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Nov 6 / Nov 19

VESPERS
Sunday 6/19 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Tone VII.  
 polyeleos-rank service to St. Philaret, Met. of New York (transferred from 8 Nov) (§1D)
Great Vespers 
Three readings: (1) see Menaion,  service to St. Tikhon in the Menaion under 5 November. (2) Prov 10:31-11:12, (3) Wis 4:7-15 

 VESPERS
As a Reader Service

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.

Reader:

Psalm 103
Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, Thou hast been magnified exceedingly. Confession and majesty hast Thou put on, Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment, Who stretchest out the heaven as it were a curtain; Who supporteth His chambers in the waters, Who appointeth the clouds for His ascent, Who walketh upon the wings of the winds, Who maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire, Who establisheth the earth in the sureness thereof; it shall not be turned back for ever and ever.  The abyss like a garment is His mantle; upon the mountains shall the waters stand.  At Thy rebuke they will flee, at the voice of Thy thunder shall they be afraid.  The mountains rise up and the plains sink down, unto the place where Thou hast established them.  Thou appointedst a bound that they shall not pass, neither return to cover the earth.  He sendeth forth springs in the valleys; between the mountains will the waters run.  They shall give drink to all the beasts of the field; the wild asses will wait to quench their thirst.  Beside them will the birds of the heaven lodge, from the midst of the rocks will they give voice.  He watereth the mountains from His chambers; the earth shall be satisfied with the fruit of Thy works.  He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and green herb for the service of men, To bring forth bread out of the earth; and wine maketh glad the heart of man.  To make his face cheerful with oil; and bread strengtheneth man's heart.  The trees of the plain shall be satisfied, the cedars of Lebanon, which Thou hast planted.  There will the sparrows make their nests; the house of the heron is chief among them.  The high mountains are a refuge for the harts, and so is the rock for the hares.  He hath made the moon for seasons; the sun knoweth his going down.  Thou appointedst the darkness, and there was the night, wherein all the beasts of the forest will go abroad.  Young lions roaring after their prey, and seeking their food from God. The sun ariseth, and they are gathered together, and they lay them down in their dens. But man shall go forth unto his work, and to his labor until the evening. How magnified are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all; the earth is filled with Thy creation. So is this great and spacious sea, therein are things creeping innumerable, small living creatures with the great. There go the ships; there this dragon, whom Thou hast made to play therein. All things wait on Thee, to give them their food in due season; when Thou givest it them, they will gather it. When Thou openest Thy hand, all things shall be filled with goodness; when Thou turnest away Thy face, they shall be troubled.  Thou wilt take their spirit, and they shall cease; and unto their dust shall they return.  Thou wilt send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created; and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.  Let the glory of the Lord be unto the ages; the Lord will rejoice in His works.  Who looketh on the earth and maketh it tremble, Who toucheth the mountains and they smoke. I will sing unto the Lord throughout my life, I will chant to my God for as long as I have my being.  May my words be sweet unto Him, and I will rejoice in the Lord.  O that sinners would cease from the earth, and they that work iniquity, that they should be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul.
            The sun knoweth his going down, Thou appointedst the darkness, and there was the night.  How magnified are Thy works, O Lord!  In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
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.

Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Twelve 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.  

Choir:   
Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly. 
          Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous, and the way of the ungodly shall perish. 
          Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Serve ye the Lord with fear, and rejoice in Him with trembling.
          Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are all that have put their trust in Him.
          Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Arise, O Lord, save me, O my God.
          Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Salvation is of the Lord, and Thy blessing is upon Thy people.
          Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, 
            Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
          Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
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. 

            And, regardless of the rank of the service, we sing “Lord, I have cried” in the tone of the first sticheron appointed

ANV p.8 
Reader:  In the 7th Tone: Lord, I have cried unto Thee, hearken unto me.
Choir:   Lord, I have cried unto Thee, hearken unto me. * Hearken unto me, O Lord. * Lord, I have cried unto Thee, hearken unto me; * attend to the voice of my supplication, * when I cry unto Thee. * Hearken unto me, O Lord.
            Let my prayer be set forth * as incense before Thee, * the lifting up of my hands * as an evening sacrifice. * Hearken unto me, O Lord.

            And the rest of the verses are read (they can be sung at a vigil) down to the beginning of the stichoi, i.e. the point at which the stichera are inserted.

             Set, O Lord, a watch before my mouth, and a door of enclosure round about my lips.
            Incline not my heart unto words of evil, to make excuse with excuses in sins.
            With men that work iniquity; and I will not join with their chosen.
            The righteous man will chasten me with mercy and reprove me; as for the oil of the sinner, let it not anoint my head.
            For yet more is my prayer in the presence of their pleasures; swallowed up near by the rock have their judges been.
            They shall hear my words, for they be sweetened; as a clod of earth is broken upon the earth, so have their bones been scattered nigh unto hades.
            For unto Thee, O Lord, O Lord, are mine eyes, in Thee have I hoped; take not my soul away.
            Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and from the stumbling-blocks of them that work iniquity.
            The sinners shall fall into their own net; I am alone until I pass by.
            With my voice unto the Lord have I cried, with my voice unto the Lord have I made supplication.
            I will pour out before Him my supplication, mine affliction before Him will I declare.
            When my spirit was fainting within me, then Thou knewest my paths.
            In this way wherein I have walked they hid for me a snare. 
            I looked upon my right hand, and beheld, and there was none that did know me.
            Flight hath failed me, and there is none that watcheth out for my soul.
            I have cried unto Thee, O Lord; I said: Thou art my hope, my portion art Thou in the land of the living.
            Attend unto my supplication, for I am brought very low.
  
ANV p. 11, 12, 13, 14,
 (10) Bring my soul out of prison:  Choir:  that I may confess Thy name.  And then is sung the first stichera, and likewise are sung the rest of the stichoi.
            (9) The righteous shall wait patiently for me * until Thou shalt reward me.
            If there are 8 stichera (services of vigil or polyeleos rank):
            (8) Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord; * O Lord, hear my voice.
            (7) Let Thine ears be attentive * to the voice of my supplication.
            If there are 6 stichera (all services of doxology rank, and all simple services, i.e., 6 stichera from the Menaion, or 3 from the Octoechos and 3 from the Menaion):
            

Tone IV, Spec. Mel.: “As one valiant among the martyrs..."— 
(6) If Thou shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, O Lord, who shall stand? *  For with Thee there is forgiveness.
Gathering together in joyous festival, O ye Orthodox Christians, with reverent hymns let us praise Philaret, the spiritual athlete: for, having run well the ascetic race, and kept the Holy Faith incorrupt and pure, he hath received from the hand of Christ, the Judge of the contest, the splendid crown of victory; wherefore, we honor him in song. 



