Tone 7

Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the first Six Ecumenical Councils

Vigil Rank service for the Fathers (1E); The service to Hieromartyr Athenogenes is transferred to Small Compline on the eve of 17 July

23 July / 5 August

9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 8) Sunday Readings: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17 Matthew 14:22-34 Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus, and 13 others in Lycia; Pochaev Icon of the all Holy Theotokos; Hieromartyr Apollinaris, bishop of Ravenna; Righteous Anna (Hannah) Mother of the Priest Samuel; Commemoration of the Miraculous Appearance of the Mother of God at Pochaev, which saved the monastery from the assauot of the Tatars and Turks (1675); Translation of the relics of St. Herman (Germanus), archbishop of Kazan; Newmartyr Nectarius (Trezvinsky), bishop of Yaransk; The "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon (with coins) in Petersburg; [Greek Calendar; Hieromartyr Apollonius, and 250 killed by Bulgarians during the reign of the Emperor Nicephorus; Eight Martyrs of Carthage; St. Anna of Constantinople] .

Simple service to Martyr Trophimus (Service 1A in the Order of Divine Services)

Reader and Choir Cues

Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; Glory...; Martyr Trophimus Kontakion: Resurrection

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes) 8 Troparia: all from the Octoechos

Remember us, O Christ, Thou Saviour of the world, as Thou didst remember the thief upon the Cross; and account us all worthy of Thy heavenly kingdom, O Thou Who alone art compassionate.

Hearken, O Adam, and rejoice with Eve for he who of old stripped you both naked, and by deception hath taken all of us captive, hath been set at naught by the Cross of Christ.

Nailed of Thine own will to the Tree, O our Saviour, Thou didst deliver Adam from the curse which came through the tree, and hast rewarded that which is in Thine image with a dwelling in paradise, in that Thou art compass ionate.

Today is Christ risen from the tomb, granting incorruption unto all the faithful; and He reneweth the joy of the myrrh-bearing women after His suffering and resurrection!

Rejoice, O wise myrrh-bearing women, who were first to behold the resurrection of Christ, and who proclaimed to the apostles the glad tidings of the restoration of the whole world!

O ye apostles, who are manifestly the friends of Christ and are to be enthroned with Him in glory: entreat Him with boldness, that He intercede for us, for ye are His disciples.

O unoriginate Trinity, indivisible Essence, Unity equally enthroned, equal in honor and glory, transcendent Nature and Kingship: Save us who praise Thee with faith!

Rejoice, spacious habitation of God! Rejoice, ark of the new covenant: Rejoice, jar whence the heavenly Manna is given to all.

Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 8) >From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; / to burial of >three days hast Thou submitted / that Thou mightest free us from our >passions. // O our Life and Resurrection, O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Troparion of the Temple

Troparion of Martyr Trophimus (Tone 4) In their sufferings, O Lord, / Thy martyrs have receivd imperishable crowns from Thee, Our God; / for, possessed of Thy might, / they set the tormentors at naught, and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons. // By thei r prayers save Thou our souls.

Kontakion of the Temple

Glory . . .

Kontakion of the Resurrection (Tone 8) Having risen from the tomb, / Thou didst raise up the dead and didst resurrect Adam. / Eve also danceth at They Resurrection, / and the ends of the world celebrate Thine arising from the dead, // O Greatly-merciful One.

Both now and ever . . .

O Protection of Christians

The Prokeimenon in the 8th Tone

Make your vows and pay them // to the Lord our God. (Ps. 75:10)

Vs. In Judea is God known, His name is great in Israel. (Ps. 75:1)

Epistle: (1 Corinthians 3:9-17)

Brethren: For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another bui ldeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stone s, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide whi ch he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the S pirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

Priest: Peace be unto the one who has read. Reader: And to thy spirit.

The Alleluia in the 8th Tone

(PAUSE before first verse)

Come let us rejoice in the Lord, let us shout with jubilation unto God our Saviour. (Ps. 94:1)

Vs. Let us come before His countenance with thanksgiving, and with psalms let us shout in jubilation unto Him. (Ps. 94:2).

Gospel: (Matthew 14:22-34)

At that time, Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afra id. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw th e wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou do ubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.

Communion Verse

Praise the Lord in the heavens, praise him in the highest.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Dismissal QQQQQ


Hieromartyr Athenogenes, bishop of Heracleopolis, and his ten disciples; Martyrs Paul and two sisters, Chionia (Thea) and Alevtina (Valentina), at Caesaria in Palestine; Martyr Antiochus, physician of Sebaste; Martyr Faustus; Virgin-Martyr Julia of Carthage; St. Plechelm, bishop at Odillenberg; St. Tenenan, bishop of Leon; Martyr- hermit Hiller of Jersey; [Greek Calendar: 1015 Martyrs of Pisidia; Martyr Athenogenes]; Repose of Elder Theodore of Glinsk Hermitage (1850).


