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2 October / 15 October

Matins
Sunday 2/15 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Tone II. 
  According to the Typicon, a six-stichera service to HM Cyprian and VM Justina (§1C; S:1245).
   Matins 
Polyeleos
Matins Gospel VIII: John §64 (20:11-18) 
Katavasia of the Theotokos 

 MATINS: For Sundays and Feasts
As a Reader Service
When a Vigil is not served

If Matins is preceded immediately by the Midnight Office, then the Trisagion prayers are omitted, and Matins begins at “O come let us worship…”

Senior Reader:  Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. 
Reader: Amen.  Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us, and cleanse us of all impurity, and save our souls, O Good One.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name's sake.
Lord have mercy. (Thrice)
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Senior Reader:  O Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.

Reader: Amen.  Lord have mercy. Twelve Times

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

O come, let us worship God our King.
O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and God.
O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, our King and God.

Psalm 19
The Lord hear thee in the day of affliction; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Let Him send forth unto thee help from His sanctuary, and out of Zion let Him help thee.  Let Him remember every sacrifice of thine, and thy whole-burnt offering let Him fatten.  The Lord grant thee according to thy heart, and fulfill all thy purposes.  We will rejoice in Thy salvation, and in the name of the Lord our God shall we be magnified. The Lord fulfill all thy requests.  Now have I known that the Lord hath saved His anointed one; He will hearken unto him out of His holy heaven; in mighty deeds is the salvation of His right hand.  Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we will call upon the name of the Lord our God.  They have been fettered and have fallen, but we are risen and are set upright.  O Lord, save the king, and hearken unto us in the day when we call upon Thee.
Psalm 20
O Lord, in Thy strength the king shall be glad, and in Thy salvation shall he rejoice exceedingly.  The desire of his heart hast Thou granted unto him, and hast not denied him the requests of his lips.  Thou wentest before him with the blessings of goodness, Thou hast set upon his head a crown of precious stone.  He asked life of Thee, and Thou gavest him length of days unto ages of ages.  Great is his glory in Thy salvation; glory and majesty shalt Thou lay upon him.  For Thou shalt give him blessing for ever and ever, Thou shalt gladden him in joy with Thy countenance.  For the king hopeth in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Most High shall he not be shaken.  Let Thy hand be found on all Thine enemies; let Thy right hand find all that hate Thee.  For Thou wilt make them as an oven of fire in the time of Thy presence; the Lord in His wrath will trouble them sorely and fire shall devour them.  Their fruit wilt Thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from the sons of men.  For they have intended evil against Thee, they have devised counsels which they shall not be able to establish.  For Thou shalt make them turn their backs; among those that are Thy remnant, Thou shalt make ready their countenance.  Be Thou exalted, O Lord, in Thy strength; we will sing and chant of Thy mighty acts.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (Thrice)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name's sake.

Lord have mercy. (Thrice)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Senior Reader:  O Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.

Reader: Amen.   And these troparia:

            O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. Grant Thou victory unto Orthodox Christians over their enemies, and by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly upon the Cross, bestow Thy mercies upon the new community named after Thee, O Christ God; gladden with Thy power the Orthodox Christians, granting them victory over enemies; may they have as Thy help the weapon of peace, the invincible trophy.

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

 O Awesome intercession that cannot be put to shame, O good one, disdain not our prayer; O all-hymned Theotokos, establish the commonwealth of the Orthodox, save the Orthodox Christians, and grant unto them victory from heaven, for thou didst bring forth God, O thou only blessed one.

Choir:  Lord have mercy. Nine Times

Senior Reader: Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.

Choir:  Amen.

Senior Reader:  Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. 

Reader: Amen.  




The Six Psalms
            We begin Matins with the Six Psalms, listening in silence and with compunction (standing, with no moving about).  And the reader, with reverence and fear of God, says:
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men. Thrice. (With the sign of the Cross and a bow from the waist each time.)
O Lord, Thou shalt open my lips, and my mouth shall declare Thy praise. Twice.
Psalm 3
O Lord, why are they multiplied that afflict me? Many rise up against me. Many say unto my soul: There is no salvation for him in his God. But Thou, O Lord, art my helper, my glory, and the lifter up of my head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy mountain. I laid me down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord will help me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people that set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord, save me, O my God, for Thou hast smitten all who without cause are mine enemies; the teeth of sinners hast Thou broken. Salvation is of the Lord, and Thy blessing is upon Thy people.
I laid me down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord will help me.
Psalm 37
O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, nor chasten me in Thy wrath. For Thine arrows are fastened in me, and Thou hast laid Thy hand heavily upon me. There is no healing in my flesh in the face of Thy wrath; and there is no peace in my bones in the face of my sins. For mine iniquities are risen higher than my head; as a heavy burden have they pressed heavily upon me. My bruises are become noisome and corrupt in the face of my folly. I have been wretched and utterly bowed down until the end; all the day long I went with downcast face. For my loins are filled with mockings, and there is no healing in my flesh. I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly, I have roared from the groaning of my heart. O Lord, before Thee is all my desire, and my groaning is not hid from Thee. My heart is troubled, my strength hath failed me; and the light of mine eyes, even this is not with me. My friends and my neighbors drew nigh over against me and stood, and my nearest of kin stood afar off. And they that sought after my soul used violence; and they that sought evils for me spake vain things, and craftinesses all the day long did they meditate. But as for me, like a deaf man I heard them not, and was as a speechless man that openeth not his mouth. And I became as a man that heareth not, and that hath in his mouth no reproofs. For in Thee have I hoped, O Lord; Thou wilt hearken unto me, O Lord my God. For I said: Let never mine enemies rejoice over me; yea, when my feet were shaken, those men spake boastful words against me. For I am ready for scourges, and my sorrow is continually before me. For I will declare mine iniquity, and I will take heed concerning my sin. But mine enemies live and are made stronger than I, and they that hated me unjustly are multiplied. They that render me evil for good slandered me, because I pursued goodness. Forsake me not, O Lord my God, depart not from me. Be attentive unto my help, O Lord of my salvation.
Forsake me not, O Lord my God, depart not from me. Be attentive unto my help, O Lord of my salvation.
Psalm 62
O God, my God, unto Thee I rise early at dawn. My soul hath thirsted for Thee; how often hath my flesh longed after Thee in a land barren and untrodden and unwatered. So in the sanctuary have I appeared before Thee to see Thy power and Thy glory. For Thy mercy is better than lives; my lips shall praise Thee. So shall I bless Thee in my life, and in Thy name will I lift up my hands. As with marrow and fatness let my soul be filled, and with lips of rejoicing shall my mouth praise Thee. If I remembered Thee on my bed, at the dawn I meditated on Thee. For Thou art become my helper; in the shelter of Thy wings will I rejoice. My soul hath cleaved after Thee, Thy right hand hath been quick to help me. But as for these, in vain have they sought after my soul; they shall go into the nethermost parts of the earth, they shall be surrendered unto the edge of the sword; portions for foxes shall they be. But the king shall be glad in God, everyone shall be praised that sweareth by Him; for the mouth of them is stopped that speak unjust things.
At the dawn I meditated on Thee. For Thou art become my helper; in the shelter of Thy wings will I rejoice.  My soul hath cleaved after Thee, Thy right hand hath been quick to help me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen. without the sign of the Cross
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Glory to Thee, O God. Thrice, with the sign of the Cross, but without bows.
Lord. have mercy. Thrice.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Psalm 87
O Lord God of my salvation, by day have I cried and by night before Thee. Let my prayer come before Thee, bow down Thine ear unto my supplication. For filled with evils is my soul, and my life unto hades hath drawn nigh. I am counted with them that go down into the pit; I am become as a man without help, free among the dead. Like the bodies of the slain that sleep in the grave, whom Thou rememberest no more, and they are cut off from Thy hand. They laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness and in the shadow of death. Against me is Thine anger made strong, and all Thy billows hast Thou brought upon me. Thou hast removed my friends afar from me; they have made me an abomination unto themselves. I have been delivered up, and have not come forth; mine eyes are grown weak from poverty. I have cried unto Thee, O Lord, the whole day long; I have stretched out my hands unto Thee. Nay, for the dead wilt Thou work wonders? Or shall physicians raise them up that they may give thanks unto Thee? Nay, shall any in the grave tell of Thy mercy, and of Thy truth in that destruction? Nay, shall Thy wonders be known in that darkness, and Thy righteousness in that land that is forgotten? But as for me, unto Thee, O Lord, have I cried; and in the morning shall my prayer come before Thee. Wherefore, O Lord, dost Thou cast off my soul and turnest Thy face away from me? A poor man am I, and in troubles from my youth; yea, having been exalted, I was humbled and brought to distress. Thy furies have passed upon me, and Thy terrors have sorely troubled me. They came round about me like water, all the day long they compassed me about together. Thou hast removed afar from me friend and neighbor, and mine acquaintances because of my misery.
O Lord God of my salvation, by day have I cried and by night before Thee. Let my prayer come before Thee, bow down Thine ear unto my supplication.
Psalm 102
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all that He hath done for thee, Who is gracious unto all thine iniquities, Who healeth all thine infirmities, Who redeemeth thy life from corruption, Who crowneth thee with mercy and compassion, Who fulfilleth thy desire with good things; thy youth shall be renewed as the eagle's. The Lord performeth deeds of mercy, and executeth judgment for all them that are wronged. He hath made His ways known unto Moses, unto the sons of Israel the things that He hath willed. Compassionate and merciful is the Lord, longsuffering and plenteous in mercy; not unto the end will He be angered, neither unto eternity will He be wroth. Not according to our iniquities hath He dealt with us, neither according to our sins hath He rewarded us. For according to the height of heaven from the earth, the Lord hath made His mercy to prevail over them that fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our iniquities from us. Like as a father hath compassion upon his sons, so hath the Lord had compassion upon them that fear Him; for He knoweth whereof we are made, He hath remembered that we are dust. As for man, his days are as the grass; as a flower of the field, so shall he blossom forth. For when the wind is passed over it, then it shall be gone, and no longer will it know the place thereof. But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity, even unto eternity, upon them that fear Him. And His righteousness is upon sons of sons, upon them that keep His testament and remember His commandments to do them. The Lord in heaven hath prepared His throne, and His kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, all ye His angels, mighty in strength, that perform His word, to hear the voice of His words. Bless the Lord, all ye His hosts, His ministers that do His will. Bless the Lord, all ye His works, in every place of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul.
In every place of His dominion, bless the Lord, O my soul.
Psalm 142
O Lord, hear my prayer, give ear unto my supplication in Thy truth; hearken unto me in Thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with Thy servant, for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath humbled my life down to the earth. He hath sat me in darkness as those that have been long dead, and my spirit within me is become despondent; within me my heart is troubled. I remembered days of old, I meditated on all Thy works, I pondered on the creations of Thy hands. I stretched forth my hands unto Thee; my soul thirsteth after thee like a waterless land. Quickly hear me, O Lord; my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not Thy face away from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear Thy mercy in the morning; for in Thee have I put my hope. cause me to know, O Lord, the way wherein I should walk; for unto Thee have I lifted up my soul. Rescue me from mine enemies, O Lord; unto Thee have I fled for refuge. Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God. Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness; for Thy name's sake, O Lord, shalt Thou quicken me. In Thy righteousness shalt Thou bring my soul out of affliction, and in Thy mercy shalt Thou utterly destroy mine enemies. And Thou shalt cut off all them that afflict my soul, for I am Thy servant.
Hearken unto me, O Lord, in Thy righteousness, and enter not into judgment with Thy servant.  Twice.
Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen. with the sign of the Cross
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Glory to Thee, O God. Thrice, with the sign of the Cross and a bow each time.

