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Byzantine Monthly Menaion

Volume Five: January


Metropolitan Cantor Institute
Byzantine Catholic Seminary
Pittsburgh, PA

Foreword
A Menaion is a liturgical book which contains the changeable parts of Byzantine divine
services for a given month. The volume in your hands is the fourth of a series of twelve
books for use in Byzantine Catholic parishes. Each day is provided with the following
material:
(1) Synaxarion (brief life of the saints remembered)
(2) Troparia and Kontakia
(3) Prokeimena and Alleluiaria
(4) Communion Hymn.
On major feasts, the proper antiphons (when there are any) and the Magnification and
Irmos (appointed to take the place of It is truly proper) are also included.
Texts which are contained in the Faithfuls Book published by the Byzantine Catholic
Church are reproduced with their musical settings from that book. Those texts were
translated by the Inter-Eparchial Liturgical Commission, and then set to plainchant by the
Inter-Eparchial Music Commission.
Many of the Troparia contained in this volume of the Menaion are, in fact, common texts
(i.e., they are used on more than one feast). These texts, too, come from the work of the
IELC/IEMC, as are all the Prokeimena and Alleluiaria and Communion Hymns.
The texts of the Troparia and Kontakia that are not from the above-mentioned source are
almost always taken from the Order of Matins published by the Sisters of the Order of
Saint Basil the Great, and we acknowledge these texts with gratitude.
This volume is intended to be used annually. Because of this, cantors must use the
Typikon of the Metropolitan Church to discern how materials from the Menaion are to be
combined with the Sunday Ochtoechos. The Typikon will also explain how Prokeimena
and Alleluiaria are to be combined.
May this series of volumes be a blessing for all who attend daily celebrations of the
Divine Liturgy, as well as for those who, unable to be at church each day, still wish to
pray with the Church and honor the Lord and his saints.
August 28, 2005
Our venerable father Moses the Ethiopian and
Our holy father Augustine, bishop of Hippo

MENAION - JANUARY
1 THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR JESUS
CHRIST. Coming eight days after the birth of Christ, this feast commemorates his
naming and his becoming a member of the Covenant of Moses.
OUR HOLY FATHER BASIL THE GREAT, ARCHBISHOP OF CAESAREA
IN CAPPADOCIA, who is called great in learning and wisdom. He taught meditation
on the Scriptures and manual work in obedience and fraternal love to his monks, and
established a way of life for them in the Rules he wrote. He taught the faithful by his
excellent writings and shone forth by his pastoral care for the poor and sick. (379)

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Troparion of the Circumcision - Tone 1:

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Kontakion of Our Holy Father Basil - Tone 4:

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Prokeimenon of the Circumcision - Tone 6 (Psalm 27:9,1):

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Verse: To you, O Lord, I cry out: My God, be not silent to me.


Then, immediately after the verse:
Prokeimenon of Our Holy Father Basil - Tone 1 (Psalm 48:4):

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Verse: Shepherd of Israel, hear us; you who lead Josephs flock.
Verse: The mouth of the just will utter wisdom, and his tongue will pronounce judgment.
Cherubic Hymn

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Communion Hymn for a Hierarch (Psalm 111:6,7):

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On the Sunday from January 2 to 5


SUNDAY BEFORE THE THEOPHANY
Troparion - Prescribed Resurrection Tone
On January 2 through 4:
Troparion of the Pre-feast - Tone 4:

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Troparion of the Vigil - Tone 4:

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Verse: To you, O Lord, I cry out: My God, be not silent to me.

Alleluia - Tone 8 (Psalm 66:2):

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Verse: Be gracious to us, O God, and bless us.


Verse: Let your face shine upon us, and have mercy on us.

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2 Our holy father Sylvester, Pope of Rome who piously ruled the Church for many
years. During his pontificate, Constantine the Emperor built basilicas worthy of
veneration and the Nicene Council of 325 acclaimed Christ the Son of God. On this day
in Rome in the cemetery of Priscilla his body was laid to rest. (335)
Prefestive Day of the Theophany
Troparion of the Pre-feast - Tone 4 (music found on page 6)
Zebulun, make ready; Naphtali, prepare yourself. O River Jordan, stand and leap for joy to receive the
Master coming to be baptized. O Adam, rejoice with the first mother, Eve, and do not hide yourselves as
once you did in Paradise. For, seeing you naked, Christ has appeared to put on the first robe. He has
appeared to renew all creation.

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Troparion of Sylvester - Tone 4

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in - tercedewith Christ our God to save our souls.

Kontakion of the Pre-feast - Tone 4 (music found on page 7


Today the Lord appears in the Jordan's streams and cries out to John: Do not be afraid to baptize me, for I
have come to save Adam, the first created.

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Kontakion of Sylvester - Tone 4

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Verse: Hear this, all you peoples; give heed, all who dwell in the world.

Alleluia - Tone 2 (Psalm 36:30,31):

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Verse: The just mans mouth utters wisdom and his lips speak what is right.
Verse: The law of his God is in his heart; his steps shall be saved from stumbling.

Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.


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3 The holy prophet Malachi, who after the return from the Babylonian Captivity
announced the great day of the Lord and his coming to his temple, and that always and
everywhere a pure offering should be made to his name.
The holy martyr Gordius, praised in the writings of St. Basil the Great, a centurion who
suffered during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian. (304)
Our venerable mother Genevieve of Paris, a shepherdess who took the veil of a virgin
and defended her people by her Christian example. (c.500)
Our venerable father Cyriacus Elias Chavara, of the Syro-Malabarese Catholic
Church, founder of the Congregation of the Carmelite Brothers of Mary Immmaculate
(1871).
Prefestive Day of the Theophany
Troparion of the Pre-feast - Tone 4 (music found on page 6)
Zebulun, make ready; Naphtali, prepare yourself. O River Jordan, stand and leap for joy to receive the
Master coming to be baptized. O Adam, rejoice with the first mother, Eve, and do not hide yourselves as
once you did in Paradise. For, seeing you naked, Christ has appeared to put on the first robe. He has
appeared to renew all creation.

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Verse: The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right hand till I make your enemies your footstool.

Prokeimenon of a Martyr - Tone 7 (Psalm 63:11,2)

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Verse: Moses and Aaron were among his priests;


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Verse: Light dawns for the just, and gladness for the upright of heart.
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Verse: The just man will flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar of Lebanon.
Verse: Planted in the house of the Lord, he will flourish in the courts of our God.
Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.

