Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Octoechos Tone 3. The Holy Apostle and Brother of the Lord in the Flesh James Matins Resurrectional Gospel 9.

Great Vespers, Sunday Matins and Divine Liturgy


Kathisma Reading: “Blessed is the man…” is sung.

At Psalm 140, In Tone 3

Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name.

By Your cross, O Christ our Saviour,* the power of Death has been vanquished* and the deceit of the devil has been destroyed.* Therefore, mankind, saved by faith,* offers You hymns of praise forever.

The just shall gather around me* when You have been good to me.

O Lord, all creation has been enlightened by Your resurrection,* and paradise has been reopened;* therefore, all creation extols You* and offers You hymns of praise forever.

Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice!

I glorify the power of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;* and I praise the dominion of the undivided Divinity,* the consubstantial Trinity,* who reigns forever and ever.

Let Your ears be attentive* to the voice of my prayer.

We adore Your precious cross, O Christ,* and with hymns of praise we glorify Your resurrection;* for by Your wounds we have all been healed.

If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered.

Let us sing the praises of the Saviour,* who was incarnate of the Virgin;* for He was crucified for our sake,* and on the third day He arose from the dead,* granting us His great mercy.

I have waited for You as You have commanded; my soul patiently relies on Your promise,* for it has trusted in the Lord.

Christ descended into Hades and announced to those confined there:* Take courage, for today I have conquered death.* I am the Resurrection, the One who will set you free.* I shattered the gates of the realm of death.

From the morning watch until night* let Israel trust in the Lord.

O Christ our God, we unworthily stand in Your most pure temple,* and offer to You our evening hymns.* From the depths of our souls we cry out to You:* O Lover of mankind, who has enlightened the world* by Your resurrection on the third day,* deliver Your people from the hands of Your enemies.

In Tone 4

For with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him there is plentiful redemption;* and He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.

Come, Godly-minded people,* Let us honour the memory of the brother of God in a holy manner!* Taking up the yoke of Christ with zeal,* He showed himself to be a preacher* Of the goodness of His Gospel and His Kingdom!* He persuades us of His ineffable providence.* Therefore, grant us purification through him, Almighty One!

Praise the Lord, all the nations;* proclaim His glory, all you people.

The proclamation of your words has taught the ends of the earth!* By them we are enlightened in all types of godly virtue* And are guided by faith* To knowledge of the Holy Trinity!* Therefore, we beseech you, as a bishop,* Pray to Jesus that He may save our souls as the Lover of mankind!

Strong is the love of the Lord for us;* eternally will His truth endure.

Foreseeing your manner of life, James,* Christ the Lover of mankind,* The All-Wise One who perceives all things,* Received you and ordained you* As an instructor of the sacred mysteries for the people of Jerusalem;* A priest to perform the sacred mysteries.* Entreat Him that our souls may be saved!

In Tone 6, Glory…

You adorned your priesthood* With the blood of martyrdom hieromartyr and apostle!* Appearing on the Temple porch,* You proclaimed God the word as the Creator of all!* Therefore you were thrown to your death by the Jews* And were given the mansions of heaven, James, the brother of God!* Entreat Christ God that our souls may be saved!

In Tone 3, Now…

O Lady most honourable,* how could we but be rapt in wonder* at your giving birth to the Incarnate God* who, without a mother, was born of a Father before all ages?* You gave Him birth in the flesh without a father,* without a man’s instrumentality.* He is God and man whose two natures are intact,* neither one losing any of its properties.* Therefore, O Virgin Mother,* intercede with Him to save the souls* of those who believe and profess in true faith* that you are the Mother of God.


In Tone 3

O Christ, who darkened the sun by Your passion* and enlightened all creation by Your resurrection,* accept our evening prayer; for You love mankind.

The Lord reigns, He is clothed in majesty. Robed is the Lord, and girt about with strength.

O Lord, Your life-giving resurrection has enlightened the entire universe* and has revived Your creation which lay in corruption.* Therefore, we, who have been released from the curse of Adam, cry out to You:* Almighty Lord, glory to You!