Choir:  Lord, have mercy. x12 
Senior Reader:  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.
Choir:  Amen.

ANV p 31

Reader:  God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us.  Blessed is he
that cometh in the name of the Lord.
O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth forever.
Choir:   Tone 2    God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us.  Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.


Reader:  Surrounding me they compassed me, and by the name of the Lord
I warded them off.
Choir: God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us.  Blessed is he that
cometh in the name of the Lord.


Reader:  I shall not die, but live, and I shall tell of the works of the Lord.
Choir: God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us.  Blessed is he that
cometh in the name of the Lord.


Reader:  The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the
head of the corner.  This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in
our eyes.
Choir: God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us.  Blessed is he that
cometh in the name of the Lord.


Then the troparia as appointed in the ODS:

Tone 2
When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life immortal,/ then didst Thou slay hades with the radiance of Thy divinity;// and when Thou didst raise up the dead from the nethermost depths,/ all the hosts of heaven cried aloud:/// O Christ our God, Bestower of light, glory be to Thee!
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When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life immortal,/ then didst Thou slay hades with the radiance of Thy divinity;// and when Thou didst raise up the dead from the nethermost depths,/ all the hosts of heaven cried aloud:/// O Christ our God, Bestower of light, glory be to Thee!

 Glory... 
Tone IV: 
As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles and didst occupy their throne, thou didst find thine activity to be a passage to divine vision, O divinely inspired one. Wherefore, ordering the word of truth, thou didst suffer for the Faith even to the shedding of thy blood, O hieromartyr Cyprian. Entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved. 
 Both now... Dismissal Theotokion tone 4
Menaion p. 370
The mystery hidden from before the ages...



(If the kathismas are not read, the sessional hymns can still be chanted.) 


THE FIRST KATHISMA

Reader: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
                         
Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Thrice.

               Then  (1st set)  the Sessional Hymns of the tone or of the feast are sung (or read). 

Octoechos p. 87 

Glory...  Both now...Dismissal Theotokion tone 2 
Menaion p. 369 
All of thy most glorious mysteries... 





THE SECOND KATHISMA

Reader: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
                           
Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Thrice.

Then  (2nd set) the Sessional Hymns of the tone or of the feast are sung (or read) 


Octoechos p. 87




Psalm 118
ANV p. 36 

THE EVLOGITARIA (On Sundays)

               Blessed art Thou, O Lord, * teach me Thy statutes.
               The assembly of angels was amazed, * beholding Thee numbered among the dead; * yet, O Savior, destroying the stronghold of death, * and with Thyself raising up Adam, * and freeing all from hades.

               Blessed art Thou, O Lord, * teach me Thy statutes.
               Why mingle ye myrrh with tears of pity, * O ye women disciples? * Thus the radiant angel within the tomb * addressed the myrrh-bearing women; * behold the tomb and understand, * for the Savior is risen from the tomb.

               Blessed art Thou, O Lord, * teach me Thy statutes.
               Very early * the myrrh-bearing women* hastened unto Thy tomb, lamenting, * but the angel stood before them and said: * the time for lamentation is passed, weep not, * but tell of the Resurrection to the apostles.

               Blessed art Thou, O Lord, * teach me Thy statutes.
               The myrrh-bearing women, * with myrrh came to Thy tomb, O Savior, bewailing, * but the angel addressed them, saying: * Why number ye the living among the dead, * for as God He is risen from the tomb.

               Glory to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Spirit.
               Let us worship the Father, * and His Son, and the Holy Spirit, * the Holy Trinity, * one in essence, * crying with the Seraphim: * Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O Lord.

               Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.
               In bringing forth the Giver of life, * thou hast delivered Adam from sin, O Virgin, * and hast brought joy to Eve instead of sorrow; * and those fallen from life have thereunto been restored, * by Him Who of thee was incarnate, God and man.

               Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.  Glory to Thee, O God. Thrice.

Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Thrice 
Senior Reader:  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.
Choir:  Amen.



HYPAKOE   Octoechos p. 87 

Hymn of the Ascents   ANV p. 43


The Prokimenon in tone 2 
 ANV p. 47 

                    And he reads the Prokimenon of the Sunday tone, or of the feast.  The choir sings it; he then reads the stichos; the choir repeats the Prokimenon; he then reads the first half of the Prokimenon (down to the asterisk), and the choir sings the remaining portion.


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 2nd  Tone:  Arouse Thyself, O Lord my God, in the commandment which Thou hast enjoined, * and a congregation of peoples shall surround Thee.
Choir:  Arouse Thyself, O Lord my God, in the commandment which Thou hast enjoined, * and a congregation of peoples shall surround Thee.

Reader:  O Lord my God, in Thee have I put my hope; save me.
Choir:  Arouse Thyself, O Lord my God, in the commandment which Thou hast enjoined, * and a congregation of peoples shall surround Thee.

Reader::  Arouse Thyself, O Lord my God, in the commandment which Thou hast enjoined, 
Choir:   and a congregation of peoples shall surround Thee.


Senior Reader:  O Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.
Choir:  Amen.

Reader:  Let every breath praise the Lord.
Choir:  Let every breath praise the Lord.

Reader:  Praise ye God in His saints, praise Him in the firmament of His power.
Choir:  Let every breath praise the Lord.

Reader:  Let every breath.
Choir:  Praise the Lord.

Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Thrice.



Senior Reader:  The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Saint John.

Choir:  Glory to Thee, O Lord, glory to Thee.

               Then the Senior reader reads the appointed Gospel, in a normal tone of voice, facing the altar.  

Matins Gospel VIII: John 20:11-18 
SJKP stock #X045 p. 20 
At the conclusion of the reading:

Choir:  Glory to Thee, O Lord, glory to Thee.


Choir:  Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, * let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, * the only sinless One. * We worship Thy Cross, O Christ, * and Thy holy Resurrection we hymn and glorify. * For Thou art our God, * and we know none other beside Thee; * we call upon Thy name. * O come, all ye faithful, * let us worship Christ’s holy Resurrection, * for, behold, through the Cross joy hath come to all the world. * Ever blessing the Lord, * we hymn His Resurrection; * for, having endured crucifixion, * He hath destroyed death by death. 

Reader:                                                      Psalm 50

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy; and according to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know mine iniquity, and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee only have I sinned and done this evil before Thee, that Thou mightest be justified in Thy words, and prevail when Thou art judged. For behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sins did my mother bear me. For behold, Thou hast loved truth; the hidden and secret things of Thy wisdom hast Thou made manifest unto me. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be made clean; Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. Thou shalt make me to hear joy and gladness; the bones that be humbled, they shall rejoice. Turn Thy face away from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and with Thy governing Spirit establish me. I shall teach transgressors Thy ways, and the ungodly shall turn back unto Thee. Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; my tongue shall rejoice in Thy righteousness. O Lord, Thou shalt open my lips, and my mouth shall declare Thy praise. For if Thou hadst desired sacrifice, I had given it; with whole-burnt offerings Thou shalt not be pleased. A sacrifice unto God is a broken spirit; a heart that is broken and humbled God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Thy good pleasure unto Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be builded. Then shalt Thou be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with oblation and whole-burnt offerings. Then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.

 sing in the 6th Tone:

Choir:     Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
               Through the prayers of the apostles (or the Theotokos, on her feasts, or  Saint N., if it is not a Sunday), O Merciful One, * blot out the multitude of our transgressions.
               Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
               Through the prayers of the Theotokos, * O Merciful One, * blot out the multitude of our transgressions.
               Have mercy on me, O God, * according to Thy great mercy; * and according to the multitude of Thy compassions, * blot out my transgressions.

