Prokeimena for various occasions


*To the Saviour
*To the Angels
*To the Apostles
*To several Hierarchs, Monk-saints, Hieromartyrs, and Fools for the sake of Christ
*To a Martyr
*To several Martyrs, and to Unmercenaries
*To a Hieromartyr, or to several Confessors, or to Monk-martyrs
*To Women-martyrs, and to Nun-saints
*To the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia

To the Saviour , 4th Tone: O Lord, hear my prayer, give ear unto my supplication in Thy truth.

Stichos: Praise ye the Lord, for the Lord is good.

To the Theotokos, 4th Tone: I shall commemorate thy name in every generation and generation.

Stichos: My heart hath poured forth a good word.

For the Ailing, 4th Tone: Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak; heal me, for my bones are troubled.

Stichos: For in death there is none that is mindful of thee.

To the Angels , 4th Tone: who maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.

Stichos: Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, Thou hast been magnified exceedingly.

To the Prophets, 4th Tone: Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchisedek.

Stichos: The Lord said unto my Lord: Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies the footstool of Thy feet.

To the Apostles , 4th Tone: Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

Stichos: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of His hands.

To a Hierarch, 1st Tone: My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Stichos: Hear this, all ye nations; give ear, all ye that inhabit the world.

To several Hierarchs, Monk-saints, Hieromartyrs, and Fools for the sake of Christ , 4th Tone: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Stichos: What shall I render unto the Lord for all that He hath rendered unto me?

To a Martyr , 4thTone: The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him.

Stichos: Hearken, O God, unto my prayer, when I make supplication unto Thee.

To several Martyrs, and to Unmercenaries , 4th Tone: In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous; He hath wrought all His desires in them.

Stichos: I beheld the Lord ever before me, for He is at my right hand, that I might not be shaken.

To a Hieromartyr, or to several Confessors, or to Monk-martyrs , 8th tone

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

Stichos: Sing unto the Lord a new song; his praise is in the church of the saints.

To Women-martyrs, and to Nun-saints , 4th Tone: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.

Stichos: In congregations bless ye God, the Lord from the wellsprings of Israel.

To the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia , 4th Tone: For Thy sake, O Lord, we are slain all the day long.

Stichos: We are counted as sheep for the slaughter





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