Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Octoechos Tone 8.The Holy Martyr James of Persia (422); Our Venerable Father Palladius Matins Resurrectional Gospel 3 Ephesians 4:1-6; Luke 10:25-37

Great Vespers, Sunday Matins and Divine Liturgy


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

At Psalm 140, In Tone 8

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

O Christ, during this spiritual service,* we sing to You these evening prayers,* commemorating the mercy You have shown us* by Your resurrection.

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

O Lord, O Lord, do not cast us away from Your face;* but in Your kindness have mercy on us* through Your resurrection.

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

Rejoice, O holy Zion,* the Mother of Churches and the dwelling-place of God;* for you were the first to receive the forgiveness of sins* through the resurrection.

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

Christ the Word was begotten by God the Father before all ages;* yet in these latter times,* He freely willed to take flesh from the Virgin who did not know man.* By His death on the cross and His resurrection,* He saved mankind from the ancient curse of death.

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

O Christ, we glorify Your resurrection;* for by rising from the dead* You freed the race of Adam from the sufferings of Hades,* and as God You granted eternal life* and great mercy to the world.

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

Glory to You, O Christ our Saviour,* the only-begotten Son of God;* for You were nailed to the cross,* and then arose from the dead on the third day.

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

We glorify You, O Lord;* for of Your own free will You suffered crucifixion for our salvation.* Almighty Saviour, we worship You.* We implore You not to cast us away from Your face;* but hear our prayer and save us by Your resurrection,* for You truly love mankind.

In Tone 2,

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

Having forsaken the beauties of the world,* the splendour of your birthright, wealth and honour,* you cast aside all sensuality, breaking your body through the taming of the passions.* You rejoiced, James, as you followed after Christ,* for through your suffering you have become a partaker of glory indeed,* and are an inheritor of the Kingdom!

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

When the members of your flesh were cut off* you endured unbearable pain and wounds, truly glorious James!* You manfully trampled the savagery of the tormentors underfoot,* receiving a priceless crown of victory!* Now adorned with it, O blessed one,* you stand with those who suffered with you,* before the throne of the Master!

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

Possessing boldness before Christ, ever-memorable martyr,* you fervently intercede for all who celebrate your honoured festival with faith,* delivering them from misfortunes and freeing them from the passions,* rescuing them from the evils that surround them,* granting their souls salvation by your divine prayers,* that we may glorify your splendid struggles!

In Tone 5, Glory…

Steadfast in struggles, martyr James,* you delivered up your body on behalf of Christ our God!* Your hands and legs were severed,* your fingers, arms, shoulders, and at the last, your head.* You ascended to heaven to reign with the King of all.* Therefore, since you have struggled mightily,* do not cease to intercede that our souls may be saved* from all harm by the alien.

In Tone 8


Out of his love for mankind* the King of heaven appeared on earth and dwelt with men,* for He assumed a human body from the pure Virgin* and was seen in the flesh He received from her.* He is the One and only God* having two natures but not two persons.* Wherefore we profess and declare the truth* that Christ our God is perfect God and perfect Man.* O Mother, who knew not carnal union,* intercede with Him that He may have mercy on our souls.


In Tone 8

O Jesus, You descended from heaven* so that You might ascend the cross.* O immortal Life, You came to die.* You are the true light to those who live in darkness,* and You are the resurrection of the fallen.* Therefore, O Saviour of all, we glorify You.

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

Let us glorify Christ, the Saviour of our Souls* Who arose from the dead.* For He took upon himself a soul and a body,* and during His passion He separated the one from the other.* His pure soul went down to conquer Hades,* while His holy body lay uncorrupted in the grave.

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

O Christ, we glorify Your resurrection with psalms and hymns.* For by Your victory over death* You delivered us from the sufferings of Hades,* and as God You granted us eternal life and great mercy.