            (5) For Thy name’s sake have I patiently waited for Thee, O Lord; my soul hath patiently waited for Thy word, * my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
Having passed from this vale of tears, O blessed Philaret, on the feast of the angelic hosts, thou wast escorted by them to the mansions on high, where thou hast joined the choir of the holy hierarchs of God, and with them dost entreat the Lord of hosts, that He deal with us sinners according to His mercy, delivering all from trials and temptations. 


            (4) From the morning watch until night, from the morning watch * let Israel hope in the Lord.
Glorious was thy firmness in the Orthodox Faith, O Philaret our father; wondrous likewise thine ascetic toils and the magnitude of thy love for thy flock. For thou didst preach to them unceasingly the Word of God incarnate, ever striving to teach them well the precepts of the Gospel of Christ. Wherefore, we honor thy sacred memory. 




Tone II  Spec. Mel.: "When from the Tree..."— 
            (3) For with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption; * and He shall redeem Israel out of all his iniquities.
When piety waned among the Russian people, and the ungodly rose up with violence against the anointed sovereign and their ancestral Orthodox Faith, then, fleeing therefrom, like Lot from curs├Ęd Sodom, O Philaret, thou didst vigilantly tend thy spiritual flock in a far country, and didst teach them to cry unto Christ: Glory to Thy long-suffering, O Thou Who lovest mankind! 


            (2) O praise the Lord, all ye nations; * praise Him, all ye peoples.
Arise and exult exceedingly, O Russians of the diaspora, and sing praises now with those in your homeland, lifting up your joyful voices with the pious of every nation and race, reverently hymning the holy one of God, the pious hierarch Philaret, the champion of the Christian Faith, who boldly set the lamp of Orthodoxy forth as a light to the world. 



            (1) For He hath made His mercy to prevail over us, * and the truth of the Lord abideth forever.
O ye young men and maidens, give thanks ever unto Christ the Lord, Who in His great compassion sent His faithful servant, the wise Philaret, to teach you the Law of God, to guide you in the paths of His righteousness, that becoming well-pleasing unto Christ, ye might enter, rejoicing, into the courts of paradise and the habitations of the just. 


            Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
What tongue of man can recount the sufferings and toils of the holy hierarch Philaret? How he steadfastly refused to bend the knee before the mighty of this world and their pernicious doctrines; how, enraged by his firmness, the ungodly rained down blows upon him, maiming his frail body and breaking his bones; how Christ healed his wounds and eased his infirmities; how, in these latter times, he was shown to be a glorious confessor, like unto the great defenders of the Faith of old. Yet though our mouths and minds are unequal to this holy task, yet let us offer him our laudation with compunction of heart, for he ever prayeth in behalf of our souls. 


 ANV p. 21 
            Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.
Tone VII   And the Theotokion.

Senior Reader:  O Gladsome Light.
Choir:  O Gladsome Light of the holy glory of the immortal, heavenly, holy, blessed Father, O Jesus Christ: we that come to the setting of the sun, when we behold the evening light, we praise the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: God.  Meet it is for Thee at all times to be praised with reverent voices, O Son of God, Giver of life.  Wherefore, the world doth glorify Thee.



Reader: Prokimenon in the Sixth Tone: The Lord is King, He is clothed with majesty.
Choir: The Lord is King, He is clothed with majesty.
Reader: The Lord is clothed with strength and He hath girt Himself.
Choir: The Lord is King, He is clothed with majesty.
Reader: For He established the world which shall not be shaken.
Choir: The Lord is King, He is clothed with majesty.
Reader: Holiness becometh Thy house, O Lord, unto length of days.
Choir: The Lord is King, He is clothed with majesty.
Reader: The Lord is King,
Choir: ,He is clothed with majesty.


Scriptural readings appointed for a feast:
Three Readings: 
Reader:   A Reading from Proverbs
The memory of the just is praised, and the blessing of the Lord is 
upon his head. Blessed is the man who hath found wisdom, and the mortal who knoweth prudence. For it is better to traffic for her, than for treasures of gold and silver. And she is more valuable than precious stones: no precious thing is equal to her in value. For length of existence and years of life are in her right hand; and in her left hand are wealth and glory: out of her mouth righteousness proceedeth, and she carrieth law and mercy upon her tongue. Hearken to me, O children, for I will speak solemn truths. Blessed is the man who shall keep my ways; for my outgoings are the outgoings of life, and in them is prepared favor from the Lord. Ye, O men, do I exhort; and utter my voice to the sons of men. I, wisdom, have built up; upon counsel, knowledge and understanding have I called. Counsel and safety are mine; prudence is mine, and strength is mine. I love those who love me; they who seek me shall find grace. O ye simple, understand subtlety, and ye who are untaught, imbibe knowledge. Hearken unto me again; for I will speak solemn truths. For my throat shall meditate truth; and false lips are an abomination before me. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing in them wrong or perverse. They are all evident to those who understand, and right to those who find knowledge. For I will instruct you in truth, that your hope may be in the Lord, and ye may be filled with the Spirit.

A READING FROM PROVERBS
The mouth of the righteous droppeth wisdom: but the tongue of the 
unjust shall perish. The lips of just men drop grace: but the mouth of the ungodly is perverse. False balances are an abomination before the Lord: but a just weight is acceptable unto Him. Wherever pride entereth, there will also disgrace: but the mouth of the humble doth meditate wisdom. The integrity of the upright shall guide them, but the overthrow of the rebellious shall spoil them. Possessions shall not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness will deliver from death. When a just man dieth, he leaveth regret: but the destruction of the ungodly is speedy and causeth joy. Righteousness traceth out blameless paths: but ungodliness encountereth unjust dealing. The righteousness of upright men delivereth them: but transgressors are caught in their own destruction. At the death of a just man his hope doth not perish: but the boast of the ungodly perisheth. A righteous man escapeth from a snare, and the ungodly man is delivered up in his place. In the mouth of ungodly men is a snare for citizens: but the understanding of righteous men is prosperous. In the prosperity of righteous men a city prospereth, but at the destruction of the wicked there is exultation. At the blessing of the upright a city shall be exalted, but by the mouths of ungodly men it is overthrown. A man void of understanding sneereth at his fellow citizens: but a sensible man is quiet. 

