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Sts. Borys and Hlib

Propers for August 6, 2023

Aug. 6 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8

Martyr Christina of Tyre (300). Holy Martyrs and Passion-bearers Borys and Hlib of Rus, in holy baptism Romanus and David (1015). Ven. Polycarp, archimandrite of the Kyiv Caves (1182).

1 Cor. 3:9-17; Mt. 14:22-34;
Rom. 8:28-39 ; Jn. 15:17–16:2;

Tropar Resurrectional, Tone 8

You descended from on High, Merciful One. You accepted the three day burial to free us from our passions. Lord, our Life and Resurrection. 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 Martyrs, Tone 2

Chaste Boris and guileless Hlib, true to the Lord in body and soul, Upright Passion-Bearers living out the Gospel of Christ, you did not oppose the brother who had been pulled down by the enemy. He killed your bodies, but was not able to touch your souls. Yet the evil lover of power weeps, for you are rejoicing with the angelic choirs. Standing before the Holy Trinity, pray for your countrymen, that they may be filled with God's grace and that the Children of Rus'-Ukraine may be saved.

Kondak Resurrectional, Tone 8

By rising from the tomb, You raised up the dead. Adam is risen and Eve exults in Your Resurrection. The entire world celebrates Your rising from the dead, Greatly Merciful One.

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 to Martyrs, Tone 3

Today Your truly glorious memorial shines, noble Passion-Bearers of Christ, Boris and Hlib, summoning us to praise Christ our God. Therefore, hastening to the shrine of your relics, we receive the gift of healing through your prayers, Holy Ones, for you are Divine Physicians.

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 8: Pray and give glory to the Lord our God.

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: Verse: In Judah God is known; His Name is great in Israel.

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: The Second Prokimen in Tone 4: All my delight is in the Saints of His earth.

Choir: All my delight is in the Saints of His earth.


Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Priest: Peace be with you.

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

Verse: Come let us rejoice in the Lord. Let us shout with jubilation to God our Savior.

Verse: Let us come before His Face with thanksgiving; with psalms let us shout in jubilation to Him.

Verse: The Righteous cried, and the Lord listened to them and delivered them, out of all their afflictions.

Communion Hymns

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

Rejoice in the Lord, you Righteous, praise befits the upright. 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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