               Jesus having risen from the grave, * as He foretold, * hath given us life eternal, * and great mercy.


Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Twelve Times.

Senior Reader:  O Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.

Choir:  Amen.



Then we begin the canon.  

ANV p. 52
Octoechos p. 88

Octoechos Resurrection: irmos, 2 trop + theotokion   Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Cross&Resurrection: 2 trop   Glory to They Holy Cross & Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Theotokos: 2 trop   Most Holy Theotokos save us
Menaion: 6 trop Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Katavasia: Theotokos 

ODE I
Octoechos Resurrection: irmos, 2 trop + theotokion   Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Cross&Resurrection: 2 trop   Glory to They Holy Cross & Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Theotokos: 2 trop   Most Holy Theotokos save us

Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Dwelling now with the ranks of heaven, O sacred and divine one, look down from heaven upon those who hymn thee piously, and preserve them by thy supplications. 
Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
In the cruel grasp of the darkness of ignorance, and enkindled by soul- destroying carnal passions and intemperance, O venerable one, thou didst suddenly meet an all-glorious transformation, O most blessed one. 
Glory...
Thou didst first occupy the seat of the destroyers, O father, yet didst later glorify Christ on the seat of the priests, having been manifestly transformed by the divine grace of the Master.
Both now...
Theotokion: Thou didst remain a virgin after giving birth; for thou didst bear the Lord and Creator of all Himself, Who in strange and unusual manner revealed Himself to us in a body, O Ever-virgin Theotokos and Mother.
I Katavasia: I shall open my mouth, and with the Spirit will it be filled; and I shall utter discourse unto the Queen and Mother, and shall appear radiantly keeping festival; and rejoicing I shall hymn her wonders. 

ODE III
Octoechos Resurrection: irmos, 2 trop + theotokion   Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Cross&Resurrection: 2 trop   Glory to They Holy Cross & Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Theotokos: 2 trop   Most Holy Theotokos save us

Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Suffused with spiritual love for Christ like Paul, thou didst become His disciple, O most wise Cyprian.
Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us. 
Christ betrothed Himself to thee, giving thee vesture of glory and a robe of regeneration in place of the garments of the passions. 
Glory...
Having before been an avid promoter of athletes, O most lauded Cyprian, thou wast later a witness to the Truth. 
Both now...
Theotokion: In lordly manner and true do we, the faithful, honor thee, the Theotokos; for thou gavest birth to God in the flesh, O most immaculate one. 
III Katavasia: O Theotokos, thou living and abundant fountain, in thy divine glory establish those who hymn thee, and spiritually form themselves into a divine choir, and vouchsafe unto them crowns of glory.

Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Thrice 
Senior Reader:  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.
Choir:  Amen.

Kontakion, in Tone I: Spec. Mel.," "The choir of the angels ...": 
Turning from the arts of sorcery to the knowledge of God, O divinely wise one, thou wast shown to be a most wise physician for the world, granting healings to those who honor thee, O Cyprian, with Justina. Pray thou with her to the Master Who loveth mankind, that He save our souls. 
Ikos: Sending down upon me gifts of thy healings, O holy one, by thy supplications heal mine heart, which is afflicted with the sores of sin, that I may now offer thee discourse of hymnody from my vile mouth, and may hymn thy pangs, O hieromartyr, which thou hast shown to those who draw nigh to God through good and blessed repentance. For, held in His hand, thou hast mounted to the heavens as by a ladder, unceasingly praying, that He save our souls. 

Sedalion, in Tone VIII: Spec. Mel.: "Of the Wisdom ...": 
Chastised severely in thy deception, like Paul thou wast called from heaven, guided by the Cross to the light of understanding; for, enflamed by love for a chaste virgin, for her sake thou didst join thyself to the Creator of men. Wherefore, having reproved the weakness of the enemy, with her thou wast counted worthy to join the choir of the martyrs. O Cyprian, adornment of hierarchs, entreat Christ God, that He grant remission of sins unto those who honor thy holy memory with love. 
Glory ..., Now & ever ..., Theotokion: 
Having fallen into most intricate perils laid by enemies visible and invisible, I am caught fast in the tempest of my countless offenses; and I make haste to the haven of thy goodness, as to my most fervent help and protection, O pure one. Wherefore, earnestly entreat Him Who was incarnate of thee without seed, O all-pure one, in behalf of all thy servants who unceasingly pray to thee, ever beseeching Him to grant remission of offenses unto those who hymn thy glory as is meet, O all-pure Theotokos. 
Stavrotheotokion: Beholding the Lamb, Shepherd and Deliverer upon the Cross, the ewe-lamb exclaimed, weeping, and bitterly lamenting, cried out: "The world rejoiceth, receiving deliverance through Thee, but my womb is in pain, beholding the crucifixion, which Thou endurest in the lovingkindness of Thy mercy. O longsuffering Lord, abyss and inexhaustible wellspring of mercy, take pity, and grant remission of offenses unto those who with faith hymn thy divine sufferings!" 


ODE IV 
Octoechos Resurrection: irmos, 2 trop + theotokion   Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Cross&Resurrection: 2 trop   Glory to They Holy Cross & Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Theotokos: 2 trop   Most Holy Theotokos save us

Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Coming to thy senses out of thy former insanity, thou didst renounce all demonic falsehood and soul-corrupting deception, and didst cry out, rejoicing: Glory to Thy power, O Lord! 
Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Strengthened with valor, and praying intensely to the pure and gracious Virgin, Justina eluded the snares and wiles of the enemy. 
Glory...
Fortified by faith in thy Bridegroom, and invested with the power of the Cross, thou didst remain unscathed by the demons, and crying aloud: Glory to Thy power, O Lord! 
Both now...
Theotokion: Free in His nature, He Who received all humanity from thee hypostatically, O Ever-virgin Mother, abased Himself by taking on the form of a servant, in the richness of His goodness. 
IV Katavasia: Seated in glory upon the throne of the Godhead, Jesus most divine is come upon a light cloud, and with His incorrupt arm He hath saved them that cry: Glory to Thy power, O Christ! 

ODE V 
Octoechos Resurrection: irmos, 2 trop + theotokion   Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Cross&Resurrection: 2 trop   Glory to They Holy Cross & Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Theotokos: 2 trop   Most Holy Theotokos save us

Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Manifestly having the pure Mother of God as thy champion, O Justina, enriched, thou didst preserve thy precious virginity intact. 
Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Let us honor Justina, the animate and most beautiful image of Christ, the hidden comeliness, the ornament which cannot be taken away.
 Glory...
The true and undefiled bride of Christ weareth a twofold crown, having justly attained it through suffering and fasting.
 Both now...
Theotokion: Neither the mind of the angels or men is able to recount the ineffable and all-glorious wonder of thy birthgiving, O most pure one. 
V Katavasia: All things are filled with awe at thy divine glory, for thou, O Virgin who hast not known wedlock, didst have within thy womb Him Who is God over all, and didst give birth to the timeless Son, granting peace unto all that hymn thee. 

ODE VI 
Octoechos Resurrection: irmos, 2 trop + theotokion   Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Cross&Resurrection: 2 trop   Glory to They Holy Cross & Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Theotokos: 2 trop   Most Holy Theotokos save us

Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Thou didst pass from the abyss of malice in the nethermost depths to the uttermost virtue, O father, and didst mount to the summit, having been most gloriously transformed by divine baptism. 
Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Thou wast first a servant of the demons, but wast later shown to be a divinely revealed disciple of Christ, loving Him, the object of thy desire, with true love.
 Glory...
Thou didst lead many martyrs to the Master, O divinely wise one, showing thyself to be the greatest of merchants, who purchased the kingdom of heaven with a little blood. 
Both now...
Theotokion: O Bride of God, who gavest birth to the Master of the law, rend asunder the bonds of mine offenses, making me free of the law of sin through the law of life. 
VI Katavasia: Celebrating this divine and most honored festival of the Mother of God, come, ye divinely wise, let us clap our hands and glorify God Who was born of her. 

Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Thrice 
Senior Reader:  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.
Choir:  Amen.

Tone 2
Thou didst arise from the tomb, O all-powerful Savior;/ and hades, beholding the wonder, was stricken with awe, and the dead arose.//  Creation, seeing Thee, rejoiced,/ and Adam was glad,/// and the world, O my Savior, ever hymneth Thee.
Ikos:  Thou art the light of those in darkness; Thou art the resurrection of all and the life of men, and hast raised up all with Thyself, O Savior, abolishing the dominion of death and breaking down the gates of hades, O Word.  And the dead, beholding the wonder, marvelled, and all creation rejoiceth in Thy resurrection, O Thou Who lovest mankind.  Wherefore, we all glorify and hymn Thy condescension; and the world, O my Savior , ever hymneth Thee. 


