Choir Cues: Sunday 16 after Pent; Afterfeast of Exaltation of Cross
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For this day, the Liturgical Calendar (SJoKP) specifies "According to
the SJoKP Liturgical Calendar, a simple service to St. Eumenes in the
Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross (1F1 in the SJoKP Order of
The order for Troparia and Kontakia given here is for a Temple
dedicated to a saint. If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to
the Theotokos, please make appropriate adjustments.
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With Love in Christ,
Elizabeth, the sinner
and Perennial Student
18 September / 1 October 2006
16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Galatians 2:16-20 Mark 8:34-9:1
2nd Corinthians 6:1-10 Matthew 25:14-30
Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
St. Eumenius, Bishop of Gortyna; Martyr Ariadne of Phrygia; Martyrs
Sophia and Irene of Egypt; Martyr Castor of Alexandria; St. Arcadius,
Bishop of Novgorod; Great-Martyr Prince Bidzini and Martyrs Prince
Elizbar and Prince Shalva of Georgia; Repose of Blessed Irene of the
Green Hill Monastery (18th century) and Elder Hilarion of Optina (1873).
According to the SJoKP Liturgical Calendar, a simple service to St.
Eumenes in the Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross (1F1 in the
SJoKP Order of Divine Services).
Reader and Choir Cues
Hours: 3rd Hour: Troparia: Resurrection; Glory...; of the
Kontakion: of the Exaltation
6th Hour: Troparia: Resurrection; Glory...; of the
Kontakion: of the Resurrection
Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)
10 Troparia: 6 from the Octoechos and 4 from Ode V & VI of the Canon
of the Exaltation
Fair to look upon and good for food was the fruit that killed me;
while Christ is the Tree of Life. Eating Thereof I die not but cry
aloud with the thief: Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.
Lifted upon the Cross, Thou Who art compassionate, hast blotted out
the handwriting of Adam's sin in days of old, and Thou hast saved from
error all the whole live of mortal men. Therefore we sing Thy
praises, O Benefactor and Lord.
Thou hast nailed our sins upon the Cross, O Christ Who art
compassionate, and by Thy death hast Thou put death to death, raising
the dead from the dead. Therefore we venerate Thy holy Resurrection.
The serpent once emptied his poison into the ears of Eve; while Christ
on the wood of the Cross poured the sweetness of life unto the world.
Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.
In the tomb wast Thou laid as mortal, O Christ, the Life of all and
Thou hast burst asunder the chains of hell and risen the third day in
glory as mighty, Thou hast enlightened all. Glory to Thy Rising.
The Lord rose from the dead on the third day and gave His own peace to
the disciples. And He blessed them and sent them forth saying: Lead
ye all men into my Kingdom.
O ever-hymned Tree, whereon Christ was stretched: the whirling sword
which guarded Eden stood in awe of thee, O Cross, and the dread
cherubim withdrew, when Christ was nailed to thee, Who granteth peace
unto our souls.
The adverse powers of the nether world are stricken with fear when the
sign of the Cross is traced in the air in which they live, as are the
generations of the earthborn and the heavenly, who bend the knee to
Christ, Who granteth peace unto our souls.
Bent with age and weighed down with infirmity, Jacob drew himself up
when he crossed his arms, showing forth the power of the life-bearing
Cross; for God Who was nailed in the flesh hath set aright the
obsolescence of the law of the Scripture which was written in shadows,
and hath dispelled the soul-destroying disease of deception.
Divine Israel, laying his hands cross-wise upon the heads of the
young, revealed that the people who hath the honor of being the elder
is a slave to the law. Wherefore, when suspected of erring in so
doing, he did not alter the life-bearing image, for, he said,
protected by the Cross, the newly established people of Christ God
Troparion of the Resurrection
Thou didst destroy death by Thy Cross, / Thou didst open Paradise to
the thief. / Thou didst change the lamentation of the Myrrh-bearers, /
and Thou didst command Thine Apostles / to proclaim that Thou didst
arise, / O Christ God, // and grantest to the world great mercy.
