11th Sunday after Pentecost / The Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Lawrence / Afterfeast of the Transfiguration

Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos 6; Feast 4, from Ode 5, 1st Canon.
1.  We offer Thee the cry of the thief, and we pray: Remember us in Thy kingdom, O Savior.
2.  For the forgiveness of transgressions we offer unto Thee the Cross which Thou didst accept for our sake, O Thou who lovest mankind.
3. We bow down in worship, O Master, before Thy burial and rising, whereby Thou hast delivered the world from corruption, O Thou Who lovest mankind.
4. By Thy death hath death been slain, O Lord, and by Thy resurrection hast Thou saved the world, O Savior.
5. Risen from the tomb, Thou didst meet the myrrh-bearing women; and Thou didst tell Thy disciples to announce Thine arising.
6. Those who slept in darkness, beholding Thee, the Light, in the nethermost parts of hades, O Christ, were raised from the dead.
7. The mountains inclined themselves before Thy face; for Thou wast well pleased to accept, in Thine earthly form, the light and heavenly rays which the sun came and laid at Thy feet.
8.  Moses and Elijah cried to the disciples who were being instructed on holy Mount Tabor: “Behold, Christ the Savior is the God Whom we proclaimed of old!”
9.  The immutable nature, having mingled itself with human nature, shone forth ineffably, abundantly disclosing to the apostles the light of the immaterial Godhead.
10.  When the disciples beheld Thee, the ever-existent Effulgence, shining in the glory of the Father, O Christ, they cried out to Thee: “Direct Thou our paths in Thy light!”
Troparia & Kontakia
Tone 2:  When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, /
then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. /
And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, /
all the Hosts of the heavens cried out: //
O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

Tone 7:  Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, /

showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure; /

shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all, Thy light ever-unending /

through the prayers of the Theotokos.  O Light-giver, glory be to Thee. 


[Troparion of the Temple]


Tone 4:  In his sufferings O Lord, /

Thy martyr Lawrence hath received an imperishable crown from Thee, our God; /

for, possessed of Thy might, /

he set at nought his tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.  //

By his supplications save Thou our souls.


Tone 2:  Thou didst rise from the tomb, O omnipotent Savior, /
and Hades was terrified on beholding the wonder; /
and the dead arose, /
and creation at the sight thereof rejoiceth with Thee. /
And Adam also is joyful, //
and the world, O my Savior, praiseth Thee for ever.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 2:  Kindling thy heart with divine fire, /
thou didst utterly reduce the fire of the passions to ashes, /
O God-bearing martyr Lawrence, /
thou confirmation of athletes; /
and in the midst of thy sufferings thou didst cry out with faith: //
Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ.


Both now... Tone 7:  On the mount Thou wast transfigured, /

and Thy disciples, as much as they could bear, beheld Thy glory, O Christ God; /

so that when they should see Thee crucified, /

they would know thy passion to be willing, /

and would preach to the world //

that Thou, in truth, art the Effulgence of the Father.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 2nd Tone:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

Choir:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

Reader:  With chastisement hath the Lord chastened me, but He hath not given me over unto death.

Choir:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

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

Corinthians: [I Cor. 9:2-12 (§141)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 2nd Tone: The Lord hear thee in the day of affliction; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  O Lord, save the king, and hearken unto us in the day when we call upon Thee.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 8th Tone: Thine are the heavens, and Thine is the Earth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt. 18:23-35 (§77)]


Instead of “It is truly meet…” we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the feast, Forth Tone:


Refrain:  Magnify, O my soul, the Lord transfigured on Tabor.


Irmos:   Thy birthgiving was undefiled: /

God came forth from thy womb, /

and He appeared upon earth /

wearing flesh and made His dwelling among men; //

therefore we all magnify thee, O Theotokos.


Communion Verse:  Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!  O Lord, in the light of Thy face shall we walk, and in Thy name shall we rejoice forever. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!




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