19th Sunday after Pentecost / The Holy Hierarchs of Moscow

Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; Hierarchs 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.   After God ye have been the helpers and protectors of Moscow, O favorites of God.  Guide us to the haven of salvation; for ye are a wall of defense for the faithful.


8.  We entreat you, O holy wonderworkers Peter, Alexis, Jonah, Philip, Hermogenes and Tikhon: dispel our spiritual turmoil and the tempest of grief, and grant us serenity by your supplications of God.


9.  As ye were right noble emulators of the good, and have been enriched by God with miracles, render help unto all, praying to God Who glorifieth you, His favored ones.


10.  O Virgin Theotokos, help us who experience the trials in cruel infirmities and the sore distress of barbarian invasions; and transform our grief into joy.


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 4:  O primates of Russia, /

true preservers of the Traditions of the apostles, unshakable pillars, /

instructors in Orthodoxy, Peter, Alexis, Jonah, Philip, Hermogenes, and Tikhon: /

Entreat the Master of all, //

that He grant peace to the whole world and great mercy to our souls.


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: Piously did ye live among holy hierarchs; /

and ye guided the people toward divine knowledge, /

and were well pleasing unto God.  /

Wherefore, ye have been glorified by Him /

with incorruption and miracles, //

as disciples of the grace of God.


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 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 Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians: [II Cor. 11:31-12:9 (§194); Heb. 13:17-21 (§335)]


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: In the 2nd Tone: Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 6:31-36 (§26); Matt. 5:14-19 (§11)]


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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