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Propers for June 16, 2024

June 16 – 7th Sunday of Pascha, of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. Tone 6

Afterfeast of the Ascension. Martyrs Lucillian, Claudius, Hypatius, Paul, and Dionysius; and Virgin Paula (270). Hieromartyr Lucian the bishop, Maxianus the presbyter, Julian the deacon and Martyrs Marcellinus and Saturninus in Belgium (96).

Acts 20:16-18, 28-36; Jn. 17:1-13;

Tropar Resurrection, 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 the Ascension, Tone 4

You have ascended in Glory, Christ our God, having made Your disciples joyful by the promise of the Holy Spirit. Through the blessing they were assured that You are the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world.

Tropar of the 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.

Glory … Kondak of the Holy Fathers, Tone 8

The preaching of the Apostles and doctrines of the Fathers have established One Faith for the Church. Adorned with the robe of Truth, woven from heavenly theology, great is the mystery of piety that it defines and glorifies.

Now and Ever ...
Kondak of the Ascension, Tone 6

When You had accomplished Your Divine Plan for us and had united earthly and heavenly things, You ascended in Glory, Christ our God. Yet in no manner did you depart from us. Rather you abide with us forever. And You cry out to those who love You: "I am with you and none shall prevail against you."


Priest: Let us be attentive! Peace be with you all!

Reader: And with your spirit!

Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Choir: (repeats the Prokimen)

Reader: Verse: For You are righteous in all that you have done for us.

Choir: (repeats the Prokimen)

Reader: Blessed are You, Lord God of our Fathers,

Choir:  praised and glorified is Your Name to the ages.


Deacon: Wisdom!

Reader: The reading is from the Acts of the Apostles.

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost. From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. And when they had come to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among you." Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears. "So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me. I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' " And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

Priest: Peace be with you.

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

Verse: The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken and summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

Verse: Gather around Him, you His venerable ones, who made covenant with Him through sacrifices.

Instead of "It is right in truth"

Magnify, my soul, the Life-Giver, Who has ascended from earth to heaven.

Irmos, Tone 5: Above understanding and speech you became the Mother of God and ineffably brought forth in time the One who is beyond time. We, the faithful, with one accord, magnify you.

Communion Verses

Receive the Body of Christ; taste the Fountain of Immortality. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

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

Instead of "We have seen the true light …"

Ascension Tropar: You have ascended in Glory …

Instead of "Let our mouths be filled …"

Ascension Tropar: You have ascended in Glory …



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