Typicon and Choir Cues for the 25 June / 8 July 2001


Virgin Martyr Febronia

Simple service


  • For the Sunday: Romans 10:1-10 Matthew 8:28-9:1
  • For the Martyr: II Corinthians 6:1-10 Luke 7: 36-50


Afterfeast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist; Virgin Martyr Febronia of Nisibis; Prince Peter and Princess Febronia (tonsured David and Euphrosyne), Wonderworkers of Murom; Virgin Martyrs Leonis, Libye, and Eutropia of Syria; St. Symeon of Sinai; Saints Dionysius and dometius of the Monastery of the Forerunner on Mt. Athos; New Martyr Procopius of Mt. Athos, who suffered at Smyrna; New Martyr George of Attalia; St. Adalbert, deacon of Egmond; St. Nikon of Optina, Confessor; Repose of HieroDeacon Serapion (1859) and Schema- Archimandrite Heliodorus of Glinsk Hermitage (1879).


  • Third Hour:
    • Troparia: Resurrection;
    • Glory...; of Virgin Martyr Febronia
    • Kontakion: Resurrection
  • Sixth Hour
    • Troparia: Resurrection;
    • Glory...; of the Forerunner
    • Kontakion: Resurrection

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

8 Troparia: all from the 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 tasting 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 the Forerunner (Tone 4)

O prophet and forerunner of the coming of Christ, / we who honor thee with love are at a loss how to praise thee worthily; / for by thy glorious and honored nativity / thou didst loose the barrenness of her who gaveth birth to thee / and the muteness of thy father, / and dost proclaim unto the world // the incarnation of the Son of God.

Troparion of Virgin Martyr Febronia (Tone 4)

Thy ewe-lamb Febronia cried 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 Thee in Thy baptism, / and suffer for thy sake, that I might reign with Thee; / I die for Thee, that I might live with Thee. / As an unblemished sacrifice accept me, / who sacrifice myself with love for thee." / By her supplications, save Thou our souls, // in that Thou art merciful.

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 Forerunner (Tone 3) Spec. Mel: "Today the Virgin..."

Today she who before was barren / giveth birth unto the forerunner of Christ / and he is the fulfillment of all prophecy; / for, laying his hand in the Jordan upon Him Whom the prophets foretold, / he hath been shown to be the prophet, // herald and forerunner of the Word of God.

Glory . . .

Kontakion of Virgin Martyr Febronia (Tone 6) Spec. Mel: "O helper..."

"O my Bridegroom, Jesus most sweet," cried Febronia, / "it is not difficult for me to follow Thee; / for the sweetness of Thy love hath given wings of hope to my soul, / and the beauty of Thy mercy hath sweetened my heart, / that I might drain the cup of sufferings in emulation of thee, / that Thou mayest worthily reckon me among the wise virgins who dance with thee in Thy bridal-chamber." / Wherefore, O venerable passion-bearer, / honoring the struggles of thy labors,/ we entreat thee: Pray thou, // that we not find the portals of the bridal-chamber locked to us.

Both now and ever . . .

O Protection of Christians

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 Same Tone

Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel

Epistle: (Romans 10:1-10; II Corinthians 6:1-10 )

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Brethren, We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings; By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

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

The Alleluia in the 4th Tone (PAUSE before first verse)

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

Vs/ Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity. (Ps. 44:6).

And in the 1st Tone

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

Gospel: (Matthew 8:28-9:1; Luke 7: 36-50)

At that time: When Jesus was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

At that time: one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

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.

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