ODE VII 
Octoechos Resurrection: irmos, 2 trop + theotokion   Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Cross&Resurrection: 2 trop   Glory to They Holy Cross & Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Theotokos: 2 trop   Most Holy Theotokos save us

Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Having mounted to the hierarchy, thou didst reveal thyself to the sacred ministers as a most sacred image and rule, crying out: O all-hymned Lord, God of our fathers, blessed art Thou! 
Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
O father, the change which came upon thee from the right hand of the Author of life duly made thee a wise proclaimer of God, chanting: O all-hymned Lord, God of our fathers, blessed art Thou! 
Glory...
Thou hast been shown to us as an invincible sword against the adversary, O blessed one, denouncing his falsehood; and we chant: O all-hymned Lord, God of our fathers, blessed art Thou! 
Both now...
Theotokion: The choirs of heaven and the celestial companies sing of Him Who was born of thee, O Theotokos, crying: O all-hymned Lord, God of our fathers, blessed art Thou! 
VII Katavasia: The divinely wise youths worshipped not a creation rather than the Creator, but, manfully trampling the threat of the fire underfoot, they rejoiced, chanting: Blessed art Thou, the all-hymned Lord and God of our fathers! 

ODE VIII 
Octoechos Resurrection: irmos, 2 trop + theotokion   Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Cross&Resurrection: 2 trop   Glory to They Holy Cross & Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Theotokos: 2 trop   Most Holy Theotokos save us    

Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
All-wisely didst thou reject pagan wisdom, O glorious father, and didst cry out the divine tidings of the apostles, sounded by the Spirit and clearly voiced by the tongues of fire: Bless the Lord, all ye works of the Lord!
Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us. 
Offering thyself to Christ as a living sacrifice, acceptable and pleasing to God, through the undefiled blood of thy slaughter, O father, thou didst splendidly pass over to the exalted habitations on high, chanting: Bless the Lord, all ye works of the Lord! 
Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the Lord."
Vanquished by the grace which dwelt within thee, the hordes of the demons were repulsed and the sufferings of the sick are banished, O divinely wise one; and we, the faithful, are filled with divine light, crying: Bless the Lord, all ye works of the Lord! 
Both now...
Theotokion: Those who with faith call thee the Theotokos, O all-pure Mother of God, rejoice with the angelic hosts over thy birthgiving; for thou gavest birth for us to the Master and Deliverer, to Whom we chant: Bless the Lord, all ye works of the Lord!
Choir:  We praise, we bless, we worship the Lord, praising and supremely exalting Him unto all ages.  
VIII Katavasia: The birthgiving of the Theotokos saved the pious children in the furnace - then in figure, but now in deed - and moveth the whole world to chant to Thee: Hymn the Lord, O ye works, and exalt Him supremely for all ages! 

Choir:     My soul doth magnify the Lord, * and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
               And after each verse, the refrain:  More honorable than the Cherubim, * and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim; * who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, * the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.
               For He hath looked upon the lowliness of His handmaiden; * for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.  Refrain.
               For the Mighty One hath done great things to me, * and holy is His name; * and His mercy is on them that fear Him * unto generation and generation.  Refrain.
               He hath showed strength with His arm, * and He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.  Refrain.
               He hath put down the mighty from their seat, * and exalted them of low degree; * He hath filled the hungry with good things, * and the rich He hath sent empty away.  Refrain.
               He hath holpen His servant Israel * in remembrance of His mercy, * as He spake to our fathers, * to Abraham and his seed forever.  Refrain.

ODE IX 
Octoechos Resurrection: irmos, 2 trop + theotokion   Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Cross&Resurrection: 2 trop   Glory to They Holy Cross & Resurrection O Lord
Octoechos Theotokos: 2 trop   Most Holy Theotokos save us

Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
From on high, through thy divine grace and thy supplications, thou watchest over us who piously hymn thee, O divinely eloquent one, bestowing upon us the sword of thy goodwill. Grant peace and salvation unto us, in that thou art a most godly hierarch. 
Holy martyrs Cyprian & Justina pray to God for us.
Thy finger imparteth a spate of healings in abundance to those who love thee; and God-bearing women receive thee like a divine treasure, O Cyprian, and fervently reveal what was hidden, that we all may delight in thee.
 Glory...
Direct thou our journey to Christ by thine activity, thy God-pleasing life and most pure cleansing, O thou who art most rich, and entreat the serenity of God, in that thou art a sympathetic hierarch. 
Both now...
Theotokion: By thy power, O all-pure Mother of God, strengthen our spiritual infirmity, and loose the burden imposed upon thy servants, O thou who ineffably shone forth the Sun of righteousness. 
IX Katavasia: Let every earthborn man leap for joy, enlightened by the Spirit, and let the nature of the incorporeal intelligences keep festival, honoring the sacred feast of the Mother of God, and let them cry aloud: Rejoice, O most blessed Theotokos, pure Ever-virgin! 

Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Thrice 
Senior Reader:  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.
Choir:  Amen.

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               Then, if it is Sunday (but not on Pascha, Pentecost, or any Sunday coinciding with Transfiguration or the Exaltation of the Cross):

Reader:  Holy is the Lord our God.
Choir:  Holy is the Lord our God.
              
Reader:  For holy is the Lord our God.
Choir:  Holy is the Lord our God.

Reader:  Above all peoples is our God.
Choir:  Holy is the Lord our God.



 Appointed Exapostilaria 

matins gospel exapostilarion  SJKP stock #X045 p. 21
Beholding two angels within the tomb, Mary was amazed, and not recognizing Christ, she questioned Him, assuming that He was the gardener, saying, "Sir, where have they laid the body of my Jesus?"  Bur recognizing Him as the Savior Himself from the sound of His voice, she heard Him say: "Touch me not, for I shall depart unto the Father!  Tell this to My brethren."

Glory... menaion exapostilarion
Spec. Mel.: "Hearken, ye women ...": 
Let us praise Cyprian, the mirror of strugglers, who escaped damnation for his sorceries, transformed his character beyond measure, committed to the flames the books which had led him into deception, and, as befitteth a priest, received the crown of witness. 


Both now..
theotokion of the Sunday Exapostilarion  SJKP stock #X045 p. 21 
 O Maiden, thou gavest birth ineffably to One of the Trinity, Who is of two natures and two activities, but a single hypostasis.  Him do thou ever entreat in behalf of those who do thee homage with faith, that we be delivered from every asault of the enemy, and may all now flee to thee, O Mistress Theotokos.


ANV p. 64
 The Lauds (the Praises) in the tone of the first appointed sticheron:

Choir:  Tone 2 Let every breath praise the Lord. * Praise the Lord from the heavens, * praise Him in the highest. * To Thee is due praise, O God.
               Praise Him, all ye His angels; * praise Him, all ye His hosts. * To Thee is due praise, O God.

               Then, straight chant on one note, as on “do,” going up one step on the next-to-the-last word(s) or syllable(s) and back down again on the last stressed word(s) or syllable(s).  The word(s) or syllable(s) which should be raised one note are in boldface type.  Also, the verses may be read down to the last verse before the first sticheron is sung.

               Praise Him, O sun and moon; praise Him all ye stars and light.
               Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and thou water that art above the heav-ens.
               Let them praise the name of the Lord; for He spake, and they came to be; He commanded, and they were cre-at-ed.
               He established them for ever, yea, for ever and ever; He hath set an ordinance, and it shall not pass a-way.
               Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all ye a-byss-es.
               Fire, hail, snow, ice, blast of tempest, which per-form His word.
               The mountains and all the hills, fruitful trees, and all ce-dars.
               The beasts and all the cattle, creeping things and wing-ed birds.
               Kings of the earth, and all peoples, princes and all the judges of the earth.
               Young men and virgins, elders with the younger; let them praise the name of the Lord, for exalted is the name of Him a-lone.
               His praise is above the earth and heaven, and He shall exalt the horn of His peo-ple.
               This is the hymn for all His saints, for the sons of Israel, and for the people that draw nigh unto Him.
               Sing unto the Lord a new song; His praise is in the church of the saints.
               Let Israel be glad in Him that made him, let the sons of Zion re-joice in their King.
               Let them praise His name in the dance; with the timbrel and the psaltery let them chant unto Him.
               For the Lord taketh pleasure in His people, and He shall exalt the meek with sal-va-tion.
               The saints shall boast in glory, and they shall re-joice upon their beds.
               The high praise of God shall be in their throat, and two-edged swords shall be in their hands.
               To do vengeance among the heathen, punishments among the peo-ples.
               To bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of i-ron.

ANV p. 66
Reader:  To do among them the judgment that is written.
 Choir:  Tone 2 This glory shall be to all His saints. .  Sticheron.

               Praise ye God in His saints, * 
              praise Him in the firmament of His power.  Sticheron.
              
               Praise Him for His mighty acts, * 
                praise Him according to the multitude of His greatness.  Sticheron.

               Praise Him with the sound of trumpet, * 
               praise Him with the psaltery and harp.  Sticheron.

               Praise Him with timbrel and dance, * 
               praise him with strings and flute. 

               Praise Him with tuneful cymbals, praise Him with cymbals of jubilation. * 
               Let every breath praise the Lord.  
                      
               Arise, O Lord my God, let Thy hands be lifted high; * 
               forget not Thy paupers to the end.  

Menaion p. 25
               I will confess Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart, * 
                Tone 8 I will tell of all Thy wonders. 
He who before was the fell champion of malice later became a true teacher of the Church; he who was a minister of the deception of the idols was revealed as a hierarch of faith; and the fornicator is shown to be chaste-minded, for the sake of an honorable virgin. Through the prayers of them both, save us, O Lord! 


Reader:  Glory in the  8th Tone.

