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Old Calendar Choir Cues: 3 Pascha, Sunday of the Myrrhbearers, 6/19 May 2013

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  • Meg Lark
    Christ is risen! The Order of Divine Services for the Third Sunday of Pascha indicates the service from the Pentecostarion [§4B6 in the ODS]. The order for
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      Christ is risen! The Order of Divine Services for the Third Sunday of
      Pascha indicates the service from the Pentecostarion [§4B6 in the
      ODS]. The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for a Temple dedicated to
      a Saint. If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to the Theotokos,
      please make the appropriate adjustments.

      If you have corrections, please be sure to click "Reply to All" to
      ensure that all on the Choir Cues list receive the corrections in a
      timely fashion. However, please note that translations are from other
      sources, and are not my own. Pericopes for the Epistle and Gospel are
      indicated by the sign §, followed by a number. Also, please remember
      that the Resurrectional Troparia and Kontakia
      are pointed for singing from the Liturgy book put together by Dr.
      Timothy Clader.

      Thanks to Father John Whiteford , as always, for the material on his
      website. I could not undertake this effort without his help.

      In Christ,
      Margaret Lark

      Third Sunday of Pascha, 6/19 May 2013
      Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women - Tone 2

      Epistle (for the Sunday): Acts 6:1-7 (§16)
      Gospel (for the Sunday): Mark 15:43-16:8 (§69)

      Fixed Feasts: Righteous Job the Long-Suffering. Martyrs Barbarus the
      Soldier, Bacchus, Callimachus, and Dionysius in Morea. Martyr
      Barbarus the former robber. Martyrs Demetrian, Danax, Mesirus, and
      Therin. St. Cassius, Bishop of Narni. Translation of the relics of
      St. Sava the Serbian. Venerable Job, Abbot and wonder-worker of
      Pochaev. Birth of Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II.

      Moveable Feasts on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women: The
      Myrrh-bearing Women: Mary Magdalene; Mary the wife of Cleopas;
      Joanna; Salome, mother of the sons of Zebedee; Susanna; Mary and
      Martha, sisters of St. Lazarus; and Mary, mother of the Apostle James.
      Righteous Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus. Right-believing
      Tamara, Queen of Georgia.


      At all Hours:

      Resurrectional Troparion
      Noble Joseph
      Both now...
      Kontakion from the Pentecostarion ("When Thou didst cry: 'Rejoice!'
      unto the Myrrh-Bearing Women...")

      NOTE: The Order of Divine Services indicates a slightly different
      structure for the Hours: "The Troparion 'When Thou didst descend' is
      used at the First and Sixth Hours, while the Troparion 'The Noble
      Joseph' is used at the Third and Ninth Hours." I have chosen the
      structure given in the St. Innocent Press Liturgical Calendar.


      At the beginning of the Liturgy, the Priest sings "Christ is risen" 2½
      times, and the Choir finishes the last half.

      8 Beatitude Verses: 4 from the Pentecostarion and 4 from Ode 6 of the
      Canon of the Myrrh-Bearers

      In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
      Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
      Blessed are they that mourn, * for they shall be comforted.
      Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.
      Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for
      they shall be filled.

      1. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

      Remember us also, O Compassionate One, even as Thou didst remember the
      thief, in the Kingdom of the Heavens.

      2. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

      The tree drove out Adam, and the Cross led the thief up into the
      Kingdom of the Heavens.

      3. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

      The grave received Thee, O Savior, Who didst empty the graves and Who,
      as God, didst grant life unto the dead.

      4. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, *
      for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

      O Glorious Apostles of Christ, entreat Him fervently that He save us
      from perils.

      5. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and
      shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

      Having wrapped Thee in linen, O Christ, the noble Joseph laid Thee in
      a tomb; and having anointed with myrrh the fallen temple of Thy Body,
      he rolled a great stone before the sepulchre.

      6. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, * for great is your reward in the heavens.

      O ye myrrh-bearing women, why hasten ye now? Why bring ye myrrh unto
      the Living One? Christ is risen, as He foretold. Let your tears cease
      and be changed into joy.

      7. Glory to the Father, * and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

      O ye faithful, let us praise the Trinity in Unity, glorifying the
      Father with the Son, and the Spirit Who is consubstantial with the
      Son, and Who with the Father is co-beginningless and everlasting God.

