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Reader Services in Tennessee


Sunday 7/20Aug 
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. Tone II. 
A simple service to M Dometius (1F1). ODS p. 24

 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. 


Music for ANV tone II p. 10
Reader:  In the 2nd 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.

        reader:

                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.
            Deliver me from them that persecute me, for they are stronger than I.

          10 stichera  Music for ANV tone II p. 11
Reader: (10) Bring my soul out of prison:  Choir:  that I may confess Thy name.  Octocheos
            (9) The righteous shall wait patiently for me * until Thou shalt reward me.Octocheos 
            (8) Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord; * O Lord, hear my voice.Octocheos
            (7) Let Thine ears be attentive * to the voice of my supplication.Octocheos
            
            (6) If Thou shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, O Lord, who shall stand? *  For with Thee there is forgiveness. feast Menaion p. 96 tone IV "Called from on high..."
            (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. feast 
            (4) From the morning watch until night, from the morning watch * let Israel hope in the Lord. feast 
            (3) For with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption; * and He shall redeem Israel out of all his iniquities. saint
            (2) O praise the Lord, all ye nations; * praise Him, all ye peoples.saint
            (1) For He hath made His mercy to prevail over us, * and the truth of the Lord abideth forever.
            Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. saint
            Sticheron (Doxasticon) from the Menaion, p. 96
            Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.
            Theotokion. Dogmaticon of the Sunday (back of menaion page 399) 


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.
(If it is a simple service, the Vesper Hymn may be read)


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.

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.


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Aposticha from the Octoechos 
Music for ANV p. 24 - 27
            Stichos 1:  The Lord is King, * He is clothed with majesty.  verse Octoechos
            Stichos 2:  For He established the world * which shall not be shaken.  verse Octoechos
            Stichos 3:  Holiness becometh Thy house, O Lord, * unto length of days.  verse Octoechos
Glory...  N&E... Menaion p. 97  Tone V - Come ye, let us go...


 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.  Then we sing the Dismissal Troparia.

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

Glory.. troparion saint Tone IV
Having struggled in fasting upon the mountain 
thou didst destroy the noetic hordes of the enemy /
with the weaponry of the Cross, O most blessed one./  
And thou didst likewise manfully array thyself for battle, 
slaying Copronymus with the sword of faith. /
 And for both thou hast been crowned by God, 
O ever-memorable venerable martyr Dometius.

N&E... troparion feast tone VII
Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, 
Who didst show Thy glory unto Thy disciples as far as they could bear it.  
May Thine ever-lasting light shine forth also upon us sinners 
through the prayers of the Theotokos.  
O Bestower of light, 
glory be to Thee! 


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):

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. 

Venerable-martyr Dometius of Persia and his two disciples. 
Martyrs Marinus the soldier and Asterius the senator at Cæsarea in Palestine. 
St. Pœmen the Much-ailing of the Kiev Caves. 
St. Or of the Thebaid. 
St. Pimen, faster of the Kiev Caves. 
St. Metrophanes, first bp. of Voronezh. 
Virgin Martyr Potamia. 
St. Dometius of Philotheou Monastery on Mt. Athos. 
St. Mercurius, of the Kiev Caves, bp. of Smolensk. 
St. Anthony, elder of Optina (1865) (L: XIII 4; OL 90:2) 

GC: Holy Ten Thousand Ascetics of the Thebaid. 
St. Narcissus, abp. of Jerusalem. 
St. Hyperechius of The Paradise of the Fathers. 
St. Sozon of Nicomedia. 
St. Theodosius the New, healer in the Peloponnesus. 
St. Nicanor, wonderworker of Mt. Callistratus. 

Rep. Elder Adrian of the South Dorotheus Hermitage (†1853) 
Rep. Schema-monk John the Blind of Valaam (†1894). Rep. Elder Callinicus the Hesychast of Mt. Athos (†1930). 

Choir:  Amen.
polychronion:
The Orthodox Episcopate of the persecuted Russian Church;/
our lord the Very Most Reverend Metropolitan-Agafangel–First-Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad;/
And the most reverend bishop Gregory/
The community of our holy Temple, and all Orthodox Christians;/
preserve, O Lord, for many years.//

Lord have mercy. (Thrice)






 Sunday 7/20Aug 
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. Tone II. 
A simple service to M Dometius (1F1). ODS p. 24

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

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

Senior Reader:  Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. 
Reader: Amen.  Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us, and cleanse us of all impurity, and save our souls, O Good One.