Gospel Sticheron
Choir:    Tone 8  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
  SJKP stock #X045 p. 21  or  Octoechos p. 152
 The tears of Mary were not shed...

    Tone 2  Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.

               Theotokion, Tone 2:  Most blessed art Thou, O Virgin Theotokos, * for through Him Who became incarnate of Thee is hades led captive, * Adam recalled, the curse annulled, Eve set free, * death slain, and we are given life. * Wherefore, we cry aloud in praise: * Blessed art Thou, O Christ God,  Who hast been thus well-pleased, glory be to Thee.

               Note: In Greek practice, the choir always sings the first line of the Great Doxology.  I am placing that in brackets, and those who would prefer the choir not sing it can simply omit it entirely:

The Great Doxology

[Glory to Thee Who hast showed us the light.]  
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men.  
We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, 
We glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory. 
O Lord, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty; 
O Lord, the Only-Begotten Son, Jesus Christ; and O Holy Spirit. 
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, 
That takest away the sin of the world; have mercy on us; 
Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; 
Thou that sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. 
For Thou only art holy;
 Thou only art the Lord, O Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Every day will I bless Thee, and I will praise Thy Name forever, yea, forever and ever.
               
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.  
Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, 
And praised and glorified is Thy name unto the ages.  Amen.              
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.
               
Blessed are Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy statutes.
Blessed are Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy statutes.
Blessed are Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy statutes.

Lord, thou hast been our refuge in generation and generation. 
I said: O Lord, have mercy on me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee.
O Lord, unto Thee have I fled for refuge, teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God. 
For in Thee is the fountain of life, in Thy light shall we see light. 
O continue Thy mercy unto them that know Thee.
            
Holy God, Holy mighty, Holy Immortal have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy mighty, Holy Immortal have mercy on us
Holy God, Holy mighty, Holy Immortal have mercy on us
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.  
Holy Immortal have mercy on us. 
Holy God, Holy mighty, Holy Immortal have mercy on us. 


ANV p. 78
               If is a 2nd, 4th, 6th, or 8th Tone Sunday, we sing:

               Tone 2:  Having risen from the tomb, and having burst the bonds of hades, * Thou hast destroyed the sentence of death, O Lord, * delivering all from the snares of the enemy. * Manifesting Thyself to Thine apostles, Thou didst send them forth to preach; * and through them hast granted Thy peace to the world, * O Thou Who alone art plenteous in mercy.

Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Forty Times  (Litany of Fervent Supplication)

Senior Reader:  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.
Choir:  Amen.

The Reader Service Typikon calls for saying “Lord, have mercy” twelve more times, followed by “Glory… Both now…” in place of the second litany which would be done were a priest serving.  This seems a bit tedious to do back to back, but those who wish to follow this rubric may do so.

Choir:  Establish, O God, the holy Orthodox Faith of Orthodox Christians unto the ages of ages.
               More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim; who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Lord have mercy. (Thrice)
O Lord, Bless.
Senior Reader (Facing the East, rather than facing the people):

If it be Sunday:  Thou that didst rise from the dead, O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, for the sake of the prayers of Thy most pure Mother, of our holy and God-bearing fathers, of _____ (The Patron of the Temple ), of _____ (saints of the day), and all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for Thou art good and the Lover of mankind. 

HM Cyprian (Ak:1607) and VM Justina of Nicomedia (L: XXIX 5:9; XXXII 5:3). 
St. Anna of Kashin (Ak:1606) (L:OL 88:5). 
Bl. Andrew of Constantinople, fool-for-Christ. 
Bl. Cyprian of Suzdal, fool-for-Christ. 
St. Cassian the Greek, monk of Uglich (L: VII). 
MM David and Constantine, princes of Argveti in Georgia. 
NM Hatzi-George of Philadelphia, at Karatzasos in Asia Minor (Mt. Athos). 
GC: 
St. Damaris of Athens. 
St. Theophilus the Confessor. 
GM Theodore Gabras of Atran in Chaldia, at Theodosiopolis. 
Rep. Schema-hieromonk Theodosius of Karoulia, Mt. Athos (†1937). 


Choir:  Amen.
polychronion:
The Orthodox Episcopate of the persecuted Russian Church;
our lord, the Very Most Reverend Agafangel, Metropolitan of Eastern American and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad;
and our lord, the Most Reverend Gregory, Bishop of Sao Paulo and South America;
the brethren of this holy temple; and all Orthodox Christians;
O Lord, preserve them for many years.

  The End Matins


TYPICA  Readings not included this time.
 This version of the Hours & Typica started with this:
and was then edited by our ROCA typicon expert, Reader Daniel Olson.

     This is offered as a "lenten" substitute for those unable physically, spiritually, and/or financially unable to undertake readers' vespers, matins, hours & typica -- much richer fare!
     [The order of the troparia & kontakia is determined by ODS/OLC.  It varies according to the dedication of the temple.  In this case is used the order for a temple of the Theotokos: Annunciation Orthodox Church in Liberty, Tennessee.]   
     All the liturgical books from which these texts are drawn are available at http://sjkp.org  
~Fr. Gregory Williams, 9Feb2013


Effective October 4, 2017:  the order of the troparia/kontakia is for a temple (or home icon corner) dedicated to a saint:  St. John the Wonderworker (Maximovitch) (S&SF).   

A red dot  •  indicates a point where a priest's part would be inserted if a priest were present.


Sunday 2/15 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Tone II. 
  According to the Typicon, a six-stichera service to HM Cyprian and VM Justina (§1C; S:1245).
   Liturgy
Epistle: II Cor 11:31-12:9 & I Tim 1:12-17 
Gospel: Luke 6:31-36 & John 10:9-16 

HOURS & TYPICA
________________
THE FIRST HOUR 

•  "Blessed is out God always, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages."
     Amen.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,  Amen.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, for the sake of the prayers of Thy most pure Mother and all the saints, have mercy on us, 

Amen.

Glory to Thee our God, Glory to Thee.

Reader:  O Heavenly King, O Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us, and cleanse us of all impurities, and save our souls, O Good One.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us (Thrice).
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name's sake.
Lord, have mercy (Thrice).
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 
Amen.

Lord, have mercy (Twelve Times).

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

O come let us worship God our King. 
O come let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and God. 
O come let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, our King and God.

During Lent instead of "O come let us worship...":
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.



Psalm 5
Unto my words give ear, O Lord; hear my cry.  Attend unto the voice of my supplication, O my King and my God; for unto Thee will I pray, O Lord.  In the morning Thou shalt hear my voice.  In the morning shall I stand before Thee, and Thou shalt look upon me; for not a God that willest iniquity art Thou.  He that worketh evil shall not dwell near Thee, nor shall transgressors abide before Thine eyes.  Thou hast hated all them that work iniquity; Thou shalt destroy all them that speak a lie.  A man that is bloody and deceitful shall the Lord abhor. But as for me, in the multitude of Thy mercy shall I go into Thy house; I shall worship toward Thy holy temple in fear of Thee.  O Lord, guide me in the way of Thy righteousness; because of mine enemies, make straight my way before Thee, for in their mouth there is no truth; their heart is vain.  Their throat is an open sepulchre, with their tongues have they spoken deceitfully; judge them, O God.  Let them fall down on account of their own devisings; according to the multitude of their ungodliness, cast them out, for they have embittered Thee, O Lord.  And let all them be glad that hope in Thee; they shall ever rejoice, and Thou shalt dwell among them.  And all shall glory in Thee that love Thy name, for Thou shalt bless the righteous. O Lord, as with a shield of Thy good pleasure hast Thou crowned us.

Psalm 89
Lord, Thou hast been our refuge in generation and generation. Before the mountains came to be and the earth was formed and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting Thou art. Turn not man away unto lowliness; yea, Thou hast said: Turn back, ye sons of men. For a thousand years in Thine eyes, O Lord, are but as yesterday that is past, and as a watch in the night. Things of no account shall their years be; in the morning like grass shall man pass away. In the morning shall he bloom and pass away, in the evening shall he fall and grow withered and dry. For we have fainted away in Thy wrath, and in Thine anger have we been troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee: our life-span is in the light of Thy countenance. For all our days are faded away, and in Thy wrath are we fainted away; our years have, like a spider, spun out their tale. As for the days of our years, in their span they be threescore years and ten, And if we be in strength, mayhap fourscore years; and what is more than these is toil and travail. For mildness is come upon us, and we shall be chastened. Who knoweth the might of Thy wrath? And out of fear of Thee, who can recount Thine anger? So make Thy right hand known to me, and to them that in their heart are instructed in wisdom. Return, O Lord; how long? And be Thou entreated concerning Thy servants. We were filled in the morning with Thy mercy, O Lord, and we rejoiced and were glad. In all our days, let us be glad for the days wherein Thou didst humble us, for the years wherein we saw evils. And look upon Thy servants, and upon Thy works, and do Thou guide their sons. And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us, and the works of our hands do Thou guide aright upon us, yea, the works of our hands do Thou guide aright.

Psalm 100
Of mercy and judgment will I sing unto Thee, O Lord; I will chant and have understanding in a blameless path. When wilt Thou come unto me? I have walked in the innocence of my heart in the midst of my house. I have no unlawful thing before mine eyes; the workers of transgressions I have hated. A crooked heart hath not cleaved unto me, as for the wicked man who turned from me, I knew him not. Him that privily talked against his neighbor did I drive away from me. With him whose eye was proud and his heart insatiate, I did not eat. Mine eyes were upon the faithful of the land, that they might sit with me; the man that walked in the blameless path, he ministered unto me. The proud doer dwelt not in the midst of my house; the seeker of unjust things prospered not before mine eyes. In the morning I slew all the sinners of the land, utterly to destroy out of the city of the Lord all them that work iniquity.