      8. Both now and ever, * and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

      Like a vineyard didst thou conceive untilled in thy womb the Cluster
      of grapes from which, like wine, there pour forth for us torrents of
      immortality, even eternal life.


      Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 2: When Thou didst descend unto death,
      O Life Immortal, / then didst Thou slay hades with the lightning of
      Thy Divinity. / And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the
      nethermost depths, / all the Hosts of the Heavens cried out: // O
      Life-Giver Christ our God, glory be to Thee!

      Troparion of St. Joseph of Arimathea, Tone 2 (Special Melody may be
      used): The noble Joseph, taking Thine immaculate Body down from the
      Tree, / and having wrapped It in pure linen and spices, laid It in a
      new tomb. / But on the third day Thou didst arise, O Lord, // granting
      to the world great mercy.

      Glory . . .

      Kontakion of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, Tone 2: When Thou didst cry,
      Rejoice, unto the myrrh-bearers, / Thou didst make the lamentation of
      Eve the first mother to cease / by Thy Resurrection, O Christ God. /
      And Thou didst bid Thine apostles to preach: // The Savior is risen
      from the grave.

      Both now...

      Kontakion of Pascha, Tone 8: Thou didst descend into the tomb, O
      Immortal One, / Thou didst destroy the power of death. / In victory
      didst Thou arise, O Christ God, / proclaiming to the myrrh-bearing
      women, Rejoice!; / granting peace to Thine apostles, // and bestowing
      resurrection on the fallen.


      Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 6th Tone: Save, O Lord, Thy people and
      bless Thine inheritance.
      Choir: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
      Reader: Unto Thee, O Lord, Will I cry; O my God, be not silent unto me.
      Choir: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
      Reader: Save, O Lord, Thy people.
      Choir: And bless Thine inheritance.

      Reader: The Reading is from the Acts of the Holy Apostles.

      [Acts 6:1-7, §16]: In those days, when the number of the disciples was
      multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the
      Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily
      ministration. * Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples
      unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of
      God, and serve tables. * Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you
      seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we
      may appoint over this business. * But we will give ourselves
      continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. * And the
      saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full
      of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and
      Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
      * Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they
      laid their hands on them. * And the word of God increased; and the
      number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great
      company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

      ALLELUIA (PAUSE before first verse)

      Reader: Alleluia in the 8th Tone:
      Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
      Reader: Thou hast been gracious, O Lord, unto Thy land; Thou hast
      turned back the captivity of Jacob..
      Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
      Reader: Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace have
      kissed each other.
      Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


      [Mark 15:43-16:8, §69]: At that time, Joseph of Arimathaea, an
      honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came,
      and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. * And
      Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the
      centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. * And when
      he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. * And he
      bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen,
      and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a
      stone unto the door of the sepulchre. * And Mary Magdalene and Mary
      the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid. * And when the sabbath
      was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome,
      had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. * And
      very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto
      the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. * And they said among
      themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the
      sepulchre? * And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled
      away: for it was very great. * And entering into the sepulchre, they
      saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white
      garment; and they were affrighted. * And he saith unto them, Be not
      affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is
      risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. * But go
      your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into
      Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. * And they went
      out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were
      amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.


      Instead of It is truly meet, we chant the Irmos of the 9th Ode of the
      Canon of Pascha, Tone 1 ("Thy victorious right hand..."):

      Refrain: The angel cried unto her that is full of grace: Rejoice, O
      pure Virgin! And again I say, rejoice! For thy Son is risen from the
      grave on the third day, and hath raised the dead, O ye people, be

      Irmos: Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem, for the glory of the Lord is
      risen upon thee; dance now and be glad, O Zion, and do thou exult, O
      pure Theotokos, in the arising of Him Whom thou didst bear.


      Receive ye the body of Christ, taste ye of the fountain of
      immortality. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the
      highest. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

      We sing "Christ is risen" instead of "We have seen the true light"

      At the dismissal, when the priest says: "Glory to Thee, O Christ God,"
      the Choir sings "Christ is risen" three times instead of "Glory...
      Both now... Father bless!" Then the priest gives the dismissal.
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