The memory of the just is praised, and the blessing of the Lord is
The mouth of the righteous droppeth wisdom: but the tongue of the
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
Tone IV: The city of Kursk exulteth in jubilation; for from its
Matins Gospel II: Mark §70 (16:1-8)
- 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 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 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]
- 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.
Holy Hierarch Father Philaret, pray to God for us!
Philaret dwelleth with the hosts on high, and with them ever lifteth his
Heavenly mansions await those who serve the Lord, and there the
Triadicon: In unceasing hymns the angels bless the Trinity, and with
Theotokion: Let us give praise to the all-holy Maiden, whose Kursk-
Gospel: Luke 8:41-56 & John 10:9-16
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
- 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.
- 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.