26th Sunday after Pentecost / Prophet Habakkuk

Beatitudes on 8, from the Octoechos.


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



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



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.  Very early, the myrrh-bearing women arrived, weeping, at Thy tomb, O Christ God;

and they found an angel sitting there, clad in white garments, who said: What seek ye? 

Christ is risen!  Lament no longer!


6.  When Thine apostles went to the mountain whither Thou hadst commanded them to

go, and saw Thee, O Savior, they worshipped Thee; and Thou didst send them unto the

nations, to teach and baptize them.


7.  Let us worship the Father, let us glorify the Son, and together let us hymn the all-holy

Spirit, crying out and saying: O most Holy Trinity, save us all!


8.  Thy people bring Thy Mother before Thee to make supplication, O Christ.  Through

her entreaties grant us Thy compassions, O Good One, that we may glorify Thee Who

hast shone forth upon us from the tomb.


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.


[Troparion of the Temple]


Tone 2: Celebrating the memory of Thy prophet Habakkuk, O Lord, //

through him do we entreat Thee: Save Thou our souls!


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.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 8:  O divinely eloquent Habakkuk /

who announced to the world God’s coming forth from the south, from the Virgin, /

and who, standing on divine watch, didst receive a report from the radiant angel: /

thou hast proclaimed the resurrection of Christ to the world. /

Wherefore, in gladness we cry out to thee: //

Rejoice, O splendid adornment of the prophets!


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 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:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.

Choir: According as we have hoped in Thee.


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

[Eph. 5:8-19 (§229)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  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!


Gospel [Luke 18:18-27 (§91]


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

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



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