For He has made the world firm, which shall not be moved.

O God, although in Your divine nature You are unchangeable,* yet in Your human nature You underwent change by suffering in the flesh.* All creation was prostrate with fear* when it saw You hanging on the cross,* and it groaned in sorrow as it sang the praises of Your long-suffering.* But You descended into Hades and arose on the third day,* granting life and great mercy to the world.

Holiness befits Your house, O Lord, for length of days.

You suffered death, O Christ, to deliver mankind from death.* And when You arose from the dead on the third day,* You enlightened the world* and resurrected all who acknowledge You as God.

Glory… Now…

O Virgin Mother, you conceived the Son of God without seed* by the will of the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit.* He was begotten by the Father, without a mother, from all eternity.* Yet for our sake, He was born of you in the flesh without a human father,* and you nursed Him as an infant with your milk.* Therefore, never cease to entreat Him to deliver our souls from affliction.


In Tone 3

Let the heavens be glad, let the earth rejoice,* for the Lord has done a mighty deed with His arm.* He trampled death by death. He became the first-born of the dead;* He saved us from the abyss of Hades* and granted great mercy to the world.

In Tone 3, Glory…

Holy Apostle, James, intercede with the merciful God* to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.


We sing your praises, O Virgin;* for, as the Mother of God, you always intercede for the salvation of the human race.* It is from you that our God and Your Son took flesh. * Then, by suffering the passion on the Cross,* and out of love for mankind, He delivered us from corruption.


Sunday Matins

Usual Beginning


Great Litany

God the Lord, Tone 3

Troparia, Tone 3

Let the heavens be glad, let the earth rejoice,* for the Lord has done a mighty deed with His arm.* He trampled death by death. He became the first-born of the dead;* He saved us from the abyss of Hades* and granted great mercy to the world. (2)

In Tone 3, Glory…

Holy Apostle, James, intercede with the merciful God* to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.


We sing your praises, O Virgin;* for, as the Mother of God, you always intercede for the salvation of the human race.* It is from you that our God and Your Son took flesh. * Then, by suffering the passion on the Cross,* and out of love for mankind, He delivered us from corruption.

Psalter Reading

Stasis I: Psalms 9, 10
Stasis II: Psalms 11, 12, 13
Stasis III: Psalms 14, 15, 16

Small Litany

Sessional Hymn I, Tone 3

Christ has arisen from the dead, the first fruits of those that sleep.* The First-born of creation and Creator of all that has come to be,* has renewed in Himself the corrupted nature of our race.* Death, no longer is your lord,* for the Master of all things has destroyed your dominion.

Arise, O Lord my God, let Your hands be lifted on high;* forget not Your poor to the end.

Having tasted death in the flesh, O Lord,* You have blotted out the bitterness of death by Your arising* strengthening mankind against it, and announcing the abolition of the ancient curse.* Defender of our lives, O Lord, glory be to You!

Glory… Now…

Awed by the beauty of your virginity* and the exceeding radiance of your purity,* Gabriel called out to you, O Theotokos:* What worthy hymn of praise can I offer to you?* And what shall I name you?* I am in doubt and stand in awe.* Wherefore as commanded, I cry to you:* Rejoice, O Full of Grace.

Psalter Reading

Stasis I: Psalm 17
Stasis II: Psalms 18, 19, 20
Stasis III: Psalms 21, 22, 23

Small Litany

Sessional Hymn II, Tone 3

Awed by Your immutable Godhead* and by Your voluntary passion, O Lord,* Hades lamented: I tremble at Your body’s essence, which remains incorrupt.* I behold You, the One who is invisible, mystically making war against me;* wherefore those whom I hold cry out:* ‘Glory, O Christ, to Your Resurrection!’

I will confess You, O Lord, with my whole heart,* I will tell of all Your wonders.

We the faithful contemplate an ineffable mystery:* Your incomprehensible Crucifixion and Your inexplicable Arising.* For today Death and Hades have been despoiled,* but mankind has been clothed in incorruption.* Wherefore with thanksgiving we cry aloud to You:* Glory, O Christ, to Your Resurrection!