A READING FROM THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON
Though the righteous be prevented with death, yet shall he be in rest. For honorable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age. He pleased God, and was beloved of Him: so that living among sinners he was translated. Yea, speedily was he taken away, lest that wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul. For the bewitching of naughtiness doth obscure things that are honest; and the wandering of concupiscence doth undermine the simple mind. He, being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time: for his soul pleased the Lord; therefore hasted He to take him away from among the wicked. This the people saw, and understood not, neither laid they up this in their minds: that His grace and mercy is with His saints, and that He hath respect 
unto His chosen. 


 Senior Reader says “Lord, have mercy,” Forty times, followed by “Glory… Both now…”.  


Reader:   Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this evening 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 art Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy statutes.  Blessed art Thou, O Master, give me understanding of Thy statutes.  Blessed art Thou, O Holy One, enlighten me by Thy statutes.
            O Lord, Thy mercy endureth forever; disdain not the work of Thy hands.  To Thee is due praise, to Thee is due a song, to Thee glory is due, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.

Choir:  Lord, have mercy. Twelve 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.


Appointed Litya Stichera
TEMPLE ST. JOHN S&SF Tone VI 
When thou wast yet a child, thou wast moved by the words of Christ, 
whereth the Lord summoned the first apostles, saying, 
"Come follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."  
But heeding these divine words, O John of humble mind,
 thou didst in no wise imagine thyself to be chosen 
like the heralds of God and martyrs of times past. 
 Yet, knowing thee, Christ Himself glorified thee.  
May thy crowning be for us a call to unfeigned repentance, 
unto the salvation of our souls. 

Tone I: The memory of our blessed father shineth forth in America, from thence enlightening the whole world, filling the hearts of the faithful with the radiance of grace, and healing the infirmities of all who have recourse to his tomb with faith. Wherefore, let us earnestly bow down before the incorrupt relics of the holy hierarch, entreating him to drive the darkness of heresies away from his flock by the power of the Creator and 
King of the heavenly hosts.

Tone IV: The city of Kursk exulteth in jubilation; for from its 
midst arose two mighty ascetics: Seraphim, who shone with the uncreated light in the purity of his prayer, and Philaret, who stood forth valiantly in defense of Orthodox Truth. And both now stand at the throne of the Lord with the all-holy Theotokos, whose wondrous Kursk-Root Icon filled their lives with grace, and they offer fervent entreaty for the salvation of our souls. 


Glory..., Tone VI
Fittingly wast thou named George at Holy Baptism, O faithful servant of Christ, for thou wast a zealous husbandman, laboring tirelessly in the vineyard of His Church; and fittingly also wast thou named Philaret at thy tonsure, for, as the namesake of virtue thou didst imitate thy namesakes: the humble saint of Amnia in charity and compassion, the great hierarch of Moscow in wisdom and prudence, the holy hierarch of Kiev in fortitude and magnanimity, the illustrious hierarch of Chernigov in learning and devotion to the saints of God. Wherefore, we honor thy holy memory, and theirs, with love. 

Now & ever...: Theotokion, in the same tone— 
No one who hath recourse to thee, O all-pure Virgin Theotokos, departeth from thee ashamed; for he asketh grace and receiveth a gift for his profitable petition. 



Instead of  the prayer“O Lord, save Thy people…” “Lord, have mercy.” Forty times, Thirty times, and Fifty times, “Glory… Both now…” and then the Aposticha


____________________
Then we sing the Aposticha.  

 ANV p. 24, 25, 26, 27
 Reader:  In the __ tone ... 
 verse       
             Stichos 1:  The Lord is King, * He is clothed with majesty.
  verse
            Stichos 2:  For He established the world * which shall not be shaken.
  verse
            Stichos 3:  Holiness becometh Thy house, O Lord, * unto length of days.
  verse

Glory...: Idiomelon, in Tone V— 
With great care thou didst teach the commandments of Christ the Master, O most blessed father Philaret, who in these latter times wast revealed as a pastor and teacher full of grace divine; wherefore, as thou delightest now in the blessings of paradise, thou hast great boldness before God, to Whom make earnest supplication in behalf of those who glorify thee. 

Now & ever...: Theotokion, in the same tone— 
Thou art the temple and portal, the palace and throne of the King, O most honored Virgin, through whom Christ the Lord, my Deliverer, Who is the Sun of righteousness, hath revealed Himself unto those who sleep in darkness, desiring to enlighten that which He fashioned by His own hand in His image. Wherefore, O most hymned one, as thou hast acquired maternal boldness before Him, entreat Him without ceasing, that our souls be saved. 


 after the Aposticha, the prayer of St. Symeon:
Reader [or the Choir]:  Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, O Master, according to Thy word, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples; a light of revelation for the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.

Reader: 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.

Choir: Amen.  


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          If doing Sunday morning Matins with Saturday night Vespers, then follow this section, otherwise skip this section and go to the Dismissal Troparia.
   O Theotokos Virgin Rejoice 3x
   Blessed be the name of the Lord... 3x
   Psalm 33 the first 11 verses
   Through the prayers...
   begin 6 Psalms of Matins (Glory to God in the highest... 3x)
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Then we sing the Dismissal Troparion (or Troparia).

 Resurrection Troparion, Tone VII
By Thy Cross Thou didst destroy death;/ 
Thou didst open paradise to the thief;/ 
Thou didst transform the lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women [into joy],/
 and didst command the apostles to proclaim// 
that Thou, O Christ God, hast arisen, 
granting great mercy to the world.


Glory… 

Troparion of the saint, in Tone IV— 
From childhood thou gavest thyself wholly to the Lord, 
abiding in prayer, labors and fasting, 
O God-bearing Philaret, 
and becamest a model of shining virtue for thy flock; 
therefore, beholding thy pious disposition, 
God appointed thee a shepherd and valiant hierarch for His Church, 
and after thy repose preserved thy holy body incorrupt. 
Wherefore, beseech Him fervently 
that He save our souls. 


Both now…

The mystery hidden from before the ages and unknown even to the angels, through thee, O Theotokos, hath been revealed to those on earth: God incarnate in unconfused union, Who willingly accepted the Cross for our sake and, thereby raising up the first-formed man, hath saved our souls from death. 


The Dismissal

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 _____ (Temple 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. 