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

O Lord of all, Creator of heaven and earth,* You are above all understanding.* Through Your passion on the cross* You freed us from the sufferings of Hades.* And, after condescending to be buried, You arose in glory;* and with Your mighty arm You also raised up Adam.* O most merciful Lord, we glorify You;* for by Your resurrection on the third day* You granted us remission of sins and eternal life.

Glory… Now…

O Virgin, You have never known wedlock,* Yet You conceived God in the flesh* in a manner which words can never describe.* You thus became the Mother of God on high.* O Immaculate Lady, receive the supplication of your servants* and grant us the cleansing of our sins.* Accept now our prayers and beseech God to save all of us.

Troparia, In Tone 8

You came down from on high, O Merciful One,* and accepted three days of burial* to free us from our sufferings.* O Lord, our life and our resurrection,* glory be to You.

In Tone 4, Glory…

You astounded all, long-suffering James,* by enduring horrible tortures with great patience.* As the evil assembly performed the slaughter,* you uttered prayers of thanksgiving to the Lord!* Through your sufferings you received your crown,* and came to the throne of the heavenly King, Christ God:** entreat Him to save our souls!


O Mother of God, the mystery hidden from all eternity* and unknown even to the angels,* was revealed through you to those on earth:* God took on our human nature* and united it to His divine nature in a perfect but unconfused union.* Then, He willingly accepted the cross for our sake* and thereby raised again the first created man,*and saved our souls from death.


Usual Beginning


Great Litany

God the Lord, Tone 8

Troparia, Tone 8

You came down from on high, O Merciful One,* and accepted three days of burial* to free us from our sufferings.* O Lord, our life and our resurrection,* glory be to You. (2)

In Tone 4, Glory…

You astounded all, long-suffering James,* by enduring horrible tortures with great patience.* As the evil assembly performed the slaughter,* you uttered prayers of thanksgiving to the Lord!* Through your sufferings you received your crown,* and came to the throne of the heavenly King, Christ God:** entreat Him to save our souls!


O Mother of God, the mystery hidden from all eternity* and unknown even to the angels,* was revealed through you to those on earth:* God took on our human nature* and united it to His divine nature in a perfect but unconfused union.* Then, He willingly accepted the cross for our sake* and thereby raised again the first created man,*and saved our souls from death.

Psalter Reading

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

Small Litany

Sessional Hymn, Tone 8

You the Life of all, did rise from the dead,* and an Angel of light cried out to the women saying:* Cease your tears. Bring the good tidings unto the Apostles.* Cry aloud in hymns that Christ the Lord has arisen* who as God was well-pleased to save mankind.

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

When You were indeed risen from the tomb* You commanded the holy women to announce the Resurrection to the Apostles, as it is written;* and Peter, having arrived quickly, stood by the grave* and seeing the light in the tomb was frightened,* observing the grave clothes lying therein, without the divine body,* and believing he cried aloud:* Glory be to You O Christ God our Saviour, who has saved us all,* for You are the radiant splendour of the Father.

Glory… Now…

Let us hymn the heavenly gate and ark,* the all-holy mountain, the cloud of light, the heavenly ladder,* the spiritual Paradise, the redemption of Eve,* the great treasure of the world;* because salvation for the world and forgiveness of ancient offences were wrought in her.* Therefore, we cry to her:* Intercede with your own Son and God to grant forgiveness of offences* to those who devoutly worship your most holy Offspring.

Psalter Reading

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

Small Litany

Sessional Hymn, Tone 8

Mortals have sealed Your tomb, O Saviour* and an Angel has rolled away the stone from the door.* Women saw You risen from the dead,* and announced the good tidings to Your Disciples in Sion:* The life of all has risen and the bonds of death are loosed.* O Lord, glory be to You.

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

The women having brought sweet-smelling burial spices* heard an Angel’s voice coming from the tomb:* Cease your tears and bring joy instead of sorrow.* Wherefore cry aloud in hymns that Christ the Lord is risen,* who as God was well-pleased to save the race of mankind.

