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St. Theodosius, archbishop of Chernihiv (1696)

Propers for February 18, 2024

Feb. 18 – 37 Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4

Holy Martyr Agatha (251). Martyr Theodoula, and Martyrs Helladius, Macarius, Boethos, and Evagrius (304). St. Theodosius, archbishop of Chernihiv (1696).

1 Тim. 4:9-15; Lk. 19:1-10;
Heb. 13:17-21; Lk. 6:17-23;

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 the Feast, Tone 1

Rejoice, Virgin Birth-Giver of God, Full of Grace; from you shone the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, enlightening those who sat in darkness. Rejoice and you, Righteous Elder, who accepted in your arms the Redeemer of our souls, Who grants us Resurrection.

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. Theodosius, Tone 4

Holy Hierarch Theodosius, / you were found to be most worthy among bishops / and a light to your flock when translated to the eternal mansions. / Pray at the throne of the King of Glory / that we may be delivered from all present evil / and that our souls may be saved by your prayers.

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  to St. Theodosius, Tone 4

Holy Hierarch Theodosius, / you labored for Christ by grazing your rational flock in spiritual pastures; / you received the gift of healing from Christ the Savior / to cure from bodily and spiritual infirmities all those who come to your relics. / Pray for those who call on your name, / that our souls may be saved from the enemy.

Now and Ever …
Kondak of the Feast, Tone 1

By Your Birth, Christ our God, You sanctified the Virgin's womb and blessed Simeon's hands – and now You have come and saved us. Grant peace in the midst of aggression to Your community and strengthen the people embraced by Your Love, Only Lover of all Mankind.


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

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: The Second Prokimen in Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His holy ones.

Choir: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His holy ones.


Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Son Timothy, this is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. These things command and teach. Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.

Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, the night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.

Priest: Peace be with you.

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

Alleluia Verses

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

Verse: You have loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

Verse: Blessed is the one who fears the Lord. He will delight greatly in His Commandments.

Instead of "It is right in truth"

Virgin Birth-Giver of God, Hope of all Christians; Protect, preserve and save all who hope in you.

Irmos, Tone 3: In the shadow and letter of the law, let us, the faithful, discern a prototype: Every male child who opens the womb shall be sanctified to God. Therefore, the First-Born Word and Son of the Father without beginning and the First-Born Child of an Unwedded Mother, we magnify.

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.



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