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Octoechos - Mode pl. 4.

On Sunday Morning

Menaion - October 9

Memory of the Holy Apostle James (Iakovos) the Son of Alphaeus

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MATINS

CHOIR

Mode pl. 4.

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.

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.

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Mode pl. 4.

You descended from on high, O compassionate One, and condescended to be buried for three days, so that from the passions You might set us free. Our life and resurrection, O Lord, glory be to You. [SD]

Glory. For the Apostle.

Mode 3.

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

Both now. Theotokion.

From Octoechos - - -

Mode 3.

Unto you who mediated the salvation of our race we sing praises, O Virgin Theotokos. For your Son and our God in the flesh that He assumed from you accepted suffering by means of crucifixion and has thereby set us free from corruption, in His love for man. [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 Octoechos - - -

Mode pl. 4. Automelon.

When You, the Life of all, from the dead resurrected, * a shining Angel cried to the lamenting women, * "Cease from your tears. Announce unto the Apostles the tidings full of joy. * Cry out in exaltation, that Christ the Lord has arisen from the dead. * For He so willed to save the human race, as God, in His good pleasure." [SD]

Glory.

By conceiving the wisdom.

After having in truth risen from the tomb, You commanded the venerable women * to proclaim Your arising to the Apostles, as it is written. * And Peter ran quickly and came to the sepulcher. * And beholding the light in the tomb, he was quite amazed. * Also he observed that the grave clothes were lying * alone in the sepulcher without the divine body. * And believing he cried aloud, * "Glory be to You, Christ God our Savior, for You save all people, * for You are the Father's radiance." [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

Born of a Virgin, O Good One who also endured crucifixion for our sake, who by death took the spoils of death as plunder and showed resurrection, being God, O despise not the ones that You formed with Your own hand. Demonstrate Your love for man, O Lord of mercy, and accept Your Mother, the Theotokos, who intercedes on our behalf, O Savior, and save us a despairing people. [SD]

From Octoechos - - -

Kathisma II.

Mode pl. 4.

Human beings sealed Your tomb, O Savior; an Angel rolled the stone away from the door. The women saw You were resurrected from the dead, and they announced the good tidings to the Disciples in Zion: that You the life of all resurrected, and that the bonds of death have been loosed. Glory to You, O Lord. [SD]

Glory.

The women who were bringing the burial spices heard the voice of an Angel coming from the sepulcher: "Cease from your tears, and instead of sorrow bring joy. Sing praises; cry aloud that Christ the Lord has risen. He is the One who as God was well pleased to save the human race." [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

In you, O Lady full of grace, rejoices all creation, the orders of Angels and the human race together. O hallowed temple and rational Garden of Paradise, the pride of virgins, from you did God become incarnate, and our God who existed before the ages became a child. For He made your womb a throne for himself, and your body He made wider than the heavens. In you, O Lady full of grace, rejoices all creation. Glory to you. [SD]

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Mode pl. 1.

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

When the hosts of the Angels saw how You were accounted among the dead, they all marveled. You, O Savior, are the One who destroyed the might of death; and when You arose You raised Adam with yourself and from Hades liberated everyone. [SD]

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

"Why do you mingle the ointments with your tears full of pity, O women disciples?" Thus the Angel who was shining in the tomb cried to the myrrh-bearing women. "See for yourselves the empty tomb and understand, that the Savior has risen from the sepulcher." [SD]

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

Very early in the morning, the myrrh-bearing women were hastening to Your tomb lamenting. But the Angel appeared to them and uttered, "The time for lamentation has ended; weep no more. Go announce the Resurrection to the Apostles." [SD]

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

When the myrrh-bearing women had come with their spices to Your sepulcher, O Savior, they heard the voice of an Angel clearly speaking to them, "Why do you account among the dead the One who lives? For as God, He has risen from the sepulcher." [SD]

Glory.

We bow down in worship to the Father and His Son and the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity, one in essence; and we cry aloud with the Seraphim: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord. [SD]

Both now.

Giving birth to the Giver of life, O Virgin, you delivered Adam from sin, and to Eve you have rendered joy in place of sorrow. He who from you became incarnate, God and man, has directed to life him who fell from it. [SD]

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory to You, O God. (3)

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 blessed is Your name, and glorified is Your kingdom, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Amen. )

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Hypakoe. Mode pl. 4.

The myrrh-bearing women came to the grave of the Giver of life seeking the immortal Master among the dead. And receiving good tidings of joy from the Angel, they reported to the Apostles, that Christ God had risen, granting the world great mercy. [SD]

CHOIR

Anavathmoi.

Antiphon I. Mode pl. 4.

