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Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Pentecostarion

Pentecost Sunday

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LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Unless otherwise indicated, the texts of the prayers and hymns of the Divine Liturgy are from: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (© 2016), used with permission from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This text was produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and approved by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Antiphon I. Mode 2. Psalm 18.

Verse 1: The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament shows the creation of His hands. [SAAS]

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Verse 2: Day to day utters speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. [SAAS]

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Verse 3: There is no speech nor language where their voices are not heard. [SAAS]

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Verse 4: Their proclamation went forth into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. [SAAS]

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Glory. Both now.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

   

Antiphon II. Mode 2. Psalm 19.

Verse 1: May the Lord hear you in the day of afflictions; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you. [SAAS]

Save us, O good Comforter. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Verse 2: May He send you help from His holy place, and may He support you from Zion. [SAAS]

Save us, O good Comforter. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Verse 3: May He remember every sacrifice of yours, and may your whole burnt offering be honored. [SAAS]

Save us, O good Comforter. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

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

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Only begotten Son and Logos of God, being immortal, You condescended for our salvation to take flesh from the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary and, without change, became man. Christ, our God, You were crucified and conquered death by death. Being one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: Save us. [GOA]

   

Antiphon III. Mode pl. 4. Psalm 20.

Verse 1: O Lord, the king shall be glad in Your power, and in Your salvation he will greatly rejoice. [SAAS]

Verse 2: You gave him his soul's desire, and You did not deprive him of his lips' request. [SAAS]

Verse 3: For You anticipated him with blessings of goodness; You placed a crown of precious stones on his head. [SAAS]

Verse 4: He asked You for life, and You gave it to him, length of days unto ages of ages. [SAAS]

Apolytikion of the Feast.

Mode pl. 4.

Blessed are You, O Christ our God. You made the fishermen all-wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them You drew the world into Your net. O Lover of mankind, glory to You. [SD]

Entrance Hymn. Mode 2.

Be exalted, O Lord, in Your power; we will sing and praise Your mighty deeds. Save us, O good Comforter. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

   

Hymns After the Small Entrance.

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Apolytikion of the Feast.

Mode pl. 4.

Blessed are You, O Christ our God. You made the fishermen all-wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them You drew the world into Your net. O Lover of mankind, glory to You. (3) [SD]

From Pentecostarion - - -

Kontakion of the Feast.

Mode pl. 4.

When the Most High God came down and confused the tongues, * He divided the nations. * When He distributed the tongues of fire, * He called all to unity. * And with one voice we glorify the all-holy Spirit. [SD]

   

INSTEAD OF HOLY GOD

You who have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ, Alleluia. (3) [GOA]

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Have put on Christ. Alleluia.

   

The Epistle

SUNDAY OF PENTECOST

Prokeimenon. Mode pl. 4. Psalm 18.

Their proclamation went forth into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. [SAAS]

Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament shows the creation of His hands. [SAAS]

Acts 2:1-11

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontos and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God." [RSV]

   

Alleluia. Mode 1. Psalm 32.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Verse 1: By the word of the Lord the heavens were established, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. [SAAS]

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Verse 2: The Lord looked attentively from heaven; He saw all the sons of men. [SAAS]

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

The Gospel

Holy Pentecost

Jn. 7:37-52; 8:12

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, "If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, 'Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.' " Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. When they heard these words, some of the people said, "This is really the prophet." Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee? Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?" So there was a division among the people over him. Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him. The officers then went back to the chief priest and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?" The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this man!" The Pharisees answered them, "Are you led astray, you also? Have any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd, who do not know the law, are accursed." Nikodemos, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, "Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?" They replied, "Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee." Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." [RSV]

   

Hymn to the Theotokos.

Grave Mode.

Without sustaining corruption you still conceived a child, * and lent your flesh to the Word and general Artificer. * Mother who knew no man, O Virgin Theotokos, receptacle and space of your uncontained and infinite Creator, you do we magnify. [SD]

   

Communion Hymn.

Your good Spirit shall guide me in the land of uprightness. Alleluia. [SAAS]

Show Selected Verses.

Selected Psalm Verses for Pentecost

1. The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament shows the creation of His hands. (18:2) [SAAS]

2. By the word of the Lord the heavens were established, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. (32:6) [SAAS]

3. The Lord looked attentively from heaven; He saw all the sons of men. (32:13) [SAAS]

4. Fire shall be kindled before Him, and there shall be a mighty storm round about Him. (49:3) [SAAS]

5. Coals were kindled by Him. He bowed heaven and descended. (17:9) [SAAS]

6. Then the earth was shaken and was trembling. (17:8) [SAAS]

7. Because of the brightness before Him, the clouds passed through. (17:13) [SAAS]

8. Wings of a dove, all covered with silver, and her back with yellow gold. (67:14) [SAAS]

9. The testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making children wise. (18:8) [SAAS]

10. The commandment of the Lord is bright, enlightening the eyes. (18:9) [SAAS]

11. The voice of the Lord shakes the desert, and the Lord will shake the desert of Kadesh. (28:8) [SAAS]

12. The earth shook; truly the heavens let the rain fall, before the face of the God of Sinai, before the face of the God of Israel. (67:9) [SAAS]

13. You, O God, willingly grant rain to Your inheritance. (67:10) [SAAS]

14. In place of your fathers, sons shall be born to you. (44:17) [SAAS]

15. You shall make them rulers over all the earth. (44:17) [SAAS]

16. Their proclamation went forth into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. (18:5) [SAAS]

17. You shall send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth. (103:30) [SAAS]

18. Where could I go from Your Spirit, or flee from Your face? (138:7) [SAAS]

19. Your good Spirit shall guide me in the land of uprightness. (142:10) [SAAS]

20. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (50:12) [SAAS]

21. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. (50:13) [SAAS]

22. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit. (50:14) [SAAS]

23. The Lord will give His word to those proclaiming the gospel with great power. (67:12) [SAAS]

24. The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. (28:11) [SAAS]

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Hymn after Holy Communion.

Instead of "We have seen."

Mode pl. 4.

Blessed are You, O Christ our God. You made the fishermen all-wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them You drew the world into Your net. O Lover of mankind, glory to You. [SD]

   

THE DISMISSAL

May He who sent down the all-holy Spirit from heaven in the form of fiery tongues on His holy Disciples and Apostles, Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

   

Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.

It is Pentecost week.