5th Sunday after Pentecost / Martyrs Proclus and Hilary / St. Michael of Maleinus

Beatitudes on 8, Octoechos 8.


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. O Ye faithful, let us all pray, that with one mind we may worthily glorify the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the unity of the Trinity in three Hypostases, unmingled, abiding, simple, indivisible and unapproachable; for thereby have we been delivered from the fiery torment.


8. O Christ, most merciful Master, Thy Mother, who gave birth unto Thee in the flesh without seed, the true Virgin, who remained incorrupt even after giving birth, do we set before Thee to make the supplication: Grant forgiveness of transgressions unto those who ever cry out to Thee: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


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.


[Troparion of the Temple]


Tone 8: 

In thee, O father, that which is fashioned according to the image of God was

preserved, /

for, having taken up thy cross, thou didst follow after Christ, /

and by thine example didst teach that the flesh is to be disdained as transitory, /

but that the soul must be cared for as a thing immortal.  //

Wherefore, thy spirit doth rejoice with the angels, O venerable Michael.


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.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Tone 2:  Thou didst lighten the heaviness of the flesh by thy works /

and didst give speedy wings to thy soul by enlightenment, O Michael: /

and thou hast shown thyself to be a dwelling-place for the Trinity, /

beholding Whom, O blessed one, //

pray thou unceasingly for us all.


Glory… Tone 4:  The honorable suffering of Proclus and Hilary /

hath shone forth like the morning-star, /

illumining us with the splendors of miracles.  /

Wherefore, we celebrate your memory, //

crying: Entreat Christ God, that He save our souls!


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 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 exceedingly.

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

Reader:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord!

Choir:  In wisdom hast Thou made them all.


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

[Rom. 10:1-10 (§103)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone:

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  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!


Gospel [Matt. 8:28-9:1 (§28)]


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



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