From my youth does the enemy tempt me, and with the pleasures he scorches me. But trusting You, O Lord, monumentally do I defeat him. [SD]

Let the haters of Zion become as the grass is before it is plucked up. For Christ will also cut their necks with the cutting sword of torments. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

In the Holy Spirit is the life of all things living. He is light from light and great God. Him do we extol with the Father and Logos. [SD]

Antiphon II.

With the fear of You, Lord, let my heart be covered and be humble-minded, lest it be exalted and fall from You, all-compassionate Master. [SD]

He who has set his hope on the Lord will not fear when He will judge and punish all things with fire. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

In the Holy Spirit every divine man sees and speaks as a prophet. He does sublime miracles, praising the one God in three persons. For though It is three lights, yet the Godhead rules as monarch. [SD]

Antiphon III.

I cried to You, O Lord. Attend; incline Your ear to me who am shouting, and purify me prior to taking me from this life. [SD]

Everyone will set in the earth, his mother, and will again return thence to receive the torments or honors for his life's actions. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

From the Holy Spirit was bestowed theology. Thrice-holy Monad: Father unoriginate, from whom timelessly the Son did issue, and the Spirit, sharing both form and throne, shone at once from the Father. [SD]

Antiphon IV.

Behold, what is so good or so delightful as for brothers to reside together? For in this has the Lord promised life everlasting. [SD]

He who so adorns the lilies of the field commands not to be concerned about one's own raiment. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

In the Holy Spirit, the unifying Cause, are all things sustained in peaceful coexistence. This is so for He is God, with the Father and the Son being truly one in essence. [SD]

Prokeimenon.

The Lord shall reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. (2)

Verse: Praise the Lord, O my soul!

The Lord shall reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

It is appropriate to stand for the reading of Gospel.

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

( Lord, have mercy. )

PRIEST

For You are holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (2) Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord our God that we may be made worthy to hear the holy Gospel.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

( And with your spirit. )

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Let us be attentive.

( Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You. )

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Eothinon 6

Luke. 24:36-53

At that time, having risen from the dead, Jesus stood among His disciples and said to them, "Peace be with you." But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; handle Me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave Him a piece of broiled fish [and some honeycomb], and He took it and ate before them. Then He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then He opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name in all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands, He blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the Temple blessing God. [RSV]

( Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You. )

READER

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. [GOA]

CHOIR

Psalm 50 (51).

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Glory.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Both now.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Verse: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

PRIEST

O God, save Your people and bless Your inheritance. Look upon Your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us Your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, Paraskeve and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of Your only-begotten Son, with whom You are blessed, together with Your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Amen. )

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

The Canon

From Octoechos - - -

CHOIR

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode i. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

The rod of Moses working wonders once submerged Phar'onic charioteers * when it smote the waters * in the figure of a cross and thereby split the sea in two; * while it rescued on dry land wayfaring fugitive Israel, * which to God resoundingly sang a song. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

How can we all not be amazed by the almighty divinity of Christ! * From the Savior's Passion * pour out incorruption and dispassion to believers all; * from His holy side that was pierced ever flows an immortal fount; * from His empty tomb, everlasting life. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The holy Angel, whom the women see today, appears so glorious, * wearing the resplendent * emblems of intrinsic and immaterial purity, * his appearance alone indicating the resurrection's light, * crying out, "The Lord is risen indeed!" [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

All generations call you blest, proclaiming glorious things concerning you, * as the only woman * who held God the Logos in her womb, remaining ever pure, * Virgin Mother of God; therefore we the faithful all honor you * as our mighty champion after God. [SD]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Apostle.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (When they had walked.)

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

James, disciple of Christ and seer of God, ⁄ hold out your hand to me ⁄ for I strive to praise your honored feast: ⁄ by your prayers, shine light upon my heart. [OCA]

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

You were watered with streams of the wisdom of God, ⁄ flowing from the paradise of sweetness like a river. ⁄ You have indeed openly irrigated the face of the earth ⁄ with rivers of the faith. [OCA]

Glory.

You have been numbered, James, ⁄ among the most holy choir of Christ's disciples, ⁄ fulfilling the number twelve. ⁄ Remember us as you stand with them before the Master. [OCA]

Both now. Theotokion.

The Lord Who stretched out the heavens ⁄ and founded the earth ⁄ has revealed you to us as an earthly heaven, ⁄ for He came forth from you in the flesh, all-pure Virgin. [OCA]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 4.

