All Saints of Mount Athos

Beatitudes on 8, Saints 8, 4 from Ode 3, 1st Canon; 4 from Ode 6, 2nd Canon 

1.  O venerable fathers of Athos, who struggled by means of grace divine, ye founded 
sacred folds on the mountain and, with the help of the Mother of God, nurtured 
multitudes of monastics in the meadows of salvation.  Pray ye now for us, your flock, that 
we be delivered from all want, and that our souls be saved.
2. I hymn Gregory Palamas, who hath been revealed as a great theologian and a sacred 
instrument of the Holy Spirit, the beholder of the never-waning light, the true instructor 
of the faithful in theology.
3. Meet it is also to praise the other Gregory, who fasted splendidly in the environs of the 
Lavra, and the other Gregory, his namesake, who raised up the most lauded monastery 
which beareth his name.
4. Rejoice, thou who chose Mount Athos as thy portion!  Rejoice, thou whose will it hath 
been to be the helper of that place!  Rejoice, bestower of earthly blessings upon the 
faithful who abide there!  Rejoice, surety of their eternal salvation!
5. Be thou hymned as is meet, O wondrous Niphont, excellent adornment of the 
Monastery of Dionysiou, who wast the shepherd of Constantinople and paragon of all the 
6. Be glad, O honored Monastery of Dochiariou, who hast been enriched by a glorious 
founder, the wise Neophytus, who, like a fruitful tree, was replete with every virtue.
7. O Karyes, center of fasting, be thou also glad in the divine Spirit, having given rise to 
the glorious Nectarius, the sweetest nectar of the virtues, who abode with the venerable.
8. Protected by thine alliance, as with mighty armor, O Theotokos, the venerable ones of 
Mount Athos have vanquished all the forces of the demons and have received the trophy 
of victory.
Troparia & Kontakia

[Troparion of the Temple]


Tone 5:  With hymns and songs let us honor the fathers of Athos, /
those angels in the flesh, the confessors, the righteous ones, /
the hierarchs, and the martyrs. /
And let us, the whole multitude of monastics, /
emulate their virtues and cry out with one voice: /
Glory to Him that hath crowned you. /
Glory to Him that hath sanctified you. //
Glory to Him that hath shown you forth as our protectors in perils.

[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 4:  Let us all praise the fathers /
who have made the Holy Mount like unto heaven, /
and who have shone forth in this life like the angels /
and who did gather a great multitude of monastics there; /
and let us cry unto them; /
Deliver us from every necessity and the attacks of the evil one, //
O thou multitude of monastic saints, thou boast and joy of Athos.


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 7th Tone:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Choir:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Reader:  What shall I render unto the Lord for all that He hath rendered unto me?

Choir:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

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


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

[Galatians 5:22-6:2 (§213); Romans 3:19-26 (§84)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 6th Tone: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments shall he greatly delight.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  His seed shall be mighty upon the earth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 4th Tone: The righteous cried and the lord heard them, and He delivered them out of all their tribulations.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 6:17-23 (§24); Matthew 7:1-8 (§20)]


Communion Verse:  In everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright. 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


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