Glory… Now…

In you, O Full of grace, does all creation rejoice,* the ranks of Angels and the race of mankind;* O all-hallowed Temple and spiritual Paradise, boast of Virgins.* For from youGod became incarnate* and He who is our God before the ages became a child.* He has made your womb a throne and rendered it wider than the heavens.* In you, O Full of grace, does all creation rejoice;* glory be to you.



Small Litany

Hypakoe, Tone 8

The myrrh-bearing women standing at the tomb of the Giver of life* seeking the immortal Master among the dead;* and having received the glad tidings of joy from the Angel* announced to the Apostles that Christ the Lord is risen,* granting the world great mercy.

Hymn of Ascent, Tone 8

Antiphon 1

From my youth the enemy tempts me, enflaming me with the desire for pleasures;* but placing my trust in You O Lord, I put him to flight.

Let those that hate Sion,* become like grass before it is tilled;* for Christ severs their necks with the sharp blade of torments.

Glory… Now…

By the Holy Spirit all things have life;* Light from Light, eminent God:* we hymn Him* together with the Father and the Word.

Antiphon 2

Let my humble heart be sheltered by the fear of You;* lest it fall away from You by being conceited,* O exceedingly compassionate One.

He who has his hope in the Lord* will not be afraid when the Lord judges all things* with fire and torment.

Glory… Now…

Everyone inspired by the Holy Spirit sees all and foretells,* working the greatest wonders, singing of one God in three Hypostases;* for though the Divinity radiates with triune light,* it rules as one.

Antiphon 3

I have cried to You, O Lord, hearken to me,* bend Your ear to my supplications when I cry to You,* and cleanse me before taking me from this life.

Each and every one who returns to mother earth* will depart to receive torments or rewards* in reward for their life’s actions.

Glory… Now…

Contemplation of God by the Holy Spirit is of a thrice-holy unity;* for the Father is beginningless, from Whom the Son was begotten before time,* and the Spirit equal in essence and majesty,* blazes forth equally from the Father.

Prokeimenon, Tone 8

The Lord will reign forever, Sion’s God, from age to age.

verse: My soul, give praise to the Lord; I will praise the Lord all my days.

Let everything that lives, Tone 8


Mark 16:9-20

Hymn of Resurrection

Psalm 50

Verses at Psalm 50

Canon, Tone 8

Ode 1

Irmos: When the wonder-working rod of Moses* smote the sea with the sign of the cross and divided it,* Pharaoh the charioteer it overthrew in the deep,* but fugitive Israel, fleeing on foot, it saved,* and he raised a glad shout* of praise to God.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

How should we not wonder at the mighty power of Christ’s divinity? Freedom from passions and incorruption to all the faithful flow from his Passion; drop by drop from his holy side a deathless fountain falls; and from the grave comes life unending.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

How beautiful the angel now reveals himself to the women! Bearing the signs of innate and immaterial purity, and in his far-shining form revealing the splendour of the resurrection, he cries: the Lord is risen.

Glory… Now…

Glorious things are spoken of you, O Virgin Mother of God, from generation to generation, for, remaining undefiled, you found room in your womb for God the Word. Therefore, we honour you as our protector after God.


Ode 3

Irmos: In the beginning, O Christ, you established the heavens in understanding,* and founded the earth upon the waters:* establish me upon the rock of your commandments,* for none is holy but you, only Lover of man.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The saving suffering of your flesh, O Christ, justified Adam, condemned by the taste of sin; for as the sinless one you were shown in the trial as owing no debt to death.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Jesus , my God, shed the light of his resurrection upon those sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death; and by his divinity he bound the strong man and seized all his goods.

Glory… Now…

Higher than Cherubim and Seraphim you are declared to be, Mother of God, for you alone, undefiled, received within your womb the illimitable God. Therefore, all the faithful ever sing to you and bless you.