Reader: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Glory to Thee, O God (Thrice).
Lord, have mercy (Thrice).


When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life immortal,/ then didst Thou slay hades with the radiance of Thy divinity;// and when Thou didst raise up the dead from the nethermost depths,/ all the hosts of heaven cried aloud:/// O Christ our God, Bestower of light, glory be to Thee!


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.


As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles and didst occupy their throne, thou didst find thine activity to be a passage to divine vision, O divinely inspired one. Wherefore, ordering the word of truth, thou didst suffer for the Faith even to the shedding of thy blood, O hieromartyr Cyprian. Entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved. 

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

And the Theotokion of the 1st Hour:
What shall we call thee, O thou that art full of grace? Heaven: for thou hast dawned forth the Sun of Righteousness. Paradise: for thou hast blossomed forth the Flower of Immortality. Virgin: for thou hast remained incorrupt. Pure Mother: for thou hast held in thy holy embrace the Son, the God of all. Do thou entreat Him to save our souls.

My steps do Thou direct according to Thy saying, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. Deliver me from the false accusation of men, and I will keep Thy commandments. Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant, and teach me Thy statutes. Let my mouth be filled with Thy praise, O Lord, that I may hymn Thy glory and Thy majesty all the day long.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us (Thrice).
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name's sake.
Lord, have mercy (Thrice).
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 
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Amen.

The Reader saith the appointed kontakion,

Thou didst arise from the tomb, O all-powerful Savior;/ and hades, beholding the wonder, was stricken with awe, and the dead arose.//  Creation, seeing Thee, rejoiced,/ and Adam was glad,/// and the world, O my Savior, ever hymneth Thee.

Then: Lord, have mercy (40 Times).

And then the prayer of the 1st hour
Thou Who at all times and at every hour, in heaven and on earth, art worshipped and glorified, O Christ God, Who art long-suffering, plenteous in mercy, most compassionate, Who lovest the righteous and hast mercy on sinners, Who callest all to salvation through the promise of good things to come: Receive, O Lord, our prayers at this hour, and guide our life toward Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, make chaste our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our intentions, and deliver us from every sorrow, evil and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy angels, that, guarded and guided by their array, we may attain to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory: for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy (Thrice).

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare, more glorious than the Seraphim, thee who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.

        Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. 
          or, if a priest (bishop) is present:   In the name of the Lord, father (master), bless.   
Amen.  


Reader:  O Christ, the True Light, Who enlightenest and sanctifiest every man that cometh into the world: Let the Light of Thy countenance be signed upon us, that in it we may see the Unapproachable Light, and guide our steps in the doing of Thy commandments, through the intercessions of Thy most pure Mother, and of all Thy saints.  Amen.


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THE THIRD HOUR
Introductory prayers are read if 3rd hour is not preceeded by 1st hour.

O come let us worship God our King. 
O come let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and God. 
O come let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, our King and God.

During Lent instead of "O come let us worship...":
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.

Psalm 16
Hearken, O Lord, unto my righteousness, attend unto my supplication. Give ear unto my prayer, which cometh not from deceitful lips. From before Thy face let my judgment come forth, let mine eyes behold uprightness. Thou hast proved my heart, Thou hast visited it in the night, Thou hast tried me by fire, and unrighteousness was not found in me. That my mouth might not speak of the works of men, for the sake of the words of Thy lips have I kept the ways that are hard. Set my footsteps in Thy paths, that my steps may not be shaken. I have cried for Thou hast hearkened unto me, O God. Incline Thine ear unto me, and hearken unto my words. Let Thy mercies be made wonderful, O Thou that savest them that hope in Thee. From them that have resisted Thy right hand, keep me, O Lord, as the apple of Thine eye. In the shelter of Thy wings wilt Thou shelter me, from the face of the ungodly which have oppressed me. Mine enemies have surrounded my soul, they have enclosed themselves with their own fat, their mouth hath spoken pride. They that cast me out have now encircled me, they have set their eyes to look askance on the earth. They have taken me as might a lion ready for his prey, and as a lion's whelp that dwelleth in hiding. Arise, O Lord, overtake them and trip their heels; deliver my soul from ungodly men, Thy sword from the enemies of Thy hand. O Lord, from Thy few do Thou separate them from the earth in their life; yea, with Thy hidden treasures hath their belly been filled. They have satisfied themselves with swine and have left the remnants to their babes. But as for me, in righteousness shall I appear before Thy face; I shall be filled when Thy glory is made manifest to me.

Psalm 24
Unto Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul.  O my God, in Thee have I trusted; let me never be put to shame, nor let mine enemies laugh me to scorn. Yea, let none that wait on Thee be put to shame; let them be ashamed which are lawless without a cause.  Make Thy ways, O Lord, known unto me and teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, for Thou art God my Savior; for on Thee have I waited all the day long. Remember Thy compassions, O Lord, and Thy mercies, for they are from everlasting. The sins of my youth and mine ignorance remember not; according to Thy mercy remember Thou me, for the sake of Thy goodness, O Lord. Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He set a law for them that sin in the way. He will guide the meek in judgment, He will teach the meek His ways. All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth, unto them that seek after His covenant and His testimonies. For the sake of Thy name, O Lord, be gracious unto my sin; for it is great. Who is the man that feareth the Lord? He will set him a law in the way which He hath chosen. His soul shall dwell among good things, and his seed shall inherit the earth. The Lord is the strength of them that fear Him, and His covenant shall be manifested unto them. Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He it is that will draw my feet out of the snare. Look upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am one only-begotten and poor. The afflictions of my heart are multiplied; bring me out from my necessities. Behold my lowliness and my toil, and forgive all my sins. Look upon mine enemies, for they are multiplied, and with an unjust hatred have they hated me. Keep my soul and rescue me; let me not be put to shame, for I have hoped in Thee. The innocent and the upright have cleaved unto me, for I waited on Thee, O Lord. Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his afflictions.

Psalm 50
Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy; and according to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know mine iniquity, and mine sin is ever before me. Against Thee only have I sinned and done this evil before Thee, that Thou mightest be justified in Thy words, and prevail when Thou art judged. For behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sins did my mother bear me. For behold, Thou hast loved truth; the hidden and secret things of Thy wisdom hast Thou made manifest unto me. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be made clean; Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. Thou shalt make me to hear joy and gladness; the bones that be humbled, they shall rejoice. Turn Thy face away from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and with Thy governing Spirit establish me. I shall teach transgressors Thy ways and the ungodly shall turn back unto Thee. Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God. Thou God of my salvation; my tongue shall rejoice in Thy righteousness. O Lord, Thou shalt open my lips, and my mouth shall declare Thy praise. For if Thou hadst desired sacrifice, I had given it; with whole-burnt offerings Thou shalt not be pleased. A sacrifice unto God is a broken spirit; a heart that is broken and humbled God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Thy good pleasure unto Sion and let the walls of Jerusalem be builded. Then shall Thou be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with oblation and whole-burnt offerings. Then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.

Reader: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Glory to Thee, O God (Thrice).
Lord, have mercy (Thrice).

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life immortal,/ then didst Thou slay hades with the radiance of Thy divinity;// and when Thou didst raise up the dead from the nethermost depths,/ all the hosts of heaven cried aloud:/// O Christ our God, Bestower of light, glory be to Thee!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles and didst occupy their throne, thou didst find thine activity to be a passage to divine vision, O divinely inspired one. Wherefore, ordering the word of truth, thou didst suffer for the Faith even to the shedding of thy blood, O hieromartyr Cyprian. Entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved. 

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

And the Theotokion of the 3rd Hour:
O Theotokos, thou art the true vine that hath blossomed forth for us the Fruit of Life.  Thee do we supplicate.   Intercede, O Lady, together with the holy apostles, that our souls find mercy.

Blessed is the Lord God, blessed is the Lord day by day; the God of our salvation shall prosper us along the way; our God is the God of salvation.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us (Thrice).
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen
O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name's sake.

Lord, have mercy (Thrice).

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 
Amen.

The Reader saith the appointed kontakion,

Thou didst arise from the tomb, O all-powerful Savior;/ and hades, beholding the wonder, was stricken with awe, and the dead arose.//  Creation, seeing Thee, rejoiced,/ and Adam was glad,/// and the world, O my Savior, ever hymneth Thee.


Then: Lord, have mercy (40 Times).

The prayer of the 3rd hour
Thou Who at all times and at every hour, in heaven and on earth, art worshipped and glorified, O Christ God, Who art long-suffering, plenteous in mercy, most compassionate, Who lovest the righteous and hast mercy on sinners, Who callest all to salvation through the promise of good things to come: Receive, O Lord, our prayers at this hour, and guide our life toward Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, make chaste our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our intentions, and deliver us from every sorrow, evil and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy angels, that, guarded and guided by their array, we may attain to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory; for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy (Thrice).

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare, more glorious than the Seraphim, thee who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.

        Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. 
          or, if a priest (bishop) is present:   In the name of the Lord, father (master), bless.  
Amen.  

Prayer of St. Mardarius
O Sovereign God, the Father Almighty, O Lord, the Only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and Thou, O Holy Spirit, one Godhead, one Power; Have mercy on me a sinner, and by the judgments which Thou knowest, save me, Thine unworthy servant; for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.