St. Philaret, met. of New York
Synaxis of the Unmercenary Physicians. 
St. Paul the Confessor, abp. of Constantinople (L: V 5; S:249).. 
St. Barlaam, abbot of Khutyn (Novgorod). 
St. Luke, monk of Taormina on Sicily. 
VMM Tecusa, Alexandra, Claudia, Matrona, Polactia, Euphrosyne and Athanasia of Ancyra. 
St. Luke, steward of the Kiev Caves. 
Rep. St. Germanus, abp. of Kazan. 
St. Barlaam of Keret Lake. 
Syn. NM of Sarov: Anatolius, Basil, Hierotheus, Isaac and Rufinus. 
NM Gregory the Cross-bearer (1936). 
St. Winnoc, abbot of St. Omer in Flanders (†716). 
St. Illtyd, founder of the abbey at Llantwit Major in Wales. 
GC: 
M Nicander. St. Paul, fool-for-Christ of Corinth. 
Comm. Sarov Monastery Elders: Pachomius, Pitirim, Matthew, Joseph and Joachim. 

Choir:  Amen.
polychronion:
The Orthodox Episcopate of the persecuted Russian Church;
our lord, the Very Most Reverend Agafangel, 
Metropolitan of Eastern America 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.


Lord have mercy. (Thrice)



MATINS
Sunday 6/19 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Tone VII.  
 polyeleos-rank service to St. Philaret, Met. of New York (transferred from 8 Nov) (§1D)
Matins 
Polyeleos
Matins Gospel II: Mark §70 (16:1-8) 
Katavasia of the Theotokos 

SHEET MUSIC FOR SPECIAL MELODY USED FOR ST. PHILARET'S KONTAKION
http://music.russianorthodox-stl.org/music/september/0901Indiction/0901_Symeon_K_Bulg_100907.pdf

  MATINS: For Sundays and Feasts
As a Reader Service

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.

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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 7 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:

 Resurrection Troparion, Tone VII
By Thy Cross Thou didst destroy death;/ 
Thou didst open paradise to the thief;/ 
Thou didst transform the lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women [into joy],/
 and didst command the apostles to proclaim// 
that Thou, O Christ God, hast arisen, 
granting great mercy to the world.

 Resurrection Troparion, Tone VII
By Thy Cross Thou didst destroy death;/ 
Thou didst open paradise to the thief;/ 
Thou didst transform the lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women [into joy],/
 and didst command the apostles to proclaim// 
that Thou, O Christ God, hast arisen, 
granting great mercy to the world.

Glory… 
Troparion of the saint, in Tone IV— 
From childhood thou gavest thyself wholly to the Lord, 
abiding in prayer, labors and fasting, 
O God-bearing Philaret, 
and becamest a model of shining virtue for thy flock; 
therefore, beholding thy pious disposition, 
God appointed thee a shepherd and valiant hierarch for His Church, 
and after thy repose preserved thy holy body incorrupt. 
Wherefore, beseech Him fervently 
that He save our souls. 


Both now… Tone IV
The mystery hidden from before the ages and unknown even to the angels, through thee, O Theotokos, hath been revealed to those on earth: God incarnate in unconfused union, Who willingly accepted the Cross for our sake and, thereby raising up the first-formed man, hath saved our souls from death. 




(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). 

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Life lay in the tomb...
    (stichos)
O Christ God...
   (stichos)
Glory...  Both now...
Menaion p. 385 tone 7 Dismissal Theotokion
Tone 7: As thou art the treasury of our resurrection, O all-hymned one,
lead up from the abyss and pit of transgression those who trust in thee,
For thou who gavest birth to our Salvation
hast save those who are subject to sin.
O thou who before giving birth wast Virgin,
and during thy birthgiving wast virgin,
thou remainest a Virgin even after giving birth.



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)  


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POLYELEOS

Then we sing the Polyeleos (Psalm 134 and 135), but usually only the following four verses (the first and last verses of each psalm), on all Sundays from September 21 until December 20 

THE POLYELEOS  
(Select verses):
Choir:  Praise ye the name of the Lord; O ye servants, praise the Lord.  Alleluia.
              Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, In the courts of the house of our God.  Alleluia
               O Lord Thy name endureth forever, and Thy memorial unto generation and generation. Alleluia 
               Blessed is the Lord out of Zion, who dwelleth in Jerusalem.  Alleluia.
               O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever.  Alleluia.
To Him that established the earth upon the waters.   Alleluia.  Alleluia.
  for His mercy endureth forever.  Alleluia.
With a strong hand and a lofty arm.  Alleluia. Alleluia.
  for His mercy endureth forever.  Alleluia. 
O give thanks unto the God of heaven;  Alleluia. Alleluia.
  for His mercy endureth forever.  Alleluia.



THE MEGALYNARION

We magnify thee, O holy hierarch Philaret, and we honor thy holy memory; for thou dost entreat Christ God in our behalf. 
Selected Psalm verses— 
  • A  Hearthis,all ye nations; give ear,all ye that inhabit theworld.[Ps.48:2]
  • B  My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. [Ps. 48: 4]
A Come, ye children, hearken unto me; I will teach you the fear of the 
Lord. [Ps. 33: 12]

B I have proclaimed the good tidings of Thy righteousness in the great 
congregation. [Ps. 39: 10]

  • A  Thy truth and Thy salvation have I declared. [Ps. 39: 11]
  • B  I will declare Thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will
    I hymn Thee. [Ps. 21: 23]
A That I may hear the voice of Thy praise, and tell of all Thy wondrous 
works. [Ps. 25: 7] 

B O Lord, I have loved the beauty of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwelleth. [Ps. 25: 8] 

  • A  I have hated the congregation of evil-doers, and with the ungodly will I not sit. [Ps. 25: 5]
  • B  For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and I have not acted impiously toward my God. [Ps. 17: 22]
  • A  The mouth of the righteous shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak of judgment. [Ps. 36: 30]
  • B  His righteousness abideth unto ages of ages. [Ps. 110: 3]
  • A  Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice.
    [Ps. 131: 9]
  • B  Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house; unto ages of ages shall they
    praise Thee. [Ps. 83: 5]

Go immediately to Blessed art Thou O Lord, do not chant Glory..., Now & ever...Alleluia... 



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.



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HYPAKOE

Tone III: Spec. Mel. “Awed by the beauty of thy virginity...”— 
Today the Church of Russia rejoiceth, having acquired before the tribunal of Christ a new mediator and intercessor, the most blessed Philaret, who standeth in the ranks of the holy hierarchs, making earnest supplication in behalf of those who honor his sacred memory and praise his valiant witness. 

