22nd Sunday after Pentecost / St. Ioannicius the Great / Hieromartyr Nicander

Beatitudes on 8, Octoechos 8.

1.  Believing Thee to be God, O Christ, the thief on the cross confessed Thee in a pure 
manner, crying out from the depths of his heart:  Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!
2.  Together let us hymn as Savior and Creator, Him Who on the Cross budded forth life 
for our race and caused the curse which originated from the tree to wither up.
3.  By Thy death hast Thou destroyed the power of death, O Christ, and Thou didst raise 
up with Thyself the dead of ages past, who now hymn Thee as our true God and Savior.
4.  Arriving at Thy tomb, O Christ, the honorable women sought to anoint Thee with 
myrrh, O Bestower of life; but an angel appeared to them, crying out: The Lord is risen!
5.  When Thou wast crucified between two condemned thieves, O Christ, one of them 
blasphemed Thee and was justly damned, while the other confessed Thee and dwelleth 
now in paradise.
6.  When they had come to the choir of the apostles, the honorable women cried out: 
Christ is risen!  Let us worship Him as Master and Creator.
7.  O indivisible Trinity, all-effecting and all-powerful Unity: Father, Son, and Holy 
Spirit:  Thee do we hymn as our true God and Savior!
8.  Rejoice, O animate temple of God and impassible gate!  Rejoice, O fiery throne which 
burneth yet is not consumed!  Rejoice, O Mother of Emmanuel, Christ our God!
Troparia & Kontakia
Tone 5:  Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word /
Who is co-unoriginate with the Father and the Spirit, /
and Who was born of the Virgin for our salvation; /
for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh /
and to endure death, //
and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

[Troparion of the Temple]

Tone 8: With streams of thy tears thou didst irrigate the barren desert, /
and with sighs from the depths of thy soul thou didst make it to bear fruit an hundredfold. /
Thou wast a beacon to the whole world, radiating miracles.  //
O Ioannicius our father, entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved!
Tone 4:  In his sufferings O Lord, /
Thy martyr Nicander hath received an imperishable crown from Thee, our God; /
for, possessed of Thy might, /
he set at nought his tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.  //
By his supplications save Thou our souls.


Tone 5:  Unto hades, O my Savior, didst Thou descend, /

and having broken its gates as one omnipotent, /

Thou, as Creator, didst raise up the dead together with Thyself. /

And Thou didst break the sting of death, /

and didst deliver Adam from the curse, O Lover of mankind. /

Wherefore, we all cry unto Thee: //

Save us, O Lord.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 8:  Thou wast made manifest as a most radiant star, /
shining forth in the world and bringing light to those in the gloom of the passions. /
And thou hast been shown to be a most mighty physician. /
But as thou hast received the grace of healing, /
grant healing unto those who ask it of thee, that we may chant: //
Rejoice, O father Ioannicius!


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 5th Tone: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt

preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Choir:  Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for


Reader:  Save me, O Lord for a righteous man there is no more.

Choir:  Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for


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

[Gal. 6:11-18 (§215); Gal. 5:22-6:2 (§213)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 5th Tone: Of Thy mercies, O Lord, will I sing for ever.  Unto

generation and generation will I declare Thy truth with my mouth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  For Thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever, in the heavens shall Thy

truth be established.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 6th Tone: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments

shall he greatly rejoice.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 8:41-56 (§39); Matt. 4:25-5:12 (§10)]


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

everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings. 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



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