Ode 4

Irmos: O Lord, you are my strength and my might, you are my God and my joy;* without leaving the deep recesses of the Father, you visited our poverty;* so with Habakkuk the prophet, I cry to you:* Glory to your power, O Lover of man.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Merciful Saviour, you loved me much when I was at enmity with you; in strange self-emptying you came to earth, not rejecting the last recesses of my pride. While remaining still upon the heights of your ineffable glory, you glorified me, formerly so disgraced.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Who is not amazed, O Lord, at seeing death done away through sufferings, corruption take flight through a cross, Hell emptied of its possessions through a death? This is the marvellous work of the divine sovereignty of you, the Crucified One, O Lover of man.

Glory… Now…

Boast of the faithful, Bride unwed, you are the protection and refuge of Christians, city wall and harbour; for you bring our petitions to your Son and save from danger those who acknowledge you in faith and love as the pure Mother of God.


Ode 5

Irmos: Why have you thrust me away from the never-setting light of your face,* so that alien darkness has covered me, most wretched one?* Turn me back, I beg you, and direct my ways* to the light of your commandments.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Before your Passion, O Saviour, you allowed yourself to be clothed in the robe of mockery, thus covering the shameful nakedness of man; and to be nailed naked to the cross while putting off the garment of death.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

When you arose from the dust of death, O Christ, you built again my beggared nature and rendered it immortal, revealing once again the kingly image, radiant with the light of incorruption.

Glory… Now…

As you possess a mother’s boldness before your Son, All-pure, do not refuse your far-seeing care for our race, we pray you. For you alone, as Christians, we present to the Lord for gracious favour and propitiation.


Ode 6

Irmos: Be merciful to me, O Saviour, for many are my transgressions;* bring me up from the depths of evil, I pray you.* For I have cried out to you,* hear me, O God of my salvation.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Mightily, through a tree, the originating evil overthrew me; uplifted on the cross, O Christ, you cast him down with a greater might, putting him to shame and raising me, the fallen.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Rising from the tomb in compassion you took pity on Zion, by your divine blood bringing about the new in place of the old; and now you reign in her, O Christ, throughout the ages.

Glory… Now…

May we be rescued from all our grievous stumblings by your prayers, pure Mother of God, and may we meet with the divine outshining of the Son of God, ineffably made flesh of you.


Kontakion, Tone 6

When You rose from the tomb,* You also raised the dead and resurrected Adam.* Eve exults in Your resurrection,* and the ends of the world celebrate Your rising from the dead,* O most merciful One.



My Saviour, long-suffering, Giver of life, you harrowed the kingdom of Hell and raised the dead; you met the women bringing the myrrh and for sorrow gave them joy; to the apostles you made known the signs of victory, and you shone upon your creation, O Lover of man. The whole world therefore rejoices together in your rising from the dead, O you of many mercies.


Ode 7

Irmos: The fire in Babylon once was put to shame by the descent of God* and the young men danced in the furnace,* with joy in their steps, as in a grassy meadow,* and sang: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Your glorious abasement and the divine wealth of your beggary, O Christ, struck the angels with amazement when they saw you nailed to the cross to save those who cry in faith to you: Blessed are you, God of our fathers.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

By your divine descent the lowest depths were filled with light, and the darkness and torment of former ages driven away. Then those in age-old bonds rose up and cried: Blessed are you, God of our fathers.

Glory… Now…

In accordance with orthodox doctrine, we proclaim you Lord of all, only Father of the one, only-begotten Son, and we know the one true Spirit proceeding from you, one with you in nature and co-eternal.


Ode 8

Irmos: The Chaldaean tyrant in fury kindled the furnace sevenfold for those who feared God;* then, as he beheld them saved alive by a mightier power than his, their Creator and Redeemer himself,* he cried: Bless him, young men, praise him, O priests,* highly exalt him, O people, throughout all the ages.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The power supremely divine of the Godhead of Jesus has shone out in these things: on the cross he tasted death in the flesh for all men, and he brought to nothing the might of Hell. Bless him without ceasing, young men, praise him, O priests, highly exalt him, O people, throughout all the ages.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The crucified one arose, the boastful and vainglorious fell, the fallen and the broken are restored, corruption is banished, incorruption has blossomed, for death is swallowed up by life. Bless him, young men, praise him, O priests, highly exalt him, O people, throughout all the ages.