I open my mouth and pray the Spirit fill it, like David said, * to pour out a good word to the Queen and Mother of God. * I will celebrate * her feast with joy and gladness * and sing to her merrily, lauding her miracles. [SD]

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode iii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

In the beginning, You O Christ, * established all of the heavens, * and You made firm the earth upon the waters, * with intelligence divine. Confirm me on the Church's rock. * No one but You is holy, and only You love humanity. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Condemned was Adam when he ate * and tasted sin in the Garden. * But Your physical Passion that has saved us * vindicated him, O Lord, because You were not liable * to have to undergo death, * since You were sinless, O Christ our God. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The resurrection's brilliant light, * my God and Savior Lord Jesus, * shined on people who were sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death. * And by His own divinity, * He bound the strong man devil, * and then He plundered his house and goods. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

You are superior to all * the Angels, O Theotokos, * the Cherubim and Seraphim, O Virgin. * Only you held in your womb God, who is uncontainable. * And therefore all believers * ever extol you and call you blessed. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Apostle.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (No one is holy.)

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

You openly received the radiance of the Spirit of God; ⁄ you have shown yourself to those in darkness as splendid as the dawn! ⁄ You proclaim to all the appearance of the spiritual Sun. [OCA]

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

You danced in a godly manner before the just and good King ⁄ and trod the path to heaven, blessed one. ⁄ You openly set your feet in righteousness. [OCA]

Glory.

Your true instructor in the mysteries, James, ⁄ was the unoriginate Son of God ⁄ Who creates all things in His divine goodness. ⁄ He taught you the knowledge of the Truth. [OCA]

Both now. Theotokion.

All-pure Mary, you are the hope of all who place their trust in you! ⁄ As you gave birth to the incarnate Word for our sake, ⁄ deliver me from perils and misfortunes. [OCA]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * and graciously in your divine glory give glorious crowns to them. [SD]

Ode 3: Short Litany

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. )

For You are our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Amen. )

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

CHOIR

Kathisma.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4. N/M (By conceiving the wisdom.)

You possessed the wisdom of your Teacher ⁄ which truly taught you things beyond understanding! ⁄ You made foolish the wisdom of the Greeks, divinely inspired one, ⁄ and you were a beacon of God to the nations, ⁄ guiding the foolish with words of faith. ⁄ Therefore, delivered from falsehood by you, we fittingly sing you praises ⁄ and faithfully call you blessed, divinely eloquent James! ⁄ Entreat Christ God, that He may grant remission of sins ⁄⁄ to those who honor your holy memory with love. [OCA]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (By conceiving the wisdom.)

You are the all-blameless Bride of the Creator and the virgin Mother of the Redeemer, and the vessel of the Comforter, O all-blameless Lady; whereas I am a shameful habitat of iniquities, and I have knowingly become the plaything of demons. Therefore, come quickly and rescue me from their wickedness, and change me through virtue into a bright house of virtue, O inviolate vessel of light. By your intercessions, dispel the cloud of the sinful passions, O immaculate Maid, and make me worthy of experiencing heaven and of the light that never sets. [SD]

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

You are my strength. * You are my power, O Christ my Lord. * God my Savior, You are my exceeding joy. You came to us, never absent from the bosom of the Father, * and You assumed human poverty. * And so I join the Prophet Habakkuk, singing: Glory * to Your strength, O Lord who love humanity! [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You loved me much, even when I was an enemy. * By Your novel emptying, O merciful Savior, You came down to me on earth; * You were not ashamed of my degradation's profundity. * Remaining in the heights, with Your ineffable glory * You have glorified me who was once abased. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

O Master Christ, who does not marvel when they observe * how through Passion death has been destroyed, and also through the Cross decay disappears; * by Your death, O Savior, Hades is plundered of all its wealth. * This wondrous feat of Your divine power is amazing, * O crucified Lord who love humanity. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

O Virgin Bride, You are the boast of believers all. * You protect us Christians and you shelter us, for you are both harbor and a wall. * O all-blameless Lady, you bring petitions before your Son. * With faith and love we know you as the pure Theotokos, * and you save us from danger and tragedy. [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Apostle.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (The holy Church of God.)

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

The only holy Lord Himself ⁄ numbered you among the honored choir of His disciples, blessed one, ⁄ foreseeing the honor and splendor of your life. [OCA]

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Filled with the miracles of the divine Spirit, ⁄ you worked wonders, herald of God, ⁄ driving out infirmities! ⁄ You have freed men from the wickedness of the evil spirits. [OCA]

Glory.

The radiance of God which descended upon your heart ⁄ making it shine with brilliance, blessed one, ⁄ and in a manner beyond understanding, ⁄ filled it with the gifts of the Spirit. [OCA]

Both now. Theotokion.

