20th Sunday after Pentecost / St. Hilarion the Great

Beatitude Verses: Octoechos: 6; Martyr: 4 from Ode 3.

1. From paradise didst Thou drive our forefather Adam, who had broken Thy 
commandment, O Christ; but, O Compassionate One, Thou didst cause to dwell therein 
the thief who confessed Thee on the cross, crying out: “Remember me, O Savior, in Thy 
2. With the curse of death didst Thou condemn us who had sinned, O Lord, Bestower of 
life; yet having suffered in Thy flesh, O sinless Master, Thou hast granted life unto 
mortals who cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
3. In rising from the dead, Thou hast raised us up from the passions with Thyself through 
Thy resurrection, O Lord; and all the power of death hast Thou destroyed, O Savior.  
Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
4. O Thou who as God grantest life, by Thy three days in the tomb Thou didst raise up 
with Thyself the dead in hell, and as One Who is good Thou hast poured forth 
incorruption upon all of us who with faith ever cry out: “Remember us also in Thy 
5. Risen from the dead, O Savior, Thou didst first appear to the myrrh-bearing women, 
crying out: “Rejoice!” and through them Thou didst announce Thy resurrection to Thy 
friends, O Christ.  Wherefore, with faith we cry out to Thee, “Remember us also in Thy 
6. Moses, stretching out his arms on the mountain, prefigured the Cross and thus 
conquered Amelek.  And, receiving it with faith as a mighty weapon against the demons, 
we all cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”
7. The uprisings of the poisonous passions didst thou dry up, restraining them with the 
medicine of fasting, O ever-memorable one, and crying aloud: There is none as holy as 
our God, and none more righteous than Thee, O Lord!
8. Having cut away garments of mortal skin with the knife of abstinence, thou didst 
fashion a robe of salvation, crying out to thy Creator: Thou art our God, and there is none 
more holy than Thee, O Lord!
9. Strengthened by hope of things eternal, and brought to God by the hands of the 
divinely wise Anthony, O venerable God-bearer, emulating him thou becamest a beacon, 
shedding the rays of all-glorious miracles.
10. He Who formed all things by His divine desire deigned to form Himself into a man, 
taking form In thy womb, O Theotokos. To Him do we now cry out: Thou art our God, 
and there is none more righteous than Thee, O Lord!
Troparia & Kontakia
Tone 3:  Let the heavens be glad; let earthly things rejoice; /
for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm. /
He hath trampled down death by death; /
the first-born of the dead hath He become. /
From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us //
and Hath granted to the world great mercy.

[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 Hilarion our father, entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved!


Tone 3:  Thou didst rise today from the tomb, O Merciful One, /
and didst lead us out of the gates of death. /
Today Adam danceth and Eve rejoiceth; /
and together with them both the prophets and patriarchs //
unceasingly praise the divine might of Thine authority.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 3:  Assembling today, in hymns we praise thee / 
as a never-waning luminary of the noetic Sun; / 
for thou hast shone forth upon those / 
in the darkness of ignorance, / 
guiding all up to the divine heights, O Hilarion. / 
Wherefore, we cry out: / 
Rejoice, O father, // 
thou foundation of all fasters!


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 3rd Tone:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto

our King, chant ye.

Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

Reader: Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with a voice of rejoicing.

Choir:  O chant unto our God, chant ye; chant unto our King, chant ye.

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. 1:11-19 (§200); II Cor. 9:6-11 (§188)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 3rd Tone: In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to

shame in the age to come.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Be Thou unto me a God to defend me and a house of refuge to save me.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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

shall he greatly delight.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 16:19-31 (§83); Luke 6:17-23 (§24)]


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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