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Myrrh-Bearing Women

Propers for May 19, 2024

May 19 – Third Sunday of Pascha, of the Myrrh-bearing Women. Tone 2.

Sts. Myrrh-Bearing Women, Righteous Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. Righteous Job the Long-suffering. Martyrs Barbarus the Soldier, Bacchus, Callimachus, and Dionysius, in Morea (362). Martyr Barbarus the former robber in Epirus (9th c.). Ven. Job, abbot and wonderworker of Pochaiv (1651).

Acts 6:1-7 ; Mk. 15:43–16:8;

Tropar, Tone 2

When You descended to death, Life Immortal, You slew Hades with the splendor of Your Divinity. And when from the depths You raised the dead, all the Powers of Heaven cried out: Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to You.

Tropar, Tone 2

The Noble Joseph took your Most Pure Body down from the Tree. Wrapping It in fine linen and anointing It with spices, he placed It in a new tomb. Your Third Day Resurrection, Lord, granted the world great mercy.

Tropar, Tone 2

The angel came to the Myrrh-bearing women at the tomb and said: "Myrrh is appropriate for the dead, but Christ has revealed Himself to be a stranger to corruption. "So proclaim: The Lord is risen, granting the world great mercy."

Glory ... Kondak, Tone 2

Christ, You commanded the Myrrh-bearers to rejoice. By Your Resurrection, God, You stopped the lamentation of Eve. You commanded your Apostles to preach: The Savior is risen.

Now and Ever ...  Paschal Kondak Tone 8

You descended into the tomb, Immortal One and destroyed the power of Death. In victory You rose, Christ God, proclaiming, "Rejoice!" to the Myrrh-bearing women. You granted peace to Your Apostles and bestowed resurrection on the fallen.


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

Reader: And with your spirit!

Deacon: Wisdom!

Reader: The Prokimen in Tone 6: Lord, save Your people and bless your inheritance.

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

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

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: Lord, save Your people

Choir: and bless your inheritance.


Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food. And the twelve called together the whole community of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should neglect the word of God in order to wait on tables. Therefore, friends, select from among yourselves seven men of good standing, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this task, while we, for our part, will devote ourselves to prayer and to serving the word." What they said pleased the whole community, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. They had these men stand before the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. The word of God continued to spread; the number of the disciples increased greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

Priest: Peace be with you.

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

Verse: Lord, You have favored Your Land; You have restored the well-being of Jacob.

Verse: Kindness and Truth shall meet; Justice and Peace shall kiss.

Instead of "It is right in truth"

The angel cried to the Lady Full of Grace: Rejoice, Pure Virgin. Again I say: Rejoice. Your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb. With Himself He has raised up all the dead: Rejoice, all peoples.

Irmos: Shine, Shine, O New Jerusalem, for the Glory of the Lord has shone on you. Exult now and be glad, O Zion and rejoice, Pure Birth-Giver of God, in the Resurrection of Your Son.

Instead of "We have seen the True light:"

Paschal Tropar: Christ is risen...

Instead of
"Glory to the Father and to the Son …"

Paschal Tropar: Christ is risen...
(3 times)

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.



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