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THE SIXTH HOUR
O come let us worship God our King. 
O come let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and God. 
O come let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, our King and God.

During Lent instead of "O come let us worship...":
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.

Psalm 53
O God, in Thy name save me, and in Thy strength do Thou judge me. O God, hearken unto my prayer, give ear unto the words of my mouth. For strangers are risen up against me, and mighty men have sought after my soul and have not set God before themselves. For behold, God helpeth me, and the Lord is the protector of my soul. He will bring evils upon mine enemies. Utterly destroy them by Thy truth. Willingly shall I sacrifice unto Thee; I will confess Thy name, O Lord, for it is good. For out of every affliction hast Thou delivered me, and mine eye hath looked down upon mine enemies.

Psalm 54
Give ear, O God, unto my prayer, and disdain not my supplication; attend unto me, and hear me. I was grieved in my meditation, and I was troubled at the voice of the enemy and at the oppression of the sinner; because they have turned iniquity upon me, and with wrath were they angry against me. My heart is troubled within me, and the terror of death is fallen upon me.  Fear and trembling are come upon me, and darkness hath covered me.  And I said: Who will give me wings like a dove?  And I will fly, and be at rest.  Lo, I have fled afar off and have dwelt in the wilderness. I waited for God that saveth me from faint-heartedness and from tempest. Plunge them into the depths, O Lord, and divide their tongues, for I have seen iniquity and gainsaying in the city.  Day and night they go round about her upon her walls; iniquity and toil and unrighteousness are in the midst of her.  And usury and deceit have not departed from her streets. For if mine enemy had reviled me, I might have endured it. And if he that hateth me had spoken boastful words against me, I might have hid myself from him. But thou it was, O man of like soul with me, my guide and my familiar friend, thou who together with me didst sweeten my repasts; in the house of God I walked with thee in oneness of mind. Let death come upon such ones, and let them go down alive into hades. For wickedness is in their dwellings, and in the midst of them. As for me, unto God have I cried, and the Lord hearkened unto me. Evening, morning, and noonday will I tell of it and will declare it, and He will hear my voice. He will redeem my soul in peace from them that draw nigh unto me, for they among many were with me. God will hear, and He will humble them, He that is before the ages. For to them there is no requital, because they have not feared God; He hath stretched forth His hand in retribution. They have defiled His covenant; they were scattered by the wrath of His countenance, and their hearts have convened. Their words were smoother than oil, and yet they are darts. Cast thy care upon the Lord, and He will nourish thee; He will never permit the righteous to be shaken. But Thou, O God, shall bring those men down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but as for me, O Lord, I will hope in Thee.

Psalm 90
He that dwelleth in the help of the Most High shall abide in the shelter of the God of heaven. He shall say unto the Lord: Thou art my helper and my refuge. He is my God, and I will hope in Him, For He shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunters and from every troubling word. With His shoulders will He overshadow thee, and under His wings shall thou have hope. With a shield will His truth encompass thee; thou shalt not be afraid for the terror of night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day, nor for the thing that walketh in darkness, nor for the mishap and demon of noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but unto thee shall it not come nigh. Only with thine eyes shall thou behold, and thou shalt see the reward of sinners. For Thou, O Lord, art my hope. Thou madest the Most High thy refuge; no evils shall come nigh thee, and no scourge shall draw nigh unto thy dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. On their hands shall they bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Upon the asp and basilisk shall thou tread, and thou shalt trample upon the lion and dragon. For he hath set his hope on Me, and I will deliver him; I will shelter him because he hath known My name. He shall cry unto Me, and I will hearken unto him. I am with him in affliction, and I will rescue him and glorify him. With length of days will I satisfy him, and I will show him My salvation.

Reader: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Glory to Thee, O God (Thrice).
Lord, have mercy (Thrice).

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life immortal,/ then didst Thou slay hades with the radiance of Thy divinity;// and when Thou didst raise up the dead from the nethermost depths,/ all the hosts of heaven cried aloud:/// O Christ our God, Bestower of light, glory be to Thee!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles and didst occupy their throne, thou didst find thine activity to be a passage to divine vision, O divinely inspired one. Wherefore, ordering the word of truth, thou didst suffer for the Faith even to the shedding of thy blood, O hieromartyr Cyprian. Entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved. 

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Theotokion of the 6th Hour:
     Seeing that we have no boldness on account of our many sins, do thou beseech Him that was born of thee, O Virgin Theotokos; for the supplication of a mother availeth much to win the Master's favor.
     Disdain not the prayers of sinners, O all-pure one for merciful and mighty to save is He, Who deigned also to suffer for our sake.
     Let Thy compassions quickly go before us, O Lord for we are become exceedingly poor. Help us, O God our Savior, for the sake of the glory of Thy name; O Lord, deliver us and be gracious unto our sins for Thy name's sake.

Holy God. Holy Mighty. Holy Immortal, have mercy on us (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O Master, pardon our iniquities, O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name's sake.
Lord, have mercy (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 
Amen.

The Reader saith the appointed kontakion,

Thou didst arise from the tomb, O all-powerful Savior;/ and hades, beholding the wonder, was stricken with awe, and the dead arose.//  Creation, seeing Thee, rejoiced,/ and Adam was glad,/// and the world, O my Savior, ever hymneth Thee.


Then: Lord, have mercy (40 Times).

The prayer of the 6th hour
Thou Who at all times and at every hour, in heaven and on earth, art worshipped and glorified, O Christ God, Who art long-suffering, plenteous in mercy, most compassionate. Who lovest the righteous and hast mercy on sinners, Who callest all to salvation through the promise of good things to come: Receive, O Lord, our prayers at this hour, and guide our life toward Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, make chaste our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our intentions, and deliver us from every sorrow, evil and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy angels, that, guarded and guided by their array, we may attain to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory; for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare, more glorious than the Seraphim, thee who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.

        Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. 
          or, if a priest (bishop) is present:   In the name of the Lord, father (master), bless.    
Amen. 

Prayer of St. Basil the Great
O God and Lord of hosts, and Maker of all creation. Who by the tender compassion of Thy mercy which transcendeth comprehension, didst send down Thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, for the salvation of our race, and by His precious cross didst tear asunder the handwriting of our sins, and thereby didst triumph over the principalities and powers of darkness. Do Thou Thyself, O Master, Lover of mankind, accept also from us sinners these prayers of thanksgiving and entreaty, and deliver us from every destructive and dark transgression, and from all enemies, both visible and invisible, that seek to do us evil. Nail down our flesh with the fear of Thee, and incline not our hearts unto words or thoughts of evil, but pierce our souls with longing for Thee, so that ever looking to Thee, and being guided by Thy light as we behold Thee, the Unapproachable and Everlasting Light, we may send up unceasing praise and thanksgiving unto Thee, the Unoriginate Father, with Thine Only-begotten Son, and Thine All-holy and good and life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.


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THE TYPICA
An Orthodox worship service for laymen who are without clergy.

[antiphons: psalm 102, psalm 145, beatitudes]:
1st Antiphon Psalm 102
Choir: Bless the Lord, O my soul. Blessed art Thou, O Lord.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all that He hath done for Thee.  Who is gracious unto all thine iniquities, Who healeth all thine infirmities.  Who redeemeth thy life from corruption.  Who crowneth thee with mercy and compassion.  Who fulfilleth thy desire with good things; thy youth shall be renewed as the eagle's.  The Lord performeth deeds of mercy, and executeth judgment for all them that are wronged.  He hath made His ways known unto Moses, unto the sons of Israel the things that He hath willed.  Compassionate and merciful is the Lord, long-suffering and plenteous in mercy.  Not unto the end will He be angered, neither unto eternity will He be wroth. Not according to our iniquities hath He dealt with us, neither according to our sins hath He rewarded us.  For according to the height of heaven from the earth, the Lord hath made His mercy to prevail over them that fear Him.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our iniquities from us.  Like as a father hath compassion upon his sons, so hath the Lord had compassion upon them that fear Him. For He knoweth whereof we are made, He hath remembered that we are dust. As for man, his days are as the grass; as a flower of the field, so shall he blossom forth. For when the wind is passed over it, then it shall be gone, and no longer will it know the place thereof. But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity, even unto eternity, upon them that fear Him. And His righteousness is upon sons of sons, upon them that keep His testament and remember His commandments to do them. The Lord in heaven hath prepared His throne, and His kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, all ye His angels, mighty in strength, that perform His word, to hear the voice of His words. Bless the Lord, all ye His hosts, His ministers that do His will. Bless the Lord, all ye His works, in every place of His dominion. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name. Blessed art Thou, O Lord.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

2nd Antiphon Psalm 145
Choir: Praise the Lord, O my soul. I will praise the Lord in my life, I will chant unto my God for as long as I have my being. Trust ye not in princes, in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation. His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return unto his earth. In that day all his thoughts shall perish. Blessed is he of whom the God of Jacob is his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God. Who hath made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is therein. Who keepeth truth unto eternity, Who executeth judgment for the wronged, Who giveth food unto the hungry. The Lord looseth the fettered; the Lord maketh wise the blind; the Lord setteth aright the fallen; the Lord loveth the righteous; The Lord preserveth the proselytes. He shall adopt for His own the orphan and widow, and the way of sinners shall He destroy. The Lord shall be king unto eternity; thy God, O Sion, unto generation and generation.