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

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

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

Lord have mercy. (Thrice)

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

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

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

Reader: Amen.  Lord have mercy. Twelve Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord have mercy. (Thrice)

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

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

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

Reader: Amen.   And these troparia:

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

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

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

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

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

Choir:  Lord have mercy. Nine Times

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

Choir:  Amen.

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

Reader: Amen.  




The Six Psalms
            We begin Matins with the Six Psalms, listening in silence and with compunction (standing, with no moving about).  And the reader, with reverence and fear of God, says:
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men. Thrice. (With the sign of the Cross and a bow from the waist each time.)
O Lord, Thou shalt open my lips, and my mouth shall declare Thy praise. Twice.
Psalm 3
O Lord, why are they multiplied that afflict me? Many rise up against me. Many say unto my soul: There is no salvation for him in his God. But Thou, O Lord, art my helper, my glory, and the lifter up of my head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy mountain. I laid me down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord will help me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people that set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord, save me, O my God, for Thou hast smitten all who without cause are mine enemies; the teeth of sinners hast Thou broken. Salvation is of the Lord, and Thy blessing is upon Thy people.
I laid me down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord will help me.
Psalm 37
O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, nor chasten me in Thy wrath. For Thine arrows are fastened in me, and Thou hast laid Thy hand heavily upon me. There is no healing in my flesh in the face of Thy wrath; and there is no peace in my bones in the face of my sins. For mine iniquities are risen higher than my head; as a heavy burden have they pressed heavily upon me. My bruises are become noisome and corrupt in the face of my folly. I have been wretched and utterly bowed down until the end; all the day long I went with downcast face. For my loins are filled with mockings, and there is no healing in my flesh. I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly, I have roared from the groaning of my heart. O Lord, before Thee is all my desire, and my groaning is not hid from Thee. My heart is troubled, my strength hath failed me; and the light of mine eyes, even this is not with me. My friends and my neighbors drew nigh over against me and stood, and my nearest of kin stood afar off. And they that sought after my soul used violence; and they that sought evils for me spake vain things, and craftinesses all the day long did they meditate. But as for me, like a deaf man I heard them not, and was as a speechless man that openeth not his mouth. And I became as a man that heareth not, and that hath in his mouth no reproofs. For in Thee have I hoped, O Lord; Thou wilt hearken unto me, O Lord my God. For I said: Let never mine enemies rejoice over me; yea, when my feet were shaken, those men spake boastful words against me. For I am ready for scourges, and my sorrow is continually before me. For I will declare mine iniquity, and I will take heed concerning my sin. But mine enemies live and are made stronger than I, and they that hated me unjustly are multiplied. They that render me evil for good slandered me, because I pursued goodness. Forsake me not, O Lord my God, depart not from me. Be attentive unto my help, O Lord of my salvation.
Forsake me not, O Lord my God, depart not from me. Be attentive unto my help, O Lord of my salvation.
Psalm 62
O God, my God, unto Thee I rise early at dawn. My soul hath thirsted for Thee; how often hath my flesh longed after Thee in a land barren and untrodden and unwatered. So in the sanctuary have I appeared before Thee to see Thy power and Thy glory. For Thy mercy is better than lives; my lips shall praise Thee. So shall I bless Thee in my life, and in Thy name will I lift up my hands. As with marrow and fatness let my soul be filled, and with lips of rejoicing shall my mouth praise Thee. If I remembered Thee on my bed, at the dawn I meditated on Thee. For Thou art become my helper; in the shelter of Thy wings will I rejoice. My soul hath cleaved after Thee, Thy right hand hath been quick to help me. But as for these, in vain have they sought after my soul; they shall go into the nethermost parts of the earth, they shall be surrendered unto the edge of the sword; portions for foxes shall they be. But the king shall be glad in God, everyone shall be praised that sweareth by Him; for the mouth of them is stopped that speak unjust things.
At the dawn I meditated on Thee. For Thou art become my helper; in the shelter of Thy wings will I rejoice.  My soul hath cleaved after Thee, Thy right hand hath been quick to help me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
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.
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.


Choir: [Music ANV book p. 31 tone II] God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us.  Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. This is sung after each stichos.

Reader:  Stichos 1:  O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth forever.
            Stichos 2:  Surrounding me they compassed me, and by the name of the Lord I warded them off.
            Stichos 3:  I shall not die, but live, and I shall tell of the works of the Lord.
            Stichos 4:  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.
  
Glory.. troparion saint Tone IV
Having struggled in fasting upon the mountain 
thou didst destroy the noetic hordes of the enemy /
with the weaponry of the Cross, O most blessed one./  
And thou didst likewise manfully array thyself for battle, 
slaying Copronymus with the sword of faith. /
 And for both thou hast been crowned by God, 
O ever-memorable venerable martyr Dometius.

