3rd Sunday after Pentecost / Translation of the Relics of Ss. Cyrus and John

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

 

1. We offer Thee the cry of the thief, and we pray: Remember us in Thy kingdom, O Savior.

 

2. For the forgiveness of transgressions we offer unto Thee the Cross which Thou didst accept for our sake, O Thou who lovest mankind.

 

3. We bow down in worship, O Master, before Thy burial and rising, whereby Thou hast delivered the world from corruption, O Thou Who lovest mankind.

 

4. By Thy death hath death been slain, O Lord, and by Thy resurrection hast Thou saved the world, O Savior.

 

5. Risen from the tomb, Thou didst meet the myrrh-bearing women; and Thou didst tell Thy disciples to announce Thine arising.

 

6. Those who slept in darkness, beholding Thee, the Light, in the nethermost parts of hades, O Christ, were raised from the dead.

 

7. Thou didst hone Thy saints with faith, O Christ, didst forge them with hope, and fire them with love; and with tridents Thou didst fashion for them a three-stranded wreath.

 

8. Valiantly did ye withstand the ungodly tyrants, O invincible martyrs, passing unharmed over the snares of deception; for, having been armed by Christ, ye rejoice with Him.

 

9. Like divinely erected pillars and firm foundations, the martyrs were planted upon the rock of the ascent of Faith, having drunk the water of immortality from the Rock that is the chalice of Christ.

 

10. Thou becamest the dwelling-place of the Spirit, having received the Fullness of the Godhead in the Son and given birth to the Savior, Lord, and Deliverer of our race.

 

Troparia & Kontakia

 

Tone 2: When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, /

then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. /

And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, /

all the Hosts of the heavens cried out: //

O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

 

[Troparion of the Temple]

 

Tone 5: O Christ God Who hast given us the miracles of Thy holy martyrs /

as an invincible rampart, /

through their supplications set at nought the counsels of the heathen /

and strengthen the scepters of kings, //

in that Thou alone art good and lovest mankind.

 

Tone 2: Thou didst rise from the tomb, O omnipotent Savior, /

and Hades was terrified on beholding the wonder; /

and the dead arose, /

and creation at the sight thereof rejoiceth with Thee. /

And Adam also is joyful, //

and the world, O my Savior, praiseth Thee for ever.

 

[Kontakion of the Temple]

 

Glory... Tone 3: Receiving the gift of miracles from grace divine, /

O saints, ye work wonders unceasingly, /

cutting down all our passions with invisible skill, /

O divinely wise Cyrus and glorious John; //

for ye are divine physicians.

 

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 2nd Tone: The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

Choir: The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

Reader: With chastisement hath the Lord chastened me, but He hath not given me over unto death.

Choir: The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

Reader: In the 4th Tone: In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous; He hath wrought all His desires in them.

Choir: In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous; He hath wrought all His desires in them.

 

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

[Rom. 5:1-10 (88); I Cor. 12:27-13:8 (153)]

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 2nd Tone: The Lord hear thee in the day of affliction; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: O Lord, save the king, and hearken unto us in the day when we call upon Thee.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: Behold now, what is so good or so joyous as for brethren to dwell together in unity?

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Matt. 6:22-33 (18); Matt. 10:1,5-8 (34 mid)]

 

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, Alleluia!

 

 

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