Tone I: Spec. Mel.: "Thy tomb, O Savior..."— 
Thy tomb, O wondrous Philaret, richly emitteth the radiance of grace, healing infirmities of soul and body, and bearing witness to the boldness which thou dost possess before Christ the Lord, Who hath thus rewarded thee for thy steadfast confession of His name and thy glorious defense of His bride, the Church. 

In Tone III: Today the Church of Russia rejoiceth, having acquired before the tribunal of Christ a new mediator and intercessor, the most blessed Philaret, who standeth in the ranks of the holy hierarchs, making earnest supplication in behalf of those who honor his sacred memory and praise his valiant witness. 
In Tone I: Spec. Mel.: "Thy tomb, O Savior..."— Thy tomb, O wondrous Philaret, richly emitteth the radiance of grace, healing infirmities of soul and body, and bearing witness to the boldness which thou dost possess before Christ the Lord, Who hath thus rewarded thee for thy steadfast confession of His name and thy glorious defense of His bride, the Church. 
Glory..., in Tone V: Spec. Mel.: “The Word Who with the Father is without beginning...”— 
Let the divinely wise Philaret, the faithful servant of Christ, be magnified as the divinely inspired mouth of the Spirit, the melodious instrument giving rise to heavenly hymns, the adornment of hierarchs, the bold teacher of the commandments of God. 
Now & ever...: Theotokion, in the same tone — 
O Virgin Theotokos, thou help of the whole world: in our time of need help those who ever fervently have recourse to thy mediation; and from all wickedness preserve thine adopted children, for they hasten to thine aid, O Lady, Queen of angels and men. 



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Hymns of Ascents 




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PROKEIMENON 
Tone 7 

READER: The Prokimenon in the  7th Tone: Arise, O Lord my God, let Thy hand be lifted high; * forget not Thy paupers to the end.
CHOIR: Arise, O Lord my God, let Thy hand be lifted high; * forget not Thy paupers to the end.

READER:  I will confess Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart, I will tell of all Thy wonders.
CHOIR: Arise, O Lord my God, let Thy hand be lifted high; * forget not Thy paupers to the end.

READER: Arise, O Lord my God, let Thy hand be lifted high;
CHOIR:  * forget not Thy paupers to the end.

                  

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 MARK.

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 II: Mark §70 (16:1-8) 

  • 1  And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
  • 2  And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
  • 3  And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
  • 4  And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
  • 5  And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
  • 6  And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
  • 7  But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
  • 8  And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.


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. (thrice):

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.

 6th Tone: 
Choir:     Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
               Through the prayers of the apostles , 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. 33
Octoechos p. 13

Ode I
Octoechos 
 Resurrection irmos + 2 trop +theotokion
 Cross/Resurrection 2 trop
 Theotokos 2 trop

Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Russia now joineth chorus with us, singing new songs of glorification unto the wondrous Philaret, who ever prayeth for our deliverance from tribulations. 
Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Even great China, benighted in the gloom of ungodliness, held within its bosom a flame of grace divine, the valiant confessor Philaret, who prayeth for it on high. 
Glory... 
Jesus, having tried and tested His holy hierarch and found him worthy, brought him out of peril and set him to watch over the spiritual sheep of His Australian fold. 
Both now...
Theotokion: O the surpassing love of the Mother of God, who in her miraculous icon hath truly shown herself to be the joy of all who sorrow and a mighty protection for us all! 
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
 Cross/Resurrection 2 trop
 Theotokos 2 trop

Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
In multitudes let us gather, O ye faithful, to chant the praises of Philaret, the chosen hierarch of our Savior, crying with him: There is none holy save Thee, the God and Lord Who hath brought all things out of non- existence into existence! 
Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Christ brought thee out of the spiritual famine of godlessness into a foreign land, as of old He saved His chosen people, bringing them into the land of Egypt, O Philaret; wherefore, thou didst cry: There is none holy save Thee, O my God and Lord!
 Glory... 
Egypt enslaved the Hebrew children until God raised up Moses to lead them to the Promised Land; and thou, O Philaret, hast in our times led thy people out of bondage to the ungodly, and out of error to true faith in Christ Jesus, our God and Lord. 
Glory... Theotokion: Never let us cease proclaiming the glory of the Mother of God, whose praises countless hosts of angels unceasingly sing; for there is none holier among those born of earth than the all-immaculate Theotokos, the Queen of the ranks of angels. 
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 of the saint, in Tone II: Spec. Mel.: "Seeking the highest..."— 
Ascending on thy virtues as upon a fiery chariot, thou art united to the noetic ranks on high, O Philaret. Wherefore, thou art now a converser with the angels, O holy one, praying unceasingly with them to Christ God in behalf of us all. 

Ikos: The discourse of thy teaching was apostolic, O divinely wise Philaret, and the breadth and depth thereof were filled with the Holy Spirit and made accessible to all, for thou didst instruct thy flock in simplicity of speech, that their understanding might be enlightened; and like the great Philaret of Moscow thou didst wholly become a clarion of the Trinity, sounding forth entreaties to Christ God in behalf of us all.

Sessional hymn, in Tone VIII: Spec. Mel.: “That which was mystically commanded..."— 
Pondering the words of thy grace-filled homilies, O saint of God, we make haste to the sepulcher that holdeth thine incorrupt relics, as to a coffer that containeth treasures of gold and precious stones; and drawing forth 
spiritual wealth therefrom, we are spiritually enriched beyond words. And, praising Him Who hath made thee a font of healing, we cry: Rejoice, O holy hierarch! 

Glory..., Now & ever...: Theotokion— 
Pondering what was mystically commanded, the incorporeal one made haste to stand forth in the house of Joseph, saying to her who knew not wedlock: “He Who bowed down the heavens in His condescension will be wholly and immutably contained within thee. And seeing Him taking on human form in thy womb, with awe I cry unto thee: Rejoice, O Bride unwedded!” 


