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Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Councils

Propers for July 30, 2023

July 30 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7

Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Councils (movable holiday on Sunday closest to July 29). Great-martyr Marina (Margaret) of Antioch in Pisidia (4th c.).

1 Cor. 1:10-18; Mt. 14:14-22;
Heb. 13:7-16; Jn. 17:1-13;

Tropar Resurrectional, Tone 7

By Your Cross, you destroyed Death. To the Thief, You opened Paradise. For the Myrrh-bearers, You changed weeping into joy. Christ God, You commanded Your disciples to proclaim that You are risen, granting the world great mercy.

Tropar to Holy Fathers, Tone 8

You are Most Glorious, Christ our God. You have established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth. Through them You have guided us to the True Faith. Greatly Compassionate One, glory to You.

Kondak Resurrectional, Tone 7

The dominion of Death can no longer hold humanity captive, for Christ descended shattering and destroying its power. Hades is bound while the prophets rejoice with one voice. The Savior has come to those in faith, saying: "Enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection."

Glory …
Kondak to Holy Fathers, Tone 8

The preaching of the Apostles and doctrines of the Fathers have confirmed One Faith for the Church, adorned with the Robe of Truth woven from heavenly theology. Great is the mystery of piety which it defines and glorifies.

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 7: The Lord shall give strength to His people. The Lord shall bless His people with peace.

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: Verse: Bring to the Lord, you sons of God, bring young rams to the Lord.

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: The Second Prokimen in Tone 4: Blessed are You, Lord God of our Fathers, praised and glorified is Your Name to the ages.

Choir: Blessed are You, Lord God of our Fathers, praised and glorified is Your Name to the ages.


Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe's household, that there are contentions among you. Now I say this, that each of you says, "I am of Paul," or "I am of Apollos," or "I am of Cephas," or "I am of Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them. We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Priest: Peace be with you.

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

Verse: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High.

Verse: To declare Your mercy in the morning and Your truth by night.

Verse: The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken and summoned the earth from east to west.

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.



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