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Propers for November 19, 2023

Nov. 19 – 24th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7

St. Paul the Confessor, archbishop of Constantinople (350). Virginmartyrs Tecusa, Alexandra, Claudia, Matrona, Polactia, Euphrosyne, and Athanasia of Ancyra (303). Ven. Luke, monk, of Sicily (820). Ven. Luke, steward of the Kyiv Caves (13th c.).

Eph. 2:14-22 ; Lk. 8:41-56;
Heb. 8:3-6; Lk. 12:8-12

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 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. Paul, Tone 3

Your confession of the Divine Faith, / has shown you to the Church as another Paul, and a zealot among priests;/ the righteous blood of Abel and Zachariah cries out to the Lord with yours. / O Venerable Father,/ entreat Christ God to grant us great mercy.

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."

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. Paul, Tone 2

You shone forth on earth as a star of heavenly light; / now you enlighten the entire Church for which you suffered, / for you laid down your life, / and truly your righteous blood cries out to the Lord like that of Zachariah and Abel.

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 7: The saints shall rejoice in glory and they shall rejoice upon their beds.

Choir: The saints shall rejoice in glory and they shall rejoice upon their beds.


Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is necessary that this One also have something to offer. For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law; who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, "See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain." But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.

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: Your priests shall clothe themselves with righteousness and Your saints shall exult.

Communion Hymn

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.



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