20th Sunday after Pentecost / Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius the notaries of Constantinople

Beatitudes on 8, from the Octoechos. 


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 kingdom!”


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 kingdom!”


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 kingdom!”


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.  O ye faithful, let us hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the one God, the one Lord, as from a single Sun; for the Trinity is thrice-luminous and enlighteneth all who cry out: “Remember us also in Thy kingdom!”


8.  Rejoice, O portal of God, through which the incarnate Creator passed without breaking thy seal!  Rejoice, thou light cloud which bore Christ, the divine Rain!  Rejoice, ladder and throne of heaven!  Rejoice, honored mountain of God, fruitful and unquarried!


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 4:  In their sufferings O Lord, /

Thy martyrs received imperishable crowns from Thee, our God; /

for, possessed of Thy might, /

they cast down the tormentors and set at naught the feeble audacity of the demons. //

By their supplications save our souls.


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 4: Having struggled well from childhood, /

O Marcian and wise Martyrius, /

ye cast down the apostate Arius, /

preserving the Orthodox Faith unadulterated, /

following Paul, the wise teacher. /

Wherefore, with him ye have found life, //

as most excellent champions of the Trinity.


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 4th Tone: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.

Choir:  Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.


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

[Gal. 1:11-19 (§200); Eph. 4:7-13 (§224 mid)]


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 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 16:19-31 (§83); Matthew 10:1,5-8 (§34 (mid))]


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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