Typicon and Choir cues

Typicon and Choir cues: Sunday after Nativity

31 Dec / 13 Jan 2001

The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for all Temples. No adjustments are necessary.

Sunday Readings: Galatians 1:11-19 Matthew 2:13-23

3rd Hr: Troparia: Resurrection; Glory . . . of the Saints Kontakion: of the Feast Feast
6th Hr: Troparia: Resurrection; Glory . . . of the Feast; Kontakion: of the Saints

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

12 Troparia: 4 from the Octoechoes; 4 from Ode 9 of the Canon I of the Feast; 4 from Ode 6 of the Canon of the Saints

  1. Fair to look upon and good for food was the fruit that killed me; while Christ is the Tree of Life. Eating Thereof I die not but cry aloud with the thief: Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.
  2. Lifted upon the Cross, Thou Who art compassionate, hast blotted out the handwriting of Adam's sin in days of old, and Thou hast saved from error all the whole live of mortal men. Therefore we sing Thy praises, O Benefactor and Lord.
  3. Thou hast nailed our sins upon the Cross, O Christ Who art compassionate, and by Thy death hast Thou put death to death, raising the dead from the dead. Therefore we venerate Thy holy Resurrection.
  4. The serpent once emptied his poison into the ears of Eve; while Christ on the wood of the Cross poured the sweetness of life unto the world. Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.
  5. A strange and most wonderful mystery do I see: the cave is heaven; the Virgin the throne of the cherubim; the manger a room, in which Christ, the God whom nothing can contain, is laid. Him do we praise and magnify.
  6. The magi beheld the excellent course of the strange star which was newly appeared, illumining the heavens and marking the birth of Christ the King in Bethlehem, for our salvation.
  7. The star revealed the newborn infant King to the magi who said: "Where is He, for we have come to worship Him?" But Herod who fought against God, enraged, was troubled, seeking to slay the Christ.
  8. Herod inquired concerning the time of the star, following whose course the magi worshipped Christ with gifts in Bethlehem; but guided thereby to their homeland, they left the cruel murderer of the infants behind in mockery.
  9. Awe-struck, the heavenly hosts stood before the cave, and unable to keep silent, hymned Thy most pure nativity, chanting: Glory in the highest to the newborn God!
  10. Upon Thy throne hast Thou sat, as Thou didst swear unto the prophet David, O Master, Who camest forth from the fruit of his loins; and unto James didst Thou commit the throne of the Church, O Christ.
  11. David the king is shown to be a wondrous prophet and forefather of the incarnation of God; and James, the disciple of Jesus, is shown forth as the first bishop.
  12. We beseech thee, O Virgin Theotokos: in behalf of thy servants entreat thou Him Who was incarnate of thee, for we know thee to be our sole intercessor.

Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 7)

Thou didst destroy death by Thy Cross, / Thou didst open Paradise to the thief. / Thou didst change the lamentation of the Myrrh-bearers, / and Thou didst command Thine Apostles / to proclaim that Thou didst arise, / O Christ God, // and grantest to the world great mercy.

Troparion of the Feast (Tone 4)

Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, / hath shined upon the world the light of knowledge; / for thereby, they that worshipped the stars / were taught by a star / to worship Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, / and to know Thee, the Dayspring from on high. // O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Troparion of the Saints (Tone 2)

O Joseph, proclaim the wonders to David the father of our Divine Lord. Thou hast seen a Virgin conceive; thou hast given glory with the shepherds; thou hast worshipped with the Magi; and thou hast been warned by an angel. Implore Christ our God to save our souls.

Kontakion of the Saints (Tone 3)

Today divine David is filled with gladness, and together with James, Joseph doth offer praise; for they rejoice at receiving a crown as kinsmen of Christ, and they praise Him who is ineffably born on earth and they cry: O Compassionate One, save them that honor Thee.

Kontakion of the Feast (Tone 3)

Today the Virgin giveth birth to Him Who is transcendent in essence; / and the earth offereth a cave to Him Who is unapproachable. / Angels with shepherds give glory; / with a star the Magi do journey; // for our sake a young Child is born, Who is pre-eternal God.

The Prokeimenon in the 8th Tone

Let all the earth worship Thee and chant unto Thee; let them chant unto Thy name, O Most High.

V/s: Shout with jubilation unto the Lord all the earth; chant ye unto His name, give glory in praise of Him.

And in the 4th Tone

Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.

Epistle: (Galatians 1:11-19)

Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

The Alleluia in the 1st Tone

(NO PAUSE before first verse) The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the works of His hands.

Day unto day poureth forth speech, and night unto night proclaimeth knowledge.

And in the 4th Tone

Remember, O Lord, David and all his meekness.

Gospel: (Matthew 2:13-23)

At that time, when the wise men were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life. And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

Instead of "It is truly meet..." we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the Second Canon of the feast, First Tone

Communion Verse

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

The Lord hath sent redemption unto His people.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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