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Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Pentecostarion

Tuesday after Pentecost

Menaion - June 9

Memory of St. Cyril of Alexandria

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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.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ. Save us, O good Comforter. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

   

Hymns After the Small Entrance.

Apolytikion of the Feast.

From Pentecostarion - - -

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]

For the Saint.

Mode pl. 4.

Guide of Orthodoxy and a sacred teacher of piety and dignity, luminary of the world, and God-inspired jewel of monastics, O wise Cyril, the Spirit's instrument: by your teachings you enlightened all. Intercede with Christ our God for the salvation of our souls. [SD]

Apolytikion of the Parish Church

(The text of the Apolytikion of the local church goes here.)

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]

   

THE TRISAGION HYMN

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (3) [GOA]

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

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

   

The Epistle

TUESDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK

Prokeimenon. Mode 3. Psalms 146, 32.

Great is our Lord, and great is His strength. [SAAS]

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

Rom. 1:1-7, 13-17

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures, the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and designated Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ; To all God's beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I want you to know, brethren, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish: so I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith." [RSV]

   

Alleluia. Mode pl. 4. Psalm 88.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Verse 1: O Lord, I will sing of Your mercies forever. [SAAS]

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Verse 2: For You said, "Mercy shall be built up forever." [SAAS]

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

The Gospel

Tuesday of the First Week of Matthew

Mt. 4:23-25; 5:1-13

At that time, Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them. And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Dekapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan. Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you. You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men." [RSV]

   

Hymn to the Theotokos.

It is truly right to bless you, Theotokos, ever blessed, most pure, and Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, without corruption you gave birth to God the Logos. We magnify you, the true Theotokos. [GOA]

   

Communion Hymn. Psalm 111/112.

The righteous will be remembered for ever. Alleluia. [RSV]

   

Hymn after Holy Communion.

Mode 2.

We have seen the true light; we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshiping the undivided Trinity, for the Trinity has saved us. [GOA]

   

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.