N&E... troparion feast tone VII
Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, 
Who didst show Thy glory unto Thy disciples as far as they could bear it.  
May Thine ever-lasting light shine forth also upon us sinners 
through the prayers of the Theotokos.  
O Bestower of light, 
glory be to Thee! 


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). 
2 sessional hymns Octoechos p. 87
Glory...N&E... Dismissal Theotokion Tone II Menaion p. 399 All thy most glorious...


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)   
2 sessional hymns Octoechos p. 87
Glory...N&E... Theotokion Octoechos p. 87


Psalm 118 Music ANV book p. 36


THE EVLOGITARIA (On Sundays)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hypakoe  Octeochos p. 87 tone II The women who after... 


 Hymns of Ascents of the tone are sung.  
Music for ANV p. 43

Music for ANV p. 47
Reader:  The Prokimenon in the 2nd Tone:  Arouse Thyself, O Lord my God, in the commandment which Thou hast enjoined,  and a congregation of peoples shall surround Thee.
   Choir: Arouse Thyself, O Lord my God, in the commandment which Thou hast enjoined, * and a congregation of peoples shall surround Thee.
             
Reader: O Lord my God, in Thee have I put my hope; save me.
   Choir: Arouse Thyself, O Lord my God, in the commandment which Thou hast enjoined, * and a congregation of peoples shall surround Thee.

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


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

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

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

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

Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Thrice.

Senior Reader:  The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Saint John.
Matins Gospel XI: John 21:15-25  little blue book p. 28

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.  At the conclusion of the reading:

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

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

Reader:                                                      Psalm 50

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

           

 troparia sing in the 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.

               The canon.  TONE IV
  Irmos
  2 troparia + Theotokion canon Resurrection
  2 troparia canon Theotokos Octoechos
  4 troparia Menaion feast
  4 troparia Menaion saint
Katavasia of the Transfiguration back of Menaion p. 414 

After the 3rdode
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 of feast Menaion p. 100 

After the 6th ode
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 Resurrection Octoechos p. 90


8th Ode:
Instead of GLORY we say: "Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the Lord."
After the 8th Ode of the canon, we sing:

Choir:  We praise, we bless, we worship the Lord, praising and supremely exalting Him unto all ages.  
And then the appointed katavasia.

               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.

After the 9th ode:
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.
             


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.

the Exapostilaria of the Resurrection and / or the feast.
Matins Gospel expostilarion little blue book p. 30
Glory...N&E...  expostilarion feast Menaion p. 102 O Word Thou...

     

               The Lauds (the Praises) in the tone of the first appointed sticheron:

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.

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

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

               If there are 6 (or 8) stichera appointed:

Reader:  To do among them the judgment that is written.

Choir:  This glory shall be to all His saints.  And then the first sticheron is sung. Octoechos p. 92
               Praise ye God in His saints, * praise Him in the firmament of His power.  Sticheron. Octoechos p. 92
               Praise Him for His mighty acts, * praise Him according to the multitude of His greatness.  Sticheron.Octoechos p. 92
               Praise Him with the sound of trumpet, * praise Him with the psaltery and harp.  Sticheron.Octoechos p. 92
               
               Praise Him with timbrel and dance, * praise him with strings and flute.  Sticheron. Menaion p. 102
                                 Having shown forth...               
               Praise Him with tuneful cymbals, praise Him with cymbals of jubilation. * Let every breath praise the Lord.  Sticheron.Menaion p. 102
                                 Beholding Christ illumined...      
          
               Thine are the heavens and Thine is the earthMenaion p. 102
                          Lo! the mountain which once...
               Tabot and Hermon rejoice in His name Menaion p. 102 
                          Moses the God beholder...



Reader:  Glory in the 8th Tone. 

Choir:   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
              
       Gospel sticheron  little blue book page 30

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

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

The Great Doxology

 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.  Thrice
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.  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.  Holy Immortal have mercy on us. 
               Holy God, Holy mighty, Holy Immortal have mercy on us. 


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

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


Choir:  Lord, have mercy.  Forty Times 
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:  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):

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. 

