10th Sunday after Pentecost / Afterfeast of the Dormition / Translation of the Icon Not-made-by-hands

Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos: 4; Feast: 4, from Ode 1; Icon: 4, from Ode 6


1.  Through food did the enemy lead Adam forth from paradise; but by the Cross hath Christ led back to it the thief who cried:  Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!


2.  With Adam and the thief I worship Thy sufferings and glorify Thy resurrection; and I cry out with a splendid voice:  Remember me, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!


3.  O Sinless One, of Thine own will Thou wast crucified and placed in the Tomb, yet Thou didst arise as God, raising up with Thyself Adam who crieth out: Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!


4.  Raising up the temple of Thy body by Thy resurrection on the third day, O Christ God, Thou didst raise up Adam and his descendants who cry: Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!


5.  Let the immaterial ranks accompany thy divine and immaterial body to Zion.  For the multitude of the apostles, coming together of a sudden from the ends of the earth, stood before thee, O Theotokos.  With them we also glorify thine honored memory, O pure one.


6.  The honors of victory over nature hast thou taken, having given birth unto God, O pure one; yet, emulating thy Creator and Son, thou submittest to the laws of nature in supernatural manner.  Wherefore, having died, thou risest with thy Son unto everlasting life.


7.  O virgin maidens, with Miriam the prophetess raise ye now a hymn of parting!  For she who alone is Virgin and Mother of God is translated and received into heaven.


8.  The divine mansions of heaven received thee as an animate heaven, as is meet, O all-pure one; and thou hast taken thy place as a bride, splendidly adorned, before thy King and God, O most immaculate one.


9. O Savior, Thou art more comely in beauty than all the sons of men: for if Thou wast bereft of form and beauty at the time of Thy passion, yet thou didst enlighten all things and reveal the form of Thy countenance, whose likeness, depicted upon an aged napkin, hath been given unto us as a treasure.


10.  The depiction of Thy face hast Thou now given to the new Israel as strength against the hordes of the Moslems, as of old Thou gavest the ark against the Philistines, O Christ.  And it hath acquired glory; for it is not fitting to cast holy things to dogs.


11.  Thou didst send Thine apostle unto Abgar who was ignorant of Thy heavenly kingdom, to which Thou, O Christ, hast led us up from the corrupt things that drag us down, O Good One Who art unapproachable even to the immaterial cherubim; and he revealed the mysteries, that Thou didst descend even unto hades.


12.  I am now left without the strength of Thine arm, O Savior, yet Thou hast withdrawn Thy wounding from me through the supplications of her who gave Thee birth without knowing wedlock, O Word, that I might not be left foundering in the storm of sin and barely afloat, O only Deliverer.

Troparia & Kontakia

Tone 1: When the stone had been sealed by the Jews, /

And the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, /

Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, /

granting life unto the world. /

Wherefore, the Hosts of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Life-giver: /

Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. /

Glory to Thy kingdom. //

Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Lover of mankind.


Tone 1: In giving birth thou didst preserve thy virginity; /

in thy dormition thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos. /

Thou wast translated unto life, /

since thou art the Mother of Life; //

and by thine intercessions dost thou deliver our souls from death.


Tone 2:  We venerate Thine immaculate Icon, O Good One, /

asking the forgiveness of our failings, O Christ God; /

for of Thine Own will Thou was well-pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh /

that Thou mightest deliver from slavery to the enemy those whom thou hadst fashioned.  /

Wherefore, we cry to Thee thankfully: //

Thou didst fill all things with joy, O our Savior, when Thou camest to save the world.


Tone 1: As God, Thou didst arise from the tomb in glory, /

and Thou didst raise the world together with Thyself. /

And mortal nature praiseth Thee as God, /

and death hath vanished. /

And Adam danceth, O Master, /

and Eve, now freed from fetters, rejoiceth as she crieth out: /

Thou art He, O Christ, //

that grantest unto all resurrection.


Glory… Tone 2.   O uncircumscribable Word of the Father, /

knowing the victorious image, uninscribed and divinely wrought, /

of Thine ineffable and divine dispensation towards man, /

of Thy true incarnation //

we honor it with veneration.


Both now... Tone 2:  The grave and death could not hold the Theotokos, /

who is sleepless in her intercessions and an unfailing hope in her mediations. /

For as the Mother of Life she was translated unto life //

by Him Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 1st Tone:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

Choir:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

Reader:  Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright.

Choir:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

Reader:  In the 4th Tone: O sing unto the Lord a new song, for the Lord hath wrought wondrous things.

Choir:  O sing unto the Lord a new song, for the Lord hath wrought wondrous things.


Reader: The Reading is from the First Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians: [I Cor. 4:9-16 (§131); Col. 1:12-18 (§250)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone: O God who givest avengement unto me and hast subdued people under me.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  It is He that magnifieth the salvation of His king and worketh mercy for His anointed, for David and for His seed unto eternity.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 4th Tone: O Lord, in the light of Thy face shall we walk, and in Thy name shall we rejoice unto the ages.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt. 17:14-23 (§72); Luke 9:51-56,10:22-24 (§48 mid)]


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


Refrain:  The angels, having beheld the Dormition of the Most pure One, /

were struck with wonder, //

at how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven.


Irmos:   In thee, O Virgin without spot, /

the bounds of nature are overcome: /

for childbirth remains virgin /

and death is betrothed to life.  /

O Theotokos, Virgin after bearing child and alive after death, //

do thou ever save thine inheritance.


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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