Matins Gospel IV: Luke §112 (24:1-12)
Gospel: •Matt §25 (8:5-13) & John §52 (15:17-16:2)
B A helper in afflictions which mightily befall us. [Ps. 45: 2]
A Therefore shall we not fear when the earth be shaken. [Ps. 45: 3]
B For Thy sake we are slain all the day long. [Ps. 43: 23]
A We are counted as sheep for the slaughter. [Ps. 43: 23]
B In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous; He hath wrought
Antiphon I in Tone III,
- 1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
- 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
- 3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
- 4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout,
behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
- 5 and as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth,
they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
- 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you
when he was yet in Galilee,
- 7 saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful
men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
- 8 And they remembered his words,
- 9 and returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the
eleven, and to all the rest.
- 10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James,
and other women that were with them, which told these things unto
- 11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed
- 12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down,
he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
Irmos: He Who of old gathered the waters into one at His divine behest and parted the sea for the people of Israel, is our God and is most glorious. To Him let us chant, for He hath been glorified!
Irmos: O Most High, Thou Ruler of all, Who out of non- existence hast brought all things, which are fashioned by Thy Word and made perfect by the Spirit: Confirm me in Thy love!
Irmos: Thou hast shown us constant love, O Lord, for Thou didst give Thine only-begotten Son over to death for us. Where- fore, in thanksgiving we cry to Thee: Glory to Thy power, O Lord!
Irmos: I rise at dawn unto Thee, the Creator of all, Who passest all worldly understanding; for Thy commandments are light, wherein do Thou direct me.
Ikos: Let heaven and earth join chorus today and with one mind hymn Christ God, for He hath raised the prisoners up from the graves. All creation rejoiceth, offering wor- thy hymns to our Deliverer, the Creator of all; for having led men up from hell today, in that He is the Bestower of life, He exalteth them to the heavens with Him, doth cast down the arrogance of the enemy, and brea- keth down the gates of hell by the divine might of His authority.
Irmos: As of old Thou didst bedew the three pious children in the Chaldæan flame, with the ra- diant fire of Thy divinity illumine us who cry: Blessed is the God of our fathers!
Irmos: United in the unbearable fire, yet unharmed by its flame, the pious youths chanted a divine hymn in intercession: Bless the Lord, all ye works of the Lord, and exalt Him supremely for all ages!
Irmos: A wonder new and di- vine: the Lord manifestly passeth through the closed door of the Virgin, naked at His entry; and God doth reveal Himself as cor- poreal as He issueth forth; and yet the gate remaineth shut. Inef- fably let us magnify her as the Mother of God.
- 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
- 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
- 20 ¶ For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
- 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
- 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
- 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
When no priest is present, Reader at Typica face east, read in normal voice
- 5 ¶ And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
- 6 and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
- 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
- 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou
shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
- 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
- 10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
- 11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
- 12 but the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
- 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
And having kissed the right hand of the priest, he goeth out the North
- Top of the Holy Diskos.
- Top of the Holy Chalice.
- Edge of the Holy Table in front of him.
The First Prayer of the Anaphora
But rather enter Thou into my members,
Burn up the thorns of all my sins.
Purify my soul, sanctify my thoughts.
Strengthen my substance together with my bones. Enlighten the my simple five senses.
From every soul-corrupting deed and word. Purify and cleanse and adorn me;
And no longer a habitation of sin,
That from me as Thine abode through the entry of Communion Every evildoer, every passion may flee from me as from fire. As intercessors I offer unto Thee all the saints,
Thy Forerunner, the wise Apostles,
And Thine undefiled pure Mother,
Whose entreaties do Thou accept, O my compassionate Christ. And make Thy servant a child of light.
And to Thee as our God and Master,
We all send up glory as is meet, every day.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: now and ever,