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Friday, May 22, 2009
Choir Cues for 7th Sunday of Pascha, May 31, 2009
The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother Mary (The Sunday Octoechos, Sundays and Feasts from the Pentecostarion). Scriptures are according to the approved Revised Standard Version. Everything else is from standard OCA texts as published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, the Soroka family, St. Tikhon's Seminary Press, the Department of Religious Education, and the Department of Liturgical Music and Translations. Rubrics follow the 2009 Liturgical Calendar and Rubrics published by St. Tikhon's Seminary Press.
SUNDAY, MAY 31 7th SUNDAY OF PASCHA -- Tone 6. The Three Hundred and Eighteen Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council at Nicaea. Afterfeast of the Ascension.
Apostle Hermes of the Seventy (1st c.). Martyr Hermias at Comana (2nd c.). Martyr Philosophus at Alexandria (3rd c.).
READER AND CHOIR CUES
Until Holy Pentecost we do not say (or sing) "O Heavenly King...." At the beginning of the 3rd Hour, and other places where "O Heavenly King..." occurs, we also omit "Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee!" as well.
At the Third Hour:
Troparion, Resurrection Glory... Troparion, Fathers Now and ever... Theotokion from the Horologion Kontakion, Fathers
At the Sixth Hour:
Troparion, Resurrection Glory... Troparion, Ascension Now and ever... Theotokion from the Horologion Kontakion, Ascension
DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 12, Tone 6: Resurrection--4; Ascension--4; Fathers--4.
12. Remember me, my God and Savior, / when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom // and save me as Thou alone lovest mankind.
11. Through the wood of the Cross Thou hast saved again Adam who was beguiled by the tree / and the thief as he cried aloud: // Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.
10. O Giver of life, having broken the gates and chains of hell, / Thou, Savior, hast made all men rise crying aloud: // Glory to Thy Resurrection.
9. Do Thou Who hast by Thy burial and Thy Resurrection / despoiled death, and filled all things with joy, // remember me as Thou art compassionate.
8 & 7. Thou hast gone up to the Father, O Christ Giver of life, / and in Thine ineffable mercy Thou hast lifted our kind on high, // O Thou Who lovest mankind.
6. When the hierarchies of angels / saw that mortal nature ascended with Thee to heaven, O Savior, // they praised Thee without ceasing in their wonder.
5. The choir of angels were struck with wonder / as they observed Thee ascending in the body, // and they sang the praises of Thine Ascension.
4. The sower of weeds was not able to hide, / the ineffable Providence making him known to be like Judas, // and he, like Judas, burst asunder.
3. The divine and honored assembly of the Fathers proclaimed Thee, O Master, / to be the only-begotten Brightness shining forth from the essence of the Father // and to be the Son begotten before all ages.
2. The belly that was the foul and undrinkable source of heresies, gushing forth profanities, / according to the account burst most providentially // before the plough of prayer of the divinely-inspired Fathers.
Now and ever...
1. Moses, great among Prophets, / wrote beforehand describing you as a tabernacle, a table, a candlestick and a jar, // symbolizing the incarnation of the Most High from you, O Virgin Mother.
TROPARIA & KONTAKIA
Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 6: The angelic powers were at Thy tomb; / the guards became as dead men. / Mary stood by Thy grave, / seeking Thy Most Pure Body. / Thou didst capture hell, not being tempted by it. / Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life. / O Lord Who didst Rise from the dead, // glory to Thee!
Troparion, Ascension, Tone 4: O Christ God, Thou hast ascended in Glory, / granting joy to Thy disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. / Through the blessing they were assured / that Thou art the Son of God, // the Redeemer of the world!
Troparion, Fathers, Tone 8: Most glorious art Thou, O Christ our God! / Thou hast established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth! / Through them Thou hast guided us to the true faith! // O greatly Compassionate One, glory to Thee!
Kontakion, Fathers, Tone 8: The apostles' preaching and the fathers' doctrines have established one faith for the Church. / Adorned with the robe of truth, woven from heavenly theology, // it defines and glorifies the great mystery of Orthodoxy.
Now and ever...
Kontakion, Ascension, Tone 6: When Thou didst fulfill the dispensation for our sake, / and unite earth to heaven: / Thou didst ascend in glory, O Christ our God, / not being parted from those who love Thee, / but remaining with them and crying: // I am with you and no one will be against you!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 4th Tone, the Song of the Fathers: Blessed art Thou O Lord God of our Fathers and praised and glorified is Thy name forever! Choir: Blessed art Thou O Lord God of our Fathers and praised and glorified is Thy name forever! Reader: For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done for us! Choir: Blessed art Thou O Lord God of our Fathers and praised and glorified is Thy name forever! Reader: Blessed art Thou O Lord God of our Fathers Choir: and praised and glorified is Thy name forever!
Reader: The Reading from the Acts of the Holy Apostles.
[Acts 20:16-18, 28-36] In those days, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. * And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church. * And when they came to him, he said to them: * "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which He obtained with the blood of His own Son. * I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; * and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. * Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. * And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. * I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. * You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. * In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" * And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
Priest: Peace be unto you, reader. Reader: And to your spirit. Deacon: Wisdom!
THE ALLELUIA (PAUSE before first verse)
Reader: In the 1st Tone, Alleluia. Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! Reader: The Lord, the God of gods, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! Reader: Gather to Me, My venerable ones, who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
[John 17:1-13] At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee, * since Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom Thou hast given Him. * And this is eternal life, that they know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ Whom Thou hast sent. * I glorified Thee on earth, having accomplished the work which Thou gavest me to do; * and now, Father, glorify Thou Me in Thine own presence with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was made. * "I have manifested Thy name to the men whom Thou gavest Me out of the world; Thine they were, and Thou gavest them to Me, and they have kept Thy word. * Now they know that everything that Thou hast given Me is from Thee; * for I have given them the words which Thou gavest Me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from Thee; and they have believed that Thou didst send me. * I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom Thou hast given Me, for they are Thine; * all Mine are Thine, and Thine are Mine, and I am glorified in them. * And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to Thee. Holy Father, keep them in Thy name, which Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, even as We are One. * While I was with them, I kept them in Thy name, which Thou hast given Me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. * But now I am coming to Thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves."
INSTEAD OF "IT IS TRULY MEET...", Tone 5:
Magnify, O my soul, / Christ the Giver of Life, // Who has ascended from earth to heaven!
We magnify the Mother of God, / who beyond reason and understanding gave birth in time // to the Timeless One!
Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest! Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
INSTEAD OF "WE HAVE SEEN THE TRUE LIGHT...", Tone 4
O Christ God, Thou hast ascended in Glory, / granting joy to Thy disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. / Through the blessing they were assured / that Thou art the Son of God, // the Redeemer of the world!