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Finding of relics of Ven. Domnika of Oleshkiv (2008) - Знайдення мощей блж. Домніки Олешківської (2008)

Propers for December 10, 2023

Dec. 10 – 27th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2

Great-martyr James the Persian (421). Ven. Palladius of Thessalonica (6th-7th c.). 17 Monk-martyrs in India (4th c.). Ven. Romanus the Wonderworker of Cilicia (5th c.). Finding of relics of Ven. Domnika of Oleshkiv (2008)

Eph. 6:10-17 ; Lk. 13:10-17;
Jn. 15:1-7

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 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 Great-martyr, Tone 4

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!

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.

Glory …
Kondak to Great-martyr, Tone 2

You listened to your faithful wife/ and contemplated the judgment of God, holy James; / you despised the threats and commands of the Persians,/ accepting the cutting of your body as though you were a vine. / Therefore you were revealed as a martyr worthy of honor.

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 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 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 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 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.

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



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