Ode IV
Octoechos 
 Resurrection irmos + 2 trop +theotokion
 Cross/Resurrection 2 trop
 Theotokos 2 trop

Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Over the pernicious passions that assail the souls of men didst thou triumph, O blessed father Philaret, and thou wast like an angel in the flesh, unceasingly crying: Glory to Thy power, O Lord! 
Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
When the ungodly sought to persuade thee to return to a Russia in thrall to the godless, O holy one, thou didst manfully refuse; wherefore, enraged, they tortured thee, but thou didst remain steadfast. 
Glory... 
Over the mighty Amur didst thou pass, O saint of God, like as Joshua crossed the River Jordan to the Promised Land; and in China thou didst teach thy people to cry: Glory to Thy power, O Lord 
Both now...
Theotokion: Akhtyrka beheld the wonders of God poured forth upon the poor and afflicted through the miraculous icon of the Theotokos, which in latter times was divinely bestowed upon the holy Philaret. 
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
 Cross/Resurrection 2 trop
 Theotokos 2 trop

Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Love for the young and fatherly care for the well-being of their souls led the holy Philaret to set forth for them the Law of God; and, saved in piety, they glorify God.
Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us! 
Like as the stars of heaven shed their rays amid the night sky, shedding fair radiance upon the earth, so do the divine words of Philaret enlighten men's souls.
 Glory... 
The ranks of angels continually praise the King of heaven, and Philaret, who serveth Him with fear, now likewise glorifieth Him with gladsome hymns. 
Both now...
Theotokion: Having the words of the Lord to Whom thou gavest birth as a lamp for our feet, O Mistress Theotokos, we stumble not amid the darkness of our evil times.
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
 Cross/Resurrection 2 trop
 Theotokos 2 trop

Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Even though the humble Philaret was the least of his brethren in the hierarchal rank, yet did Christ choose him to preside over the Council of Bishops, just as He chose the all-comely Joseph to rule over his elder brethren in the land of Egypt.
 Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Woe unto you, O ye whose hearts are grown cold! Yet heed the instructions of Philaret, that, duly warmed ye may escape the soul- destroying beast, and all his cunning temptations and skillful machinations, wherewith he beguileth men's souls.
Glory... 
Over the fate of Bethsaida and Capernaum did Christ the Savior lament, foreseeing their downfall; and, imitating Him, the merciful Philaret sorrowfully lamented the fate of the Orthodox who were forsaking their goodly inheritance. 
Both now...
Theotokion: Round about thy throne in the heavens, the armies of the angels stand arrayed, offering up praises to thee, O most pure Queen, and interceding with thee before thy Son and God, to spare those imperiled by the soul-devouring beast.
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.

Kontakion & Ikos from the Octoechos in the tone of the week 
Octoechos p. 15 


Ode VII
 Octoechos 
 Resurrection irmos + 2 trop +theotokion
 Cross/Resurrection 2 trop
 Theotokos 2 trop

Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Living on earth, we find ourselves in the midst of a fiery furnace of temptations, and we despair of our salvation; but do thou, O venerable Philaret, pour forth upon us the divine dew of thy precepts, that the burning of our passions may be quenched.

Dance now and clap your hands, O ye faithful, and cry out in thanksgiving unto God our Benefactor; for despite our countless sins He hath given us a mighty intercessor, who hath taught us to sing unto Him: All-hymned and all-glorious art Thou for all ages! 
Glory... 
Imitating the bodiless ones, O pious Philaret, throughout thy long- suffering life thou didst cry out with them: Blessed art Thou, O God, Who reignest in truth and dost exercise impartial judgment, and all-hymned and all-glorious art Thou for all ages! 
Both now...
Theotokion: Never let us cease to sing praises to the all-pure Theotokos, joining our poor voices to the sonorous chanting of the cherubim; for having given birth to the King and Lord of hosts, she receiveth the homage of angels and men, as the Queen of heaven. 
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
 Cross/Resurrection 2 trop
 Theotokos 2 trop

Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Philaret dwelleth with the hosts on high, and with them ever lifteth his 
voice to glorify the Lord.
Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Heavenly mansions await those who serve the Lord, and there the 
faithful Philaret doth dwell.
"Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the Lord."
Triadicon: In unceasing hymns the angels bless the Trinity, and with 
them the holy one likewise singeth.
Both now...
Theotokion: Let us give praise to the all-holy Maiden, whose Kursk- 
Root icon protecteth us from evil. 
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! 

               And we sing the Song of the Most Holy Theotokos (the Magnificat) (on great feasts special megalynaria are sung instead of the Magnificat):

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
 Cross/Resurrection 2 trop
 Theotokos 2 trop

Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
As the priests of old were charged with preserving the sacred Ark of the Covenant, going with the armies of Israel into battle, so was it given thee to guard the sacred Kursk-Root icon. 
Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Rebuking those who had fallen into error, the blessed hierarch sought to convey to them the precious unity of the Holy Orthodox Churches; but many mindlessly spurned his words, reviling him. 
Glory... 
Entering the courts of our God with praise, escorted by the angelic hosts on the day of their commemoration, O most venerable Philaret, thou dost untiringly intercede for all who call upon thee..
Both now... 
Theotokion: The hosts of angels and men join chorus in unceasing hymnody, seeking to praise what even the angelic mind cannot comprehend: the mystery of the incarnation of God through the Theotokos. 
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.



 ANV p. 63
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 

Octoechos p. 151
   Seeing that the stone...

Glory...
O God Who hast adorned the choir of Thy hierarchs with the radiant Philaret, like a star amid the splendors of the sky: by his supplications save us from the lake of fire.

Both now...
Octoechos p. 151  Theotokion
   Before Thou wast conceived...





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

               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, 67, 68, 69
Reader:  To do among them the judgment that is written.
Choir:  Tone 7 This glory shall be to all His saints. 
first sticheron is sung.
               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.



Tone VIII: Spec. Mel.: "O all-glorious wonder..."— 
               Praise Him with timbrel and dance, * 
praise him with strings and flute.

O all-glorious wonder! O goodly triumph of holiness! Today the mystery of piety is revealed, and a new wonderworker is exalted: Rejoice, O earthly angel! Rejoice, O heavenly man! Accept the veneration we offer thee, and grant peace to our souls, in that thou wast well-pleasing to God Most High. 

              

            Praise Him with tuneful cymbals, praise Him with cymbals of jubilation. * 
Let every breath praise the Lord.

  O all-glorious wonder! A heavenly man is glorified on earth; a mortal finisheth the race, victorious, and duly receiveth homage: Rejoice, joy of angels, thou boast of the faithful! As thou hast boldness before God, pray that we may complete our life in repentance and share the joys of heaven with thee. 

              
            Stichos: Precious in the sight of the Lord 
is the death of His saints. 

