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29 October / 11 November 2001

23RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

(Tone 6)

Readings:
   Sunday: Ephesians 2:4-10 Luke 8:26-39
   The Saints: Galatians 5:22-6:2 Matthew 11:27-30

Hours:
   3rd Hr: Troparia: Resurrection; Glory...; for St. Abramius
      Kontakion: Resurrection
   6th Hr: Troparia: Resurrection; Glory...; for St. Anastasia the Roman
      Kontakion: for Resurrection

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

  1. Remember me, my God and Saviour, when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom and save me as Thou alone lovest mankind.
  2. Through the wood of the Cross Thou hast saved again Adam who was beguiled by the tree and the thief as he cried aloud: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
  3. O Giver of Life, having broken the gates and chains of hell, Thou, Saviour, hast made all men rise crying aloud: Glory to Thy Resurrection.
  4. Do Thou Who hast by Thy burial and Thy Resurrection despoiled death, and filled all things with joy, remember me as Thou art compassionate.
  5. When the women bearing myrrh came to the tomb they heard an angel crying: Christ is risen filling the whole world with light.
  6. Let us all praise with one accord Christ nailed to the wood of the Cross thus delivering the world from error.
  7. We glorify the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, saying: O Holy Trinity save our souls.
  8. O Virgin who hast past speech in the last times conceived and borne Thine own Creator save those who magnify Thee.

Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 6)

Angelic Hosts were above Thy tomb, / and they that guarded Thee became as dead. / And Mary stood by the grave / seeking Thine immaculate Body. / Thou didst despoil Hades and wast not tempted by it. / Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. / O Thou who didst arise from the dead, // O Lord, glory be to Thee

Troparion of the Temple

Troparion of St. Anastasia (Tone 4)

Thy ewe-lamb Anastasia crieth out to Thee with a loud voice, O Jesus: I love Thee, O my Bridegroom; and, seeking Thee, I pass through many struggles: I am crucified and buried with The in Thy baptisms, and suffer fro Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; I die for Thee, that I may live with Thee. As an unblemished sacrifice accept me who sacrifice myself with love for Thee. By her prayers save Thou our souls, in that Thou art merciful.

Troparion of St. Abramius (Tone 8)

In thee, O father, that which is made in the image of God was preserved; for, having taken up thy cross, thou didst follow Christ, and by thine example didst teach that the flesh is to be disdained as transitory, but that the soul must be cared for as a thing immortal. Wherefore, they spirit doth rejoice with the angels, O venerable Abramius.

Kontakion of the Resurrection (Tone 6)

Having by his life-bestowing hand / raised up all the dead out of the dark abysses, / Christ God, the Giver of Life, / hath bestowed the Resurrection upon the fallen human race; / for He is the Saviour of all, // the Resurrection, and the Life, and the God of all.

Kontakion of St. Anastasia (Tone 3) Spec Mel: "Today the Virgin..."

Cleansed by the waters of virginity, O venerable Anastasia, and crowned with the blood of martyrdom, thou grantest healing of infirmities and salvation unto them in need who have recourse to thee with their whole heart; for Christ granteth might to thee, pouring forth ever-flowing grace.

Glory . . .

Kontakion of St. Abramius (Tone 3)
Spec Mel: "Today the Virgin..."

On earth thou wast shown to be an angel in the flesh, and through fasting thou becamest like a planted tree, thriving on the water of abstinence, and washing defilement away with the torrents of thy tears. Wherefore, thou hast been revealed as a divine dwelling of the Spirit, O Abramius.

Both now and ever . . .

O Protection of Christians (Tone 6)

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, / unchanging Mediation before the Creator / despise not the voice of the sinner's prayer / but in that Thou art good / come quickly to help us who call upon Thee in faith / make speed to intercede and make haste to supplicate / O Theotokos // Who dost ever protect those that honor Thee

The Prokeimenon in the 6th Tone

O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance. Vs/: Unto Thee O Lord, will I cry; O my God, be not silent unto me.

And in the 7th Tone

Right dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Epistle: (Ephesians 2:4-10; Galatians 5:22-6:2)

Brethren: God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Brethren: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

The Alleluia in the 6th Tone

(NO PAUSE between Alleluia and first verse)

He that dwelleth in the help of the Most High shall abide in the shelter of the God of heaven. (Ps. 90:1)

Vs/ He shall say unto the Lord: Thou art my helper and my refuge. He is my God, and I will hope in Him. (Ps. 90:2)

And in the Same Tone

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments shall he greatly delight.

Gospel: (Luke 8:26-39; Matthew 11:27-30)

At that time, Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to thine own house, and show how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.

The Lord said: All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Communion Verse

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. (Ps. 148:1)

The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance; he will not be afraid of any evil tidings.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


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