5th Sunday after Pentecost / The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; Icon 4, from Ode 3.


1. By the tree was Adam forced to depart from paradise; but by the Tree of the Cross was

the thief made to dwell in paradise.  For the one by tasting, broke the commandment of

the creator; while the other, crucified with Him, confessed the hidden God, crying out:

Remember me in Thy kingdom!


2. O Lord Who wast lifted up upon the Cross, Who hast destroyed the power of death and

as God hast destroyed the record of our sins, grant also the repentance of the thief unto us

who faithfully serve Thee and cry out to thee, O Christ God Who alone lovest mankind:

Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


3. On the Cross Thou didst tear asunder with the spear the record of our sins; and,

numbered among the dead, Thou didst bind the tyrant of hades, O Lord Who lovest

mankind, Who by Thy resurrection hast delivered all from the bonds of hades.  Thereby

have we been illumined, and we cry to Thee: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


4. O Thou Who alone art immortal, Who wast crucified and as almighty didst arise from

the tomb on the third day, and hast raised up Adam, the first created: Vouchsafe that I

also may turn to repentance with my whole heart, and may ever cry out to Thee with

fervent faith: Remember me, O Savior, in Thy kingdom!


5. For our sake He Who is without passion became a man subject to the passions; and,

nailed of His own will to the Cross, He hath raised us up with Himself.  Wherefore, we

glorify His Cross, passion, and resurrection, whereby we have been refashioned and

whereby we also are saved, who cry out: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


6. O ye faithful, let us entreat Him who hath risen from the dead, hath made captive the

dominion of hades, and wast seen by the myrrh-bearing women and said to them:

“Rejoice!”, that He deliver from corruption the souls of us who ever cry out to Him with

the voice of the noble thief: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


7. Rejoice, O unshakable, pure and animate palace of Christ the King Most High!

Rejoice, O Directress, Rejoice! For by thee is our city preserved intact!


8. In thy womb which tasted not of wedlock thou didst bodily contain Him Whom

creation cannot contain, O Virgin Directress. Wherefore, magnifying thee as is meet, we

chant, Rejoice!


9. Thou didst once fill thy first-painted icon with grace, O Virgin Lady Theotokos; and

now that same grace speaketh forth truly in the effulgence of the wonders of faith, as the

first one did for the sake of thee who wast first depicted thereon, unto those who with

faith have recourse to thee after God.


10. We bow down before the all-pure image of thee and thy Babe all-sweet, Christ the

preëternal and never-waning Light, O Theotokos, by Whom thou hast saved all human

nature from cruel evils and mortal corruption.


Troparia & Kontakia


Tone 4:  Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the angel, /
and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, /
the women disciples of the Lord spake to the apostles exultantly: /
Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, //
granting to the world great mercy.


Tone 4: 

O fervent intercessor, Mother of the Lord Most High, /

thou prayest for all to thy Son, Christ our God, /

and thou contrivest to save all who have recourse to thy powerful protection./

O Sovereign Lady and Queen, help and defend all of us /

who in troubles and trials, in pains and burdened with many sins, /

stand before thy most pure Icon in thy presence, /

and pray to thee with compunction of soul, /

contrition of heart, and with tears, /

and who have unflagging hope in thee.  /

Grant to all what is good for us, /

deliverance from all evil, /

and save us all, O Virgin Theotokos, //

for thou art a divine protection to thy servants.


[Troparion of the Temple]


Tone 4:  My Savior and Redeemer hath, as God, /
raised up the earthborn from the grave and from their fetters, /
and He hath broken the gates of hades, /
and, as Master, //
hath risen on the third day.


Glory… [Kontakion of the Temple]


Both now... Tone 8:

Let us run, O ye peoples, to that quiet and good harbor, to the speedy helper, /

to the ready and warm salvation, to the Virgin’s protection.  /

Let us hurry to prayer and hasten to repentance; /

for the most pure Theotokos poureth out for us unfailing mercy, /

anticipateth our needs with her help and delivereth from great disasters and evils //

her well-pleasing and God-fearing servants.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 4th Tone: How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In

wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Choir:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Reader: Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, Thou hast been magnified


Choir:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Reader: In the 3rd Tone:  My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced

in God my Savior.

Choir:  My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.


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

[Rom. 10:1-10 (§103); Phil. 2:5-11 (§240)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone: Bend Thy bow, and proceed prosperously, and be king,

because of truth and meekness and righteousness.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: In the 8th Tone: Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt. 8:28-9:1 (§28); Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28 (§54)]


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

take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord.  Alleluia, Alleluia,




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