Hieromartyr Hermolaus and those with him

Beatitudes on 6, from the Octoechos.
1. Comely and good to taste was the fruit which brought death upon me.  But Christ is the 
Tree of life, and eating thereof I die not, but cry out with the thief: Remember me in Thy 
kingdom, O Lord!
2. Having finished the good struggle and kept the faith, ye received from God crowns of 
incorruption, and were vouchsafed His glory, O most lauded martyrs, inhabitants of 
heaven with the angels.
3. Let the assemblies of the sacred ministers and prophets, and let praise be given the 
company of honorable women be praised, for they dwell now in joy in the mansions of 
the firstborn and abide with the incorporeal hosts.
4. Number those whom Thou hast taken from us in the mansions of the saints, O Word of 
God, overlooking the offenses of their souls committed on earth, in knowledge and in 
ignorance; and take pity upon Thy servants.
5. Dying in Thee, O Holy Trinity, Thy servants come to Thee to be delivered from 
dreadful torments, and to receive, forgiven, the good things of Thy holy glory at the hour 
of judgment.
6. The Effulgence of the Father made His abode within thy womb, O most holy and pure 
one, and those who were beguiled by the evil counsel of the enemy and fell into 
corruption did He restore again.
Troparia & Kontakia

Tone 2:  O Apostles, Martyrs, and Prophets, /

Venerable and Righteous Ones; /

ye that have accomplished a good labor and kept the Faith, /

that have boldness before the Savior; O Good Ones, //

intercede for us, we pray, that our souls be saved.


Tone 4:  In their sufferings O Lord, /

Thy martyrs received imperishable crowns from Thee, our God; /

for, possessed of Thy might, /

they cast down the tormentors and set at naught the feeble audacity of the demons. //

By their supplications save our souls.


Tone 4:  Having lived piously as a hierarch, /
thou hast received the crown of a martyred bishop; 
and extinguishing the sacrifices of the idols, /
thou wast a good shepherd of the flock of Christ /
and a true teacher for Panteleimon, /
O all-wise one.  /
Wherefore, we honor thee with hymns, crying out: /
Ever deliver us from misfortunes by thy supplications, //
O Hermolaus our father!


Glory… Tone 8: 

With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the souls of Thy servants, //

where there is neither sickness, nor sorrow, nor sighing, but life everlasting.


Both now…  Tone 8:

In thee we have a wall and a haven, and an intercessor acceptable to God, //

Whom thou didst bear, O Theotokos unwedded, salvation of the faithful.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 8th Tone:  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.

Choir:  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.

Reader:  Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

Choir:  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.

Reader:  Be glad in the Lord.

Choir:  And rejoice, ye righteous.


Reader: The Reading is from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians:  [II Cor. 6:1-10 (§181)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them, and He delivered them out of all

their tribulations.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Many are the tribulations of the righteous, and the Lord shall deliver them out

of them all.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 7:36-50 (§33)]


Communion Verse:  Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!




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