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4 The Synaxis of the holy seventy Apostles, whose names were recorded by St.
Dorotheus. In addition to the Twelve Apostles, our Lord chose seventy other apostles and
sent them out to preach. (cf. Luke 10:1-5)
Our venerable father Theoctist, hegumen of Cuomo in Sicily founded a monastery in
the city of Kucuma on the island of Sicily, where he became hegumen. At his monastery
lived Greek monks, who had fled persecution by the iconoclasts. (800)
Prefestive Day of the Theophany
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Troparion of the Pre-feast - Tone 4 (music found on page 6)


Zebulun, make ready; Naphtali, prepare yourself. O River Jordan, stand and leap for joy to receive the
Master coming to be baptized. O Adam, rejoice with the first mother, Eve, and do not hide yourselves as
once you did in Paradise. For, seeing you naked, Christ has appeared to put on the first robe. He has
appeared to renew all creation.
Troparion of the Apostles - Tone 3

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Verse: The heavens declare your wonders, O Lord, and your truth in the assembly of the holy.
Verse: God is glorified in the council of the holy,
great and awesome above all who surround him.

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Verse: Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
Verse: His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.
Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.

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5 Vigil of the Theophany


The holy martyrs Theopempt and Theona, of Nicomedia in Bithynia, who met
martyrdom in the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian. (c. 350)
Our venerable mother Syncletica of Alexandria in Egypt, virgin, who is said to have led
a solitary life that influenced many women of her day. (4th cent.)
The holy prophet Micah, who in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of
Judah, by his preaching defended the oppressed, and condemned idols and depravities.
He announced to the chosen people that a leader from of old would be born in Bethlehem
of Judea, who would shepherd Israel in the strength of the Lord.
Troparion of the Vigil of the Theophany - Tone 4 (music found on page 6)
After Elijah had been taken up, * the River Jordan was parted in two by Elisha's mantle; * and a dry path
was opened in the waters * as an image of true baptism * by which we pass beyond this fleeting life. *
Christ appeared at the Jordan to sanctify the waters.
Troparion of the martyrs - Tone 4

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save our souls.

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Kontakion of the Vigil - Tone 2 (music found on page 7


O most compassionate Christ, who take away the many sins of all, because of your immeasurable mercy,
you have come to be baptized in the waters of the Jordan as a man, clothing in a robe of glory the misery of
my ancient nakedness.

Kontakion of the Martyrs - Tone 1

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Verse: When the righteous cried out, the Lord heard; and from all distress he saved them.
Verse: Many are the troubles of the righteous, but from them all the Lord will rescue them.
Alleluia of a Venerable Woman - Tone 1 (Psalm 39:2,3):

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Verse: I have waited, waited for the Lord, and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
Verse: He drew me out of the pit of destruction, out of the filthy clay.
Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.
Communion Hymn for the Martyrs (Psalm 32:1):

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6 THE THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.


Since the second century, the Church has celebrated the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan
River for our sanctification
First Antiphon (Psalm 113:3):

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Why

is

it,

O sea, that you fled;

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back?

Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Second Antiphon (Psalm 114:1):

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Entrance Hymn - Tone 1 Troparion (Psalm 117:26,27):

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Troparion - Tone 1: (music found on page 24)


At your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed; * for the Fathers voice bore
witness to you, calling you his beloved Son, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of
these words. * O Christ God, you appeared and enlightened the world. Glory to you!

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Instead of Holy God. . . (Galatians 3:27) Not sung on the post-festive days:
All you who have been baptized into Christ have been clothed with Christ. Alleluia!
Prokeimenon - Tone 4 (Psalm 117:26,27,1):

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Verse: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; for his mercy endures forever.
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Verse: Bring to the Lord, you sons of God, bring to the Lord glory and honor.
Verse: The voice of the Lord over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord over many waters.
Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.
Instead of It is truly proper . . .
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The Leave-taking of the Feast of the Theophany is January 14.

On the Sunday from January 7 to 13


SUNDAY AFTER THE THEOPHANY
First Antiphon (Psalm 113:3): (music found on page 23)
Why is it, O sea, that you fled; O Jordan, that you turned back?
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Second Antiphon (Psalm 114:1): (music found on page 23)
I love the Lord because he will hear my voice in supplication.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Third Antiphon (Psalm 94:1):

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singjoyful-ly

to

the Lord;

let us ac - claim God our Sav

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of God, bap - tizedbyJohnin the Jor

to you:

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us

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Troparion - Prescribed Resurrection Tone


Troparion of the Theophany - Tone 1: (music found on page 24)
At your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed; * for the Fathers voice bore
witness to you, calling you his beloved Son, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of
these words. * O Christ God, you appeared and enlightened the world. Glory to you!
Kontakion of the Theophany - Tone 4: (music found on page 25)
You have revealed yourself to the world today; * and your light, O Lord, has set its seal on us. * We
recognize you and exclaim to you: * You have come and revealed yourself, O Unapproachable Light.

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Verse: I shall sing forever of your mercies, O Lord;


through all generations my mouth will proclaim your truth.
Verse: For you have said: Mercy is built to last forever.
Your truth is firmly established in heaven.
Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.
Instead of It is truly proper . . .
Magnification: (music found on page 26)
Extol, O my soul, Christ the King, baptized in the Jordan.
Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss to fittingly acclaim you; and even a supernatural mind is
overwhelmed when it glorifies you, O Theotokos. But in your goodness accept our faith,
since you recognize our godly love. You are the intercessor for Christians, and we extol you.
Communion Hymns:
For the Theophany, the Communion Hymn is (Titus 2:11): (music found on page 27)
The saving grace of God has appeared to all. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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7 The Synaxis of the holy Forerunner, Prophet, and Baptist John. A synaxis feast
follows one of the great feasts, and highlights a major personage of yesterdays
celebration. We remember today the work of the Forerunner, John, who baptized Christ.
First Antiphon (Psalm 113:3): (music found on page 23)
Why is it, O sea, that you fled; O Jordan, that you turned back?
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
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Second Antiphon (Psalm 114:1): (music found on page 23)


I love the Lord because he will hear my voice in supplication.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Third Antiphon (Psalm 94:1): (music found on page 27)
Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim God our Savior!
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Entrance Hymn (Psalm 94:6): (music found on page 28)
Come, let us worship and bow before Christ.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Troparion of the Theophany - Tone 1: (music found on page 24)
At your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed; * for the Fathers voice bore
witness to you, calling you his beloved Son, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of
these words. * O Christ God, you appeared and enlightened the world. Glory to you!

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Kontakion of the Theophany - Tone 4: (music found on page 25)


You have revealed yourself to the world today; * and your light, O Lord, has set its seal on us. * We
recognize you and exclaim to you: * You have come and revealed yourself, O Unapproachable Light.

