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Sts. Anthony and Theodosius of the Kyiv Caves

Propers for July 23, 2023

July 23 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 6

Holy 45 Martyrs at Nicopolis in Armenia, including Leontius, Maurice, Daniel, Anthony, Alexander, Anicetus, Sisinius, Meneus, and Belerad (Verelad) (319). Martyr Apollonius of Sardis (3rd c.). Martyrs Bianor and Silvanus of Pisidia (4th c.). Ven. Anthony of the Kyiv Caves (1073). Ven. Silouan of the Far Caves in Kyiv (13th-14th c.).

Rom. 15:1-7; Mt. 9:27-35;
Gal. 5:22–6:2; Mt. 4:25-5:12;

Tropar Resurrectional, Tone 6

The angelic powers were at Your Tomb. The guards became as dead men. Mary stood by Your Grave seeking Your Most Pure Body. You captured Hades, not being tempted by it. You came to the Virgin, granting Life, Lord, risen from the dead, 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. Anthony, Tone 4

In leaving the world you followed Christ according to the Gospel having departed from worldly turmoil. You realized the quiet refuge on the Holy Mountain of Athos living there a life equal to the angels. Therefore, with the blessing of the Fathers, you came to the hills of Kyiv. There, having fulfilled your life in love of ascetic struggles, you illumined your homeland. Having shown a multitude of monastics the pathway leading to the Heavenly Kingdom, you led them to Christ. Venerable Anthony, pray that He will save our souls.

Kondak Resurrectional, Tone 6

When Christ God, the Giver of Life, with His Life-giving Hand raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery, He bestowed Resurrection on the human race. He is the Savior, the Resurrection, the Life and the God of all.

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. Anthony, Tone 8

Venerable One, you gave yourself to God from your youth for you loved Him above all. With devotion you followed Him with Your whole soul. Scorning the passing corruption of the world, you made a cave in the earth and in it you struggled nobly against the snares of the invisible enemy, illumining all the earth like a bright, radiant sun. Therefore rejoicing, you passed over to the heavenly dwelling place. Standing now before the Throne of the Master together with the angels, remember us who are honoring your holy memory that we may cry out to you: Rejoice, Father Anthony.

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 6: O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance.

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: Verse: To You, Lord, will I call: "My God, be not silent to me."

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: The 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 Letter of St. Paul to the Romans.

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, we then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me." For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.

Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Priest: Peace be with you.

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

erse: He that dwells in the aid of the Most High will abide in the shelter of the God of Heaven.

Verse: He will say to the Lord: my Helper are You and my Refuge. He is my God and I will hope in Him.

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

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.



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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