Through your divine childbearing, Virgin, ⁄ the most holy ranks of the angels ⁄ have been united to the assemblies of men, ⁄ for you gave birth to Christ the Savior, the Author of peace. [OCA]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

When the Prophet Habakkuk heard the divine * and incomprehensible counsel of Your Incarnation * from the Virgin, O Most High, * considering, he cried aloud: * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. [SD]

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode v. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Why reject me, Your servant, * from before Your face, O Lord the light that never sets? * Miserable sinner that I am, now this strange darkness covers me. * Savior, I implore You to bring me back to Your commandments, * which are light, and I pray You to guide my ways. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Leading up to Your Passion, * You endured the mocking when a robe was put on You, * covering in this way first-formed Adam's inglorious nakedness. * Naked You were fastened unto the Cross, O Christ my Savior; * thus You stripped off the garment of death, O Lord. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You refashioned my being, * fallen human nature, from the dust of death, O Christ, * by Your resurrection; and You made it to have immortality * and restored within it Your undistorted kingly image, * so it shines with divine incorruption's light. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

O all-pure holy Virgin, * when you speak to Christ you have maternal confidence. * Therefore we implore you to remember your kindred concern for us. * For we Christians have you, our gracious Lady, interceding * with your Son and our Lord, to forgive our sins. [SD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Apostle.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (With Your divine light.)

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

As you spoke with the spiritual Sun, ⁄ you assimilated His radiance, blessed one. ⁄ As He is by essence the first Light, ⁄ you became a second light through grace, all glorious one. [OCA]

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

You possessed a most pure intelligence ⁄ and acquired a radiant and pure heart. ⁄ You comprehended the incarnate God ⁄ Who cannot be comprehended by the mind! [OCA]

Glory.

Every prophecy and law inclines towards you, most wealthy disciple, ⁄ for you were granted to see with your own eyes ⁄ the One who was proclaimed by them in days of old. [OCA]

Both now. Theotokion.

Behold, Virgin, in accordance with the prophecy, ⁄ you conceived in your womb ⁄ the Master and Lord Who is over all! ⁄ You gave birth to Him ineffably, pure one, ⁄ remaining an incorrupt Virgin after giving birth. [OCA]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * You who were perpetually virgin * carried the heavenly God of all in your womb * and gave birth to the eternal Son, * who awards salvation to all who sing hymns of praise to you. [SD]

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode vi. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Be gracious to me, O Lord, * for many are my iniquities; * and bring me up from the depth of evils, I supplicate. * Like Jonah, I cry to You. * O my Savior, hear me, * as the God of my Deliverance. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The evil one through a tree * brought down humanity mightily. * When You were hung on a tree, * O Christ, You were mightier. * Through the Cross You brought him down, * displaying his weakness, * and You raised fallen humanity. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

O Lord, You rose from the tomb * and had compassion on Zion, making her new instead of old, * O Christ, by Your divine blood, * our God most compassionate; * and now and forever, * as the King of all, You reign in her. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

May we, by your earnest prayers, * avoid committing the grievous sins, * Mother of God, and attain * the divine enlightenment * of the Son of God, who was ineffably incarnate of you, O all-immaculate one. [SD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Apostle.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (I see when my life.)

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Your beautiful feet truly proclaim the glad tidings of transcendent peace ⁄ and your mind is glorious, most honored disciple of Christ. [OCA]

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

You were granted to understand and preach, ⁄ ever-memorable James, ⁄ the awesome mystery of the incarnation of God! ⁄ You receive pure rays of light from the Most High Himself. [OCA]

Glory.

Supreme Apostle of Christ, ⁄ you fittingly shine with the splendor of ineffable light! ⁄ Earnestly pray for those who celebrate, glorious one, ⁄ your all-honorable memory. [OCA]

Both now. Theotokion.

All pure one, as you gave birth to the good God ⁄ Who rules over all creation, ⁄ completely remove the wounds of my sins. ⁄ Turn the One who was born of you to compassion. [OCA]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 4.

O godly-minded believers, come * and celebrate this sacred and venerable feast and thus extol * the Theotokos, and clap our hands, * and glorify our God who was truly born of her. [SD]

Ode 6: Short Litany

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 You are the King of peace and the savior of our souls, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Amen. )

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Kontakion.

When You had risen from the grave, You also raised those who had died and resurrected Adam; and now Eve is celebrating in Your Resurrection, and the ends of the world keep festival, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [SD]

Oikos.

Having plundered the realms of Hades and raised the dead, O Longsuffering, You met the Myrrh-bearing women and gave them joy instead of sorrow. And Your Apostles You informed of the symbols of victory, my life-giving Savior, and You illumined creation, O Lover of man. Therefore the world also rejoices, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [GKD]

It is appropriate to stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.

Synaxarion

From the Menaion.

On October 9, we commemorate the holy Apostle James (Iakovos), son of Alphaeus.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Andronicus and his wife Athanasia.

