Typicon and Choir cues for the 18 June / 1 July 2001


Martyr Leontius

Simple service

Sunday Readings: Romans 6:18-25 Matthew 8:5-13

Martyr Leontius Acts 12:1-11 John 15:17-16:2


Martyr Leontius, and with him Martyrs Hypatius and Theodulus, at Tripoli in Syria; St. Leontius clairvoyant of Dionysiou Monastery on Mt. Athos; Martyr Aetherus of Nicomedia; St. Leontius canonarch of the Kiev Caves; "Bogoliubsk" Icon; [Greek Calendar: St. Erasmus, monk; St. Leontius the Shepherd, monk].


Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

8 Troparia: all from the Octoechos

  1. O Christ, Thou hast cast out of Paradise Adam, the forefather, who had set aside Thy commandment. And in Thy compassion, Thou hast made to dwell therein the thief confessing Thee upon the Cross and crying: Remember me, O Saviour, in Thy Kingdom.

  2. O Giver of life and Lord, Thou hast condemned us having sinned to the curse of death. And suffering in Thy sinless body Thou hast made mortal men live crying: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

  3. O Lord, risen from the dead, Thou hast raised us from passions by Thy Resurrection. And Thou hast destroyed all the might of death. Therefore we cry with faith to Thee: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

  4. By Thy three days' burial hast Thou, making them live, raised those lying dead in hell. And Thou as good hast poured forth incorruption upon us all who at all times cry with faith: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

  5. Risen from the tomb, Thou hast first appeared to the women bearing myrrh and hast cried: Hail! and through them Thou dost make known Thy rising to Thy friends, O Christ: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

  6. On the mountain, Moses, holding his arms outspread forefigured the Cross and defeated Amalek. And we having received it with faith as a strong weapon against devils all cry: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

  7. Let us faithful sing with faith the praises of the Father and Son and Holy Spirit for the Trinity is as from one Sun a three fold Light illuminating all those who cry: Remember me also in Thy Kingdom.

  8. Hail! Gate of God through whom the Fashioner passed made flesh, keeping Thee sealed. Hail! light Cloud bearing Christ, the divine Rain. Hail! Ladder and heavenly throne. Hail! Mountain of God, flowing with milk and unhewn.

  9. Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 3) Let the Heavens rejoice; / let earthly things be glad; / for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm. / He hath trampled upon death; / the first-born of the dead hath He become. / From the belly of Hades / hath He delive red us // and hath granted to the world great mercy.

Troparia and Kontakia

Troparion of The Temple

Troparion of Martyr Leontius (Tone 4)

In his suffering, O Lord, Thy martyr Leontius received an imperishable crown from Thee, our God; for, possessed of Thy might, he set at nought the tormenters, and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons. By his supplica tions save Thou our souls.

Kontakion of the Resurrection (Tone 3)

Thou didst arise today from the tomb, O Merciful One, / and didst lead us out of the gates of death. / Today Adam danceth and Eve rejoiceth; / and together with them, / both the Prophets and the Patriarchs / unceasingly p raise // the divine might of Thine authority.

Glory . . .

Kontakion of Martyr Leontius (Tone 3) Spec Mel.: "Today the Virgin..."

Thou didst confound the wicked plots of the tyrants, / didst denounce the ungodly religion of the Greeks, / and didst shine forth the knowledge of God / upon all men in thy doctrines of piety, / O divinely wise martyr. // Wherefore, with love we honor thy memory, O wise Leontius.

Kontakion of the Temple

Both now and ever . . .

O Protection of Christians

O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, O mediation unto the creator unfailing, disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners, but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

The Prokeimenon in the 3rd Tone

O chant unto our God, chant ye; // chant unto our King, chant ye. (Ps. 46:6)

Vs/ Clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with a voice of rejoicing. (Ps. 46:1)

And in the 7th Tone

The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord and shall hope in Him

Epistle: (Romans 6:18-25; Acts 12:1-11)

Brethren, Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Brethren: Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bou nd with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on th! y sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. And he went out, and f ollowed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

Priest: Peace be unto the one who has read. Reader: And to thy spirit.

The Alleluia in the 3rd Tone

(NO PAUSE before first verse) In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to shame in the age to come. (Ps. 30:1)

Vs/ Be Thou unto me a God to defend me and a house of refuge to save me. (Ps. 30:2)

And in the 4th Tone

The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree, and like a cedar in Lebanon shall he be multiplied

Gospel: (Matthew 8:5-13)

At that time: Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come an d heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdo m shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unt! o the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the s elfsame hour.

The Lord said: These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of th e world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and m y Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They ha! ted me without a cause. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit o f truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

Communion Verse

Praise the Lord in 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!


USUAL DISCLAIMER: Please review these materials for typos and just plain old mistakes! My spell-checker won't catch some words that are misusages (like bare for bear).

The Liturgical Calendar (St. John of Kronstadt Press) specifies a Polyeleos Service for this day (service 1D in the SJoKP Order of Divine Services).

The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for a Temple dedicated to a Saint. If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to the Theotokos, please make the appropriate adjustments.

Elizabeth Riggs, the sinner ewriggs@mindspring.com