Venerable-martyr Dometius of Persia and his two disciples. 
Martyrs Marinus the soldier and Asterius the senator at Cæsarea in Palestine. 
St. Pœmen the Much-ailing of the Kiev Caves. 
St. Or of the Thebaid. 
St. Pimen, faster of the Kiev Caves. 
St. Metrophanes, first bp. of Voronezh. 
Virgin Martyr Potamia. 
St. Dometius of Philotheou Monastery on Mt. Athos. 
St. Mercurius, of the Kiev Caves, bp. of Smolensk. 
St. Anthony, elder of Optina (1865) (L: XIII 4; OL 90:2) 

GC: Holy Ten Thousand Ascetics of the Thebaid. 
St. Narcissus, abp. of Jerusalem. 
St. Hyperechius of The Paradise of the Fathers. 
St. Sozon of Nicomedia. 
St. Theodosius the New, healer in the Peloponnesus. 
St. Nicanor, wonderworker of Mt. Callistratus. 

Rep. Elder Adrian of the South Dorotheus Hermitage (†1853) 
Rep. Schema-monk John the Blind of Valaam (†1894). Rep. Elder Callinicus the Hesychast of Mt. Athos (†1930). 


Choir:  Amen.
polychronion:
The Orthodox Episcopate of the persecuted Russian Church;/
our lord the Very Most Reverend Metropolitan-Agafangel–First-Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad;/
And the most reverend bishop Gregory/
The community of our holy Temple, and all Orthodox Christians;/
preserve, O Lord, for many years.//

  The End Matins








 Sunday 7/20Aug 
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. Tone II. 
A simple service to M Dometius (1F1). ODS p. 24

HOURS & TYPICA
________________
THE FIRST HOUR
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).

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

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

Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, Who didst show Thy glory unto Thy disciples as far as they could bear it.  May Thine ever-existing light shine forth also upon us sinners through the prayers of the Theotokos.  O Bestower of light, glory be to Thee!  

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. Amen.

The Reader saith the appointed kontakion,

On the mountain wast Thou transfigured, and Thy disciples beheld Thy glory as far as they could bear it, O Christ God; that when they would see Thee crucified, they would comprehend that Thy suffering was voluntary, and proclaim to the world that Thou art of a truth the Effulgence of the Father.

Then: Lord, have mercy (40 Times).

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

Lord, have mercy (Thrice).

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

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

"Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. 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
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).

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

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

trop saint
Having struggles in fasting upon the mountainm thou didst destroy the noetic hordes of the enemy with the weaponry of the Cross, O most blessed one.  And thou didst likewise manfully array thyself for battle, slaying Copronymus with the sword of faith.  And for both thou hast been crowned by God, O ever-memorable venerable martyr Dometius.

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

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

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

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

Lord, have mercy (Thrice).

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

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

The Reader saith the appointed kontakion,

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

Then: Lord, have mercy (40 Times).

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

Lord, have mercy (Thrice).

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

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

"Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. 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).

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

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

Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, Who didst show Thy glory unto Thy disciples as far as they could bear it.  May Thine ever-existing light shine forth also upon us sinners through the prayers of the Theotokos.  O Bestower of light, glory be to Thee! 

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,

On the mountain wast Thou transfigured, and Thy disciples beheld Thy glory as far as they could bear it, O Christ God; that when they would see Thee crucified, they would comprehend that Thy suffering was voluntary, and proclaim to the world that Thou art of a truth the Effulgence of the Father.

Then: Lord, have mercy (40 Times).

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

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

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

"Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. 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 
10 troparia Liturgical Calendar overrides ODS
 6 of the Resurrection from the Octoechos, 
 2 from Ode I of Canon I of the Transfiguration 
 2 from Ode I of Canon II of the Transfiguration

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake.
     Speaking words of life and giving instruction concerning that which is divine, Christ siad to His friends: "Recognize the Father in Me, for I emit unapproachable light, unto the joy of those who chant: Let us sing unto our God, for he hath been glorified!"

Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in the heavens.
 "Ye will be invested with the power of tongues, O My firneds and disciples, and will be marvelous in the richness thereof, for ye will be filled with glory.  For I shall reveal Myself to be brighter than the sun, illumining those who chant in joy: Let us sing unto our God, for he hath been glorified!"

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, 
      Moses of old, prophetically behilding the glory of the Lord upon the sea in the cloud and the pillar of fire, cried out: Let us chant unto our Deliverer and God!

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
     His body shielded as by a rock, Moses the beholder of God, seeing Him Who is invisible in His divinity, cried aloud: Let us chant unto our Deliverer and God!

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

Troparion of the feast, in Tone VII—
Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, 
Who didst show Thy glory unto Thy disciples as far as they could bear it.  
May Thine ever-lasting light shine forth also upon us sinners 
through the prayers of the Theotokos.  
O Bestower of light, 
glory be to Thee! 