On this day we commemorate the holy Martyr Poplia the Confessor.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Peter.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Dorotheus Bishop of Tyre.

On this day we commemorate righteous Abraham and his nephew Lot.

On this day we commemorate St. Stephan the Blind, Prince of Serbia.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Dionysius, the first Bishop of Paris, and those with him, Rusticus and Eleftherios.

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

CHOIR

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode vii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

The fire in Babylon * withdrew in fear from the condescension of God. * For this reason the Servants * within the furnace as in a moist meadow danced * with feet exultant, and sang that immortal hymn, * saying, "O God of our fathers, blessed are You!" [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Your glorious emptying, * the divine riches of Your poverty, O Christ, * caused amazement to Angels, * as they were watching You being crucified * for the salvation of all who believe in You * and sing, "O God of our fathers, blessed are You!" [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

O Christ God, by Your descent * into the netherworld, it was filled with light; * and the darkness that chased us * was chased away; and the prisoners from all time * were resurrected; and rising they cried aloud * and sang, "O God of our fathers, blessed are You!" [SD]

Holy Trinity, our God, have mercy on us and save us.

For the Trinity.

We call You the Lord of all, * as we profess Orthodox theology; * and we name You the Father * of one and only only-begotten Son; * we know the consubstantial, co-eternal Comforter, * the one and right Holy Spirit proceeding from You. [SD]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Apostle.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (In Babylon those Servants.)

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

The multitude of the nations ⁄ have you as a divine lamp ⁄ illumined by the splendor and radiance of the Spirit and they cry aloud: ⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

You are adorned with divinely given wisdom ⁄ and you destroy the wisdom of the world, Apostle, ⁄ crying out with the wisdom of God: ⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Glory.

Your sound has gone out into all the earth like thunder, Apostle James, ⁄ and you have preached to all lands, ⁄ rightly proclaiming the incarnate Word. [OCA]

Both now. Theotokion.

You were more holy than all the saints, Virgin Mother, ⁄ for you ineffably gave birth to God! ⁄ We sing hymns to Him and cry out unceasingly: ⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Godly-minded three * did not adore created things in the Creator's stead; * rather, disdaining the threat * of fire, they trampled it, and joyfully they sang: * "O supremely praised * and most exalted Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [SD]

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

The tyrant king of Babylon * had the furnace made seven times * hotter for the godly men, for he was furious. * But after he witnessed how * a higher power rescued them, * he cried out and said, "You Servants, bless the Creator; * sing hymns to the Redeemer, O you priests; and you people * exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages." [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Jesus in His divinity is above every so-called god, * and His divine might shone forth in what He did for us. * He physically tasted death, * death on a Cross, for the sake of all, * and destroyed the might of Hell. Unceasingly bless Him, * you Servants; sing a hymn, O you priests; and you people, * exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

He who was crucified arose; * he who boasted has fallen down; * he who fell and shattered has been raised and stands again. * Corruption is driven out, * as incorruption blossoms forth; * perishable nature has by life now been swallowed. * You Servants, bless and praise Him; O you priests and you people, * exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SD]

Holy Trinity, our God, have mercy on us and save us.

For the Trinity.

Single is the Divinity that is shining with triple light, * radiance from one nature in three hypostases: * Father unoriginate, * and the Father's connatural Word, * and the consubstantial, co-reigning Holy Spirit. * You Servants, bless and sing hymns, O you priests and you people, * exalting beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Apostle.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (Braving all danger.)

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

As a holy disciple, blessed Apostle, ⁄ you were indeed taught the mysteries of heaven. ⁄ You passed through the whole world, ⁄ preaching aloud the word of the Faith of Christ ⁄ and teaching through ineffable grace, saying: ⁄ Praise the Lord, all works of the Lord ⁄ and exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

James was rich and blessed, ⁄ given all beatitude! ⁄ He was a conversor and companion of the Master, ⁄ enriched truly and well in His final bequest! ⁄ Now he sings to the Lord in gladness: ⁄ Praise the Lord, all works of the Lord ⁄ and exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Glory.

Blessed Apostle, ⁄ you stand before the Savior as a great intercessor for the world, ⁄ asking that fruitful peace be given the Churches from on high, ⁄ remission of sins for those who praise you with faith ⁄ and salvation for the souls of those who cry: ⁄ Praise the Lord, all works of the Lord ⁄ and exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Both now. Theotokion.

Only most-hymned Mother of God, ⁄ you have been revealed as the mediator of salvation for all, ⁄ for you gave birth to God the Savior, the Word of God, ⁄ Who has delivered us from the ancient curse. ⁄ He gives His blessing to those who cry out with faith: ⁄ Praise the Lord, all works of the Lord ⁄ and exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Guiltless were those Servants in the furnace. * The Son of the Theotokos went and rescued them. * He who was prefigured then, * having been incarnate now, * is gathering the whole wide world into His Church to sing: * "O all you works of the Lord, to all ages * sing praises to the Lord and exalt Him beyond measure." [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Kontakion.

