25th Sunday after Pentecost / Apodosis of the Entry / HM Clement of Rome

Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Feast: 4, from Ode 9.


1.  Remember us, O Christ, Thou Savior of the world, as Thou didst remember the thief

upon the Cross; and account us all worthy of Thy heavenly kingdom, O Thou Who alone

art compassionate.


2.  Hearken, O Adam, and rejoice with Eve; for he who of old stripped you both naked,

and by deception hath taken all of us captive, hath been set at nought by the Cross of



3.  Nailed of Thine own will to the Tree, O our Savior, Thou didst deliver Adam from the

curse which came through the tree, and hast rewarded that which is in Thine image with a

dwelling in paradise, in that Thou art compassionate.


4.  Today is Christ risen from the tomb, granting incorruption unto all the faithful; and He

reneweth the joy of the myrrh-bearing women after His suffering and resurrection.


5.  Rejoice, O wise myrrh-bearing women, who were first to behold the resurrection of

Christ, and who proclaimed to the apostles the glad tidings of the restoration of the whole



6.  O ye apostles, who are manifestly the friends of Christ and are to be enthroned with

Him in glory: entreat Him with boldness, that He intercede for us, for ye are His disciples.


7.   O pure Theotokos, as thou hast the most radiant beauty of purity of soul and art full of

the grace of God from heaven, with the ever-existent light thou dost ever enlighten them

that cry out with joy: Truly thou art more highly exalted than all, O pure Virgin!


8. Thy wonder doth surpass the power of words, O pure Theotokos, for in thee I perceive

a body impervious to the movement of sin. Wherefore thankfully I cry out to thee: Truly

thou art more highly exalted than all, O pure Virgin!


9. With hymns let us praise her who was a babe by nature and was supernaturally

revealed as the Mother of God; for she is led unto the Lord in the temple of the law as the

fragrance of sweet savor for the righteous, as the spiritual fruit of her righteous parents.


10. O ye faithful, with the angel let us fittingly cry out to the Theotokos: “Rejoice!”

Rejoice, O most comely Bride! Rejoice, O radiant cloud from whom the Lord hath shone

forth upon us who sit in the darkness of ignorance! Rejoice, thou hope of all!


Troparia & Kontakia


Tone 8:  From on high didst Thou descend, O compassionate One; /

to burial of three days hast Thou submitted /

that Thou mightest free us from our passions. //

O our Life and Resurrection, O Lord, glory be to Thee.


Tone 4:  Today is the prelude of God’s good will /

and the heralding of the salvation of mankind. /

In the temple of God, the Virgin is presented openly, /

and she proclaimeth Christ unto all. /

To her, then, with a great voice let us cry aloud: /

Rejoice, O thou fulfillment //

of the Creator’s dispensation.


[Troparion of the Temple]


Tone 4: All-gloriously amazing all the ends of the world with divine miracles, /

O sacred athlete, /

in manner transcending nature /

thou didst cause the substance of the waters of the sea to withdraw /

on the day on thine honored memorial, /

for those who ever earnestly had recourse to the church erected for thee by God /

to shelter thy precious relics; /

and after the people had returned, /

thou didst miraculously cause the sea to return to the shore. /

O all-wondrous Clement, //

entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved.


Tone 8:  Having risen from the tomb, Thou didst raise up the dead and didst resurrect Adam. /

Eve also danceth at Thy Resurrection, //

and the ends of the world celebrate Thine arising from the dead, O Greatly-merciful one.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 2: Thou hast been shown to all /

as a branch of the divine vine arrayed in sanctity, /

exuding the sweetness of wisdom with thy supplications, /

O most honored and holy Clement, /

that we may offer thee the noetic hymn, /

like a woven robe of purple: //

Save thou thy servants!


Both now… Tone 4:  The most pure temple of the Savior, /

the most precious bridal-chamber and Virgin, /

the sacred treasury of the glory of God, /

is on this day brought into the house of the Lord, /

bringing with her the grace that is in the Divine Spirit. /

And the angels of God chant praise unto her: //

she is the heavenly tabernacle.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 8th Tone: Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our


Choir: Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Reader: In Judea is God known, His name is great in Israel.

Choir: Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Reader:  In the 3rd Tone:  My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in

God my Savior.

Choir:  My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.


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

[Eph. 4:1-6 (§224); Heb. 9:1-7 (§320)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 8th Tone: Come let us rejoice in the Lord, let us shout with

jubilation unto God our Savior.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Let us come before His countenance with thanksgiving, and with psalms let us

shout in jubilation unto Him.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: In the Same Tone: Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 13:10-17 (§71); Luke 10:38-42,11:27-28 (§54)]


Instead of “It is truly meet…” we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of

the feast, Fourth Tone:


            Refrain:  The angels beholding the entry of the most pure one were struck with

wonder, seeing how the Virgin entered into the Holy of Holies.

            Irmos:   Let no profane hand touch the living Ark of God, but let the lips of the

faithful, chanting unceasingly the words of the angel to the Theotokos, cry out with joy:

Truly art thou high above all, O pure Virgin.


Communion Verse:  Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!  I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



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