Glory… Now…

Godhead of threefold light, in single radiance shining from one three-personed nature, Begetter without beginning, Word of the Father’s nature and Spirit consubstantial, co-reigning: bless him, young men, praise him, O priests, exalt him, O people, throughout all the ages.




Ode 9

Irmos: Heaven is amazed and the ends of the earth stricken with fear* that your womb is become wider than the heavens, and God is seen bodily by men.* Therefore, O Mother of God* the ranks of angels and of men magnify you.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Word of God, simple in your nature divine and unoriginate, by giving existence to flesh and assuming it to yourself you became compound: suffering as a man you remained beyond suffering as God. Therefore, we magnify you in the two natures, indivisible and yet without confusion.

Glory to your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

O Most High, according to the divine essence you are ever one with God as your Father; but when you took the nature of man, coming down to your servants and rising from the tomb, you made him, who is by nature God and Lord, by grace Father of those born of the earth. You with him we magnify.

Glory… Now…

O Virgin Mother of God, you are seen beyond nature bearing in the body that good Word which the Father as the One Good uttered from his heart before all ages. And we understand him now as being beyond the body, yet clothed with a body


Small Litany

Holy is the Lord

Hymn of Light

Truly Christ is risen.* Let no one doubt or be suspicious.* For He appeared to Mary and then to those who went fishing.* Then He appeared to His eleven apostles as they were eating.* He sent them forth to baptize the whole world;* then He ascended to heaven from which He had descended,* confirming His divine message by a multitude of miracles.

Glory… Now…

O Sun that has risen from the tomb on this day* as a groom from His bridal chamber,* You led Hades captive and trampled Death.* By the intercession of Your Mother,* send us light to enlighten our hearts and souls* and lead us that we may all walk* in the way of Your commandments and in the paths of peace.


Stichera of the Praises, Tone 8

O Lord, though You stood before the judgment seat* being judged by Pilate,* yet You were seated with the Father* and were not absent from Your throne.* And risen from the dead You freed the world from slavery to the stranger,* as You are full of compassionate pity and love for mankind.

O Lord, the Jews laid You as a corpse in a grave,* and soldiers guarded You as a sleeping king* sealing You with a seal as if a treasury of life;* but You arose* and grant incorruption to our souls.

O Lord, You have given us Your Cross as a weapon against the devil;* for he quakes and trembles, unable to contemplate Your power;* for raised the dead and abolished death:* wherefore we worship Your Burial and Your Rising.

Your Angel, O Lord, having proclaimed Your Resurrection,* filled the guards with fear,* but he cried to the women saying: Why do you seek the living among the dead?* Being God He is risen* granting life to the whole world.’

You endured the Cross, O You who are impassible in Your Divinity,* to free us from slavery to the enemy* and You accepted burial for three days, making us immortal,* and granting life unto us through Your Resurrection,* O Christ God, Lover of mankind.

O Christ, I worship, I glorify, and I praise Your Resurrection from the tomb,* through which You delivered us from the unbreakable bonds of Hades* and as God granted the world eternal life and great mercy.

The Lawless men, watching over Your grave* which had received life, sealed it;* but You, as the immortal and all-powerful God,* arose on the third day.

When You entered the gates of Hades, O Lord, and shattered them,* the prisoners therein cried aloud:* Who is this? for He has not been condemned to the lowest parts of the earth,* but has torn down the prisons of death as if a tent,* we received Him as One mortal, and we tremble before Him as God.* O All-powerful Saviour have mercy on us.