When You had risen from the grave, You also raised those who had died and resurrected Adam; and now Eve is celebrating in Your Resurrection, and the ends of the world keep festival, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [SD]

Oikos.

Having plundered the realms of Hades and raised the dead, O Longsuffering, You met the Myrrh-bearing women and gave them joy instead of sorrow. And Your Apostles You informed of the symbols of victory, my life-giving Savior, and You illumined creation, O Lover of man. Therefore the world also rejoices, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [GKD]

It is appropriate to stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.

Synaxarion

From the Menaion.

On October 9, we commemorate the holy Apostle James (Iakovos), son of Alphaeus.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Andronicus and his wife Athanasia.

On this day we commemorate the holy Martyr Poplia the Confessor.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Peter.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Dorotheus Bishop of Tyre.

On this day we commemorate righteous Abraham and his nephew Lot.

On this day we commemorate St. Stephan the Blind, Prince of Serbia.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Dionysius, the first Bishop of Paris, and those with him, Rusticus and Eleftherios.

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

CHOIR

Katavasias of Theotokos

Ode i. Mode 4.

I open my mouth and pray the Spirit fill it, like David said, * to pour out a good word to the Queen and Mother of God. * I will celebrate * her feast with joy and gladness * and sing to her merrily, lauding her miracles. [SD]

Ode iii.

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * and graciously in your divine glory give glorious crowns to them. [SD]

Ode iv.

When the Prophet Habakkuk heard the divine * and incomprehensible counsel of Your Incarnation * from the Virgin, O Most High, * considering, he cried aloud: * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. [SD]

Ode v.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * You who were perpetually virgin * carried the heavenly God of all in your womb * and gave birth to the eternal Son, * who awards salvation to all who sing hymns of praise to you. [SD]

Ode vi.

O godly-minded believers, come * and celebrate this sacred and venerable feast and thus extol * the Theotokos, and clap our hands, * and glorify our God who was truly born of her. [SD]

Ode vii.

Godly-minded three * did not adore created things in the Creator's stead; * rather, disdaining the threat * of fire, they trampled it, and joyfully they sang: * "O supremely praised * and most exalted Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [SD]

Ode viii.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Guiltless were those Servants in the furnace. * The Son of the Theotokos went and rescued them. * He who was prefigured then, * having been incarnate now, * is gathering the whole wide world into His Church to sing: * "O all you works of the Lord, to all ages * sing praises to the Lord and exalt Him beyond measure." [SD]

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

It is appropriate to stand for the reading of Gospel.

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

( Lord, have mercy. )

PRIEST

For You are holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (2) Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord our God that we may be made worthy to hear the holy Gospel.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

( And with your spirit. )

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Let us be attentive.

( Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You. )

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Eothinon 6

Luke. 24:36-53

At that time, having risen from the dead, Jesus stood among His disciples and said to them, "Peace be with you." But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; handle Me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave Him a piece of broiled fish [and some honeycomb], and He took it and ate before them. Then He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then He opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name in all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands, He blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the Temple blessing God. [RSV]

( Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You. )

READER

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. [GOA]

CHOIR

Psalm 50 (51).

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Glory.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Both now.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Verse: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

PRIEST

O God, save Your people and bless Your inheritance. Look upon Your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us Your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, Paraskeve and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of Your only-begotten Son, with whom You are blessed, together with Your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Amen. )

It is appropriate to stand for the singing of Ode ix.

DEACON

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

CHOIR

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Ode ix.

The Magnificat. Mode pl. 4.

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]

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

The heavens were astounded because of this, * and the ends of the earth were astonished, because God himself * bodily appeared to the human race, * O Theotokos, coming forth * from your virgin womb, which indeed became * more spacious than the heavens. * And therefore by the orders * of men and angels you are magnified. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You are, O Word of God, simple in divine, * unoriginate nature, and now composite in the flesh, * which You have assumed and have made Your own. * You suffered as a man, and yet * You remained without suffering as God. * We therefore magnify You * in two distinctive natures, * without dividing or confusing them. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

O Lord, when You in nature became a man, * having taken the form of a servant, being God Most High, * You addressed as God Him who by divine * nature is Father. Then You rose * from the tomb and made Him to be by grace * the Father of us earthlings, * our God and Lord by nature. * Now You and He by all are magnified. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

O Virgin, you are known as Mother of God, * for you bodily gave birth – transcending nature – to the good * Logos, whom the Father who is all-good * begot before eternity, * hypostatic Word flowing from His heart, * and whom we know as having * a body now in heaven, without succumbing to bodily needs. [SD]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Apostle.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (Every tongue.)