Prokeimenon of the Forerunner Tone 7 (Psalm 63: 11,2):

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Verse: Hear my voice, O God, when I pray to you.

him.

in the Lord

Alleluia - Tone 4 (Psalm 91:13,14):

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Verse: The just man will flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar of Lebanon.
Verse: Planted in the house of the Lord, he will flourish in the courts of our God.
Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.
Instead of It is truly proper . . .
Magnification: (music found on page 26)
Extol, O my soul, Christ the King, baptized in the Jordan.
Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss to fittingly acclaim you; and even a supernatural mind is overwhelmed
when it glorifies you, O Theotokos. But in your goodness accept our faith, since you recognize our godly
love. You are the intercessor for Christians, and we extol you.
Communion Hymns:
For the Theophany, the Communion Hymn is (Titus 2:11): (music found on page 27)
The saving grace of God has appeared to all. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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8 Our venerable father George the Chozebite, a Cypriot monk at the Monastery of the
Mother of God at Chozeba near Jericho. (614)
Our venerable mother Dominica, born in Carthage in North Africa, lived a life of
asceticism and died in Constantinople under the reign of the Emperor Zenon. (474)
Our holy father and confessor Emilian. A native of Vannes (in what is now France), he
was a recluse. (767)
Post-festive day of the Theophany
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First Antiphon (Psalm 113:3): (music found on page 23)


Why is it, O sea, that you fled; O Jordan, that you turned back?
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Second Antiphon (Psalm 114:1): (music found on page 23)
I love the Lord because he will hear my voice in supplication.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Third Antiphon (Psalm 94:1): (music found on page 27)
Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim God our Savior!
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Entrance Hymn (Psalm 94:6): (music found on page 28)
Come, let us worship and bow before Christ.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Troparion of the Theophany - Tone 1: (music found on page 24)
At your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed; * for the Fathers voice bore
witness to you, calling you his beloved Son, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of
these words. * O Christ God, you appeared and enlightened the world. Glory to you!

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Troparion of the Venerable Fathers - Tone 4

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Kontakion of the Theophany - Tone 4: (music found on page 25)


You have revealed yourself to the world today; * and your light, O Lord, has set its seal on us. * We
recognize you and exclaim to you: * You have come and revealed yourself, O Unapproachable Light.
Prokeimenon for the Venerable Fathers Tone 7 (Psalm 115:6,3):

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35

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Verse: In the churches bless God; from Israels wellsprings bless the Lord.

Alleluia for the Venerable Fathers - Tone 6 (Psalm 111:1,2):

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Verse: Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
Verse: His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.
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Verse: I have waited, waited for the Lord, and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
Verse: He drew me out of the pit of destruction, out of the filthy clay.
Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.

36

ia!

Instead of It is truly proper . . .


Magnification: (music found on page 26)
Extol, O my soul, Christ the King, baptized in the Jordan.
Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss to fittingly acclaim you; and even a supernatural mind is overwhelmed
when it glorifies you, O Theotokos. But in your goodness accept our faith, since you recognize our godly
love. You are the intercessor for Christians, and we extol you.
Communion Hymns:
For the Theophany, the Communion Hymn is (Titus 2:11): (music found on page 27)
The saving grace of God has appeared to all. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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9 The holy martyr Polyeuct, of Melitene in Armenia, who as a soldier was ordered to
sacrifice to the gods by the edict of the Emperor Decius. Instead, he destroyed the images;
wherefore he suffered many tortures and at last was beheaded and baptized by the
outpouring of his own blood. (230)
Post-festive day of the Theophany
First Antiphon (Psalm 113:3): (music found on page 23)
Why is it, O sea, that you fled; O Jordan, that you turned back?
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Second Antiphon (Psalm 114:1): (music found on page 23)
I love the Lord because he will hear my voice in supplication.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Third Antiphon (Psalm 94:1): (music found on page 27)
Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim God our Savior!
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
37

Post-festive Entrance Hymn (Psalm 94:6): (music found on page 28)


Come, let us worship and bow before Christ.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Troparion of the Theophany - Tone 1: (music found on page 24)
At your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed; * for the Fathers voice bore
witness to you, calling you his beloved Son, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of
these words. * O Christ God, you appeared and enlightened the world. Glory to you!

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Kontakion of the Theophany - Tone 4: (music found on page 25)


You have revealed yourself to the world today; * and your light, O Lord, has set its seal on us. * We
recognize you and exclaim to you: * You have come and revealed yourself, O Unapproachable Light.

Prokeimenon - Tone 7 (Psalm 63:11,2)

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Verse: The just man will flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar of Lebanon.
Verse: Planted in the house of the Lord, he will flourish in the courts of our God.
Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.
Instead of It is truly proper . . .
Magnification: (music found on page 26)
Extol, O my soul, Christ the King, baptized in the Jordan.
Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss to fittingly acclaim you; and even a supernatural mind is overwhelmed
when it glorifies you, O Theotokos. But in your goodness accept our faith, since you recognize our godly
love. You are the intercessor for Christians, and we extol you.
Communion Hymns:
For the Theophany, the Communion Hymn is (Titus 2:11): (music found on page 27)
The saving grace of God has appeared to all. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
For the Martyr, the Communion Hymn is (Psalm 111:6,7):

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10 Our holy father Gregory of Nyssa, brother of St. Basil the Great, one of the great
theologians of the Byzantine Church. (c.395)
The venerable Dometian, bishop of Melitene, who lived under Emperors Justinian the
Lesser and Maurice, and was known for his remarkable intelligence, prudence, and
spiritual zeal, and for his love for the poor. (602)
Our venerable father Marcion, priest and treasurer of the Great Church in
Constantinople, second in command to Patriarch Gennadius. (c.471)
Post-festive day of the Theophany
First Antiphon (Psalm 113:3): (music found on page 23)
Why is it, O sea, that you fled; O Jordan, that you turned back?
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Second Antiphon (Psalm 114:1): (music found on page 23)
I love the Lord because he will hear my voice in supplication.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Third Antiphon (Psalm 94:1): (music found on page 27)
Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim God our Savior!
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Entrance Hymn (Psalm 94:6): (music found on page 28)
Come, let us worship and bow before Christ.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Troparion of the Theophany - Tone 1: (music found on page 24)
At your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed; * for the Fathers voice bore
witness to you, calling you his beloved Son, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of
these words. * O Christ God, you appeared and enlightened the world. Glory to you!
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Kontakion of the Theophany - Tone 4: (music found on page 25)


You have revealed yourself to the world today; * and your light, O Lord, has set its seal on us. * We
recognize you and exclaim to you: * You have come and revealed yourself, O Unapproachable Light.
Prokeimenon for a Hierarch - Tone 1 (Psalm 48:4):

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Verse: The law of his God is in his heart; his steps shall be saved from stumbling.
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Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.