  • Sunday Readings: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 14:14-22
  • Fathers: Hebrews 13:7-16 John 17:1-13


  • 3rd Hour:
    • Troparia: Resurrection;
    • Glory...; Fathers
    • Kontakion: Fathers
  • 6th Hour:
    • Troparia: Resurrection;
    • Glory...; Fathers
    • Kontakion: Resurrection

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

10 Troparia: 6 from the Octoechos; 4 from Ode III of the Canon of the Fathers

  1. Fair to look upon and good for food was the fruit that killed me; while Christ is the Tree of Life. Eating Thereof I die not but cry aloud with the thief: Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.
  2. Lifted upon the Cross, Thou Who art compassionate, hast blotted out the handwriting of Adam's sin in days of old, and Thou hast saved from error all the whole live of mortal men. Therefore we sing Thy praises, O Benefactor and Lord.
  3. Thou hast nailed our sins upon the Cross, O Christ Who art compassionate, and by Thy death hast Thou put death to death, raising the dead from the dead. Therefore we venerate Thy holy Resurrection.
  4. The serpent once emptied his poison into the ears of Eve; while Christ on the wood of the Cross poured the sweetness of life unto the world. Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.
  5. In the tomb wast Thou laid as mortal, O Christ, the Life of all and Thou hast burst asunder the chains of hell and risen the third day in glory as mighty, Thou hast enlightened all. Glory to Thy Rising.
  6. The Lord rose from the dead on the third day and gave His own peace to the disciples. And He blessed them and sent them forth saying: Lead ye all men into my Kingdom.
  7. The mindless Arius, showing himself to be a servant of a created being, and Macedonius, likewise revealed as abominable, are equally tormented in the fire of Gehenna with the Hellenes.
  8. With the seven sacred councils of the holy fathers didst thou adorn the honored Church, O Christ, driving far away the darkness of deception as with the light of seven beacons.
  9. The multifarious murrain of the heretics destroyeth Thy flock, O word; but the shepherds of Thy noetic sheep have changed this by their doctrine.
  10. O all-pure one, thou gavest birth unto One of the uncreated Trinity, Who is two in nature and volition, and Whose image we worship filled with grace

Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 7)

Thou didst destroy death by Thy Cross, / Thou didst open Paradise to the thief. / Thou didst change the lamentation of the Myrrh-bearers, / and Thou didst command Thine Apostles / to proclaim that Thou didst arise, / O Christ God, // and grantest to the world great mercy.

Troparion for the Fathers (Tone 8)

Most glorious art Thou, O Christ our God, / Who hast established our fathers upon the earth as beacons, / and hast thereby guided us all to the true Father! // O greatly compassionate One, glory be to Thee!

Kontakion of the Resurrection (Tone 7)

No longer will the dominion of death / be able to keep men captive; / for Christ hath descended, / demolishing and destroying the powers thereof. / Hades is bound; / the Prophets rejoice with one voice, saying: / A Saviour hath come for them that have faith. / Come forth, ye faithful, // for the Resurrection.

Glory . . .

Kontakion for the Fathers (Tone 8) Special Melody: "As the firstfruits..."

The preaching of the apostles and the dogmas of the fathers sealed the one Faith of the Church; / and clad in the robe of truth woven of theology from on high, // it setteth aright and glorifieth the great mystery of piety.

Both now and ever . . .

O Protection of Christians

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 Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone

The Lord will give strength unto His people; // the Lord will bless His people with peace. (Ps. 28:11)

Vs Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God, bring unto the Lord the sons of rams. (Ps. 28:1)

And in the 6th Tone

Blessed art Thou, O Lord God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Thy name unto the ages.

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Heb 13:7-16

Brethren: Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Brethren: Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Priest: Peace be unto the one who has read.

Reader: And to thy spirit.

The Alleluia in the 7th Tone

(NO PAUSE before first verse) It is good to give praise unto the Lord, and to chant unto Thy name, O Most High. (Ps. 91:1)

Vs To proclaim in the morning Thy mercy, and Thy truth by night. (Ps. 91:2).

And in the 1st Tone

The God of gods, the Lord, hath spoken, and He hath called the earth from the rising of the sun and unto the setting thereof.

Gospel: (Matthew 14:14-22; John 17:1-13; )

At that time, Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

Jesus said, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Communion Verse

Praise the Lord in 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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