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

You have appeared to the world like a flash of lightning, ⁄ drawing those who have been sitting in the darkness and shadow of ignorance ⁄ towards the unsetting light of the incarnate, only-begotten Son. ⁄ You were His witness and true servant and we magnify you! [OCA]

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

You received the breath of the wind borne down from the heavens ⁄ and were enriched by the Spirit's tongue of fire. ⁄ You burn up the ungodly wisdom of the world like thorns, ⁄ shining with the bright rays of the proclamation of Christ. ⁄ You dispel the darkness, divinely blessed one. [OCA]

Glory.

Divinely eloquent Apostle James, ⁄ accept the hymn of supplication we offer to you ⁄ as we celebrate your all-honored and radiant memory. ⁄ Deliver your servants from their sins, supreme apostle of Christ, ⁄ and fervently pray that we may fittingly magnify you. [OCA]

Both now. Theotokion.

Receiving the Word in your womb without knowing man, ⁄ you remained incorrupt, all-pure Virgin. ⁄ You gave birth for us to Emmanuel, Who is both God and man! ⁄ We acknowledge Him to have two natures and we magnify you! [OCA]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Ode ix.

The Magnificat. Mode 4.

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]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

All you born on earth, * with festival lamps in hand, in spirit leap for joy; * and all you the heavenly angelic orders, join in and celebrate; * and honoring the sacred wonders of the Mother of God, * sing the joyful salutation, "O rejoice, * Theotokos, all-blest, ever-virgin pure!" [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 all the powers of heaven praise You, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Amen. )

CHOIR

Mode 2.

Holy is the Lord our God. (2) [SAAS]

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at the footstool of His feet.

For He is holy.

From Octoechos - - -

Exaposteilarion.

Eothinon 6.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Demonstrating that You are man * essentially, O Savior, * after Your rising from the grave, * You came and stood among them, and ate the food; and You taught them * that they should preach repentance. * You, being forthwith taken up * to the heavenly Father, promised to send * the Paraclete Spirit to Your disciples. * O God, beyond divine, and man, * glory to Your arising. [SD]

For the Apostle.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

We pray you, preacher sent by God, * Saint James, as an initiate, * Apostle, and excellent servant * of Christ the only Master; * entreat Him to bestow upon * our leaders peace and victory, * and the forgiveness of their sins* to those who observe your holy * memorial, O all-praise one. [SD]

Theotokion.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

O Virgin Maid, the Prophets all * have prophesied concerning you. * They called you the jar of manna, * the blossoming rod, the tablet, * the mountain that was quarried not, * the table, ark, and golden lamp; * and we, as is right, extol you, * for you are the Theotokos. [SD]

Lauds. Mode pl. 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]

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.

   

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Stichera.

Mode pl. 4.

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

Lord, even if You stood on trial and suffered Pontius Pilate to be Your judge, yet You did not leave Your divine throne, seated with the Father as You are. And when You rose from the dead, You freed the world from servitude that was imposed on it by the Devil, O Compassionate who love mankind. [SD]

Mode pl. 4.

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

Lord, even if the Judeans had You buried as a lifeless body in a grave, yet a guard of soldiers was watching over You as though a sleeping king; and with a seal they secured the tomb as a treasure-house of life. But You arose and unto our souls granted incorruptibility. [SD]

Mode pl. 4.

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

Lord, as a weapon against the Adversary You have given us Your holy Cross. Gripped with fear he trembles unable to endure to look upon its might, because it raises the dead, and death itself it neutralized. For this reason we adore Your three-day burial and rising again. [SD]

Mode pl. 4.

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

Your Angel, who announced Your resurrection, on the one hand frightened * those who guarding Your tomb, O Lord, * on the other hand he spoke to the Women, * "Why seek among the dead the One who is alive? * As God, He has risen, * granting to the whole world the gift of eternal life." [SD]

For the Apostle.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 4. You have given.