Glory… Now…

Mystically did you contain in your womb* the Incomprehensible and Uncircumscribed One,* consubstantial with the Father and the Spirit;* and we acknowledge in your Offspring one unconfused energy of the Trinity Who is glorified in the world.* And so with thanksgiving we cry to you, ** ‘Rejoice, O full of grace!’



Small Litany

Hypakoe, Tone 3

A Cause of amazement by his appearance,* and source of refreshment by his speech,* the radiant Angel spoke to the myrrh-bearing women saying:* Why do you seek the living in a grave?* He has arisen, emptying the graves.* Know that the unchangeable One has changed corruption.* Wherefore cry to God saying,* ‘How fearful are Your works!* For You have saved mankind.’

Hymn of Ascent, Tone 3

Antiphon 1

You, O Word, delivered the captivity of Sion from Babylon,* Deliver me also* from the passions to life.

Those who sow in the South* with tears inspired by God,* shall in joy reap sheaves of everlasting life.

Glory… Now…

By the Holy Spirit,* together with the Father and the Son* shines forth the reflection of every good gift,* In Him all things live and have their being.

Antiphon 2

Except the Lord build the house of the virtues,* in vain do we labour.* While He protects our soul no one lays waste our city.

The Saints, O Christ, fruits of the womb,* are by the Spirit, always sons to You,* as You are to the Father.

Glory… Now…

The Holy Spirit is the inspiration of all that is holy and wise;* for He quickens every creature.* Let us worship Him* together with the Father and the Son, for He is God.

Antiphon 3

Those who fear the Lord are blessed* as they walk along the paths of His commandments;* for they partake of the life-giving fruit.

Be glad, Chief Shepherd,* beholding Your offspring around Your table* bearing the branches of good works.

Glory… Now…

In the Holy Spirit is a superabundance of glory;* for from Him proceeds forth grace and life* into all creation;* wherefore He is praised together with the Father and the Word.

Prokeimenon, Tone 3

Proclaim to the nations: God is king. The world He made firm in its place.

verse: O sing a new song to the Lord, sing to the Lord all the earth.

Let everything that lives, Tone 3


John 20:19-31

Hymn of Resurrection

Psalm 50

Verses at Psalm 50

Canon, Tone 3

Ode 1

Irmos: In time past by his divine command he gathered the waters into one heap* and divided the sea for the people of Israel:* this is our God, he is glorious,* to him alone we sing, for he is glorified.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

He condemned the earth to bring forth thorns, fruit of the transgressor’s sweat; he received in the flesh a crown of thorns from the hands of lawless men : this is our God, he has done away with the curse, he is glorified.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

He whom death smote is declared the conqueror who won the victory over death; for taking living flesh subject to suffering, he wrestled with the tyrant and raised up all with himself: he is our God, he is glorified.

Glory… Now…

All nations glorify you, true Mother of God, who seedlessly bore your child; for he, our God, stole down into your hallowed womb and, invested with our being, God and man was born of you.

Ode 3

Irmos: Almighty Lord,* you brought all things from nothing into being,* created by the Word, perfected by the Spirit.* Make me firm in your love.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The ungodly man was brought to shame by your cross; he dug a pit and opened it up and fell into it himself; the horn of the lowly, O Christ, is lifted up in your resurrection.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The proclamation of righteousness to the nations as water has covered the seas, O Lover of man, for you have risen from the grave and revealed the splendour of the Trinity.

Glory… Now…

Glorious things are spoken of you, the living city of the King who reigns for ever. For through you, O Lady, God dwelt among those on earth.


Ode 4

Irmos: A mighty love you have shown to us, O Lord,* for you have given over to death for us your only-begotten Son;* therefore we thank you and cry to you:* Glory to your power, O Lord.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Scars and bruises compassionately bearing, insult of blows enduring, long-patient under the spitting, O Christ; through these you have wrought my salvation. Glory to your power, O Lord.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Life in mortal body, you conversed with deatiaor the sake of the misery of the poor and the sighing of the needy; and. destroying the destroyer, O glorified One, you raised up all with yourself, only Lover of man.

