Propers for October 8, 2023
Oct. 8 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1
Ven. Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria (445). Martyr Paphnutius and 546 companions in Egypt (3rd c.).
2 Cor. 9:6-11; Lk. 5:1-11;
Tropar Resurrectional, 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 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 Venerable Euphrosyne, Tone 1
You concealed your womanliness in asceticism,/ and at your repose everyone was amazed, O Euphrosyne. / As a young girl you toiled like a man,/ and by your intercessions you deliver those who honor you from dangers.
Kondak Resurrectional, Tone 1
As God, You arose from the tomb in glory, raising the world with Yourself. Human nature praises You as God for death has vanished. Adam exults, Master. Eve, freed from bondage, rejoices and cries out: "You, Christ, are the Giver of Resurrection to all."
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.
Kondak to Ven. Euphrosyne, Tone 2
Longing to reach the life on high, zealously forsaking worldly pleasures here below, / you lived among men, O most comely one. / For the sake of Christ your Bridegroom, / you disdained an earthly betrothal.
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!
Reader: The Prokimen in Tone 1: Let Your mercy, Lord, be upon us, as we have put our hope in You.
Choir: (repeats the prokimen)
Reader: Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous. Praise befits the upright.
Choir: (repeats the prokimen)
Reader: Let Your mercy, Lord, be upon us,
Choir: as we have put our hope in You.
Reader: The reading is from the Second Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us be attentive.
Reader: Brethren, I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever." Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.
Priest: Peace be with you.
Reader: And with your spirit. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Verse: God gives me retribution and has subdued peoples under me.
Verse: He magnifies the salvation of the king and deals mercifully for His anointed, for David and for his seed forever.
Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the Highest. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.