31st Sunday after Pentecost / St. Juliana of Lazarevo & Forefeast of Theophany

Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos 4; from the canon of the Forefeast: 4 from Ode 3; and of the Saint: 4 from Ode 6.


1.  Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom, O God my Savior, and save me, for Thou alone lovest mankind.


2.  By a tree was Adam deceived; yet again by the Tree of the Cross was the thief saved, who cried out: Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!


3.  O Bestower of life, Who hadst broken down the gates and portals of hades, Thou hast saved all who cry out to Thee, O Savior: Glory to Thine arising!


4.  O Thou Who by Thy burial hast made death captive, and by Thy resurrection hast filled all with joy: remember me, in that Thou art compassionate.


5& 6.  “The Christ hath appeared!” the Forerunner crieth out, “And He cometh up to the streams of the Jordan!  Let us make haste to greet Him, enlightened by pure thoughts!”


7.  O my God, Thou deliverance of all, having clothed Thyself in mine abundant poverty, Thou approachest to be baptized, seeking me who have strayed from the right path.


8.  Let earth and heaven now join chorus, for the Benefactor of all is baptized, submerging the multitude of our countless transgressions in the waters.


9.  Having mortified the uprisings of the flesh and given thy mind the rule over the passions, O most honored Juliana, thou dwellest now in the splendors of dispassion.


10.  Observing in word and deed the teachings of the Savior, O glorious one, it was thy custom to bow down before His image when thou didst stand all night in prayer.


11.  Christ hath shown thee to be a cloud pouring forth myrrh like rain, unto the healing of those who with faith approach the shrine of thy relics.


12.  Thy Son was comely beyond all men in the beauty of His divinity, O all-pure one, even though He became flesh for our sake.


Troparia & Kontakia


Tone 6: Angelic hosts were above Thy tomb, /

and they that guarded Thee became as dead. /

And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate body. /

Thou didst despoil hades and wast not tempted by it. /

Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life.  //

O Thou Who didst rise from the dead, O Lord, glory be to Thee.


Tone 4:  Make ready O Zebulon, /

and prepare thyself, O Naphtali. / 

O River Jordan, stand /

and leap for joy at receiving the Lord Who cometh to be baptized. / 

Rejoice, O Adam, with our first mother, /

hide not yourselves as in paradise of old. /

For seeing us naked, He hath appeared, /

that He may clothe us with our first garment. //

Christ hath appeared wishing to renew the whole of creation.


Tone 4: Shining forth with grace divine,/

even after death thou hast revealed the radiance of thy life;/

for thou pourest forth fragrant myrrh for healing/

upon all the sick who approach the shrine of thy relics with faith./

O righteous mother Juliana,/

entreat Christ God,//

that our souls be saved.


Tone 6:

Having by His life bestowing hand raised up all the dead out of the dark abysses, /

Christ God, the Giver of life, hath bestowed the Resurrection upon the fallen human race;/

for He is the Savior of all, //

the Resurrection, and the Life, and the God of all.


Glory… Tone 8: 

All of us amid misfortune and pain hymn the holy Juliana as a helper quick to hear;/

for she lived a God-pleasing life in the world and gave countless alms to the poor.//

Wherefore, she hath found the grace of miracles at the command of God.


Both now… Tone 4:  In the running waters of Jordan today /

the Lord cried to John: /

Be not afraid to baptize Me, /

for, I am come to save Adam, //

the first-fashioned man.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 6th Tone:  Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Choir: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Reader: Unto Thee, O Lord, Will I cry; O my God, be not silent unto me.

Choir: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

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 Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to Timothy:

[II Tim. 4:5-8 (§298); Col. 3:12-16 (§258); Gal. 3:23-29 (§208)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 8th Tone: God be gracious unto us and bless us.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Cause Thy face to shine upon us, and have mercy on us.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 1st Tone: The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord, and He is their defender in time of affliction.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Mark 1:1-8 (§1); Luke 18:18-27 (§91); Mark 5:24-5:34 (§21)]


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, Alleluia!


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