Instead of It is truly proper . . .
Magnification: (music found on page 26)
Extol, O my soul, Christ the King, baptized in the Jordan.
Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss to fittingly acclaim you; and even a supernatural mind is overwhelmed
when it glorifies you, O Theotokos. But in your goodness accept our faith, since you recognize our godly
love. You are the intercessor for Christians, and we extol you.
Communion Hymns:
For the Theophany, the Communion Hymn is (Titus 2:11): (music found on page 27)
The saving grace of God has appeared to all. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
For a Hierarch, the Communion Hymn is (Psalm 111:6,7):

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11 Our venerable father Theodosius, founder of the common life, abbot, a friend of
St. Sabbas, who, after a long solitary life permitted many disciples to assemble as
companions to himself. In monasteries that he built, he cultivated the common life, until,
having suffered many things for the true faith, the centenarian finally rested in the peace
of Christ. (529)
Post-festive day of the Theophany
First Antiphon (Psalm 113:3): (music found on page 23)
Why is it, O sea, that you fled; O Jordan, that you turned back?
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Second Antiphon (Psalm 114:1): (music found on page 23)
I love the Lord because he will hear my voice in supplication.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
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Post-festive Third Antiphon (Psalm 94:1): (music found on page 27)


Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim God our Savior!
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Entrance Hymn (Psalm 94:6): (music found on page 28)
Come, let us worship and bow before Christ.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Troparion of the Theophany - Tone 1: (music found on page 24)
At your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed; * for the Fathers voice bore
witness to you, calling you his beloved Son, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of
these words. * O Christ God, you appeared and enlightened the world. Glory to you!
Troparion of Theodosius - Tone 8

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Kontakion of the Theophany - Tone 4: (music found on page 25)


You have revealed yourself to the world today; * and your light, O Lord, has set its seal on us. * We
recognize you and exclaim to you: * You have come and revealed yourself, O Unapproachable Light.

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Alleluia - Tone 6 (Psalm 111:1,2):

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Verse: Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
Verse: His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.
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Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.


Instead of It is truly proper . . .
Magnification: (music found on page 26)
Extol, O my soul, Christ the King, baptized in the Jordan.
Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss to fittingly acclaim you; and even a supernatural mind is overwhelmed
when it glorifies you, O Theotokos. But in your goodness accept our faith, since you recognize our godly
love. You are the intercessor for Christians, and we extol you.
Communion Hymns:
For the Theophany, the Communion Hymn is (Titus 2:11): (music found on page 27)
The saving grace of God has appeared to all. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
For a Venerable, the Communion Hymn is (Psalm 111:6,7):

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12 The holy martyr Tatiana, who died in Rome under Emperor Alexander Severus.
(c.227)
Post-festive day of the Theophany
First Antiphon (Psalm 113:3): (music found on page 23)
Why is it, O sea, that you fled; O Jordan, that you turned back?
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Second Antiphon (Psalm 114:1): (music found on page 23)
I love the Lord because he will hear my voice in supplication.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!

46

Post-festive Third Antiphon (Psalm 94:1): (music found on page 27)


Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim God our Savior!
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Entrance Hymn (Psalm 94:6): (music found on page 28)
Come, let us worship and bow before Christ.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Troparion of the Theophany - Tone 1: (music found on page 24)
At your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed; * for the Fathers voice bore
witness to you, calling you his beloved Son, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of
these words. * O Christ God, you appeared and enlightened the world. Glory to you!
Troparion of Tatiana - Tone 4

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Kontakion of the Theophany - Tone 4: (music found on page 25)


You have revealed yourself to the world today; * and your light, O Lord, has set its seal on us. * We
recognize you and exclaim to you: * You have come and revealed yourself, O Unapproachable Light.
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Verse: I have waited, waited for the Lord, and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
Verse: He drew me out of the pit of destruction, out of the filthy clay.
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Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.


Instead of It is truly proper . . .
Magnification: (music found on page 26)
Extol, O my soul, Christ the King, baptized in the Jordan.
Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss to fittingly acclaim you; and even a supernatural mind is overwhelmed
when it glorifies you, O Theotokos. But in your goodness accept our faith, since you recognize our godly
love. You are the intercessor for Christians, and we extol you.
Communion Hymns:
For the Theophany, the Communion Hymn is (Titus 2:11): (music found on page 27)
The saving grace of God has appeared to all. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
For a Woman Martyr, the Communion Hymn is (Psalm 32:1):

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13 The holy martyrs Hermylaus and Stratonicus, of Singidunum in Moesia (this city
is quite close to the modern Belgrade, Yugoslavia), who after fierce tortures under the
emperor Licinius were drowned in the Ister River (the Danube), sometime between 307
and 311.
Our venerable father Hilary, bishop of Poitiers, great defender of the orthodox faith
against the Arian heresy, mentor of St. Martin of Tours, hymnwriter and apologist. (367)
Postfestive Day of the Theophany
Transferred from January 14:
Our venerable fathers killed by the Arabs in Sinai and Raitho in 312. A group of
holy monks living on the height of Mt. Sinai were killed by Bedouin tribesmen.
The Commemoration of the passion of the holy equal-to-the-apostles Nina,
Enlightener of the Georgians, who was taken as a captive into that country and
converted the king through her example and miraculous cures. (4th century)
First Antiphon (Psalm 113:3): (music found on page 23)
Why is it, O sea, that you fled; O Jordan, that you turned back?
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
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Second Antiphon (Psalm 114:1): (music found on page 23)


I love the Lord because he will hear my voice in supplication.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Third Antiphon (Psalm 94:1): (music found on page 27)
Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim God our Savior!
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Post-festive Entrance Hymn (Psalm 94:6): (music found on page 28)
Come, let us worship and bow before Christ.
O Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!
Troparion of the Theophany - Tone 1: (music found on page 24)
At your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed; * for the Fathers voice bore
witness to you, calling you his beloved Son, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of
these words. * O Christ God, you appeared and enlightened the world. Glory to you!

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Kontakion of the Theophany - Tone 4: (music found on page 25)


You have revealed yourself to the world today; * and your light, O Lord, has set its seal on us. * We
recognize you and exclaim to you: * You have come and revealed yourself, O Unapproachable Light.
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Verse: Many are the trials of the just, but from them all the Lord will rescue them.

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Cherubic Hymn and Anamnesis Acclamation: Music found on pages 4-5.