Glory… Now…

Remember, O Christ, your flock won by your Passion: visit the afflicted, accept the compassionate prayers of your Mother glorified and save it, O Lord, by your power.


Ode 5

Irmos: Early I wake to you the Creator of all* and the peace which passes all understanding:* guide me in your ordinances,* for they are light.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Through the envy of the Jews handed over to an unrighteous judge, you, the all-seeing who judges all the earth in righteousness, delivered Adam from the ancient condemnation.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Christ, risen from the dead, grant peace to your churches in the invincible power of your cross, and save our souls.

Glory… Now…

You alone, the Ever-virgin who received the Word of God unbounded by the whole creation, are declared the holy tabernacle wider than the heavens.


Ode 6

Irmos: The deepest abyss of sins has surrounded me* and my spirit fails me;* but stretch out your mighty arm, O Lord my pilot, as to Peter,* and save me.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The abyss of mercy and pity has surrounded me in your tender descent, O Lord, for, made flesh and taking the form of a servant, you made me as God and glorified me with yourself.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The one who dealt death has undergone death through seeing the One put to death now brought to life: these things are the tokens of your Resurrection, O Christ, and the rewards of your pure Passion.

Glory… Now…

Only All-pure, beyond understanding you were mediator between the Creator and man, pray to your merciful Son for your stumbling servants and be our defender.



You rose from the tomb, O compassionate Lord,* and led us out from the gates of death.* Today Adam exults and Eve rejoices,* and the prophets together with the patriarchs* unceasingly acclaim the divine might of Your power.



Let heaven and earth dance together today and with one mind sing to Christ God for he has raised from the graves those held in bonds. All creation rejoices together and brings to our Creator and Redeemer of all its fitting songs. For today, as giver of life, with himself he drew mortal man from Hell and lifts him up to heaven, he dashes down the pride of the enemy and breaks in pieces the gates of Hell by the divine might of his authority.


Ode 7

Irmos: As, long ago, your dew refreshed the three godly children in the Chaldean flames,* so shine with the enlightening fire of your Godhead* upon us who cry to you:* Blessed are you, God of our fathers.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The fair veil of the temple was rent in the cross of the Creator, clearly announcing the hidden truth in the scriptures to the faithful who cry to you: Blessed are you, God of our fathers.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

When your side was pierced, O Christ, drops of your life-giving blood, flowing from God by divine dispensation, distilled upon the earth and re-made those born of the earth who cry to you: Blessed are you, God of our fathers.

Glory… Now…

Let us the faithful glorify the Good Spirit with the Father and the only-begotten Son, one in three, as we worship the first cause and one Godhead, crying: Blessed are you, God of our fathers.


Ode 8

Irmos: In the unbearable fire, unharmed by the flames,* the young men, famed for their fear of God, stood as one and sang the divine hymn:* Bless the Lord, all you his works,* and exalt him throughout all the ages.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The brightness of the temple was rent when your cross was set on Golgotha: all creation bowed down together and raised the song: Bless the Lord, all you his works, and exalt him throughout all the ages.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You have risen, Christ, from the grave, by the divine power of the cross you have raised man overthrown by treachery and set him straight again, crying out and saying: Bless the Lord, all you his works, and exalt him throughout all the ages.

Glory… Now…

You are declared to be the temple of God, living resting-place and ark, for you, pure Mother of God, have reconciled the Creator to mortal man and fittingly we his works sing your praises and exalt you throughout all the ages.




Ode 9

Irmos: Marvel new and meet for God!* Through the shut gate of the Virgin the Lord surely passes through.* Unclothed in the entering, flesh-bearing in the coming forth* God has appeared and the gate remains fast closed.* We magnify her beyond utterance* the Mother of God.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

O Word of God, awful it is to see you, the Creator, hanging on the tree, God suffering in human fashion for the sake of his servants; while lying lifeless in the tomb you yet had loosed the dead from Hell; for this, O Christ, we magnify you as almighty.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Laid dead in the grave, O Christ, you saved our forefathers from the corruption of death; you raised the dead and made life to blossom and, leading mortal nature by the hand to the light, you clothed it with divine incorruptibility; for this we magnify you, fountain of everliving light.

