Typicon and Choir cues for 13 / 26 August 2001 12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST


Apodosis of Transfiguration

Tone 3

Doxology rank service for the Apodosis (service 1F3 in SJOKP Order of Services)


LITURGY: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Matthew 19:16-26


  1. Apodosis of the Transfiguration.
  2. St. Maximus the Confessor (this service is sung on August 12).
  3. St. Tikhon (Tychon), Bishop of Voronezh, Wonderworker of Zadonsk and All Russia.
  4. Opening of the Relics of St. Maximus of Moscow, fool-for-Christ.
  5. Martyr Hippolytus of Rome and those with him: Martyrs Concordia, Irenaeus, and Abundius.
  6. Empress Irene, tonsured Xenia.
  7. St. Eudocia the Empress, wife of St. Theodosius the Younger.
  8. St. Serid, abbot of Gaza.
  9. New-Martyrs Benjamin, Metropolitan of Petrograd; Archimandrite Sergius, and those with them (1921).
  10. Greek Calendar
    • St. Abba Dorotheus of Gaza.
    • Martyr Coronatus.
  11. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Passion".
  12. Repose of Valaam Schemamonk Timothy of Mt. Athos. (1848).


    • 3rd Hr:
      • Troparia: Resurrection; Glory...; for the Transfiguration
      • Kontakion: Resurrection
    • 6th Hour
      • Troparia: Resurrection; Glory...; of the Transfiguration
      • Kontakion: of the Transfiguration

    Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

    10 Troparia: 6 from the Octoechos; 4 from Ode IX of the Canon of the Transfiguration

    1. O Christ, Thou hast cast out of Paradise Adam, the forefather, who had set aside Thy commandment. And in Thy compassion, Thou hast made to dwell therein the thief confessing Thee upon the Cross and crying: Remember me, O Saviour, in Thy Kingdom.
    2. O Giver of life and Lord, Thou hast condemned us having sinned to the curse of death. And suffering in Thy sinless body Thou hast made mortal men live crying: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
    3. O Lord, risen from the dead, Thou hast raised us from passions by Thy Resurrection. And Thou hast destroyed all the might of death. Therefore we cry with faith to Thee: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
    4. By Thy three days' burial hast Thou, making them live, raised those lying dead in hell. And Thou as good hast poured forth incorruption upon us all who at all times cry with faith: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
    5. Risen from the tomb, Thou hast first appeared to the women bearing myrrh and hast cried: Hail! and through them Thou dost make known Thy rising to Thy friends, O Christ: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
    6. On the mountain, Moses, holding his arms outspread forefigured the Cross and defeated Amalek. And we having received it with faith as a strong weapon against devils all cry: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
    7. Suddenly illumined with a new outpouring of light, the disciples, stricken with awe, looked one at another; and , astonished, they bowed down to the earth and worshipped Thee, the Master of all.
    8. A voice of divine sound was sent forth from out of the cloud, announcing the wonder; for the Father of lights cried to the apostles: "this is My beloved Son! Heed ye Him!"
    9. Having seen new and all-glorious things and heard the voice of the Father on Tabor, the servants of the Word cried out: "This is our Savior, the image of the Prototype!"
    10. O immutable Image of Him Who Is, O Immovable One, unalterable Seal, Son, Word, Wisdom, Arm, right hand of the Mot High, Power: Thee do we hymn with the Father and the Spirit.

    Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 3)

    Let the Heavens rejoice; / let earthly things be glad; / for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm. / He hath trampled upon death; / the first-born of the dead hath He become. / From the belly of Hades / hath He delive red us // and hath granted to the world great mercy.

    Troparion of the Transfiguration (Tone 7)

    Thou wast transfigured on the Mount, O Christ God, / revealing Thy glory to Thy disciples as far as they could bear it. / Let Thine ever-lasting light shine upon us sinners / through the prayers of the Theotokos. O Giver of light, // glory be to Thee!

    Glory . . .

    Kontakion of the Resurrection (Tone 3)

    Thou didst arise today from the tomb, O Merciful One, / and didst lead us out of the gates of death. / Today Adam danceth and Eve rejoiceth; / and together with them, / both the Prophets and the Patriarchs / unceasingly p raise // the divine might of Thine authority.

    Both now and ever . . .

    Kontakion of the Transfiguration (Tone 7)

    On the mountain wast Thou transfigured, O Christ God, / and Thy disciples beheld Thy glory as far as Thy could see it; / so that when they would behold Thee crucified, / They would understand that thy suff'ring was volunt ary, / and would proclaim to the world // that Thou art truly in the Radiance of the Father!

    The Prokeimenon in the 3rd Tone

    O chant unto our God, chant ye; // chant unto our King, chant ye. (Ps. 46:6)

    Vs/Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with a voice of rejoicing. (Ps. 46:1)

    And in the 4th Tone

    How magnified are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all!

    Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

    Brethren: Moreover I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have bel ieved in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to th e scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that , he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Theref ore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

    In those days, the apostles returned unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey, and when they were com in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James, the sone of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Jude, son of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplications, with the wome n, and Mary, the mother 9of Jesus, and with His brethren. And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said ( the number of names together was about an hundred and twenty), Men and brethren, this sc ripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of David, spoke before concerning Judas, who was guide to those who took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part in this minist ry. Wherefore, of these men who have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John unto that same day the He was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of His resurrection. And they appointed two, Joseph, called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed, and said: "Thou, Lord, Who knowest the hearts of all men, show which of t hese two Thou hast chosen, that he may take part in this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place." And they gave forth lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

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

    The Alleluia in the 3rd Tone

    (NO PAUSE before first verse)

    In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to shame in the age to come. (Ps. 30:1)

    Vs/ Be Thou unto me a God to defend me and a house of refuge to save me. (Ps. 30:2)

    And in the 8th Tone

    Thine are the heavens, and Thine is the earth

    Gospel: (Matthew 19:16-26)

    At that time, behold, one came and said unto Jesus, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

    At that time, Jesus called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent them to reach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And He said unto them: "Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. And whosoever will not receive yo u, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the Gospel and healing everywhere.

    Instead of "It is truly meet" we sing the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the first canon, 4th tone:

    Magnify, O my soul, the Lord was transfigured on Tabor

    Thy birthgiving was shown to be incorrupt: / God issued forth from thy womb, / and appeared as a mortal being on earth, and dwelt among men. // wherefore we all magnify thee, O Theotokos.

    Communion Verse

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

    O Lord, in the light of Thy face shall we walk, and in Thy name shall we rejoice all the day long.

    Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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    With Love In Christ, Elizabeth Riggs, the sinner ewriggs@mindspring.com

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