In Tone 3, Glory…

The disciples were rebuked for the hardness of their hearts* because they doubted when Mary Magdalene proclaimed to them* the resurrection of the Savior and His appearance to her.* But when they were strengthened with miracles and wonders,* they were sent out to preach.* And when You, O Lord, ascended to Your Father, the Source of all light,* the disciples preached throughout the world* verifying their words with wonders and miracles.* Therefore, we who were enlightened by them,* glorify Your resurrection from the dead, O Lover of mankind.

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

You came forth from death, destroying the eternal bonds of Hades, O Lord.* You broke the curse of Death* and thus delivered us from the snares of the Evil One.* Then You appeared to your apostles and sent them forth to preach,* and through them You have bestowed your peace upon all the world,* for You alone are rich in mercy.

Insistent Litany

Litany of Supplication

Great Dismissal


Troparia and Kontakia”
Troparion, Tone 8: You came down from on high, O Merciful One,* and accepted three days of burial* to free us from our sufferings.* O Lord, our life and our resurrection,* glory be to You.

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

Kontakion, Tone 8: When You rose from the tomb,* You also raised the dead and resurrected Adam.* Eve exults in Your resurrection,* and the ends of the world celebrate Your rising from the dead,* O most merciful One.

Now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Theotokion, Tone 8: To you, O Mother of God,* the invincible leader,* we, your servants, ascribe these victory hymns* in thanksgiving for our deliverance from evil.* With your invincible power free us from all dangers* that we may cry out to you:* “Hail, O bride, and pure Virgin!”

Prokeimenon, Tone 8
Pray and give thanks to the Lord our God.
verse: In Judea God is known; His name is great in Israel. (Psalm 75:12,2)

Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-6 (NRSV)
Brothers and Sisters,
I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

Alleluia, Tone 8
verse: Come, let us rejoice in the Lord; let us acclaim God our Saviour.
verse: Let us come before His countenance with praise and acclaim Him with psalms. (Psalm 94:1,2)”

Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 (NRSV)
At that time,
 a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

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


25-а Неділя по Зісланні Св. Духа; Св. влкмч. Якова Персянина. Прп. Палладія. 27 листопада


Блажен муж співаємо

Стих: Виведи з в’язниці мою душу,* щоб дякувати імені твоєму.
(г. 8): Вечірню пісню і словесну службу* приносимо тобі, Христе,* бо ти зволив помилувати нас воскресінням.

Стих: Мене обступлять праведники,* бо ти добро мені вчиниш.
Господи, Господи,* не відкинь нас від твого лиця,* але зволь помилувати нас воскресінням.

Стих: З глибин взиваю до тебе, Господи,* Господи, почуй мій голос.
Радуйся, Сіоне святий,* мати церков, Боже поселення!* Бо ти перший прийняв прощення гріхів воскресінням.

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

Слово Бога Отця перед віками народжене,* останнім же часом добровільно воплочене від Пречистої,* витерпіло смертне розп’яття* та й спасло здавна умерлу людину своїм воскресінням.

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

Твоє воскресіння з мертвих славословимо, Христе,* бо ним ти визволив рід Адама від адської муки* і, як Бог, дав ти світові життя вічне й велику милість.

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

Слава тобі, Христе Спасе,* Сину Божий єдинородний, що був прибитий до хреста* і третього дня воскрес із гробу.

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

Славимо тебе, Господи,* бо ти добровільно витерпів хрест задля нас,* і поклоняємось тобі, всесильний Спасе.* Не відкинь нас від лиця твого,* але вислухай і спаси воскресінням твоїм, Чоловіколюбче.

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

(г. 2, подібний: Коли з дерева): Світу насолоди залишивши,* роду світлість, багатство і красу,* всяке чуття знечулив ти* і, коли тіло твоє роздроблювали,* наслідуванням страждань* радісно пішов єси за Христом, Якове,* бо яко спільник страждань,* став єси воістину слави і царства Його нині сопричасником.
Стих: Хваліте Господа всі народи!* Прославляйте його всі люди!

