiant glory of the Father.


Troparia & Kontakia


Tone 8:  From on high didst Thou descend, O compassionate One; /

to burial of three days hast Thou submitted /

that Thou mightest free us from our passions. //

O our Life and Resurrection, O Lord, glory be to Thee.


Tone 4:  Let us go forth to meet the transfiguration of Christ, /

splendidly celebrating the forefeast thereof, O ye faithful; and let us cry aloud: /

The day of divine gladness hath arrived!  /

The Master ascendeth Mount Tabor //

to shine forth the beauty of His divinity!


[Troparion of the Temple]


Tone 8:  

Having risen from the tomb, Thou didst raise up the dead and didst resurrect Adam. /

Eve also danceth at Thy Resurrection, //

and the ends of the world celebrate Thine arising from the dead, O Greatly-merciful one.


Glory…[Kontakion of the Temple]


Both now... Tone 4: Human nature is made divinely luminous today /

by the transfiguration of God, //

and crieth out in gladness: Christ is transfigured, saving us all!


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 8th Tone: Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our


Choir: Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Reader: In Judea is God known, His name is great in Israel.

Choir: Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Reader: Make your vows.

Choir: And pay them to the Lord our God.


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

Corinthians: [I Cor. 3:9-17 (§128)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 8th Tone:

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Come let us rejoice in the Lord, let us shout with jubilation unto God our


Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: Let us come before His countenance with thanksgiving, and with psalms let us

shout in jubilation unto Him.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt. 14:22-34 (§59)]


Communion Verse:  Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


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