12th Sunday after Pentecost / The Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God / Martyrs Adrian and Natalia

Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; Icon 4, from Ode 3.
1. From paradise didst Thou drive our forefather Adam, who had broken Thy 
commandment, O Christ; but, O Compassionate One, Thou didst cause to dwell therein 
the thief who confessed Thee on the cross, crying out: “Remember me, O Savior, in Thy 
2. With the curse of death didst Thou condemn us who had sinned, O Lord, Bestower of 
life; yet having suffered in Thy flesh, O sinless Master, Thou hast granted life unto 
mortals who cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
3. In rising from the dead, Thou hast raised us up from the passions with Thyself through 
Thy resurrection, O Lord; and all the power of death hast Thou destroyed, O Savior.  
Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
4. O Thou who as God grantest life, by Thy three days in the tomb Thou didst raise up 
with Thyself the dead in hell, and as One Who is good Thou hast poured forth 
incorruption upon all of us who with faith ever cry out: “Remember us also in Thy 
5. Risen from the dead, O Savior, Thou didst first appear to the myrrh-bearing women, 
crying out: “Rejoice!” and through them Thou didst announce Thy resurrection to Thy 
friends, O Christ.  Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee, “Remember us also in Thy 
6. Moses, stretching out his arms on the mountain, prefigured the Cross and thus 
conquered Amelek.  And, receiving it with faith as a mighty weapon against the demons, 
we all cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
7.  Putting aside all earthly thought, O ye divinely wise, come ye to greet the all-comely 
beam who holdeth the all-luminous Ray Who enlighteneth and enricheth the whole world 
with mercy.
8. Having acquired thy most precious and wonder-working icon as a mighty ally and an 
impregnable rampart, O Mother of God, the princes of Russia pray to thee, that thou grant 
victory over all heresies to our pious Orthodox hierarchs.
9. Thou hast been shown to be a radiant cloud washing clean the defilements of our 
bodies with the dew of grace and enlightening our souls, O thou who alone art most 
10. Thou hast been revealed as a most fruitful tree delighting all with food which 
perisheth not, and gladdening men’s souls, O pure Bride of God.  Pour forth goodly gifts 
upon all, and save us from violent tribulations.
Troparia & Kontakia
Tone 3:  Let the heavens be glad; let earthly things rejoice; /
for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm. /
He hath trampled down death by death; /
the first-born of the dead hath He become. /
From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us //
and Hath granted to the world great mercy.
Tone 4: Today the most glorious city of Moscow is adorned, /
having received thy wonder-working icon like the radiance of the sun; /
and we, hastening to it and entreating thee, O Mistress, /
do thus cry out: O all-wondrous Mistress Theotokos, /
entreat Christ our God, Who became incarnate through thee, /
that He deliver this city, and all cities and lands where Christians dwell, /
unharmed by all the assaults of the enemy, //
and save thou our souls, in that thou art compassionate.

[Troparion of the Temple]


Tone 4:  In their sufferings O Lord, /

Thy martyrs received imperishable crowns from Thee, our God; /

for, possessed of Thy might, /

they cast down the tormentors and set at naught the feeble audacity of the demons. //

By their supplications save our souls.

Tone 3:  Thou didst rise today from the tomb, O Merciful One, /
and didst lead us out of the gates of death. /
Today Adam danceth and Eve rejoiceth; /
and together with them both the prophets and patriarchs //
unceasingly praise the divine might of Thine authority.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 4:  The divine commemoration of the martyrs hath shone forth / 
and radiantly illumined all the ends of the earth with the gladness of those who cry out: // 
Thou art the joy of the martyrs, O Christ!


Both now... Tone 8:

As ones delivered from evils by the arrival of thy precious image, O Mistress Theotokos,/

do we splendidly chant hymns of victory to thee, the chosen leader, //

on the feast of thy meeting, and we cry to thee as is our wont: Rejoice, O Bride unwedded!


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 3rd Tone:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto

our King, chant ye.

Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

Reader: Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with a voice of rejoicing.

Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

Reader:  In the Same Tone: My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced 
in God my Savior.
Choir:  My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.


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

[I Cor. 15:1-11 (§158); Phil. 2:5-11 (§240)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 3rd Tone: In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to shame in the age to come.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Be Thou unto me a God to defend me and a house of refuge to save me.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 2nd Tone: Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest, Thou and the ark of Thy holiness.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt 19:16-26 (§79); Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28 (§54)]


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

take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord.  Alleluia, Alleluia,



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