15th Sunday After Pentecost / Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Sabbatius & Dorymedon / Afterfeast of the Exaltation

Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Feast: 4, from Ode 7.

 

1.  Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom, O God my Savior, and save me,

for Thou alone lovest mankind.

 

2.  By a tree was Adam deceived; yet again by the Tree of the Cross was the thief saved,

who cried out: Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!

 

3.  O Bestower of life, Who hadst broken down the gates and portals of hades, Thou hast

saved all who cry out to Thee, O Savior: Glory to Thine arising!

 

4.  O Thou Who by Thy burial hast made death captive, and by Thy resurrection hast

filled all with joy: remember me, in that Thou art compassionate.

 

5.  The myrrh-bearing women who came to the tomb heard an angel cry out: Christ, Who

hath enlightened all things is risen!

 

6.  Together let us all hymn Christ, Who was nailed to the Cross and hath delivered the

world from beguilement.

 

7.   The senseless decree of the wicked tyrant, breathing forth threats and blasphemy

hateful to God, confused the people. Yet neither the fury of the wild beast nor the roaring

of the fire could frighten the three Children: but standing together in the flame, fanned by

the wind that brought refreshment as the dew, they sang: ‘Blessed art Thou and praised

above all, O our God and the God of our fathers.’

 

8. The first man, tasting of the tree, made his abode in corruption; for, having condemned

himself by an inglorious rejection of life, he imparted a certain taint as a corruption to the

whole race.  But we mortals, gaining utterance through the tree of the Cross, cry out: O

all-hymned God of our fathers, blessed art Thou!

 

9. Disobedience violated the commandment of God, and the tree brought death to man by

its being partaken of unseasonably, for, for the preservation of that which is most

precious, the tree of life was forbidden; but God disclosed it to the hapless thief who

cried out rightly: O all-hymned God of our fathers, blessed art Thou!

 

10. Israel, foreseeing things to come, laid hold of the tip of Joseph’s staff, revealing

beforehand that the most glorious Cross would seize the power of the kingdom, for it is

the victorious boast of kings and a light for those who cry out with faith: O all-hymned

God of our fathers, blessed art Thou!

 

Troparia & Kontakia

 

Tone 6: Angelic hosts were above Thy tomb, /

and they that guarded Thee became as dead. /

And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate body. /

Thou didst despoil hades and wast not tempted by it. /

Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life.  //

O Thou Who didst rise from the dead, O Lord, glory be to Thee.

 

[Troparion of the Temple]

 

Tone 1: O Lord, save Thy people /

and bless Thine inheritance. /

Grant Thou victory unto Orthodox Christians /

over their enemies, /

and by the power of Thy Cross //

do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth. 

 

Tone 8: God Who is praised in Trinity hath glorified a trinity of martyrs: /

Trophimus, Sabbatius and Dorymedon. /

For, believing in Him, they cast down the enemy. /

By their supplications, O Christ our God, //

have mercy upon us.

 

Tone 6:

Having by His life bestowing hand raised up all the dead out of the dark abysses, /

Christ God, the Giver of life, hath bestowed the Resurrection upon the fallen human race; /

for He is the Savior of all, //

the Resurrection, and the Life, and the God of all.

 

[Kontakion of the Temple]

 

Glory… Tone 8: As the foundation of athletes and confirmation of piety /

the Church doth honor and glorify thy luminous suffering, /

O right wise and glorious Trophimus, /

ever-hymned and blessed athlete. /

With those who suffered with thee ask cleansing for those who hymn thee, //

in that thou art invincible.

 

Both now... Tone 4: O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross, /

bestow Thy mercies upon the new community named after Thee, O Christ God; /

gladden with Thy power the Orthodox Christians, /

granting them victory over enemies; //

may they have as Thy help the weapon of peace, the invincible trophy.

 

The Epistle

 

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 7th Tone: Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the

footstool of His feet for it is holy.

Choir:  Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet for it is holy.

Reader:  The Lord is king, let the peoples rage.

Choir:  Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet for it is holy.

Reader: Exalt ye the Lord our God.

Choir:  And worship the footstool of His feet for it is holy.

 

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

[Gal. 2:16-20 (§203); II Cor. 4:6-15 (§176)].

 

Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Remember Thy congregation which Thou hast purchased from the beginning.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: But God is our king before the ages, He hath wrought salvation in the midst of

the earth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Mark 8:34-9:1 (§37); Matt. 22:35-46 (§92)].

 

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

the feast, Eighth Tone:

 

Refrain: Magnify, O my soul, / the most precious Cross of the Lord.

 

Irmos: O Theotokos, thou art a mystical Paradise, /

who untilled hast brought forth Christ. /

He hath planted upon the earth the life-giving Tree of the Cross: /

therefore at its exaltation on this day, //

we worship Him and thee do we magnify.

 

Communion Verse:  Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!  The

Light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us.  Alleluia, Alleluia,

Alleluia!

 

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