Glory… Now…

Temple and throne of God you are declared to be, All-pure, wherein he who dwells in the highest took up his abode, born without man and guarding entire the doors of your flesh. Holy One, by your unceasing prayers bring swiftly the nations in final subjection to our king.


Small Litany

Holy is the Lord

Hymn of Light

Though the doors were locked, O Lord,* You entered and filled Your apostles with the Holy Spirit,* and breathing over them, You gave them Your peace.* You said to them: Whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven;* whose sins you bind, they are bound.* After eight days You showed Thomas Your hands and Your side.* With them, therefore, we cry to You: You are my Lord and my God!

Glory… Now…

When you beheld your Son risen from the tomb after three days,* O most holy Virgin bride of God,* you put away all sorrow* which you had borne as a Mother when you beheld Him suffering.* Now that your soul is filled with joy* you sing hymns of praise together with the disciples.* Now save those who proclaim you as the Mother of God.


Stichera of the Praises, Tone 3

Come all you nations,* acknowledge the power of the dread mystery;* for Christ our Saviour, the beginningless Word,* was crucified for us and was willingly buried* and arose from the dead to save the whole universe.* Let us worship Him.

You guards recounted all the marvels, O Lord,* but, by filling their right hands with money,* the Sanhedrin of folly thought to conceal Your Resurrection,* which the world glorifies;* have mercy upon us.

All things have been filled with joy on receiving proof of the Resurrection.* For Mary Magdalene having come to the tomb,* found an Angel seated upon the stone,* radiant in shining raiment, saying:* Why do you seek the living among the dead?* He is not here, but He has arisen, as He foretold,* and goes before you into Galilee.

In Your light, O Master and Lover of mankind,* shall we see light.* For arose from the dead,* granting salvation to the race of mankind,* wherefore all creation glorifies You, the only sinless one;* have mercy upon us.

As a morning hymn, O Lord,* the Myrrh-bearing Women offered You their tears.* For bringing perfumes of sweet fragrances, they came to Your grave, eager to anoint Your most pure Body.* An angel seated upon the stone declared to them the good tidings:* Why do you seek the living among the dead?* For He has trampled down death, He has arisen as God,* granting to all His great mercy.

A radiant Angel seated by You life-giving tomb* spoke to the Myrrh-bearing women saying:* The Redeemer has emptied the tombs,* He has despoiled Hades* and has arisen on the third day as alone God and all-powerful.

On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb seeking You.* When she did not find You, she lamented and cried out with grief:* Alas, my Saviour, how have You, the King of all, been stolen?* But a pair of radiant Angels from within the sepulchre cried out:* Why do you weep, woman?* I weep, she said, because they have taken my Lord from the tomb* and I know not where they have laid Him.* Whereupon, turning back and seeing You, she at once cried out:* My Lord and my God, glory be to You!

The Hebrews shut Life within the tomb;* but the Thief opened the Paradise of pure delight with his voice when he cried aloud saying:* The One who was crucified with me and who was hung with me upon the tree* also appears to me seated upon a throne together with the Father.* For He is Christ our God, who has great mercy.’

In Tone 5, Glory…

In the fullness of time, O Christ,* You appeared among Your beloved ones on the Sabbath evening.* And through a new wonder,* You confirmed Your resurrection from the dead* by Your entrance while the doors were closed.* You filled the disciples with joy,* granting them the Holy Spirit and bestowing on them power to forgive sins.* As for Thomas, You did not permit him to drown in the depths of faithlessness.* Therefore, grant us the knowledge of the truth* and forgiveness of sins, O compassionate Lord.

In Tone 2, Now…

You are truly most blessed, O virgin Mother of God.* Through the One who was incarnate of you,* Hades was chained, Adam revived, the curse wiped out,* Eve set free, Death put to death,* and we ourselves were brought back to life.* That is why we cry out in praise;* Blessed are You, O Christ our God,* who finds in this your good pleasure. Glory to You!


