Typicon and Choir cues

SUNDAY IV IN LENT

1 / 14 April 2002

Hours:
Troparia: Resurrection; of St. John Climacus Kontakion: Of the Resurrection

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

8 Troparia: all from the Sunday Octoechos

  1. Through a tree, Adam was deprived of his home in Paradise; while through the wood of the Cross, the thief went there to dwell. For the one by tasteing set aside the commandment of the Maker, while the other, crucified with Him, confessed the hidden God crying aloud: Remember me, in Thy Kingdom.
  2. Lifted upon the Cross, Thou O Lord as God, hast both destroyed the power of death and blotted out the handwriting against us. Do Thou Who alone lovest mankind, grant us the repentance of the thief as we serve Thee with faith, O Christ our God, and cry to Thee: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
  3. Crucified and rising from the tomb in power on the third day, with Thyself hast Thou, only Immortal, raised Adam, the first-formed man. Make me also worthy, O Lord, to turn to repentance from my whole heart and with warm faith ever to cry to Thee: Remember me, O Saviour, in Thy Kingdom.
  4. Thou hast torn to pieces on the Cross, the handwriting against us and counted among the dead, Thou hast bound yonder tyrant, delivering all from the bonds of hell by Thy Resurrection. Through it we have been enlightened and cry aloud to thee, Lord Who lovest mankind: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
  5. For our sake He Who is without passion, became a suffering man and nailed upon the Cross of His own will, He raised us with Himself. Therefore with the Cross we glorify the Passion and the Resurrection through which we have been saved, crying: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
  6. Let us entreat with faith Him rising from the dead despoiling the power of hell, Who was seen by the women bearing myrrh and said to them: Hail!, for our souls always to be delivered from corruption, crying at all times to Him with the gracious voice of the thief: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
  7. O ye faithful let us all pray with one Mind for us rightly to glorify the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, a Single Godhead being in Three Persons remaining unconfused, simple, undivided and that no man can approach, through Whom we are delivered from the fire of gehenna.
  8. O Christ, Master of many mercies, we bring Thee Thy Mother who hast borne Thee without seed, in the flesh and remained truly incorruptible Virgin after childbirth. Give at all times forgiveness of sins to those crying aloud to Thee: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 4)

Having learned the joyful proclamation / of the Resurrection from the angel, / and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, / the women disciples of the Lord spake to the apostles exultantly: / Death is despoiled / and Christ God is risen, // granting to the world great mercy.

Troparion of the Temple

Troparion of St. John Climacus (Tone 8)

With the streams of thy tears didst thou water the barren desert, / with sighs from the depths of thy soul thou didst increase the fruit of thy labors an hundredfold; / thou art become a beacon for the whole world, / radiating miracles, O John our father. // Entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved.

Kontakion of the Resurrection (Tone 4)

My Saviour and Redeemer hath, as God, / raised up the earthborn from the grave and from their fetters, / and He has broken / the gates of Hades, // and, as Master, hath arisen on the third day.

Kontakion of the Temple

Kontakion of St. John Climacus (Tone 4)

Truly the Lord has set thee as a fixed star in the firmament of abstinence, giving light to the ends of the earth, O father John our teacher.

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 Prokimenon in the 4th Tone

How magnified are Thy works, O Lord! // In wisdom hast Thou made them all. (Ps. 103:26)

Vs/ Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, Thou hast been magnified exceedingly. (Ps. 103:1)

And in the 7th Tone

The saints shall boast in glory, and they shall rejoice upon their beds.

NOTE: In the Greek practice the prokeimenon is in the 7th tone, "The Lord will give strength..."

EPISTLE (Hebrews 6:13-20; Ephesians 5:9-19)

Brethren: For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Brethren: Walk as children of light; (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.

The Alleluia in the 4th Tone (NO PAUSE before first verse)

Bend Thy bow, and proceed prosperously, and be king, because of truth and meekness and righteousness. (Ps. 44:3)

Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

And in the same Tone

They that are planted in the house of the Lord, in the courts of our God they shall blossom forth.

NOTE: In the Greek practice the Alleluia is in the 7th tone, "It is a good thing...;" the additional verse for the saint is not found in the English Triodion (Ware).

GOSPEL (Mark 9:17-31; Matthew 4:25-5:12)

At that time, one of the multitude answered and said to Jesus, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.

At that time, there followed Jesus great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven.

Instead of "It is Truly Meet. . ." we sing:

All of creation rejoices in thee / O Full of Grace / the assembly of angels, and the race of men. / O sanctified temple and spiritual paradise, / the glory of virgins, / from whom God was incarnate and became a child, / our God before the ages. / He made thy body into a throne, / and thy womb He made more spacious than the heavens. / All of creation rejoices in thee, // O Full of Grace, glory to thee!

Communion verse

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest.

In everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

(Optional hymns at the Communion of the Clergy)

A Helper and A Protector

Open to Me the Doors of Repentance

Psalm 33

Dismissal


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