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A Joy of All Sorrow

Propers for March 24, 2024

Mar. 24 – 1st Sunday of the Great Lent: Triumph of Orthodoxy. Tone 1

St. Sophronius, patriarch of Jerusalem (638). Hieromartyr Pionius of Smyrna and those with him (250). Translation of the relics of Martyr Epimachus of Pelusium to Constantinople (250). St. Sophronius, recluse of the Kyiv Caves (13th c.).

Heb. 11:24-26, 32–12:2 ; Jn. 1:43-51;

Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

Resurrectional Tropar, Tone 1

When the stone had been sealed by the Jews, while the soldiers were guarding Your Most-Pure Body, You arose on the Third Day, Savior, granting Life to the world. Therefore, the Powers of Heaven cried to You Giver of Life: Glory to Your Resurrection, Christ. Glory to Your Kingdom. Glory to Your Divine Plan, only Lover of Mankind.

Tropar of the Feast, Tone 2

We venerate Your undefiled icon, O Good One, asking You to forgive our transgressions, O Christ God. In Your Good Will it pleased You to ascend the Cross in the flesh to deliver from enslavement to the enemy those whom You had fashioned. Therefore, we cry unto you in thanksgiving; You have filled all things with joy, O Savior; for You have come to save the world.

Glory … Now and Ever…
Kondak from Triodion, Tone 2

The uncircumscribed Word of the Father became circumscribed, taking flesh from You, Birth-Giver of God. He has restored the tarnished image to its ancient glory, filling it with divine beauty. We confess this our salvation in word and deed.


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: V. 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 Letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews.

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, by faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented— of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us. Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Priest: Peace be with you.

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

Verse: Moses and Aaron are among His Priests and Samuel among those who call upon His Name.

Verse: They called upon the Lord and He answered them.

Communion Verses

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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