Great Doxology

Trisagion Prayers

Troparion, Tone 2

Today salvation has come to the world.* Let us sing to Him who is risen from the tomb,* the Author of Life who has crushed Death by his death* and bestowed on us victory and great mercy.

Insistent Litany

Litany of Supplication

Great Dismissal



Troparia and Kontakia

Troparion, Tone 3: Let the heavens be glad, let the earth rejoice,* for the Lord has done a mighty deed with His arm.* He trampled death by death. He became the first-born of the dead;* He saved us from the abyss of Hades* and granted great mercy to the world.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

Kontakion, Tone 3: You rose from the tomb, O compassionate Lord,* and led us out from the gates of death.* Today Adam exults and Eve rejoices,* and the prophets together with the patriarchs* unceasingly acclaim the divine might of Your power.

Now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Theotokion, Tone 3: Today the Virgin stands before us in the church* and together with the choirs of saints invisibly prays to God for us.* Angels are worshipping with hierarchs,* Apostles exult with prophets,* for the Mother of God prays in our behalf to the eternal God.

Prokeimenon, Tone 3
Sing to our God, sing; sing to our King, sing.
verse: Clap your hands, all you nations; shout unto God with the voice of joy. (Psalm 46:7,2)

Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19 (NRSV)
Brothers and sisters,
For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying to destroy it. I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, for I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. But when God, who had set me apart before I was born and called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, so that I might proclaim him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with any human being, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were already apostles before me, but I went away at once into Arabia, and afterwards I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days; but I did not see any other apostle except James the Lord’s brother.

Alleluia, Tone 3
verse: In You, O Lord, have I hoped that I may not be put to shame for ever.
verse: Be a protector unto me, O God, and a house of refuge to save me. (Psalm 30:2,3)

Gospel: Luke 7:11-16 (NRSV)
At that time,
the Lord went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us!” and “God has looked favorably on his people!”

Communion Hymn
Praise the Lord from the heavens;* praise Him in the highest.* Alleluia, alleluia,* alleluia. (Psalm 148:1)

20-та Неділя по Зісланні Св. Духа;
 Св. ап. Якова, брата Господнього. 23 жовнтя.


Блажен муж співаємо


  1. Стих: Виведи з в’язниці мою душу,* щоб дякувати імені твоєму.

(г. 3): Твоїм хрестом, Христе Спасе,* смертну владу зруйновано й диявольські підступи знищено,* а рід людський, спасаючись вірою,* повсякчасно тебе прославляє.

  1. Стих: Мене обступлять праведники,* бо ти добро мені вчиниш.

Воскресінням твоїм, Господи,* все просвітилось, і рай знову відчинився,* а все творіння, вихваляючи тебе,* завжди пісню тобі приносить.

  1. Стих: З глибин взиваю до тебе, Господи,* Господи, почуй мій голос.

Славлю Отця, і Сина силу,* і владу Святого Духа вихваляю:* неподільне Божество, Тройцю єдиносущну,* яка царює повіки.

  1. Стих: Нехай будуть твої вуха уважні,* до голосу благання мого.

Хресту твоєму чесному поклоняємось, Христе,* і воскресіння твоє оспівуємо і славимо,* бо твоєю раною ми всі зцілилися.

  1. Стих: Коли ти, Господи, зважатимеш на беззаконня,* то хто встоїться, Господи. Та в тебе є прощення.

Оспівуємо Спаса воплоченого з Діви,* бо заради нас він розп’явся* і на третій день воскрес,* виявляючи нам велику милість.

  1. Стих: Задля імени твого надіюсь на тебе, Господи,* надіється душа моя на слово твоє; надіється душа моя на Господа.

Зійшовши, Христос благовістив тим, що були в аді, кажучи:* Кріпіться, сьогодні я переміг!* Я – воскресіння. Я виведу вас,* розломивши брами смерти.

  1. Стих: Від ранньої сторожі до ночі* від ранньої сторожі нехай уповає Ізраїль на Господа.

