21st Sunday after Pentecost / St. Job of Pochaev

Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; Saint 4, from Ode 3.


1. By the tree was Adam forced to depart from paradise; but by the Tree of the Cross was

the thief made to dwell in paradise.  For the one by tasting, broke the commandment of

the creator; while the other, crucified with Him, confessed the hidden God, crying out:

Remember me in Thy kingdom!


2. O Lord Who wast lifted up upon the Cross, Who hast destroyed the power of death and

as God hast destroyed the record of our sins, grant also the repentance of the thief unto us

who faithfully serve Thee and cry out to thee, O Christ God Who alone lovest mankind:

Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


3. On the Cross Thou didst tear asunder with the spear the record of our sins; and,

numbered among the dead, Thou didst bind the tyrant of hades, O Lord Who lovest

mankind, Who by Thy resurrection hast delivered all from the bonds of hades.  Thereby

have we been illumined, and we cry to Thee: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


4. O Thou Who alone art immortal, Who wast crucified and as almighty didst arise from

the tomb on the third day, and hast raised up Adam, the first created: Vouchsafe that I

also may turn to repentance with my whole heart, and may ever cry out to Thee with

fervent faith: Remember me, O Savior, in Thy kingdom!


5. For our sake He Who is without passion became a man subject to the passions; and,

nailed of His own will to the Cross, He hath raised us up with Himself.  Wherefore, we

glorify His Cross, passion, and resurrection, whereby we have been refashioned and

whereby we also are saved, who cry out: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


6. O ye faithful, let us entreat Him who hath risen from the dead, hath made captive the

dominion of hades, and wast seen by the myrrh-bearing women and said to them:

“Rejoice!”, that He deliver from corruption the souls of us who ever cry out to Him with

the voice of the noble thief: Remember us also in Thy kingdom!


7.  O venerable father, there is within me a desire for good reformation, but, Woe is me! I

have not learned to over come the temptations of slothfulness. Yet, trusting in thine aid, I

ward off the thoughts of despondency and direct my gaze at thy glorious struggles.


8. Zhelezo was thy family called, a name which signifieth iron, portending the firmness

of thy soul; yet, having shut thyself up in a cave of stone like hidden gold, thou didst

sanctify the place of thy struggles and didst show the mount of Pochaev to be a brazen

rampart against the enemies of Orthodoxy.


9. Exceeding deep went thy thoughts of the kingdom of heaven, when, while yet a child,

thou didst receive the angelic habit. Wherefore, having been a faithful priest of God, thou

dost even now offer up entreaties in behalf of the people, O venerable Job.


10. Raise up my deadened mind through the power of life which hath been manifest to

the world through thee, O pure one, and guide it to life, O thou that alone hath cast down

the gates of death by thy birthgiving.

Troparia & Kontakia
Tone 4:  Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the angel, /
and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, /
the women disciples of the Lord spake to the apostles exultantly: /
Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, //
granting to the world great mercy.

[Troparion of the Temple]

Tone 4:  Acquiring the patient endurance of the long-suffering forefather, / 
emulating the asceticism of the Baptist, / 
and sharing in the divine zeal of both, / 
thou wast vouchsafed worthily to receive their names, / 
and wast a fearless preacher of the true Faith. / 
Wherefore, thou didst lead a multitude of monks to Christ, / 
and didst confirm all the people in Orthodoxy. / 
O Job our venerable father, // 
pray thou that our souls be saved.
Tone 4:  My Savior and Redeemer hath, as God, /
raised up the earthborn from the grave and from their fetters, /
and He hath broken the gates of hades, /
and, as Master, //
hath risen on the third day.


[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory… Tone 4:  Thou wast shown to be a pillar of the true Faith, / 
a zealot of the commandments of the Gospel, / 
the reproof of pride, / 
and an intercessor and instructor for the lowly. / 
Wherefore, beg thou forgiveness of sins for those who bless thee, / 
and preserve thy monastery unharmed, O Job our father, // 
who art like unto the long-suffering one of old.


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 4th Tone: How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In

wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Choir:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Reader: Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, Thou hast been magnified


Choir:  How magnified are Thy works O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

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. 2:16-20 (§203); Gal. 5:22-6:2 (§213)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 4th Tone: Bend Thy bow, and proceed prosperously, and be king,

because of truth and meekness and righteousness.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 8th Tone: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, in His commandments

shall he greatly delight.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 8:26-39 (§38); 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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