Терплячи відсічення членів твоєї плоті,* нестерпні болі і тортури,* мученику Христів, подивугідний Якове,* і мучителів жорстокість подолавши мужньо,* перемоги многоцінний вінець прийняв ти;* ним нині прикрашений, блаженний,* ти Божественному Владики твого престолові* предстоїш із твоїми сподвижниками.

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

Маючи сміливість перед Христом,* ти за всіх, що з вірою звершують священне твоє свято,* мученику приснопам’ятний, гаряче заступаєшся,* від лих ізбавляючи* та від страждань визволяючи,* всяку облогу лютих бід знімаючи* та уділяючи душам спасіння божественними твоїми за нас проханнями,* – ми ж світлі твої подвиги прославляємо.

Слава (г. 5): Здивував ти, о Якове,* в муках усіх довготерпінням:* бо відсічення пальців, і кистей, і рамен твоїх перетерпів ти,* подібно як і ніг, і голінок твоїх аж до стегон;* наостанок, коли все ще молився ти,* і священну голову твою відсікли.* Мученику многострадальний,* за нас не припиняй Христа молити,* щоб помилував Він душі наші.

І нині  (догмат, г. 8): Цар небесний з любови до людей на землі з’явився* і між людьми пожив;* бо від чистої Діви воплотився* і з неї вийшов, прийнявши тіло.* Він є Син один, дві в ньому природи, а не особи.* Тому, проповідуючи його, як досконалого Бога* і справді досконалу людину,* визнаємо Христа Бога нашого.* Моли його, Мати всечиста,* щоб були помилувані душі наші.

Стихири на стиховні
 (г. 8): На хрест вийшов ти, Ісусе, зійшовши з неба!* Прийшов ти на смерть, Життя безсмертне,* справжнє світло для тих, що в темряві,* для всіх, що впали – воскресіння і просвічення,* Спасе наш, – слава тобі!

Стих: Господь царює,* у велич він зодягнувся.

Славословимо Христа, що воскрес із мертвих.* Він, прийнявши душу й тіло,* одне від одного відділив під час страждання.* Його пречиста душа зійшла в ад і його полонила,* у гробі ж не зазнало зотління святе тіло* Визволителя душ наших.

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

Псалмами й піснями прославляємо, Спасе,* твоє воскресіння з мертвих,* яким ти визволив нас від адських мук* і, як Бог, дав вічне життя і велику милість.

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

О, Владико всіх недоступний!* Творче неба й землі!* Ти на хресті постраждав і дав мені безстрастя;* прийнявши ж погребення і воскреснувши в славі,* ти підняв Адама рукою всесильною.* Слава твоєму на третій день воскресінню,* яким ти дав нам вічне життя і очищення з гріхів,* як єдиний чоловіколюбний!

Слава (г. 8): Сповнившись божественного духа, чудний апостоле Пилипе,* вельми ревнивий був ти за Бога вседержителя,* який показав тебе повним божественних чудес,* бо маючи чудну ревнивість, ти життям своїм осягнув досконалість.* Тому, бувши на висотах і вселившися з небесними хорами,* молися, Боговидче, Слову, Христові Богові нашому,* щоб нас обдарував великою милістю.

і нині: Діво Пречиста, що невимовно зачала тілом Бога!* Мати Бога вишнього!* Прийми мольби твоїх слуг, Всенепорочна,* даючи всім прощення гріхів.* Прийнявши нині наші благання,* моли,* щоб усі ми спаслися.

(г. 8): З висоти зійшов Ти, Милосердний,* погребення прийняв Ти тридневне,* щоб нас визволити від страстей.* Життя і воскресіння наше,* Господи, слава Тобі.

(г. 4): Муками жахливими і хоробрістю терпіння всіх здивував ти, многостраждальний,* над кожною бо частиною членів,* благодарні мольби предивно вимовляв ти Господеві.* Тому, у стражданні твоєму вінець прийнявши,* до Престолу зійшов єси Небесного Царя Христа Бога,* Якове, Його моли, щоб спас душі наші.