Instead of It is truly proper . . .
Magnification: (music found on page 26)
Extol, O my soul, Christ the King, baptized in the Jordan.
Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss to fittingly acclaim you; and even a supernatural mind is overwhelmed
when it glorifies you, O Theotokos. But in your goodness accept our faith, since you recognize our godly
love. You are the intercessor for Christians, and we extol you.
Communion Hymns:
For the Theophany, the Communion Hymn is (Titus 2:11): (music found on page 27)
The saving grace of God has appeared to all. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
For the Martyrs, the Communion Hymn is (Psalm 32:1):

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Re - joice in the Lord, you right- eous ones,

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Leave-taking of the Theophany

All as on January 6 (beginning page 23) except for the Third Antiphon (page 27) and
Entrance Hymn (page 28)
15 Our venerable fathers Paul of Thebes and John the Hut-dweller (Calibytes).
Paul was a disciple of St. Anthony the Great and one of the earliest of the desert
fathers, living as a hermit in the Thebaid in Egypt. (c.345). John of Constantinople, who,
as it is said, briefly lived in a retreat in the home of his father. He left home for six years
and came back and lived in a "kalyba" (i.e., a hut) as a beggar in rags, subsisting on the
charity of his unwitting parents; wholly surrendered to contemplation. His parents
recognized him, after his death, from a gold codex of the Gospels that they had given
him. (5th century)

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wealth, O John.

fol - lowed him;

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now pray for us

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take

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Prokeimenon - Tone 8 (Psalm 149:5,1):

un - ceas - ing - ly.

re - joice in glo

ry,

shout

for joy

their rest.

Verse: Sing to the Lord a new song of praise in the assembly of the faithful.

Alleluia - Tone 6 (Psalm 111:1,2):

&

Al

le - lu - ia!

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& w
Al

le

lu

Al

le - lu

ia!

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ia!

Verse: Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
Verse: His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.
Communion Hymn (Psalm 32:1):

&b

Re - joice

in

the

Lord,

you

55

right

eous

ones;

&b
&b

praise

from the

Al - le - lu - ia!

up

right,

the

Al - le - lu - ia!

up - right

Al

le - lu

is

fit

ting.

ia!

16 The Veneration of the Chains of the holy, glorious, and illustrious apostle Peter.
The church on the Equiline Hill in Rome (called St. Peter in Chains) preserves the chains
with which St. Peter was bound in prison during the persecution of Nero.

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& #

Troparion - Tone 4

With - out

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& # W

leav - ing Rome you come to

us

with your chains.

them inourfaith,Oprimeapos-tle, and we pray to you:

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We ven - er - ate

Ob-tain mer - cy for us

from God by your pray'rs.

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Kontakion - Tone 2

&

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us praise Pe - ter,

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the heav - en - ly

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that our sins may be

for

giv

56

dis - ci - ple

tles.

j j

en.

kiss

of truth,

his

the first

and

chains with faith

Prokeimenon - Tone 8 (Psalm 18:5,2):

&

Through all

the earth their voice

#
&
to

the ends

of

re - sounds;

their

mes - sage reach

es

the world.

Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

j
& b .

Alleluia - Tone 1 (Psalm 88:6,8):

Al

le - lu

j
j
& b . . w
Al - le - lu -

ia!

Al -

- le

lu

ia!

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Verse: The heavens declare your wonders, O Lord, and your truth in the assembly of the holy.
Verse: God is glorified in the council of the holy,
great and awesome above all who surround him.
Communion Hymn (Psalm 18:5):

&b

Through

all

the earth

&b w w
their mes-sage rea

& b .

Al - le - lu - ia!

ches

their voice

the ends

Al - le - lu - ia!

of the world,

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le - lu

ends

. w w w

Al

re - sounds;

.
to

ia!

w
w

of the world.

17 Our venerable father Anthony the Great, who, bereaved by his parents' death,
acceped the evangelical commands, distributed all his goods to the poor and retired in
solitude to the Thebaid in Egypt. He began to lead an ascetic life and diligently worked
to strengthen the Church, sustaining confessors of the faith during the persecution of the
Emperor Diocletian. He supported St. Athanasius against the Arians. He had many
disciples, and is thus considered the father of monks. (356)

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Troparion - Tone 4

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ther

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God that

of life.

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we

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the

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ex - alt your name;

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ven - er - a - ble An - tho - ny,

and spent your lifeinpeacebyimitat-ing John

our souls.

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and you fol - lowed

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58

Prokeimenon - Tone 7 (Psalm 115:6,3):

&
&

Pre - cious in

the eyes,

in

the eyes

of

the Lord

is

the death

# n w

of his faith - ful,

is

the

death

of

his faith -

- ful.

Verse: What can I return to the Lord for all he has given me?

Alleluia - Tone 6 (Psalm 111:1,2):

&
&

Al

le - lu - ia!

Al

le

lu

Al

le - lu

ia!

ia!

Verse: Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
Verse: His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.

Communion Hymn (Psalm 111:6,7):

& b . w. w w
The just

man will be

&b w w
will

&b

Al -

not

fear.

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re - mem - bered for - e - ver;


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Al

ia!

le

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lu - ia!

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vil

news he

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Al

le - lu

ia!

18 Our holy fathers Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria, archbishops of that city.
Athanasius is called the Father of Orthodoxy because of his defense of the faith against
Arius at the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea (325); he was greatly persecuted for this.
This date celebrates his return from exile in 345. (373) Cyril worked against the
Nestorian heresy, and was champion of the use of the term Theotokos (i.e. the one who
gave birth to God). He was one of the major figures of the Third Ecumenical Council of
Ephesus that was held in 431. (444)
Troparion - Tone 3

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& b # n W
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&b

dog - ma.

works

the true

your ho - li - ness.

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You were con - quer - ors

of

in

vic - to - ry andenrichedeveryoneby

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and you just - ly found

the

Church

with re

Christ who shows us

mer

gal glo

ry,

#w

cy.

Kontakion - Tone 4

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arch - bis - ops,remarkableforyourpiety and

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de - fend - ers of

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the Church of Christ,

de - vo

tion,

pro

he - ro - ic

tect all those who beg of you:

mercifulOnes,throughyourintercessionsavethosewho hon - or
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you

with

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fer

vor.

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Prokeimenon - Tone 1 (Psalm 48:4,2):

My

lips

will

speak

words

of

j
j j j
& b j j . . j
un - der - stand - ing will be

the theme

of

wis

dom;

my heart.

Verse: Hear this, all you peoples; give heed, all who dwell in the world.

Alleluia - Tone 2 (Psalm 36:30,31):

&
&

Al - le - lu

ia!

Al

le

lu -

- ia!

Al -

le

lu

ia!

Verse: The mouth of the just utters wisdom, and his tongue will pronounce judgment.
Verse: The law of his God is in his heart; his steps shall be saved from stumbling.

#
& #

Communion Hymn (Psalm 111:6,7):

Re - joice

in

the Lord,

right

eous ones;

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n
&
Al

le - lu

ia!

you right - eous

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you

ones;

praise from the

le 61 -

re

in

joice

Al

lu

ia!

up - right is

the Lord,

fit

ting.