Choir:  Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O Only-begotten Son and Word of God, Who art immortal, 
Yet didst deign for our salvation 
To be incarnate of the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, 
And without change didst become man, 
And wast crucified, O Christ God, 
trampling down death by death, 
Thou Who art one of the Holy Trinity, 
Glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit, 
save us.


3rd Antiphon The beatitudes

Choir: In Thy Kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.


Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
We offer Thee the cry of the thief, and we pray: Remember us in Thy kingdom, O Savior.

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
For the forgiveness of transgressions we offer unto Thee the Cross which Thou didst accept for our sake, O Thou who lovest mankind.

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Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
 We bow down in worship, O Master, before Thy burial and rising, whereby Thou hast delivered the world from corruption, O Thou Who lovest mankind.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
By Thy death hath death been slain, O Lord, and by Thy resurrection hast Thou saved the world, O Savior.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Risen from the tomb, Thou didst meet the myrrh-bearing women; and Thou didst tell Thy disciples to announce Thine arising.
         
Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Those who slept in darkness, beholding Thee, the Light, in the nethermost parts of hades, O Christ, were raised from the dead.


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Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake.
Suffused with spiritual love for Christ like Paul, thou didst become His disciple, O most wise Cyprian. 


Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in the heavens.
Christ betrothed Himself to thee, giving thee vesture of glory and a robe of regeneration in place of the garments of the passions. 


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, 
Having before been an avid promoter of athletes, O most lauded Cyprian, thou wast later a witness to the Truth. 


Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
In lordly manner and true do we, the faithful, honor thee, the Theotokos; for thou gavest birth to God in the flesh, O most immaculate one. 


Choir:  O, come let us worship, and fall down before Christ, save us, O Son of God, Who rose from the  dead, save us who chant unto Thee, Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia.


Troparia 
Choir:

Tone 2
When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life immortal,/ then didst Thou slay hades with the radiance of Thy divinity;// and when Thou didst raise up the dead from the nethermost depths,/ all the hosts of heaven cried aloud:/// O Christ our God, Bestower of light, glory be to Thee!


Tone 5: 
Lo, thy care for thy flock in its sojourn prefigured the supplications /
which thou dost ever offer up for the whole world.  /
Thus do we believe, having come to know thy love, /
O holy hierarch and wonderworker John.  /
Wholly sanctified by God through the ministry of the all-pure Mysteries, /
and thyself ever strengthened thereby, /
thou didst hasten unto the suffering, O most gladsome healer. /
Hasten now also to the aid of us //
who honor thee with all our heart.


Troparion, in Tone IV: 
As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles and didst occupy their throne, thou didst find thine activity to be a passage to divine vision, O divinely inspired one. Wherefore, ordering the word of truth, thou didst suffer for the Faith even to the shedding of thy blood, O hieromartyr Cyprian. Entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved. 



Trisagion
Choir: Holy God! Holy Mighty! Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen. 
Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us.
Holy God! Holy Mighty! Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us.



The Epistle and Gospel reading


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 2nd Tone:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.
Choir: The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation. 

Reader: With chastisement hath the Lord chastened me, but He hath not given me over unto death.
Choir:  The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation.

Reader:  In the 7th Tone: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. 
Choir:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. 




Epistle  (if a priest is present the reader goes to the priest for a blessing.) 
Reader: The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians 
II Cor 11:31-12:9 & I Tim 1:12-17 






Child Timothy: I thank. Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all-longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise Cod, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 



Reader: Alleluia in the 2nd Tone: 
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  The Lord hear thee in the day of affliction; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  In the same Tone:  Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice. 
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



Gospel  
Priest or Reader : The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke

Choir:  Glory to Thee O God, glory to Thee.

Reader: (read in a normal voice, not chanted)
Luke 6:31-36 & John 10:9-16 






I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own' the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 

Choir:  Glory to Thee O God, glory to Thee.

Reader: 
Remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom. 
Remember us, O Master, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom. 
Remember us, O Holy One, when Thou comest in thy kingdom.

The heavenly choir praiseth Thee and saith: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.
     Come unto Him, and be enlightened, and your faces shall not be ashamed.
     
The heavenly choir praiseth Thee and saith: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth! heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.
     Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
     
The choir of holy angels and archangels, with all the heavenly hosts, praiseth Thee and saith: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.
     Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.


The symbol of faith
Choir: I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,/ Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.// And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God,/ the Only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages;// Light of Light, true God of true God;/ begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father; by Whom all things were made;// Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from the heavens,/ and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man;// And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate,/ and suffered,/ and was buried;/ and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures;// And ascended into the heavens, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father;/ And shall come again with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.// And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life; Who proceedeth from the Father;/ Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spake by the prophets.// In One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church./ I confess one baptism for the remission of sins.// I look for the resurrection of the dead,/ And the life of the age to come. Amen.

Reader: "Remit, pardon, forgive, O God, our offenses, both voluntary and involuntary, in deed and word, in knowledge and ignorance, by day and by night, in mind and thought; forgive us all things, for Thou art good and the Lover of mankind."


The Lord's Prayer
Choir: Our Father, Who art in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Amen.


Kontakia 

Tone 2
Thou didst arise from the tomb, O all-powerful Savior;/ and hades, beholding the wonder, was stricken with awe, and the dead arose.//  Creation, seeing Thee, rejoiced,/ and Adam was glad,/// and the world, O my Savior, ever hymneth Thee.


Tone 4: 
Following Christ, the Chief Shepherd, /
thou wast shown to be most excellent among hierarchs; /
for thou didst save thy sheep from destruction by the godless, /
arranging a tranquil refuge for them; /
and exercising unceasing care for thy flock, /
thou didst heal the infirmities of their souls and bodies./ 
Entreat Christ God now for us who fall down before thy precious relics, /
O father John, //
that our souls may be saved in peace.

Glory… 

Tone 1
Turning from the arts of sorcery to the knowledge of God, O divinely wise one, thou wast shown to be a most wise physician for the world, granting healings to those who honor thee, O Cyprian, with Justina. Pray thou with her to the Master Who loveth mankind, that He save our souls. 


Both now... 

Tone 6:
O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, /
O mediation unto the creator unfailing, /
disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners, /
but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; /
hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, //
 thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.


Lord, have mercy (Twelve Times).

Reader: O all-holy Trinity, the consubstantial Dominion, the indivisible kingdom, and cause of every good: Show Thy good will even unto me, a sinner, make steadfast my heart and grant it understanding, and take away mine every defilement; enlighten my mind that I may glorify, hymn, worship, and say: One is Holy, One is Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.



Choir:
Blessed be the name of the Lord from henceforth and for evermore. (Thrice).

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Psalm 33  (If the first 11 verses were chanted at Vespers, begin with "Come ye children...")
Choir: I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  In the Lord shall my soul be praised; let the meek hear and be glad.  O Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.  I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my tribulations. Come unto Him, and be enlightened, and your faces shall not be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his tribulations. The angel of the Lord will encamp round about them that fear Him, and will deliver them. O Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that hopeth in Him. O Fear the Lord, all ye His saints; for there is no want to them that fear Him. Rich men have turned poor and gone hungry; but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good thing. 

  Come ye children, hearken unto me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. What man is there that desireth life, who loveth to see good days? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are opened unto their supplication. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, utterly to destroy the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them, and He delivered them out of all their tribulations. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, and He will save the humble of spirit. Many are the tribulations of the righteous, and the Lord shall deliver them out of them all. The Lord keepeth all their bones, not one of them shall be broken. The death of sinners is evil, and they that hate the righteous shall do wrong.  The Lord will redeem the souls of His servants, and none of them will do wrong that hope in Him.


Dostoinik
Choir Tone 8: It is truly meet to bless thee, the Theotokos, ever-blessed and most blameless, and mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, thee who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.


Choir: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen. Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)  
   Bless, O Lord. 
   or, if a priest (bishop) is present:  father (master), bless

Sunday dismissal:  Priest (facing people): or Senior Reader (facing east):
Thou Who didst rise from the dead, O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, for the sake of the prayers of Thy Most Pure Mother, of our holy and God-bearing fathers, of ___(temple or family patron) ___, of ___(saints of the day)___, and all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for Thou art good and the lover of mankind.

HM Cyprian (Ak:1607) and VM Justina of Nicomedia whose memory we celebrate today,
St. Anna of Kashin (Ak:1606) (L:OL 88:5). 
Bl. Andrew of Constantinople, fool-for-Christ. 
Bl. Cyprian of Suzdal, fool-for-Christ. 
St. Cassian the Greek, monk of Uglich (L: VII). 
MM David and Constantine, princes of Argveti in Georgia. 
NM Hatzi-George of Philadelphia, at Karatzasos in Asia Minor (Mt. Athos). 
GC: 
St. Damaris of Athens. 
St. Theophilus the Confessor. 
GM Theodore Gabras of Atran in Chaldia, at Theodosiopolis. 
Rep. Schema-hieromonk Theodosius of Karoulia, Mt. Athos (†1937). 


Choir:  Amen.
polychronion:
The Orthodox Episcopate of the persecuted Russian Church;
our lord, the Very Most Reverend Agafangel, Metropolitan of Eastern American and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad;
and our lord, the Most Reverend Gregory, Bishop of Sao Paulo and South America;
the brethren of this holy temple; and all Orthodox Christians;
O Lord, preserve them for many years.


Choir:
Lord, have mercy (3x)

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