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

With the Holy Spirit's rays you brightly shone, being luminous * like the sun, O Apostle James; * with knowledge of God you have enlightened the whole world, * O blessed Disciple; preaching the word of God you drove * away the darkness of polytheism. * And therefore we are celebrating your most splendid memorial * and your praiseworthy feast today,* and we piously honor you. [SD]

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

With the Holy Spirit's rays you brightly shone, being luminous * like the sun, O Apostle James; * with knowledge of God you have enlightened the whole world, * O blessed Disciple; preaching the word of God you drove * away the darkness of polytheism. * And therefore we are celebrating your most splendid memorial * and your praiseworthy feast today,* and we piously honor you. [SD]

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

Sitting in the height of knowledge of our God, O most holy James, * you accepted the Spirit's grace, * appearing that day to you in the form of fire.* Clearly by your preaching with fiery tongue you burned away * the very essence of polytheism. * And therefore do we honor you as an Apostle who spoke of God * on this day as we celebrate * your all-holy memorial. [SD]

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

O all-wise Apostle James, you thundered forth to the whole wide world * sacred teachings that save our souls. * You cleansed and you purified the world of its idols * and its pagan madness. * And you enlightened with the rays * of Godly knowledge the peoples everywhere. * And when you had destroyed the temples of the idols by grace divine, * you built Churches in place of them, * for the praise of our Lord and God. [SD]

From Octoechos - - -

Glory. Mode pl. 2.

Eothinon 6.

O Christ, You the true peace of God with humanity, when You gave Your peace to the Disciples after the resurrection, You frightened them; for they thought that they were seeing a ghost. But You quieted the agitation of their souls by showing them Your hands and Your feet. And while they still did not believe it, You partook of the food and reminded them of the teachings, and thus You opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. Then, when You affirmed the promise of the Father, and You blessed them, You departed for heaven. We therefore join them in worshipping You. Glory to You, O Lord. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

You are supremely blessed, O Virgin Theotokos. For through Him who from you became incarnate was Hades taken prisoner, and Adam has been summoned back; the curse has been neutralized, and Eve has been liberated; death has been put to death, and we have been brought to life. Therefore extolling we cry out: O Christ our God, You are blessed, for so was Your good pleasure. Glory to You! [SD]

It is appropriate to stand for the Great Doxology.

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.

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Today has salvation come to pass in the world. Let us sing to Him who resurrected from the tomb and is the Author of our life. For, destroying death by death, He gave us the victory and the great mercy. [SD]

Or, according to the older practice:

Mode pl. 4. (or the Mode of the week)

When You rose from the sepulcher and broke the bonds of Hades, You repealed the sentence of death, O Lord, and delivered all from the snares of the enemy. And when You showed yourself to Your Apostles, You sent them out to preach, and through them You granted peace to the whole world, O only very merciful One. [SD]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

DEACON

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Again we pray for our Archbishop (name).

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Again we pray for our brethren: the priests, the hieromonks, the hierodeacons, the monastics, and all our brotherhood in Christ.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

PRIEST

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Let us complete our morning prayer 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. )

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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 You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

( And with your spirit. )

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

( To You, O Lord. )

PRIEST (in a low voice)

O Holy Lord, Who dwell on high and look upon the humble, and Who with Your all-seeing eye do behold all creation: to You have we bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we implore You, O Holy of Holies, stretch forth Your invisible hand from Your holy dwelling place and bless us all. And if in any way we have sinned, either willingly or unwillingly, pardon us, inasmuch as You are good, and You love mankind, granting us Your good things in this age and in the age to come.

PRIEST

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Wisdom.

( Father, bless! )

Blessed are You, Christ our God, always now and forever and to the ages of ages. ( Amen. )

HIERARCH or READER

The Lord God make firm the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Great Church of Christ, our holy Archdiocese, [this holy Metropolis,] and this city, to the ages of ages..

( Amen. )

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.

Litanies and Dismissal

DEACON

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Again we pray for our Archbishop (name).

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Again we pray for our brethren: the priests, the hieromonks, the hierodeacons, the monastics, and all our brotherhood in Christ.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

PRIEST

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Let us complete our morning prayer 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. )

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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 You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

( And with your spirit. )

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

( To You, O Lord. )

PRIEST (in a low voice)

O Holy Lord, Who dwell on high and look upon the humble, and Who with Your all-seeing eye do behold all creation: to You have we bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we implore You, O Holy of Holies, stretch forth Your invisible hand from Your holy dwelling place and bless us all. And if in any way we have sinned, either willingly or unwillingly, pardon us, inasmuch as You are good, and You love mankind, granting us Your good things in this age and in the age to come.

PRIEST

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Wisdom.

( Father, bless! )

Blessed are You, Christ our God, always now and forever and to the ages of ages. ( Amen. )

HIERARCH or READER

The Lord God make firm the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Great Church of Christ, our holy Archdiocese, [this holy Metropolis,] and this city, to the ages of ages..

( Amen. )

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.

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

Lord, have mercy. (3) Father, bless!

Dismissal

PRIEST

Glory to You, O Christ our God. Glory to You.

May He Who rose from the dead, 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 the holy Apostle James, the son of Alphaeus, whose memory we observe, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and merciful and loves mankind.

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers…"

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us and save us.

( Amen. )