Troparion of the Annunciation, Tone IV—
Today is the fountainhead of our salvation/ and the manifestation of the mystery which was from eternity./  The Son of God becometh the Virgin's Son/ and Gabriel proclaimeth the good tidings of grace;/ therefore, we also cry to the Theotokos with him:/  Rejoice, thou who art full of grace,/ the Lord is with thee.

trop saint
tone IV
Having struggled in fasting upon the mountain 
thou didst destroy the noetic hordes of the enemy /
with the weaponry of the Cross, O most blessed one./  
And thou didst likewise manfully array thyself for battle, 
slaying Copronymus with the sword of faith. /
 And for both thou hast been crowned by God,
 O ever-memorable venerable martyr Dometius.

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



The Epistle and Gospel reading

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

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

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

Epistle
Reader: The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians
I Cor 9:2-12 & Eph 6:10-17
If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,
Have we not power to eat and to drink?
Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?
Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?
Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Reader: Alleluia in the 2nd Tone:  The Lord hear thee in the day of affliction; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  O Lord, save the king, and hearken unto us in the day when we call upon Thee.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  and in the 4thTone:  The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree, and like a cedar in Lebanon shall he be multiplied. 
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Gospel  
Reader: The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew
Choir:  Glory to Thee O God, glory to Thee.

(read in a normal voice, not chanted)
Matt 18:23-35 & John 15:17-16:2
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
16 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

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

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

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


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

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


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

Kontakia 

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

Kontakion, idiomelon, in Tone VII—
On the mountain wast Thou transfigured,
 and Thy disciples beheld Thy glory as far as they could bear it, O Christ God; 
that when they would see Thee crucified, 
they would comprehend that Thy suffering was voluntary, 
and proclaim to the world 
that Thou art in truth the Effulgence of the Father.

Glory… 

kont saint
Tone VI
Having utterly spurned corruptible things and thoughts 
which draw one down to the depths, O venerable martyr Dometius,
 thou didst show thyself to be a great leader of monks, 
changing unto fear the wrath of the king 
who would not worship Christ as the true God.  
Wherefore, thou didst repose, chanting the hymn: 
God is with me, and no one is against me!

Now and ever….

Kontakion of the Annunciation, Tone VIII, Spec. Mel—
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 art one with might which is invincible,/ from all dangers that can be do thou deliver us,/ that we may cry unto thee:/  Rejoice, thou Bride unwedded.


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
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
Instead of It is truly meet...: refrain and irmos of Ode IX of Canon I of the Transfiguration 
Instead of “It is truly meet…”, we chant the refrain & irmos of Ode IX of Canon I— (tone 4 "Israel of old...")

Magnify, O my soul, the Lord Who was transfigured on Tabor!
Irmos: 
 Thy birthgiving was shown to be incorrupt:
 God came forth from thy womb, 
appeared on earth as a mortal, and dwelt with men.  
Wherefore, we all magnify thee 
as the Theotokos.


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

Sunday dismissal:  Senior Reader (facing east)

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. 

Venerable-martyr Dometius of Persia and his two disciples. 
Martyrs Marinus the soldier and Asterius the senator at Cæsarea in Palestine. 
St. Pœmen the Much-ailing of the Kiev Caves. 
St. Or of the Thebaid. 
St. Pimen, faster of the Kiev Caves. 
St. Metrophanes, first bp. of Voronezh. 
Virgin Martyr Potamia. 
St. Dometius of Philotheou Monastery on Mt. Athos. 
St. Mercurius, of the Kiev Caves, bp. of Smolensk. 
St. Anthony, elder of Optina (1865) (L: XIII 4; OL 90:2) 

GC: Holy Ten Thousand Ascetics of the Thebaid. 
St. Narcissus, abp. of Jerusalem. 
St. Hyperechius of The Paradise of the Fathers. 
St. Sozon of Nicomedia. 
St. Theodosius the New, healer in the Peloponnesus. 
St. Nicanor, wonderworker of Mt. Callistratus. 

Rep. Elder Adrian of the South Dorotheus Hermitage (†1853) 
Rep. Schema-monk John the Blind of Valaam (†1894). Rep. Elder Callinicus the Hesychast of Mt. Athos (†1930). 

Choir:  Amen.
polychronion:
Choir: The Orthodox Episcopate of the persecuted Russian Church;/
our lord the Very Most Reverend Metropolitan-Agafangel–First-Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad;/
And the most reverend bishop Gregory/
The community of our holy Temple, and all Orthodox Christians;/
preserve, O Lord, for many years.//


Choir:
Lord, have mercy (3x)

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