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17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 8)

17 / 30 September 2001

Sunday After the Exaltation;

Martyr Sophia and her three daughters Faith (Vera), Hope (Nadezhda), and Love (Lyubov), at Rome
Simple Service

Sunday Readings: Galatians 2:16-20 Mark 8:34-9:1

The Sunday Readings are only for the Sunday after the Exaltation. The normally appointed readings for the 27th Sunday after Pentecost are not read here because they will be read in January of the coming year when the adjustment to the lectionary takes place.

 

Hours:

Since the service to St Sophia and daughters is a "Simple Service", and therfroe not of doxology rank or higher, Their Kontakion is not read at the hours

1st and 6th Hours

Troparia: Resurrection; Glory: Exaltation
Kontakion: Exaltation

3rd and 9th Hours:

Troparia: Resurrection; Glory: Exaltation
Kontakion: Resurrection

 

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

12 Troparia: 4 from the Octoechos; 4 from Ode III of the Canon of the Exaltation; 4 from Ode VI of the Canon for St. Sophia

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 compassionate.
  4. 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!
  5. The rough stone, struck, put forth water for a disobedient and hard hearted people, and showed forth the mystery of the divinely elect Church, whereof the cross is the might and confirmation.
  6. The rough stone, struck, put forth water for a disobedient and hard hearted people, and showed forth the mystery of the divinely elect Church, whereof the cross is the might and confirmation.
  7. When Christ's all-pure side was pierced by the spear, blood and water flowed therefrom, renewing the covenant and washing sin away, for the Cross is the boast of the faithful, the might and confirmation of kings.
  8. When Christ's all-pure side was pierced by the spear, blood and water flowed therefrom, renewing the covenant and washing sin away, for the Cross is the boast of the faithful, the might and confirmation of kings.
  9. Rejoicing, O Master, the three honored and laudable maidens, equal in number to the Trinity, placed their hope in Thine all-pure hands.
  10. Resplendent with the beauties of virginity, they adorned themselves with the wounds of martyrdom, and have received from on high a twofold crown from Christ, the most compassionate Bestower of life.
  11. Into the temple of thee, Who reignest over all, were the precious treasures of virginity brought, O Master, to share in Thy kingdom; for Thou art their light and gladness.
  12. The forefathers of our race rejoice in thee, O all-pure Virgin, receiving Eden through thee which they had lost through their transgression; for thou wast pure before giving birth and art pure even after thy birthgiving.

Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 8)

Thou didst descend from on high, O Compassionate One, / and didst accept a three-day burial, / that thou mightest free us from the passions. // O Lord, our life and resurrection, glory be to Thee!

 

Troparion of the Exaltation (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.

 

Troparion of the Temple

 

Kontakion of the Resurrection (Tone 8)

Arising from the grave, / Thou didst raise up the dead and resurrect Adam. / Eve danceth at Thy Resurrection, / and the ends of the world celebrate Thine arising from the dead, // O greatly Merciful One.

 

Kontakion of the Temple

 

Kontakion of Martyrs Sophia and her Daughters (Tone 1) (Special Mel: "Thy tomb, O Savior...")

Faith, Hope and Charity, revealed as most sacred branches of the honored Sophia, through grace made foolish the wisdom of the Hellenes; and having suffered and been shown to be victorious, they were crowned with an incorruptible crown by Christ the Master of all.

 

Kontakion of the Exaltation (Tone 6)

O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross, bestow Thy compassions upon the new community called after Thee, O Christ God; gladden by Thy power Orthodox Christians, granting them victory over all adversaries. May they have as an ally the invincible trophy, Thy weapon of peace.

 

The Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone:

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

Stichos: The Lord is King, let the peoples rage.

 

Epistle: (Galatians 2:16-20)

Brethren: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

  Priest: Peace be unto the one who has read.

  Reader: And to thy spirit.

  Reader: Alleluia in the First Tone: Remember Thy congregation which Thou hast purchased from the beginning.

  Stichos: God is our King before the ages, He hath wrought salvation in the midst of the earth.

 

Gospel: (Mark 8:34-9:1)

The Lord called the people unto him with his disciples also, and he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for hi s soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

Communion Verse

Praise the Lord in 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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