18th Sunday After Pentecost / St. Jonah of Manchuria

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


1.  Through food did the enemy lead Adam forth from paradise; but by the Cross hath

Christ led back to it the thief who cried:  Remember me when Thou comest in Thy



2.  With Adam and the thief I worship Thy sufferings and glorify Thy resurrection; and I

cry out with a splendid voice:  Remember me, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy



3.  O Sinless One, of Thine own will Thou wast crucified and placed in the Tomb, yet

Thou didst arise as God, raising up with Thyself Adam who crieth out: Remember me

when Thou comest in Thy kingdom!


4.  Raising up the temple of Thy body by Thy resurrection on the third day, O Christ

God, Thou didst raise up Adam and his descendants who cry: Remember me when Thou

comest in Thy kingdom!


5.  Very early, the myrrh-bearing women arrived, weeping, at Thy tomb, O Christ God;

and they found an angel sitting there, clad in white garments, who said: What seek ye? 

Christ is risen!  Lament no longer!


6.  When Thine apostles went to the mountain whither Thou hadst commanded them to

go, and saw Thee, O Savior, they worshipped Thee; and Thou didst send them unto the

nations, to teach and baptize them.


7.  Entering upon thine archpastoral ministry, O holy hierarch, thou didst preach the word

of God with great power and eloquence.


8. Remembering the wondrous mercies of the Lord, thou didst call upon thy flock to

repent and be reconciled with Him, O saint of God.


9. Care didst thou show for those bereft of parents and family, O wondrous Jonah,

tending to the needs both of their souls and bodies.


10.  Ye Orthodox faithful, bow down in homage before the precious icons of the Mother

of God, for God showeth His power through them.


Troparia & Kontakia


Tone 1: When the stone had been sealed by the Jews, /

And the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, /

Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, /

granting life unto the world. /

Wherefore, the Hosts of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Life-giver: /

Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. /

Glory to Thy kingdom. //

Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Lover of mankind.


Tone 4:  Thou wast a good pastor for the Russian people, /

who had departed in exodus to live in a foreign land, /

guiding them in every way, /

but especially with the love of Christ, /

in all providing a model of love unfeigned. /

O father Jonah, holy hierarch of Christ, //

 entreat Him for the salvation of our souls.


Tone 1: As God, Thou didst arise from the tomb in glory, /

and Thou didst raise the world together with Thyself. /

And mortal nature praiseth Thee as God, /

and death hath vanished. /

And Adam danceth, O Master, /

and Eve, now freed from fetters, rejoiceth as she crieth out: /

Thou art He, O Christ, //

that grantest unto all resurrection.


Glory… Tone 3: Taking care for their daily needs, /

Thou didst not forbid children to come to thee, O divinely blessed one, /

and didst found a home for them. /

And even after thy repose thou didst not forsake them; /

for in a dream thou didst heal a paralyzed boy. /

Wherefore we cry out unto thee://

Rejoice, O all-glorious Jonah, thou worker of wonders! 


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 1st Tone:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according

as we have hoped in Thee.

Choir:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

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

Choir:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.

Reader:  In the Same Tone: My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my

heart shall be of understanding.

Choir:  My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of



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

Corinthians: [II Cor. 9:6-11 (§188); Heb. 13: 17-21 (§335)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 1st Tone: O God who givest avengement unto me and hast

subdued people under me.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  It is He that magnifieth the salvation of His king and worketh mercy for His

anointed, for David and for His seed unto eternity.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: In the 2nd tone: The mouth of the righteous shall meditate wisdom, and his

tongue shall speak of judgment.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 7:11-16 (§30); John 10: 9-16 (§36)]


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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