27th Sunday after Pentecost / The Conception of the All-Holy Theotokos by St. Anna

Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; St. Anna 4, from Ode 3, First Canon.


1.  We offer Thee the cry of the thief, and we pray: Remember us in Thy kingdom, O



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.  "If Thou wilt grant fruit to my womb,” Anna cried to the Lord, “I shall be magnified,

and will offer it to Thee." Therefore, she conceived the pure Mother of God.


8. Having observed the provisions of the law and served God blamelessly, O most

honorable Anna, thou truly bearest in thy womb her who wilt give birth unto the Giver of

the law. Wherefore, we, the faithful, call thee blessed.


9. When thou didst pray in the garden, thou didst hear the voice of the Most High, O

divinely wise Anna; and He gave fruit to thy womb: the portal which by grace shall

open paradise.


10. Dispel all the barrenness of my fruitless mind, and show forth my soul to be fruitful

in the virtues, O most-holy Theotokos, thou help of the faithful.


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 4: Today, the bonds of barrenness are loosed, /

for God, hearkening unto Joachim and Anna, /

doth manifestly promise them that they will, beyond all expectation, /

give birth to the divine Maiden, /

from whom the Infinite One Himself, becoming man, shall be born. /

And He commandeth the angels to cry unto her: //

Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, the Lord is with thee!


Glory… 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.


Both now... Tone 4:

Today the whole world doth celebrate Anna’s conceiving, /

which was brought about by God; //

for she gave birth unto her who ineffably gave birth unto the Word.


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: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.

Choir: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.


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

[Eph. 6:10-17 (§233); Gal. 4:22-31 (§210 mid)]


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 1st Tone: The salvation of the righteous is the Lord, and He is their

defender in a time of affliction.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 17:12-19 (§85); Luke 8:16-21 (§36)]


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

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




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