O all-glorious wonder! A flower that blossomed in Russia doth today give forth fragrance in America, gladdening the contrite hearts of those who ever cry aloud: Rejoice, O our helper! Deign thou to accept the hymns we offer from our unworthy mouths, O venerable father, in that thou hast been glorified by God. 



               Stichos: What shall I render unto the Lord 
for all that He hath rendered unto me? 

 O holy hierarch Philaret our father, thou wast shown to be an unshakable pillar of virtue, a divine clarion of Orthodoxy, and a champion of the Truth of God; for, thou didst remain faithful to Christ until death, for which cause thou hast now been adorned with glory on high; and though thou hast gone to thy Father’s heavenly abode, yet hast thou not departed from us who have been nurtured by thee in the Faith. 


Reader:  Glory in the 2nd Tone.

Choir:   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
              
Octoechos p. 151Gospel Sticheron
When the women who with Mary came...


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

ANV p. 74
               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             
               Tone 1:  Today is salvation come unto the world; * let us sing praises to Him that arose from the tomb, * and is the Author of our life. * For, having destroyed death by death, * He hath given us the victory and great 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. 


St. Philaret, met. of New York
Synaxis of the Unmercenary Physicians. 
St. Paul the Confessor, abp. of Constantinople (L: V 5; S:249).. 
St. Barlaam, abbot of Khutyn (Novgorod). 
St. Luke, monk of Taormina on Sicily. 
VMM Tecusa, Alexandra, Claudia, Matrona, Polactia, Euphrosyne and Athanasia of Ancyra. 
St. Luke, steward of the Kiev Caves. 
Rep. St. Germanus, abp. of Kazan. 
St. Barlaam of Keret Lake. 
Syn. NM of Sarov: Anatolius, Basil, Hierotheus, Isaac and Rufinus. 
NM Gregory the Cross-bearer (1936). 
St. Winnoc, abbot of St. Omer in Flanders (†716). 
St. Illtyd, founder of the abbey at Llantwit Major in Wales. 
GC: 
M Nicander. St. Paul, fool-for-Christ of Corinth. 
Comm. Sarov Monastery Elders: Pachomius, Pitirim, Matthew, Joseph and Joachim. 


Choir:  Amen.
polychronion:
The Orthodox Episcopate of the persecuted Russian Church;
our lord, the Very Most Reverend Agafangel, 
Metropolitan of Eastern America 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:  Glory...Both now...
Tone 8
To thee the Champion Leader
we thy servants dedicate
a feast of victory 
and of thanksgiving
as ones rescued out of sufferings
O Theotokos
But as thou are one]
with might which is invincible
from all dangers that can be do thou deliver us
that we may cry unto thee:
Rojoice thou Bride Unwedded!


  The End Matins
begin 1st Hour "O come let us worship..."








TYPICA
Sunday 6/19 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Tone VII.  
 polyeleos-rank service to St. Philaret, Met. of New York (transferred from 8 Nov) (§1D)
Liturgy 
Epistle: Eph 2:14-22 & Heb 7:26-8:2
Gospel: Luke 8:41-56 & John 10:9-16 


SHEET MUSIC FOR SPECIAL MELODY USED FOR ST. PHILARET'S KONTAKION
http://music.russianorthodox-stl.org/music/september/0901Indiction/0901_Symeon_K_Bulg_100907.pdf



HOURS & TYPICA
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THE FIRST HOUR 

•  "Blessed is our 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.

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).


By Thy Cross Thou didst destroy death;/ Thou didst open paradise to the thief;/ Thou didst transform the lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women [into joy],/ and didst command the apostles to proclaim// that Thou, O Christ God, hast arisen, granting great mercy to the world.



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

From childhood thou gavest thyself wholly to the Lord, abiding in prayer, labors and fasting, O God-bearing Philaret, and becamest a model of shining virtue for thy flock; therefore, beholding thy pious disposition, God appointed thee a shepherd and valiant hierarch for His Church, and after thy repose preserved thy holy body incorrupt. Wherefore, beseech Him fervently that He save our souls. 

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,

Ascending on thy virtues as upon a fiery chariot, thou art united to the noetic ranks on high, O Philaret. Wherefore, thou art now a converser with the angels, O holy one, praying unceasingly with them to Christ God in behalf of us all. 



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.

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

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.

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).

By Thy Cross Thou didst destroy death;/ Thou didst open paradise to the thief;/ Thou didst transform the lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women [into joy],/ and didst command the apostles to proclaim// that Thou, O Christ God, hast arisen, granting great mercy to the world.


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

From childhood thou gavest thyself wholly to the Lord, abiding in prayer, labors and fasting, O God-bearing Philaret, and becamest a model of shining virtue for thy flock; therefore, beholding thy pious disposition, God appointed thee a shepherd and valiant hierarch for His Church, and after thy repose preserved thy holy body incorrupt. Wherefore, beseech Him fervently that He save our souls. 


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,


Ascending on thy virtues as upon a fiery chariot, thou art united to the noetic ranks on high, O Philaret. Wherefore, thou art now a converser with the angels, O holy one, praying unceasingly with them to Christ God in behalf of us all. 


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.

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

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.

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).

By Thy Cross Thou didst destroy death;/ Thou didst open paradise to the thief;/ Thou didst transform the lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women [into joy],/ and didst command the apostles to proclaim// that Thou, O Christ God, hast arisen, granting great mercy to the world.


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

From childhood thou gavest thyself wholly to the Lord, abiding in prayer, labors and fasting, O God-bearing Philaret, and becamest a model of shining virtue for thy flock; therefore, beholding thy pious disposition, God appointed thee a shepherd and valiant hierarch for His Church, and after thy repose preserved thy holy body incorrupt. Wherefore, beseech Him fervently that He save our souls. 


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,

Ascending on thy virtues as upon a fiery chariot, thou art united to the noetic ranks on high, O Philaret. Wherefore, thou art now a converser with the angels, O holy one, praying unceasingly with them to Christ God in behalf of us all. 


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.

          if a priest (bishop) is present:   In the name of the Lord, father (master), bless.  
         Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. 
   
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.
The fruit which slew me was beautiful and good to eat; but Christ is the Tree of life, and eating of Him I do not die, but cry out with the thief: Remember me, O Lord, in Thy kingdom!

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
O Compassionate One, Who wast lifted up upon the Cross, Thou hast erased the record of Adam’s ancient sin, and hast saved the whole human race from deception.  Wherefore, we hymn Thee, O Lord and Benefactor.

