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Pentecostarion

Thursday after Pentecost

Menaion - June 11

Memory of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas

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MATINS

CHOIR

Mode 3.

God is the Lord, and He revealed Himself to us. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. [SAAS]

Verse 1: Give thanks to the Lord and call upon His holy name.

or: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

Verse 2: All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I defended myself against them.

Verse 3: And this came about from the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes.

Apolytikion. For the Apostles.

Mode 3.

O holy Apostles, make intercession to our merciful God, that He grant our souls forgiveness of offenses. [SD]

Glory. Repeat.

Both now.

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]

PRIEST

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Lord, have mercy.)

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(To You, O Lord.)

For Yours is the dominion, and Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Amen.)

CHOIR

Kathisma I.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Behold, now are are fulfilled the predictions of the prophets. * For He who had revealed to them in dim light obscurely * the things that would come to pass, now as God and the Paraclete, * is abundantly poured out upon the Apostles, * and through them to all who faithfully praise and worship * the uncreated Trinity. [SD]

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Behold, now are are fulfilled the predictions of the prophets. * For He who had revealed to them in dim light obscurely * the things that would come to pass, now as God and the Paraclete, * is abundantly poured out upon the Apostles, * and through them to all who faithfully praise and worship * the uncreated Trinity. [SD]

Kathisma II.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

When the light of the all-holy Spirit was poured out * on Your holy Apostles, O Savior, they became * luminaries who drove out the darkness of heresies * from the earth, and who enlightened devout believers' souls * to rightly worship Your Father * and Your all-holy Spirit, * which sanctifies all those who worship You. [SD]

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

When the light of the all-holy Spirit was poured out * on Your holy Apostles, O Savior, they became * luminaries who drove out the darkness of heresies * from the earth, and who enlightened devout believers' souls * to rightly worship Your Father * and Your all-holy Spirit, * which sanctifies all those who worship You. [SD]

READER

Psalm 50 (51).

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me. Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged. For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me. Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom. You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow. You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice. Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit. I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness. O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built; then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings; then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. [SAAS]

Kontakion.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 4. You appeared today.

O Apostle of the Lord, you are a great sun, * for your awesome miracles and teachings shine like brilliant rays * upon the Church as a guiding light * for those who honor you, holy Bartholomew. [SD]

Oikos.

You were instructed in the holy words, O Disciple of the Word. By you, those who tragically once submitted to irrationality became children of light. You cast your holy and sacred nets into the sea of ignorance, and you pulled up the Gentiles who obeyed. With the plow of God, you cultivated minds that had become dry because of deceptive error. You extinguished the fire of paganism, and with the dew of your and cheerful and inspired preaching, you made the erstwhile children of wrath to be sons of God, O Apostle of the Lord, holy Bartholomew. [SD]

Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On June 11 we commemorate the Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas.

On this day we commemorate the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel in Adein on the Holy Mountain.

By their holy intercessions, Christ God, have mercy on us. Amen.

DEACON

Let us honor and magnify in song the Theotokos and the Mother of the light.

CHOIR

Ode ix.

Megalynarion. Mode 2.

Verse: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Verse: For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Verse: For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation. [NKJV]

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Verse: He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. [NKJV]

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Verse: He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Verse: He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. [NKJV]

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Heirmos. Mode 2.

To us has appeared the unoriginate Begetter's Son, * God and Lord, now incarnated from a virgin maid, * to illumine that which is darkened, * to gather in that which has been scattered. * Therefore the all-laudable * Theotokos do we magnify. [SD]

It is truly right to bless you, Theotokos, ever blessed, most pure, and Mother of our God. Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify.

DEACON

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Lord, have mercy.)

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

For all the powers of heaven praise You and give You glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Amen.)

CHOIR

Exaposteilarion.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Bartholomew and Barnabas, * Apostles who were God-inspired, * today have there sacred feast day, * and we duty bound observe it. * So let us celebrate with joy * their splendid sacred memory. * As they are the Lord's Disciples, * they intercede without ceasing * and pray for us who extol them. [SD]

For the Feast.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 3. Having embellished heaven.

O all-holy Spirit * who from the Father issues forth, * and through the Son was indwelling * in the unlettered Disciples, * sanctify all who acknowledge * You to be God, and save us. [SD]

Lauds. Mode 4.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

Praise Him, all you His angels; praise Him, all you His hosts. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

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Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars and light.

Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the Lord's name.

For He spoke, and they were made; He commanded, and they were created.

He established them forever and unto ages of ages; He set forth His ordinance, and it shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons and all the deeps.

Fire and hail, snow and ice, stormy wind, which perform His word.

Mountains and all the hills, fruitful trees and all cedars.

Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds.

Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth.

Young men and maidens, elders with younger, let them praise the Lord's name, for His name alone is exalted.

His thanksgiving is in earth and heaven. And He shall exalt the horn of His people.

A hymn for all His saints, for the children of Israel, a people who draw near to Him.

Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of His holy ones.

Let Israel be glad in Him who made him, and let the children of Zion greatly rejoice in their King.

Let them praise His name with dance; with tambourine and harp let them sing to Him.

For the Lord is pleased with His people, and He shall exalt the gentle with salvation.

The holy ones shall boast in glory, and they shall greatly rejoice on their beds.

The high praise of God shall be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand.

To deal retribution to the nations, reproving among the peoples.

To shackle their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron.

To fulfill among them the written judgment: this glory have all His holy ones.

Praise God in His saints; praise Him in the firmament of His power.

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Stichera. For the Apostles.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 4. To a brave one.

Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness. [SAAS]

Our Lord Jesus, the glorious * sun and Son of the living God, * sent you as a bright shining ray of brilliant light * to all the people throughout the world, * divine godly-minded Saint, * with the mission to drive out * all the darkness of wickedness, * and to bring the light * to the hearts that were darkened by the dominance of ignorance and passions, * blessed Apostle Bartholomew. [SD]

Praise Him with the sound of trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre. [SAAS]

Our Lord Jesus, the glorious * sun and Son of the living God, * sent you as a bright shining ray of brilliant light * to all the people throughout the world, * divine godly-minded Saint, * with the mission to drive out * all the darkness of wickedness, * and to bring the light * to the hearts that were darkened by the dominance of ignorance and passions, * blessed Apostle Bartholomew. [SD]

Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. [SAAS]

You became a most pure and bright * dwelling place of the Trinity, * for you were adorned with the virtues' brilliant light, * and in your heart you received therefrom * heavenly enlightenment, * and you radiate Its light, * which is brighter than any sun, O St. Barnabas, * to the ends of the earth, O God-inspired, * and illumined many people * who sat in the darkness of ignorance. [SD]

Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with triumphant cymbals; let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

As if clouds, you, O blessed men, * showered down the celestial rain * upon on all the ends of the earth, and thus, O Saints, * you irrigated the souls of the believers with grace divine, * suffocating thorny weeds * of the absence of faith in God, * and you made the souls * of the people be spiritually fruitful; * and for this, holy Apostles, * with hymns of praise we now honor you. [SD]

Glory.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 1.

As the Wisdom of God, the co-eternal Logos of the Father, said of old in the Gospels, you, O all-praised Apostles, are fruitful vines, whose branches bear ripe and delicious grapes. When we the faithful eat of them, they leave a pleasing taste. O God-inspired Bartholomew, and Barnabas, the son of consolation, earnestly intercede on behalf of our souls. [SD]

Both now. For the Feast.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 2.

In the Prophets You announced to us the way of salvation; and now the grace of Your Spirit has shined in Your Apostles, our Savior. You are God, the first and the last; and to the ages You are our God. [SD]

Great Doxology

Glory be to You who showed the light. Glory in the highest to God. His peace is on earth, His good pleasure in mankind. [SD]

We praise You, we bless You, we worship You, we glorify You, we give thanks to You for Your great glory.

Lord King, heavenly God, Father, Ruler over all; Lord, only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; and You, O Holy Spirit.

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us, You who take away the sins of the world.

Accept our supplication, You who sit at the right hand of the Father, and have mercy on us.

For You alone are holy, You alone are Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Every day I will bless You, and Your name will I praise to eternity, and to the ages of ages.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day, that we be kept without sin.

Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your name to the ages. Amen.

Let Your mercy be on us, O Lord, as we have set our hope on You.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Lord, You have been our refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord, have mercy on me. Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.

Lord, I have fled to You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.

For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we shall see light.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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

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.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Apolytikion. For the Apostles.

Mode 3.

O holy Apostles, make intercession to our merciful God, that He grant our souls forgiveness of offenses. [SD]