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Propers for April 14, 2024

Apr. 14 – 4th Sunday of the Great Lent Tone 4

Venerable John Listvychnyk. Ven. Mary the Egyptian (522). Martyrs Geroncius and Basilides (3rd c.). Righteous Achaz. Ven. Macarius, abbot of Pelecete (840). Ven. Gerontius, youth, canonarch of the Kyiv Caves (14th c.).

Heb. 6:13-20; Mk. 9:17-31;
Eph. 5:8-19; Mt. 4:25 - 5:12;

Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

Resurrectional Tropar, Tone 4

When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel the joyous message of Your Resurrection, they cast away the ancestral curse and with gladness told the apostles: death is overthrown. Christ God is risen, granting the world great mercy.

Tropar of our church, Tone 4

Prophet and Forerunner of the coming of Christ,/ we who honor you with love can find no manner of praising you worthily./ For the barrenness of one who bore you / and the silence of your father have been ended by your being born of divine grace / and you have proclaimed to the world / the Incarnation of the Son of God.

Tropar of Ven. John, Tone 1

Dweller of the Wilderness and Angel in the Flesh: You were shown to be a wonderworker, O our God-bearing Father John. You received heavenly gifts through fasting, vigil and prayer. You heal the bodies and souls of those who approach you in faith. Glory to the One Who gave you strength. Glory to the One Who crowned you. Glory to the One Who through you grants healing to all.

Resurrectional Kondak, Tone 4

My Savior and Redeemer as God arose from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from bondage. He has shattered the gates of Hades and, as Master, He has risen on the Third Day.

Kondak of our church, Tone 3

She who was previously barren / now bears the Forerunner of Christ / who is the fulfillment of every prophecy. / For the prophets proclaimed beforehand / that having laid hands on Him in the Jordan, / he would be manifest as Prophet, / Preacher / and Forerunner of the Word of God.

Glory …
Kondak of Ven. John, Tone 4

On the height of abstinence did the Lord place you, O our Father and Teacher John, as an unerring star which enlightens the ends of the earth.

Now and Ever…
Theotokion, Tone 6

Protection of Christians not put to shame,/ unwavering Mediation before the Creator;/ despise not the prayer of sinners,/ but because you are good, quickly come to help us who call on you in faith./ Be swift to intercede and make haste to supplicate, Birth-Giver of God,/ who always protects those who honor you.


Priest: Let us be attentive! Peace be with you all!

Reader: And with your spirit!

Deacon: Wisdom!

Reader: The Prokimen in Tone 4: How marvelous are Your works, O Lord. In wisdom You have made them all.

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: V. Bless the Lord, my soul. O Lord my God, You are very great.

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: The Second Prokimen in Tone 6: The saints shall rejoice in glory and they shall rejoice upon their beds.

Choir: (repeats the Second Prokimen)


Deacon: Wisdom!

Reader: The reading is from the Letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you." And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Deacon: Wisdom!

Reader: The reading is from the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians.

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth, finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light." See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.

Priest: Peace be with you.

Reader: And with your spirit. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Verse: Bend Your bow and proceed prosperously, and reign because of truth, meekness and righteousness.

Verse: You have loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

Verse: They who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.

Instead of "It is right in truth"

All of creation rejoices in you, Lady, Full of Grace, the assembly of angels and the human race, Sanctified Temple and Spiritual Paradise, the Glory of Virgins, from whom God was incarnate and became a Child – our God before the ages. He made your body into a throne, and your womb more spacious than the heavens. All of creation rejoices in You, Lady Full of Grace. Glory to you!

Communion Hymns

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The righteous man shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of any evil report. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.



Українська Православна Церква св. Івана Хрестителя у с. Джонсон Сіті, штату Нью-Йорк, США. Знаходимось під духовною опікою Високопреосвященнішого Митрополита Антонія.

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