Al

le

lu

ia!

19 Our venerable father Macarius of Egypt, known as Macarius the Elder, priest and
abbot of the monastery of Skete in Egypt, who, dead to the world and to himself, lived for
God alone, which he also taught his disciples. (390)
Troparion - Tone 1

&
&
&
&

You made

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the

You

be - came

grac - es

vig

to heal the sick

you with trust.

gel

in

thefleshandawon-der - work

and

to

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to

er.

the souls ofthosewhocome

the One who gave you strength!

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Glo - ry

you ob - tained from God spe - cial

and to san - ti - fy

Glo - ry

to the One whothroughyourinter-ces - sion

all!

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pray'rs,

Glo - ry

Kontakion - Tone 1

ils

to the One who crowned you!

grants heal - ing

#
&

&

an

an

Through fasts,

to

&

wil - dernessyourdwelling,OfatherMacarius,the bear-er of God.

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your life amongthosewhoimi-tate mar - tyr - dom,


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and you

&
&
&

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have

in - her - itedthelandofthemeek, O

with peo-ple like a cit

There - fore,

we

come

y,

&

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and

take

tovenerate you,

re- joice,

ther.

Let the faith

You filled the des - ert

and God gave toyouthe grace to work

Prokeimenon - Tone 8 (Psalm 149:5,1):

&

fa

Ma - car - i

us.

re - joice in glo

won- ders.

ry,

shout

for joy

their rest.

Verse: Sing to the Lord a new song of praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Alleluia - Tone 6 (Psalm 111:1,2):

&

Al

le - lu - ia!

Al

#
& w w
Al

le

lu

le - lu

ia!

Verse: Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
Verse: His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.

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Communion Hymn (Psalm 111:6,7):

&

##

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re - mem-bered, be

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e - vil news he will not fear.

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re - mem - bered for - ev

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e - vil news he will not fear,

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le -

lu - ia!

ia!

20 Our venerable and God-bearing father Euthymius the Great, abbot, who,
Armenian in origin and consecrated to God from infancy, sought Jerusalem. Having
lived very many years in solitude, he was steadfast and cheerful to the very end of his
life in humility and love, and died manifest in the observance of discipline. (473)

#
& #

Troparion - Tone 4

Joy to you, O bar - ren wil - der-ness;

#
& # .
the tra - vail

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& #

of birth;

He has plant - ed

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for

re - joice, ster - iledesertthathasnever known

your spouse

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and

detachmentforthesakeof per-fect vir -

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tue.

your

chil

theminde-vo - tion and pi - e - ty,

dren.

made themgrowin

Through hissupplications, Christ our

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&

##

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God, give peace

Kontakion - Tone 8

with

our lives.

takesjoyin your

theabundance of

fa - ther,

&

of his faith - ful,

and

mem - 'ry.

It

mir - a - cles.

En - rich

is

de - light - ed

our

soulsfromyour

n
so that we can sing:

ia!

the eyes,

birth

Pre - cious in

and wash our de - file - ments a - way

Prokeimenon - Tone 7 (Psalm 115:6,3):

&

treas-ures, O

your

Al - le - lu

to

Cre - a - tion


in

the eyes

of

the Lord

is the death

# n w

is

the

death

Verse: What can I return to the Lord for all he has given me?

65

of

his faith -

- ful.

Alleluia - Tone 6 (Psalm 111:1,2):

&
&

Al

le - lu - ia!

Al

le - lu

ia!

w w

Al

le

lu

ia!

Verse: Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
Verse: His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.

#
& #

Communion Hymn (Psalm 111:6,7):

The just

man

j j

will be re - mem - bered for - ev


Refrain

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& #

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& #

will not fear,

Al - le - lu

j j

e - vil news he will not fear.

er;

e - vil news he

Al - le

lu - ia! Al - le - lu - ia!

ia!

21 Our venerable father Maximus the Confessor, noted theologian and writer who
resigned his post as secretary to the Emperor Heraclius and entered the monastery of
Chrysopolis, of which he eventually became hegumen. He headed the opposition to the
Monothelite heresy. For this he was banished, imprisoned, and lost his tongue and right
hand. (662)
The holy martyr Neophyte, of Nicaea in Bithynia, martyr, who died at the age of fifteen
in the reign of Diocletian. (4th century)
The holy martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valeran, and Aquila.
The holy virgin martyr Agnes of Rome, who, while still a maiden, bore the highest
testimony of the faith in Rome and consecrated the label of chastity by her martyrdom.
She conquered both her youth and the tyrant, received the fullest admiration among the
nations and gained even greater glory with God. On this day is celebrated the burial of
her body. (3rd/4th century)
66

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& #

Troparion of Maximus - Tone 8

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nar - y

in - ter

teach - er

of

pi - e - ty and ho - li - ness,

for

dorn-ment of bish

it,

ops,

you

world,

the

O wise

en - light - ened

cede with Christ our

God

#
& #
Your mar - tyr

Ne - o- phyte, O Lord our God,

- rup - ti - ble crown from you.

#
& #

#
& #

God,

in

save our souls.


67

all

by

to

save

of

your teach

spired

the

ings;

our souls.

in his strug - gle, receivedanincor-

With your strength, he brought down the ty

and broke the cowardly val - or of de - mons.

Max - i - mus, harp

Troparion of Neophyte - Tone 4

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& #

lu - mi

rants

Through hisprayers,O Christ our

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Troparion of the Martyrs - Tone 4

To - day the

Church is filled with mu

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mir - a - cles.

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sic,

Christ.

your

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mem - o - ry.


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my Bridegroom;Iseekyou with pain - ful long - ing;

inyourbaptism, I

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reign with you;

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bur - ied

with

die

you;

voice:

as aspotlesssacrificeimmo -lat - ed with love for you.


68

I love you,

W
I

am cru - cifiedwithyou;

suf - fer for you that

foryouthat I may live with you.

and

and in

Ag - nes,OJesus,criesout in

guile,

saints, ob - tain the re - mis - sion of sins

ho - ly

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& # W

re - plete with

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lamb

a - gainst

Troparion of Agnes - Tone 4

Your

and the world is

thosewhovener-ate

These four ho - lymenhaveactedbrave-ly

their faith they pro-fessed

for

I may

Re - ceive me

By herpray'rs,Omer-ci - ful

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save our souls.

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Kontakion of Maximus - Tone 8

Let us, O

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faithful,honorwithworthyhymns the great

and

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de - votedtothe Ho - ly Trin - i - ty.

