St. Demetrius Saturday/ Commemoration of the Departed, Tone 2 

Beatitudes, Octoechos 6.

 

1. We offer Thee the cry of the thief, and we pray: In Thy kingdom have mercy upon us, O Savior!

 

2. Having emulated the sufferings of Christ, O martyrs, ye ever heal the divers sufferings

of men.

 

3. The apostles, prophets and righteous teachers were well-pleasing to the Creator of all.

 

4. In that Thou lovest mankind, O Lord, we pray: Number among all Thy saints all Thy

servants who have departed in the Faith.

 

5. O transcendent Trinity, have pity on those who worship Thee, ever delivering them all

from the deceit and wiles of the enemy.

 

6. Disdain not the entreaties of Thy servants, O most immaculate one, saving us from all

misfortunes and tribulations.

 

At the entrance, the choir sings:

O come let us worship and fall down before Christ, Who art wondrous in the saints, O

Son of God, save us who sing to Thee: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

 

Troparia & Kontakia

 

Tone 2:  O Apostles, Martyrs, and Prophets, /

Venerable and Righteous Ones; /

ye that have accomplished a good labor and kept the Faith, /

that have boldness before the Savior; O Good Ones, //

intercede for us, we pray, that our souls be saved.

 

Remember, O Lord, Thy servants, for Thou art good, /

and forgive them whatsoever sins they have committed in life; /

for none is sinless but Thee, Who art able to give repose //

unto them that are departed.

 

Glory… Tone 8: 

With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the souls of Thy servants, //

where there is neither sickness, nor sorrow, nor sighing, but life everlasting.

 

Both now…  Tone 8:

In thee we have a wall and a haven, /

and an intercessor acceptable to God, Whom thou didst bear, //

O Theotokos unwedded, salvation of the faithful.

 

The Epistle

 

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 8th Tone:  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.

Choir:  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.

Reader:  Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

Choir:  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous.

Reader:  In the 6th Tone: Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Choir:  Their souls shall dwell among good things.

 

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

Corinthians:  [II Cor. 5:1-10 (§178); I Thess. 4:13-17 (§270).]

 

Reader: Alleluia 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!

Reader:  Many are the tribulations of the righteous, and the Lord shall deliver them out

of them all.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the 8th Tone: Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen and hast taken to

Thyself, O Lord, and their memorial is unto generation and generation.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Gospel [Luke 7:2-10 (§29); John 5:24-30 (§16)]

 

Communion Verse:  Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright.

Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen and hast taken to Thyself O Lord, and their

memorial is unto generation and generation. Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

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