Typicon and Choir cues

37th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord; St. Isidore of Pelusium, monk.

4 / 17 February 2002


3rd Hr: Troparia: Resurrection; Glory . . . for St. Isidore Kontakion: Resurrection
6th Hr: Troparia: Resurrection; Glory . . . for the Meeting of the Lord Kontakion: for The Meeting

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

10 Troparia: 6 of the Resurrection, 4 from Ode 4 of the Canon of the Feast
NOTE: The Troparia for the feast are taken from Ode 4 of the canon, and not Ode 3, as is more usual, because the troparia from Ode 3 (and also Ode 6) will have already been chanted/read at the Liturgy on the feast day itself. We then chant/read the troparia from Ode 1 at Liturgy on Saturday, so by Sunday we will have gotten to Ode 4. This issue can be resolved by looking in the directions for Feb 4 in the Menaion.

  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 h ave 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.
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  8. Rejoicing, the Theotokos cried out: O symeon, initiate of ineffable mysteries, take in thine arms Christ, the Word become a babe, of Whom thou was informed of old by the Holy Spirit, and cry out to Him: All things are fil led with thy praise!
  9. O symeon, rejoicing take up Christ, the little Child, on Whom thou hast set thy hope and consolation of the Israel of God, the Creator and Master of the law, Who fulfilleth the order of the law; and cry aloud unto Him: Al l things are filled with Thy praise!
  10. Beholding the unoriginate word borne as a babe in the flesh by the virgin as on the throne of the cherubim, the Author of all, Symeon marvelled and cried out to Him: All things are filled with Thy praise!
  11. Beholding the unoriginate word borne as a babe in the flesh by the virgin as on the throne of the cherubim, the Author of all, Symeon marvelled and cried out to Him: All things are filled with Thy praise!

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 Meeting of the Lord (Tone 1)

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace, for from thee hath shone forth Christ our God, the Sun or righteousness, Who doth illumine those in darkness. Be glad, thou also, O righteous elder who receivest in thine arms the Deliverer of our souls, Who granteth us resurrection.

Troparion of the Temple

Troparion Of St. Isidore (Tone 8)

In thee, O father, that which was created in God's image was manifestly save; for, taking up thy cross, thou didst follow after Christ; and, laboring, thou didst teach us to disdain the flesh, in that it is transitory, but to care for the soul as a thing immortal. Wherefore, thy spirit rejoiceth with the angels, O venerable Isidore!

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. Isidore (Tone 4 Spec. Mel: "Thou hast appeared..."

The Church, finding thee to be another morning-star, O all glorious one, crieth out to thee, illumined by the lightning-flashes of thy words: Rejoice, O most blessed and divinely wise Isidore!

Both now and ever . . .

Kontakion of the Meeting of the Lord (tone 1)

O thou Who didst hallow the Virgin's womb by Thy birth and didst bless the hands of Symeon as was meet, by anticipation thou hast now saved even us, O Christ god. But in the midst of battle grant peace to Thy community, an d strengthen the hierarchs whom Thou hast loved, O Thou Who alone lovest mankind.

The Prokeimenon 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 3rd Tone

My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior


Only the Sunday readings (Epistle and Gospel) are read. The rule is that on Sundays during an afterfeast the prokimenon, alleluia, and communion hymn of the feast are chanted after those for the day (Sunday Tone 4 in this case), but the readings are for the day only. If the saint of the day has readings, then his/her prokimenon, alleluia, and communion hymn replace those of the feast and his Epistle and Gospel readings are read, as well. St. Isidore has no readings, so we chant the prokimenon, alleluia and communion hymn first for the Sunday, then for the Feast, and read the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday of Week 32 alone.

Epistle: (I Tim (from the midpoint) 4:9-15)

Brethren: This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

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)

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

And in the 8th tone:

Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, O Master, according to Thy word.

Gospel: (Luke 19:1-10)

And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, be cause he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him , This day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Communion Verse

Praise the Lord in the heavens, praise him in the highest.

I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!