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18TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 8)

24 September / 7 October 2001

Tone 1

Holy Protomartyr and Equal of the Apostles Thecla
Six Stichera Service to Martyr Thecla (1C)

Sunday Readings: II Corinthians 9:6-11 Luke 5:1-11
For St Thecla: II Timothy 3:10-15 Matthew 25:1-13

Hours:

3rd Hour:
Troparia: Resurrection; Glory...; Of St. Thecla Kontakion: Resurrection

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

10 Troparia: 6 from the Octoechos; 4 from Ode III of the Canon for St. Thecla

  1. Through food, the enemy led Adam out of Paradise; and through the Cross Christ led the thief back into it crying: Remember me, O Lord, when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.
  2. I venerate Thy sufferings and glorify Thy Resurrection. With Adam and with the thief I raise a shining cry to Thee: Remember me, O Lord, when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.
  3. Without sin, hast Thou been crucified, and of Thine own will hast Thou been laid in the tomb. But Thou as God hast risen raising Adam with Thyself, crying: 'Remember me, O Lord, when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.'
  4. On the third day, O Christ our God, Thou hast raised from the tomb the temple of Thy body raising with Thyself Adam and those descending from him, crying: 'Remember me when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.'
  5. The women bearing myrrh came early in the morning lamenting to Thy tomb, O Christ our God, and they found there an angel in shining white seated and crying: 'What do ye seek? Christ is risen, weep no more.'
  6. O Lord, Thine apostles as Thou hadst ordered them were beside Thee on the Mountain and seeing Thee, O Saviour, they worshipped and Thou hast sent them forth to teach and to baptize the nations.
  7. O thy love which passeth understanding, O most honored one, whereby, having united thyself in the Spirit, thou didst bind thyself to Paul in Christ!
  8. The mind was unable to wound thee who wast wounded with the desire of the Spirit, O delight of mortals.
  9. Having rejected all fleshly attachments, thou wast not softened by the conversations of thy mother, O most laudable athlete.
  10. Thou wast the correction of our first mother Eve, O Theotokos, having given birth unto the Author of life for the world.


Troparion of the Resurrection (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 Saviour, / 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.

Troparion of the Temple

Troparion of St. Thecla (Tone 4)

Taught by the words of Paul, O Thecla, bride of God, and confirmed through faith by Peter, O divinely called one, thou wast shown to be the protomartyr and first sufferer among women. Thou didst enter the flame as it were a place abloom with flowers, and the wild beasts and bulls stood in awe of thee, for thou didst arm thyself with the Cross. Wherefore, O most lauded one, entreat Christ, that our souls be saved.

Kontakion of the Resurrection (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.

Kontakion of the Temple

Kontakion of St. Thecla (Tone 8)
Special Melody: "As first fruits..."

In the beauty of thy virginity thou didst shine forth, and thou wast adorned with the crown of martyrdom; as one all-glorious, O virgin, thou didst entrust thyself to the Apostle Paul, and didst transform the flame of the fire into dew; and by thy supplication, O thou who wast the first among women to suffer, thou didst quell the raging of the bull, O glorious Thecla, first woman martyr.

Epistle: II Corinthians 9:6-11 II Timothy 3:10-15

Brethren: But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly , or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

Brethren: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

The Alleluia in the 1st Tone

(NO PAUSE before first verse)

Remember Thy congregation which Thou hast purchased from the beginning.

But God is our king before the ages; he hath wrought salvation in the midst of the earth.

And in the Same Tone

With patience I waited patiently for the Lord, and He was attentive unto me, and He hearkened unto my supplication.

Gospel: Luke 5:1-11 Matthew 25:1-13

The Lord stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught . And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

The Lord said: Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took th eir lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comet h; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be no t enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. After ward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

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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