14th Sunday After Pentecost / St. Job of Pochaev

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

1.  Believing Thee to be God, O Christ, the thief on the cross confessed Thee in a pure manner, crying out from the depths of his heart:  Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!
2.  Together let us hymn as Savior and Creator, Him Who on the Cross budded forth life for our race and caused the curse which originated from the tree to wither up.
3.  By Thy death hast Thou destroyed the power of death, O Christ, and Thou didst raise up with Thyself the dead of ages past, who now hymn Thee as our true God and Savior.
4.  Arriving at Thy tomb, O Christ, the honorable women sought to anoint Thee with myrrh, O Bestower of life; but an angel appeared to them, crying out: The Lord is risen!
5.  When Thou wast crucified between two condemned thieves, O Christ, one of them blasphemed Thee and was justly damned, while the other confessed Thee and dwelleth now in paradise.
6.  When they had come to the choir of the apostles, the honorable women cried out: Christ is risen!  Let us worship Him as Master and Creator.
7.  O venerable father, there is within me a desire for good reformation, but, Woe is me! I have not learned to over come the temptations of slothfulness. Yet, trusting in thine aid, I ward off the thoughts of despondency and direct my gaze at thy glorious struggles. 
8. Zhelezo was thy family called, a name which signifieth iron, portending the firmness of thy soul; yet, having shut thyself up in a cave of stone like hidden gold, thou didst sanctify the place of thy struggles and didst show the mount of Pochaev to be a brazen rampart against the enemies of Orthodoxy.
9. Exceeding deep went thy thoughts of the kingdom of heaven, when, while yet a child, thou didst receive the angelic habit. Wherefore, having been a faithful priest of God, thou dost even now offer up entreaties in behalf of the people, O venerable Job. 
10. Raise up my deadened mind through the power of life which hath been manifest to the world through thee, O pure one, and guide it to life, O thou that alone hath cast down the gates of death by thy birthgiving.
Troparia & Kontakia
Tone 5:  Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word /
Who is co-unoriginate with the Father and the Spirit, /
and Who was born of the Virgin for our salvation; /
for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh /
and to endure death, //
and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

[Troparion of the Temple]

Tone 4:  Acquiring the patient endurance of the long-suffering forefather, / 
emulating the asceticism of the Baptist, / 
and sharing in the divine zeal of both, / 
thou wast vouchsafed worthily to receive their names, / 
and wast a fearless preacher of the true Faith. / 
Wherefore, thou didst lead a multitude of monks to Christ, / 
and didst confirm all the people in Orthodoxy. / 
O Job our venerable father, // 
pray thou that our souls be saved.

Tone 5:  Unto hades, O my Savior, didst Thou descend, /

and having broken its gates as one omnipotent, /

Thou, as Creator, didst raise up the dead together with Thyself. /

And Thou didst break the sting of death, /

and didst deliver Adam from the curse, O Lover of mankind. /

Wherefore, we all cry unto Thee: //

Save us, O Lord.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 4:  Thou wast shown to be a pillar of the true Faith, / 
a zealot of the commandments of the Gospel, / 
the reproof of pride, / 
and an intercessor and instructor for the lowly. / 
Wherefore, beg thou forgiveness of sins for those who bless thee, / 
and preserve thy monastery unharmed, O Job our father, // 
who art like unto the long-suffering one of old.


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.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 5th Tone: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Choir:  Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Reader:  Save me, O Lord for a righteous man there is no more.

Choir:  Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Reader:  In the 7th Tone: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Choir:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.


Reader: The Reading is from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians: [II Cor. 1:21-2:4 (§170); Gal. 5:22-6:2 (§213)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 5th Tone: Of Thy mercies, O Lord, will I sing for ever. Unto generation and generation will I declare Thy truth with my mouth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  For Thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever, in the heavens shall Thy truth be established.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 8th Tone: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, in His commandments shall he greatly delight.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt. 22:1-14 (§89); Luke 6:17-23 (§24)]


Communion Verse:  Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! In everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


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