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Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus (1st c.)

Propers for October 22, 2023

Oct. 22 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 3

Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (787). Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus (1st c.). St. Andronicus and his wife St. Athanasia of Egypt (500). Righteous Forefather Abraham (2000 B.C.) and his nephew Righteous Lot. Martyrs Juventius and Maximus at Antioch (4th c.). St. Publia the Confessor of Antioch (360). St. Peter of Galatia (9th c.).

Gal. 1:11-19; Lk. 7:11-16;
1 Cor. 4:9-16; Lk. 10:16-21;
Heb. 13:7-16; Jn. 17:1-13;

Tropar Resurrectional, Tone 3

Let the heavens rejoice. Let the earth be glad. For the Lord has shown strength with His Arm. He has trampled Death by death. He has become the First-born of the Dead. He has delivered us from the depths of Hades and has granted the world great mercy.

Tropar to 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.

Tropar to Apostle, Tone 3

Holy Apostle James, / entreat the merciful God / to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kondak Resurrectional, Tone 3

On this day You rose from the tomb, Merciful One, leading us from the gates of death. On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices. With the prophets and patriarchs they unceasingly praise the divine majesty of Your Power.

Kondak to Fathers, Tone 8

The preaching of the Apostles and the doctrine of the Fathers confirmed the One Faith in the Church. In the garment of truth woven from theology on high She rightly divides and glorifies true piety.

Glory …
Kondak to Apostle, Tone 2

Let us bless James, praising him as the messenger of God, / for he filled the souls of the pious with wise dogmas. / Standing at the throne of glory before the Master, / he rejoices with all the angels unceasingly praying for us all.

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 3: Sing praises to our God, sing praises. Sing praises to our King, sing praises.

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: Verse: Clap your hands, all you peoples, Shout to God with a joyful voice.

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 Letter of St. Paul to the Galatians.

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, I make known to you,  that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.

Deacon: Wisdom!

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

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now. I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Therefore I urge you, imitate me.

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: Lord, in You have I hoped; let me never be put to shame.

Verse: Be a God of protection for me, a house of refuge, to save me.

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

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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