Troparion of the Cross
O Lord, save Thy people / and bless Thine inheritance. / Grant victory
unto Orthodox Christians / over their adversaries, / and by the power
of Thy Cross // preserve Thy habitation.
Troparion of the Temple
Troparion of the Cross
No longer will the dominion of death be able to keep men captive; /
for Christ hath descended, demolishing and destroying the powers
thereof. / Hades is bound; / the prophets rejoice with one voice,
saying: / A Savior hath come for them that have faith. // Come forth,
ye faithful, for the Resurrection.
Kontakion of the Temple
Glory . . .
Kontakion of St. Eumenius
Illumined with divine light, / thou dost enlighten us who hymn / thine
honored, glorious and holy repose with love, / O most blessed and holy
hierarch, father Eumenius, // unceasingly praying for us all.
Kontakion of the Resurrection
No longer will the dominion of death / be able to keep men captive; /
for Christ hath descended, / demolishing and destroying the powers
thereof. / Hades is bound; / the Prophets rejoice with one voice,
saying: / A Saviour hath come for them that have faith. / Come forth,
ye faithful, // for the Resurrection.
Both now and ever . . .
Kontakion of the Cross
O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross, / bestow Thy mercies
upon the new community named after Thee, O Christ God; / gladden with
Thy power the Orthodox Christians, / granting them victory over
enemies; // may they have as Thy help the weapon of peace, the
The Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone
Exalt ye the Lord our God and worship the footstool of His feet // for
it is holy.
Vs/: The Lord is king, let the peoples rage.
Epistle: (Galatians 2:16-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-10)
Brethren: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law,
but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus
Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by
the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be
justified. * But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we
ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of
sin? God forbid. * For if I build again the things which I destroyed,
I make myself a transgressor. * For I through the law am dead to the
law, that I might live unto God. * I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Brethren: We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that
ye receive not the grace of God in vain * (For he saith, I have heard
thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured
thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of
salvation.) * Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be
not blamed: * But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers
of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in
distresses, * In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours,
in watchings, in fastings; * By pureness, by knowledge, by
longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, *
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of
righteousness on the right hand and on the left, * By honour and
dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
* As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as
chastened, and not killed; * As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as
poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all
Priest: Peace be unto the one who has read.
Reader: And to thy spirit.
The Alleluia in the 1st Tone
(PAUSE before first verse)
Remember Thy congregation which Thou hast purchased from the beginning.
Vs/: But God is our king before the ages, He hath wrought salvation in
the midst of the earth.
Gospel: (Mark 8:34-9:1; Matthew 25:14-30)
At that time when Jesus had called the people unto him with his
disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let
him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. * For
whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose
his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. * For
what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose
his own soul? * Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? *
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this
adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be
ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy
angels. * And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be
some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till
they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
The Lord said: For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a
far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his
goods. * And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to
another one; to every man according to his several ability; and
straightway took his journey. * Then he that had received the five
talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five
talents. * And likewise he that had received two, he also gained
other two. * But he that had received one went and digged in the
earth, and hid his lord's money. * After a long time the lord of
those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. * And so he that had
received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying,
Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained
beside them five talents more. * His lord said unto him, Well done,
thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few
things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the
joy of thy lord. * He also that had received two talents came and
said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have
gained two other talents beside them. * His lord said unto him, Well
done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few
things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the
joy of thy lord. * Then he which had received the one talent came and
said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou
hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: * And I was
afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast
that is thine. * His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and
slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and
gather where I have not strawed: * Thou oughtest therefore to have
put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have
received mine own with usury. * Take therefore the talent from him,
and give it unto him which hath ten talents. * For unto every one
that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him
that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. * And cast
ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Instead of "It is truly meet " we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of
the First Canon of the feast, Eighth Tone:
Refrain: Magnify, O my soul, / the most precious Cross of the Lord.
Irmos: O Theotokos, thou art a mystical Paradise, / who untilled
hast brought forth Christ. / He hath planted upon the earth the
life-giving Tree of the Cross: / therefore at its exaltation on this
day, // we worship Him and thee do we magnify.
Praise the Lord in the heavens, praise him in the highest.
The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!