Ми, що недостойно стоїмо в пречистім твоїм храмі, Христе Боже,* заносимо до тебе вечірню пісню,* з глибин душі взиваючи:* Ти, що просвітив світ твоїм після трьох днів воскресінням,* визволь, Чоловіколюбче, твоїх людей з рук ворогів твоїх.

3. Стих: Бо в Господа милість і відкуплення велике в нього;* він визволить Ізраїля від усього беззаконня його.

(г. 4, подібний: Як хороброго): Трости́ною благода́ті* із глибини́ марно́ти* ви́тягнув ти сме́ртних, подивугідний,* підкоря́ючись, Якове,* повелінням Учи́теля,* що у всьо́му просвіти́в твій ро́зум,* і апо́столом, і свяще́нним Богомо́вцем* тебе́, всеблаже́нний, показа́в* свого́ непоясне́нного Божества́.

2. Стих: Хваліте Господа всі народи!* Прославляйте його всі люди!

Ду́ха ося́яння* на те́бе зійшло́ у вогне́нному ви́гляді* і тебе́, блаже́нний,* Боже́ственним вмісти́лищем учини́ло,* зда́тним невто́мно проганя́ти млу безбо́жжя* і світ просвіща́ти* світлом усему́дрих твоїх слів,* тайномо́вцю, апо́столів окра́со,* Христа́ самови́дцю, Якове.

1. Стих: Велике бо до нас його милосердя, і вірність Господа повіки.

Блискави́цями проповідування* просвіти́вши, сла́вний,* тих, що сиділи в те́мряві невідання,* ти показа́в їх, Якове,* сина́ми Влади́ки і Бо́га че́рез віру;* ревнува́в же і Його́ стражда́нню та сме́рті,* і сла́ви Його́ став спадкоє́мцем,* як му́дрий і богомо́вний,* як у́чень істинний.

Слава: (г. 4): Боже́ственного Ду́ха* благода́ть я́вно прийня́вши,* був ти, Якове, причи́слений до всесвяще́нного ли́ку апо́столів.* Тим-то, коли́ і прише́стя з небе́с си́льного Одухотво́рення* вогне́нним язико́м просвіти́ло тебе́,* ти язи́чницьке терни́сте попали́в безбо́жжя.* Христа́ Бо́га, Богопроповіднику, моли́,* щоб спасти́ся ду́шам на́шим.

І нині (догмат г. 3): Як нам не дивуватися, Всечесна, твоєму богочоловічому родженню?* Бо ти, Всенепорочна, не знавши мужа,* породила тілесно без батька сина,* зродженого у вічності від Отця без матері,* що не зазнав ніякої зміни чи змішання, чи розділу,* але в цілості зберіг прикмети обох природ.* Тому Мати Діво, Владичице, моли його,* щоб спас душі тих, що православно визнають тебе, як Богородицю.


Стихири на стиховні
(г. 3): Твоєю страстю, Христе, ти затемнив сонце,* а світлом твого воскресіння ти все просвітив, що існує.* Тож прийми нашу вечірню пісню, Чоловіколюбче.

Стих: Господь царює,* у велич він зодягнувся.

Господи, твоє животворне воскресіння просвітило всю вселенну* і піднесло твоє зотліле творіння.* Тому, визволившись від Адамового прокляття, кличемо:* Всесильний Господи, – слава тобі!

Стих: Бо він утвердив вселенну,* і вона не захитається.

Бувши незмінним Богом,* страждаючи тілом, ти змінився.* Але твоє створіння не могло дивитися на тебе розп’ятого,* з острахом схилилось і, стогнучи, оспівувало твоє довготерпіння.* А ти, зійшовши в ад, по трьох днях воскрес,* даруючи світові життя і велику милість.

Стих: Домові твоєму, Господи,* належить святість на довгі літа.

Щоб рід наш спасти від смерти, ти, Христе, витерпів смерть* і, воскреснувши по трьох днях із мертвих,* разом з собою воскресив тих, що пізнали в тобі Бога.* Ти просвітив світ, Господи, – слава тобі.