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cour-age,

glo - rifiedChristinhistwonatures,twowills,andtwo op - er - a

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&

us cry out:

are

anewshootinthegarden of

the fruitsofheav-en - ly un

as you stand be - fore

God,

Christ's mar

der - stand

ven - er - ate you in faith.

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so high- ly

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Kontakion of Neophyte - Tone 4

&

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69

sal - va

tion.

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& # j

j
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Kontakion of the Martyrs - Tone 2

Now that we

have as- sem - bled,

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let us praise the ho - ly and God - bear-ing

j
j
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mar - tyrs:

#
& #

Eu-gene, Can - di - dus, Va - ler - i - an, and A - qui - la.

the goods

of

this

world,

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and now we hon - or them

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as

a choir of four.

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for our

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innocentand un - blem - ished

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ly

mar

in thanks - giv - ing:

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the faithful,cryout to you

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herd,

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un - ceas - ing - ly,

70

tyr,

ing

all of us,

O most bless - ed

Agnes,O

j
j

of the flock of Christ the Chief

that

our

souls be saved!

Prokeimenon for several Martyrs - Tone 4 (Psalm 15:3,8):

&b
To

all

the

& b #

won - ders

saints

of

in his land,

the Lord has shown all

the

his

will.

Verse: I set the Lord ever before me; with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
Alleluia for several Martyrs- Tone 4 (Psalm 33:18,20):

&b
Al - le

lu - ia!

Al - le

lu

ia!

#
w

Al

le - lu -

- ia!

Verse: The just cried out and the Lord heard them, and rescued them from all their distress.
Verse: Many are the trials of the just, but from them all the Lord will rescue them.
Communion Hymn for several Martyrs (Psalm 32:1):

&b

Re - joice

&b
&b

in

praise

the

from the

Al - le - lu - ia!

up

Lord,

you

right,

the

Al - le - lu - ia!

Al

right

up - right

le - lu

is

fit

ting.

eous

ones;

ia!

22 The holy apostle Timothy who, disciple of St. Paul the Apostle and his assistant in
his apostolate, was the leader of the church at Ephesus. Two epistles, which offer wise
counsels on the ordering of pastors and the faithful, were written to him.
The holy venerable martyr Athanasius the Persian from Bethsaloe in Persia, monk.
After very many tortures, which he had borne steadfastly in Caesarea in Palestine, he was
afflicted with many punishments by Chosroes, king of the Persians. After his seventy
companions, he too was strangled next to a river and his head cut off. His head was
brought to Rome and is still venerated in the church of Ss. Vincent and Athanasius. (628)
71

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& #

Troparion of Timothy - Tone 4

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Hav - ing heard the good newsandbeing tru - ly tem - per - ate,

clothed with the priest-hood in in - teg - ri - ty.

#
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cho - sen ves

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sel,

##

and you kept

apostleTimothy, beg

Christ

to

save

found deepknowledgeinthe

the faith

you have been

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o - ver

a smooth

course.

our

souls.

Troparion of Athanasius - Tone 4

&

Your mar -tyr A - tha - na - si - us, O Lord our God,

#
& #

- rup - ti - ble crown from you.

#
& #

#
& #

God,

in his strug - gle, receivedanincor-

With your strength, he brought down the ty

and broke the cowardly val - or of de - mons.

save our souls.

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rants

Through hisprayers,O Christ our

Kontakion - Tone 1

&

Let us praise

#
& W
&

Paul's

com- pan - ionanddisci-ple Tim - o - thy.

Let us ven - er - ate him

a - long withAthanasiuswhobeamedoutofPer-sia like a star,

pas - sions of

our souls

Through all

and the ills

the earth their voice

#

&
to

the ends

of

who dis-pers - es the

# w

Prokeimenon - Tone 8 (Psalm 18:5,2):

&

of

re - sounds;

our

flesh.

their

mes - sage reach

es

the world.

Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Alleluia - Tone 1 (Psalm 88:6,8):

j
& b .
Al

le - lu

j
& b . . j w
Al - le - lu -

ia!

Al -

- le

lu

- ia!

Verse: The heavens declare your wonders, O Lord, and your truth in the assembly of the holy.
Verse: God is glorified in the council of the holy,
great and awesome above all who surround him.

73

ia!

Communion Hymn (Psalm 18:5):

&b

Through

all

the earth

&b w w
their mes-sage rea

& b .

Al - le - lu - ia!

their voice

to

the ends

of the world,

Al - le - lu - ia!

Al -


ends

re - sounds;

ches

of the world.

- le - lu

ia!

23 The holy martyr Clement, bishop of Ancyra, was killed along with the holy
martyr Agathangel during the persecution of the Emperor Maximian (c.296)
Commemoration of the Sixth Ecumenical Council (680), at which was taught the two
wills of Christ, denying the Monothelite heresy.

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& #

Troparion - Tone 4

most

ho - ly

#
& # W
a rod of

&

valor,a flow - er

&

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God has grant - ed.

of pu - ri - ty,

a bish

and

ful,

fruit

ofgreatdelightthat

op,

in - tercedewithChristour God

save our souls.

Since you strug - gled togetherwiththemartyrsandrosetothe

dig - ni - ty of

Cle - ment,youareavineyardofholiness for the faith

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that

he

may

#
& #

Kontakion - Tone 4

Cle- ment, wor - thy of all

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con - quer - or

in

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of

mar

&

Pre - cious in

yard.

At

the

time

ofyourmartyrdomyou

ion:

ChristourGod,youare the de - light

tyrs.

you becameapreciousvineandanoble

Prokeimenon - Tone 7 (Psalm 115:6,3):

&

criedoutwith your com - pan

#
& #

praise,

Christ's vine

the eyes,


in

the eyes

of

the Lord

is

the death

# n w

of his faith - ful,

is

the

death

of

his faith -

- ful.

Verse: What can I return to the Lord for all he has given me?

Alleluia - Tone 6 (Psalm 111:1,2):

&

Al

le - lu - ia!

#
& w
Al

le

lu

Al

le - lu

w
-

ia!

Verse: Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
Verse: His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.
75

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Communion Hymn (Psalm 111:6,7):

& b . w. w w
The just

man will be

re - mem - bered for - e - ver;


Refrain

w w

&b w w
will

not

fear.

w
&b
Al

le - lu

Al

ia!

le

lu - ia!

. w.
e

vil

news he

. w

Al

le - lu

ia!

24 Our venerable mother Xenia of Rome, born of a noble Roman family, who lived a
holy life with other virgins at Mylassa of Caria in the fifth century. (450)
The holy martyrs in Pidlashia: the priest-martyr Vincent Lewoniuk and his twelve
companions in the district of Pratulin in the village of Swaddles. Moved neither by
threats nor lures, they were unwilling to break communion with the Catholic Church.
Finally, refusing to hand over the keys of the parish, they died defenseless, indeed,
wounded to the point of death. (1874)

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the

won - drous

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of

in

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ra

all

of

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us.