Слава і нині: Тебе, що стала посередницею спасіння роду нашого,* оспівуємо, Богородице Діво;* бо тілом, яке від тебе прийняв Син твій і Бог наш,* зазнав на хресті страждань* і визволив нас із тління, як Чоловіколюбець.



Тропарі і Кондаки
Troparion (Tone 8): З висоти зійшов Ти, Милосердний,* і триденне погребення прийняв Ти,* щоб нас звільнити від страждань.* Життя і воскресіння наше,*Господи, слава Тобі.

+Слава Отцю, і Сину, і Святому Духові.

Кондак (глас 8): Коли Ти воскрес із гробу,* то й померлих підняв,* і Адама воскресив;* радіє Єва воскресінням Твоїм* і кінці світу прославляють* Твоє з мертвих воскресіння,* Багатомилостивий.

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

Богородичний (г. 8): Непереможній Владарці* на честь перемоги* ми, врятовані від лиха,* благодарні пісні виписуємо Тобі,* раби твої, Богородице.* А Ти, що маєш силу нездоланну,* від усяких нас бід охорони,* щоб звати Тобі:* Радуйся, Невісто неневісная.

Прокімен (глас 8):
Помоліться і хвалу віддайте* Господеві, Богу нашому (Пс 75,12).
Стих: Відомий Бог у Юдеї, в Ізраїлі велике ім’я Його (Пс 75,2).

Апостол: (Еф 4,1-6):
Браття і Сестри, благаю вас я, Господній в’язень, поводитися достойно покликання, яким вас візвано, в повноті покори й лагідности, з довготерпеливістю, терплячи один одного в любові, стараючися зберігати єдність духа зв’язком миру. Одне бо тіло, один дух, айв одній надії вашого покликання, яким ви були візвані. Один Господь, одна віра, одне хрищення. Один Бог і Отець усіх, що над усіма й через усіх і в усіх.

Алилуя (глас 8):
Стих: Прийдімо з похвалами пере обличчя Його, і псалмами воскликнім Йому (Пс 94,1).
Стих: Хваліте Господа з небес, хваліте Його на висотах (Пс 94,2).

(Лк 10,25-37):
У той час приступив до Ісуса один законовчитель, щоб його випробувати, та й каже: “Учителю, що мені робити, щоб вічне життя осягнути?” А Ісус мовив до нього: “В законі що написано? Як там читаєш?” Озвався той і каже: “Люби Господа, Бога твого, всім серцем твоїм, усією твоєю душею і всією силою твоєю і всією думкою твоєю; а ближнього твого, як себе самого.” “Ти добре відповів”, сказав (Ісус), “роби це й будеш жити.” Та той, бажаючи себе самого виправдати, каже до Ісуса: “А хто мій ближній?” Мовив тоді Ісус, кажучи: “Один чоловік спускався з Єрусалиму до Єрихону й потрапив розбійникам, що його обдерли й побили тяжко та й пішли геть, зоставивши півмертвого. Випадком ішов якийсь священик тією дорогою; побачив він його й, збочивши, пройшов мимо. Так само й левіт прийшов на те місце, глянув на нього й пройшов мимо. Але один самарянин, що був у дорозі, зненацька надійшов (на нього) й, побачивши його, змилосердився. Він приступив до нього, перев’язав йому рани, полив їх оливою і вином; потім посадив його на власну скотину, привів до заїзду й доглянув за ним. На другий день він вийняв два динари, дав їх господареві й мовив: Доглядай за ним, і те, що витратиш на нього більше, я заплачу тобі, коли повернуся. Хто з оцих трьох, на твою думку, був ближнім тому, що потрапив розбійникам у руки?” Він відповів: “Той, хто вчинив над ним милосердя.” Тоді Ісус сказав до нього: “Іди і ти роби так само.”

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