19th Sunday after Pentecost / The Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council

Beatitudes on 10, Octoechos: 6; Fathers: 4, Ode 3.


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. Initiated into the mysteries by Christ, the divine chief shepherds drove away from the

pious the parties of Antichrist, who wished to trouble the Church of Christ, that it not be



8. The Company of the fathers, drawing forth streams of teaching from the wellsprings of

salvation, give the thirsting people of Christ to drink thereof, and wash away the turbid

streams of filth.


9.  The Seventh Council of the Christ-loving, whose defenders were the imperial Irene

and Constantine, was held in the splendid city of Nicaea against those who of a truth

accused Christians and brought them to trial.


10.  Let all the ungodly depart who do not venerate the precious icon of the Theotokos

and do not proclaim her to be the one who gave birth to Christ theandrically; and let them

be sent into the fire, to burn without being consumed.

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 8:  Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, /

Who hast established our holy fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, /

and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith.  //

O Most merciful One, glory be to Thee.


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.


Glory… Tone 6:  The Son Who shined forth from the Father ineffably was born, /

twofold of nature, of a woman.  /

Knowing Him, we deny not the image of His form; /

but depicting it piously, we revere it faithfully.  /

And for this cause, the Church, in that it holdeth the true faith, //

doth kiss the icon of Christ’s incarnation.


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 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: Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and

praised and glorified is Thy name unto the ages.

Choir:  Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is

Thy name unto the ages.


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

[II Cor. 11:31-12:9 (§194); Heb. 13:7-16 (§334)]


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 God of gods, the Lord hath spoken, and He hath called

the earth from the rising of the sun unto the setting thereof.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 8:5-15 (§35); John 17:1-13 (§56)]


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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