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Verse: I have waited, waited for the Lord, and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
Verse: He drew me out of the pit of destruction, out of the filthy clay.
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ia!

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25 Our holy father Gregory the Theologian, archbishop of Constantinople, the


friend of St. Basil; bishop of Sebaste, and then of Constantinople, and finally Nazianzus.
He defended the divinity of the Word with great ardor, for which reason he is also named
"the Theologian." During his time as patriarch of Constantinople, he presided over the
Second Ecumenical Council (Constantinople, 381). (389)

Troparion - Tone 1

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in - spired

Church puts on this robe andcriesoutwith us, your chil

joice, O

My

The

Re -

tors.

the theme

of

of

wis

dom;

my heart.

Verse: Hear this, all you peoples; give heed, all who dwell in the world.

Alleluia - Tone 2 (Psalm 36:30,31):

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&

Al - le - lu

ia!

Al

le

lu -

Al

le

lu

ia!

Verse: The mouth of the just utters wisdom, and his tongue will pronounce judgment.
Verse: The law of his God is in his heart; his steps shall be saved from stumbling.
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26 Our venerable father Xenophon and his wife Mary. Xenophon was a Senator in
Constantinople, where he led a holy Christian life with his wife Mary and their two sons,
Arcadius and John. On their way to Phoenicia to study law, the young men were
shipwrecked and barely managed to escape with their lives. The parents set out to find
them, and, on discovering them in a monastery in Jerusalem, they too entered the
monastic life, equal to one another in the ardor of their souls. (520)
Our holy father Joseph, archbishop of Thessalonica, brother to St. Theodore the
Studite. As a monk, he composed very many hymns; then when he had just been
advanced to the episcopate, he suffered many fearful things for the sake of ecclesiastical
discipline and the defense of the holy icons. Exiled to Thessaly, he died of starvation.
(826)

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fa - thers,youalwaysdealwithus in your kind - ness.

your mer - cy

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guide our life in peace.

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You were at - ten - tivetothecommandments of the Mas

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Prokeimenon - Tone 7 (Psalm 115:6,3):

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ter,

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with your wife and chil - dren.

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the

death

of

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Verse: What can I return to the Lord for all he has given me?

Alleluia - Tone 6 (Psalm 111:1,2):

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&

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le - lu - ia!

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le

lu

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le - lu

w
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ia!

Verse: Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
Verse: His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.

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Communion Hymn (Psalm 111:6,7):

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27 The Translation of the Relics of our holy father John Chrysostom. In the year
438, thirty-three years after the death of St. John in Coman of Armenia, his relics were
transferred to his episcopal see of Constantinople. This occurred during the reign of
Emperor Theodosius the Lesser.

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Troparion - Tone 8

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praise and the world re - joic - es.

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you:

mar-tyr and com-pan-ion of pas-tors, beg Christ our God to save


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to

our souls.

Kontakion - Tone 1

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price.

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words

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my heart.

Verse: Hear this, all you peoples; give heed, all who dwell in the world.

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wis

dom;

Alleluia - Tone 2 (Psalm 36:30,31):

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&

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ia!

Al

le

lu -

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Al -

le

lu

ia!

Verse: The mouth of the just utters wisdom, and his tongue will pronounce judgment.
Verse: The law of his God is in his heart; his steps shall be saved from stumbling.

Communion Hymn (Psalm 111:6,7):

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The just

man

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news

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28 Our Venerable Father Ephrem the Syrian, who, first in his own home town of
Nisibis exercised the office of preaching and of handing on holy teaching. Then, when
the Persians invaded Nisibis, he fled with his disciples to Edessa in Syria, where he set
down the fundamentals of a school of theology, fulfilling his ministry by his words and
writings. So striking is the austerity of his life and the clarity of his teaching that from the
exquisite hymns he composed he has deserved to be called the harp of the Holy Spirit.
(378)

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Troparion - Tone 8

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a - bun - dant tears made the

wil - der - ness


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bloom,

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Prokeimenon - Tone 7 (Psalm 115:6,3):

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Verse: What can I return to the Lord for all he has given me?

Alleluia - Tone 6 (Psalm 111:1,2):

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&

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le - lu - ia!

Al

le - lu

ia!

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le

lu

ia!

Verse: Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
Verse: His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.
Communion Hymn (Psalm 111:6,7):

&b

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man will

be

& b . w

e - vil news he will not fear,


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29 Translation of the relics of the holy bishop and martyr Ignatius of Antioch.
Ignatius was martyred in Rome at the beginning of the second century. His remains were
later translated to Antioch, the place of his birth and his episcopate. During the invasion
of the Persians, the relics were once again taken from Antioch to Rome (in the sixth
century).

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man

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and

will

put

his

re - joice

in the Lord

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him.

Verse: Hear my voice, O God, when I pray to you.


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lu - ia!

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ia!

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le - lu -

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Verse: The just man will flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar of Lebanon.
Verse: Planted in the house of the Lord, he will flourish in the courts of our God.

Communion Hymn (Psalm 111:6,7):

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30 THE THREE HOLY HIERARCHS: BASIL THE GREAT, GREGORY THE


THEOLOGIAN, AND JOHN CHRYSOSTOM. All three of these saints have their
own feast days. This celebration began in 1100 in the days of the Emperor Alexis
Comnenus. A great quarrel arose in Constantinople as to which of these three was the
greatest theologian. They appeared in a dream to then Patriarch John and told him that
they were equal before God, and each had his special gifts and talents. John chose Jan.
30 to commemorate all three of them together, and composed the office.
The holy bishop martyr Hippolytus was a priest of the Church of Rome famous for his
learning. After he unjustly accused Archdeacon Callistus, he was exiled from Rome and
rebelled against the authority of the Pope. He repented and was reconciled to the church,
and was martyred. (235)

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Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
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&b
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lu - ia!

Al - le

lu

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ia!

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le - lu -

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Verse: The heavens declare your wonders, O Lord, and your truth in the assembly of the holy.
Verse: God is glorified in the council of the holy, great and awesome above all who surround him.

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in

the Lord,

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31 The holy wonderworkers and unmercenary healers Cyrus and John, who, for
their confession of Christ, were beheaded after many tortures in the city of Alexandria.
(311)

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our pas

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his

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Verse: I set the Lord ever before me; with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
Alleluia - Tone 2 (Psalm 132: 1, 3):

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&

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ia!

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le

lu -

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le

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Verse: Behold, how good and how pleasant when brothers dwell in unity.
Verse: For there the Lord has commanded the blessing: life forever.
Communion Hymn (Psalm 111:6,7):

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