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Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Thou didst nail our sins to the Cross, O compassionate Christ, and by Thy death Thou didst slay death, O Thou who didst raise up the dead from among the dead.  Wherefore, we worship Thy holy resurrection.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
The serpent once poured its venom into the ears of Eve; but on the tree of the Cross, Christ poured forth the sweetness of life upon the world.  Wherefore, we cry out: Remember us, O Lord, in Thy kingdom!

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Thou wast laid in the tomb as one dead, O Christ, Thou Life of all; and Thou didst break down the gates of hades; and having risen again in glory on the third day as One mighty, Thou hast illumined all.  Glory to Thine arising!
         
Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Having risen from the dead on the third day, the Lord bestowed His peace upon His disciples; and having blessed them, He sent them forth saying: Lead all into My kingdom!

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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.
In multitudes let us gather, O ye faithful, to chant the praises of Philaret, the chosen hierarch of our Savior, crying with him: There is none holy save Thee, the God and Lord Who hath brought all things out of non- existence into existence! 


Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in the heavens.
Christ brought thee out of the spiritual famine of godlessness into a foreign land, as of old He saved His chosen people, bringing them into the land of Egypt, O Philaret; wherefore, thou didst cry: There is none holy save Thee, O my God and Lord! 


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, 
Egypt enslaved the Hebrew children until God raised up Moses to lead them to the Promised Land; and thou, O Philaret, hast in our times led thy people out of bondage to the ungodly, and out of error to true faith in Christ Jesus, our God and Lord 


Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Never let us cease proclaiming the glory of the Mother of God, whose praises countless hosts of angels unceasingly sing; for there is none holier among those born of earth than the all-immaculate Theotokos, the Queen of the ranks of angels. 



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:


Resurrection Troparion, Tone VII
By Thy Cross Thou didst destroy death;/ 
Thou didst open paradise to the thief;/ 
Thou didst transform the lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women [into joy],/
 and didst command the apostles to proclaim// 
that Thou, O Christ God, hast arisen, 
granting great mercy to the world.


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 of the saint, in Tone IV— 
From childhood thou gavest thyself wholly to the Lord, 
abiding in prayer, labors and fasting, 
O God-bearing Philaret, 
and becamest a model of shining virtue for thy flock; 
therefore, beholding thy pious disposition, 
God appointed thee a shepherd and valiant hierarch for His Church, 
and after thy repose preserved thy holy body incorrupt. 
Wherefore, beseech Him fervently 
that He save our souls. 



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 7th Tone: The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
Choir: The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.

Reader: Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God, bring unto the Lord the sons of rams.
Choir:  The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.

Reader: And in the 1st tone: My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. 
Choir: My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.


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 EPHESIANS
Eph 2:14-22 & Heb 7:26-8:2

  • 14  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
  • 15  having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances;
  • for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
  • 16  and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
  • 17  and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
  • 18  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
  • 19  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow
    citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
  • 20  and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
    Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
  • 21  in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto a holy
    temple in the Lord:
  • 22  in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God
    through the Spirit.
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  • 26  For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled,
    separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
  • 27  who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice,
    first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once,
    when he offered up himself.
  • 28  For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the
    word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
               1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such a high priest, 
           who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 

  •                2  a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.



               (if a priest is present the reader returns to the priest for a blessing.) 


Reader: Alleluia is in the 7th tone: It is good to give praise unto the Lord, and to chant unto Thy name, O Most High.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: To proclaim in the morning Thy mercy, and Thy truth by night.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: And in the 2nd tone:  The mouth of the righteous shall meditate wisdom, and his 
tongue shall speak of judgment.
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 8:41-56 & John 10:9-16 

  • 41  And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue; and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, 
  • and besought him that he would come into his house:
  • 42  for he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying.
     But as he went the people thronged him.
  • 43  And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had
    spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
  • 44  came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and
    immediately her issue of blood stanched.
  • 45  And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they
    that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and
    press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
  • 46  And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that
    virtue is gone out of me.
  • 47  And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came
    trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people
  • for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
  • 48  And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
  • 49  While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, 
  • Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
  • 50  But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
  • 51  And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, 
  • and the father and the mother of the maiden.
  • 52  And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
  • 53  And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
  • 54  And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called,
    saying, Maid, arise.
  • 55  And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
  • 56  And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
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  • 9  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
  • 10  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.
  • 11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
  • 12  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.
  • 13  The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
  • 14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
  • 15  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
  • 16  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
Reader: (or 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 


Resurrection Kontakion, Tone VII —
No longer is the might of death able to hold men,/ 
for Christ descended, crushing and breaking its power./  
Hades is bound, and the prophets rejoice together, saying:/ 
“The Savior appeared to those with faith, [exclaiming]://
 ‘Come forth, ye faithful, unto the resurrection!’”



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… 

Kontakion of the saint, in Tone II: Spec. Mel.: "Seeking the highest..."— 
Ascending on thy virtues as upon a fiery chariot, 
thou art united to the noetic ranks on high, O Philaret. 
Wherefore, thou art now a converser with the angels, O holy one, 
praying unceasingly with them to Christ God in behalf of us all. 


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)  
    if a priest (bishop) is present:  Father (Master), bless
   Bless, O Lord. 
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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.

St. Philaret, met. of New York
Synaxis of the Unmercenary Physicians. 
St. Paul the Confessor, abp. of Constantinople (L: V 5; S:249).. 
St. Barlaam, abbot of Khutyn (Novgorod). 
St. Luke, monk of Taormina on Sicily. 
VMM Tecusa, Alexandra, Claudia, Matrona, Polactia, Euphrosyne and Athanasia of Ancyra. 
St. Luke, steward of the Kiev Caves. 
Rep. St. Germanus, abp. of Kazan. 
St. Barlaam of Keret Lake. 
Syn. NM of Sarov: Anatolius, Basil, Hierotheus, Isaac and Rufinus. 
NM Gregory the Cross-bearer (1936). 
St. Winnoc, abbot of St. Omer in Flanders (†716). 
St. Illtyd, founder of the abbey at Llantwit Major in Wales. 
GC: 
M Nicander. St. Paul, fool-for-Christ of Corinth. 
Comm. Sarov Monastery Elders: Pachomius, Pitirim, Matthew, Joseph and Joachim. 


Choir:  Amen.
polychronion:
The Orthodox Episcopate of the persecuted Russian Church;
our lord, the Very Most Reverend Agafangel, 
Metropolitan of Eastern America 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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