Слава і нині: Безсіменно, з волі Отця, від божественного Духа* зачала ти Божого Сина,* який відвічно був від Отця без матері,* а задля нас від тебе без батька стався;* його ти тілом породила, і як дитину молоком кормила.* Тому не переставай молитися,* щоб наші душі визволились від усяких бід.

(глас 3): Нехай веселяться небеснії, нехай радуються земляни,* бо показав владу рукою Своєю Господь,* Він смертю смерть подолав,* первістоком з-поміж мертвих став,* визволив нас із глибин аду,* і подав світові велику милість.

Слав: (г. 3): Апостоле святий Якове,* моли милостивого Бога,* щоб відпущення прогрішень подав душам нашим.

і нині:  Вищі понад розум і преславні всі твої таємниці, Богородице!* При ненарушеній чистоті і збереженому дівстві* появилася ти Матір’ю пречистою,* породивши правдивого Бога.* Тож моли його, щоб спаслися душі наші.


Тропарі і Кондаки
Тропар (глас 3): Нехай веселяться небеснії, нехай радуються земляни,* бо показав владу рукою Своєю Господь,* Він смертю смерть подолав,* первістоком з-поміж мертвих став,* визволив нас із глибин аду,* і подав світові велику милість.

+Слава Отцю, і Сину, і Святому Духові.

Кондак (глас 3): Воскрес Ти нині з гробу, Щедрий,* і нас візвів із брам смерти;* нині Адам веселиться і радіє Єва,* разом же і пророки з патріярхами безустанно оспівують* божественну могутність влади Твоєї.

І нині, і повсякчас, і на віки вічні. Амінь.

Кондак, (глас 3): Правдивого благочестя проповідника і несказанних таїн провісника,* звізду церковну, Луку божественного, звеличаймо,* бо Слово вибрало його з мудрим Павлом, учителем народів,* – єдин, що знає тайни серця.

Прокімен (глас 3):
Співайте Богові нашому, співайте;* співайте цареві нашому, співайте (Пс 46,7).
Стих: Всі народи, заплещіть руками, кликніть до Бога голосом радости (Пс 46,2).

Апостол: (Гл. 1,11-19):
Браття і Сестри, звістую вам, що Євангелія, яку я вам проповідував, не є за людською мірою; бож я її не прийняв, ані навчився від людини, лише – через об’явлення Ісуса Христа. Ви чули про мою поведінку колись у юдействі, про те, як я несамовито гонив Божу Церкву та руйнував її. Я перевищував у юдействі багатьох ровесників з мого роду, бувши запеклим прихильником передань моїх предків. Та коли той, хто вибрав мене вже від утроби матері моєї і покликав своєю благодаттю, зволив об’явити в мені Сина свого, щоб я проповідував його між поганами, то я негайно, ні з ким не радившись, ані не подавшися в Єрусалим до тих, що були апостолами передо мною, пішов в Арабію, а потім знову повернувся в Дамаск. По трьох роках по тому пішов я у Єрусалим відвідати Кифу і перебув у нього п’ятнадцять день. А іншого з апостолів я не бачив, крім Якова, брата Господнього.

Алилуя (глас 3):
Стих: На Тебе, Господи, уповав, щоб не осоромитись навіки (Пс 30,2).
Стих: Будь мені Богом захисником і домом пристановища, щоб спасти мене (Пс 30,3).

Євангеліє: (Лк 7,11-16):
В той час пішов Ісусу місто, що зветься Наїн, а з ним ішли його учні й сила народу. Коли ж вони наблизились до міської брами, якраз виносили мертвого сина, єдиного в матері своєї, що була вдовою; і було з нею досить людей з міста. Побачивши її, Господь зглянувся над нею і сказав до неї: “Не плач.” І приступивши, доторкнувсь до мар, і ті, що несли, зупинились. Тоді Ісус сказав: “Юначе, кажу тобі, встань!” І мертвий підвівся і почав говорити. І він віддав його матері. Страх огорнув усіх, і вони прославляли Бога та й говорили: “Великий пророк устав між нами”, і: “Бог навідався до народу свого.”

Хваліте Господа з небес,* хваліте Його на висотах (Пс 148,1).* Алилуя (х3).