6th Sunday after Pentecost / St. Sisoes the Great

Beatitudes on 8, from the Octoechos.


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 indivisible Trinity, all-effecting and all-powerful Unity: Father, Son, and Holy

Spirit:  Thee do we hymn as our true God and Savior!


8.  Rejoice, O animate temple of God and impassible gate!  Rejoice, O fiery throne which

burneth yet is not consumed!  Rejoice, O Mother of Emmanuel, Christ our God!


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 1:  A desert-dweller, an angel in the flesh and a wonderworker /

wast thou shown to be, O our God-bearing father Sisoes.  /

For, having acquired heavenly gifts through fasting, vigilance and prayer, /

thou didst heal the infirm /

and the souls of those who have recourse to thee with faith. /

Glory to Him Who gave thee strength!  /

Glory to Him Who hath crowned thee!  //

Glory to Him Who worketh healings for all through thee!


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:  

Having struggled, thou wast seen to be an angel on earth, O venerable one, /

ever illumining the thoughts of the faithful with divine signs.  //

Wherefore, we honor thee with faith, O Sisoes.


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


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


Reader:  Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us.

Choir:  From this generation and for evermore.


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

[Rom. 12:6-14 (§110)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 5th Tone:

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  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!


Gospel [Matt. 9:1-8 (§29)]


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

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



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