Propers for August 20, 2023
Aug. 20 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2
Afterfeast of the Transfiguration. Martyr Dometius of Persia (363) and two disciples. Martyrs Marinus the Soldier and Asterius the Senator at Caesarea in Palestine (260). Ven. Hor (Horus) of the Thebaid (390). Virgin Potamia of Alexandria. Ven. Poemen (Pimen) the Much-ailing of the Kyiv Caves (1110). Ven. Pimen, faster of the Kyiv Caves (13th c.). Ven. Mercurius, bishop of Smolensk (Kyiv Caves) (1239).
1 Cor. 9:2-12; Mt. 18:23-35;
Eph. 6:10-17 ; Jn. 15:17–16:2;
Tropar Resurrectional, Tone 2
When You descended to death, Life Immortal, You slew Hades with the splendor of Your Divinity. And when from the depths You raised the dead, all the Powers of Heaven cried out: Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to You.
Tropar of Transiguration, Tone 7
You were transfigured on the mountain, Christ God, revealing Your Glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it. Let Your Everlasting Light shine on us sinners. Through the prayers of the Birth-Giver of God, Giver of Light, glory to You.
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 to St. Dometius, Tone 4
Having struggled in fasting upon the mountain, you destroyed the noetic hordes of the enemy with the weaponry of the Cross, O most blessed one. And you did likewise manfully array yourself for battle, slaying Copronymus with the sword of faith. And for both you have been crowned by God, O ever-memorable venerable martyr Dometius.
Kondak Resurrectional, Tone 2
Hades became fearful, Almighty Savior, seeing the miracle of Your Resurrection from the tomb. The dead arose and all creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with You and the world, my Savior, praises You forever.
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.
Kondak to St. Dometius, Tone 6
Despising corruption and degrading philosophies, / O venerable martyr Dometius, / you became a great guide of monks. / You did not fear the wrath of the king, / who did not wish to honor Christ the true God. / Therefore in death You did raise the hymn: / God is with me, and no one will be against me.
Now and Ever …
Kondak of Transfiguration, Tone 7
When You were transfigured on the mountain, Christ God, Your disciples saw as much of Your Glory as they could bear. So that when they looked upon You being crucified, they would understand that You suffered freely and proclaim to the world that You are indeed the radiance of the Father's Glory.
Priest: Let us be attentive! Peace be with you all!
Reader: And with your spirit!
Reader: The Prokimen in Tone 2: The Lord is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation.
Choir: (repeats the prokimen)
Reader: Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely, but He has not given me over to death.
Choir: (repeats the prokimen)
Reader: The Second Prokimen in Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.
Choir: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.
Reader: The reading is from the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us be attentive.
Reader: Brethren, if I am not an apostle to others, yet doubtless I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. My defense to those who examine me is this: Do we have no right to eat and drink? Do we have no right to take along a believing wife, as do also the other apostles, the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas? Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working? Who ever goes to war at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk of the flock? Do I say these things as a mere man? Or does not the law say the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain." Is it oxen God is concerned about? Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope. If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing if we reap your material things? If others are partakers of this right over you, are we not even more?
Reader: The reading is from the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians.
Deacon: Let us be attentive.
Reader: Brethren, finally, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Priest: Peace be with you.
Reader: And with your spirit. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Verse: May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble. May the Name of the God of Jacob protect you.
Verse: Lord, save the king and hear us on the day we call out to You.
Verse: The righteous shall flourish as a palm tree and shall increase like the cedars of Lebanon.
Instead of "It is right in truth"
Magnify, my soul, the Lord Who was Transfigured on Tabor.
Irmos, Tone 4: Your birth-giving was undefiled. God came forth from your womb and He appeared on earth in the flesh, making His dwelling among mortals. Therefore, Birth-Giver of God, we all magnify you.
Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the Highest. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. They shall not be afraid of any evil report. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia