7th Sunday after Pentecost / St. Mary Magdalene / HM. Phocas

Beatitudes on 10, Octoechos: 6; St. Mary: 4, from Ode 3.


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.  The myrrh-bearing women who came to the tomb heard an angel cry out: Christ, Who

hath enlightened all things is risen!


6.  Together let us all hymn Christ, Who was nailed to the Cross and hath delivered the

world from beguilement.


7 & 8.  Loving first the First Cause of good things Who in the goodness of His heart hath

deified our nature, thou didst follow Him zealously, O Mary, submitting to His divine



9. Lamenting, thou didst reach the tomb of the Deliverer, O maiden, and wast the first to

behold the divine resurrection. Wherefore, thou didst show thyself to be a herald of the

glad tidings, crying out: Christ is risen! Clap your hands!


10. The Word Who was incarnate of thine all-pure blood, O all-pure one, in the richness

of His goodness saveth me, releasing me from the condemnation of the first fall. Him do

thou unceasingly beseech, that He save thy flock.


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.


[Troparion of the Temple]


Tone 1:  The honorable Mary Magdalene /

followed after Christ, /

Who for our sake was born of the Virgin, /

keeping His precepts and laws. /

Wherefore, celebrating thy most holy memory today, //

through thy supplications we receive remission of sins.


Tone 4: As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles /

and didst occupy their throne, /

thou didst find thine activity to be a passage to divine vision, /

O divinely inspired one. /

Wherefore, ordering the word of truth, /

thou didst suffer for the Faith even to the shedding of thy blood. /

O hieromartyr Phocas, /

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.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Tone 3: Standing before the Cross of the Savior /

with many others, /

suffering with the Mother of the Lord /

and pouring forth tears, /

the all-glorious one made this offering as praise, saying: /

“What is this strange wonder? /

Is it Thy will to suffer, O Thou Who sustainest all creation? //

Glory to Thy dominion!”


Glory… Tone 4: Offering up sacrifices as a high priest, O father, /

in the end thou didst offer thyself as a living sacrifice, /

bearing witness lawfully to Christ God, /

accepting death and strengthened by angels, /

who cried out to thee: // 

Come with us, O Phocas, and no-one will be against us!


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 6th Tone:  Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine


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 Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans:

[Rom. 15:1-7 (§116); I Cor. 9:2-12 (§141)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 6th Tone: He that dwelleth in the help of the Most High shall

abide in the shelter of the God of heaven.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: He shall say unto the Lord: Thou art my helper and my refuge.  He is my God,

and I will hope in Him.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 1st Tone: With patience I waited patiently for the Lord, and He was

attentive unto me, and He hearkened unto my supplication.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matt. 9:27-35 (§33); Luke 8:1-3 (§34)]


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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