Propers for September 3, 2023
Sept. 3 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4
Afterfeast of the Dormition. Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy (44). Martyr Bassa of Edessa and her sons Theogonius, Agapius, and Pistus (4th c.). Ven. Abramius the Lover-of-Labor of the Kyiv Caves (XII-XIII).
1 Cor. 16:13-24; Mt. 21:33-42;
Tropar Resurrectional, Tone 4
When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel the joyous message of Your Resurrection, they cast away the ancestral curse and with gladness told the apostles: death is overthrown. Christ God is risen, granting the world great mercy.
Tropar of The Feast, Tone 1
In giving birth, you preserved your virginity. In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, Birth-Giver of God. You were translated to life, Mother of Life, and through your prayers you deliver our souls from death.
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 Apostle, Tone 4
O holy Apostle Thaddeus, witness of God, / Who appeared in the flesh for our sake, / you brought the light of saving grace to those in darkness / and were revealed as an excellent physician to those in Edessa. / Wherefore shelter those who fervently seek you.
Kondak Resurrectional, Tone 4
My Savior and Redeemer as God arose from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from bondage. He has shattered the gates of Hades and, as Master, He has risen on the Third Day.
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 Apostle, Tone 4
The Church has acquired you as a brilliant star, / and is ever enlightened by your miracles, O Apostle Thaddeus. / Save those who in faith honor your memory.
Now and Ever …
Kondak of the Feast, Tone 2
Neither the tomb nor death had power over the Birth-Giver of God; she is ever watchful in her prayers and in her intercession lies unfailing hope. For as the Mother of Life she has been translated to life by the One Who dwelt within her ever-virginal womb.
Priest: Let us be attentive! Peace be with you all!
Reader: And with your spirit!
Reader: The Prokimen in Tone 4: How marvelous are Your works, O Lord. In wisdom You have made them all.
Choir: (repeats the prokimen)
Reader: Verse: Bless the Lord, my soul. O Lord my God, You are very great.
Choir: (repeats the prokimen)
Reader: The Second Prokimen in Tone 3: My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Choir: My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Reader: The reading is from the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
Deacon: Let us be attentive.
Reader: Brethren, watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I urge you, brethren—you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints— that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us. I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied. For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men. The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. The salutation with my own hand—Paul's. If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Priest: Peace be with you.
Reader: And with your spirit. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Verse: Bend Your bow and proceed prosperously, and reign because of truth, meekness and righteousness.
Verse: You have loved righteousness and hated iniquity.
Verse: Arise Lord, into Your rest; You and the Ark of Your Holiness.
Instead of "It is right in truth"
Beholding the Dormition of the Most-Pure One, the angels were amazed, as the Virgin was taken up from earth to heaven.
Irmos, Tone 1: In You, Pure Virgin, the bounds of nature are overcome: Childbirth remains virginal and death is betrothed to life. Birth-Giver of God, Virgin after bearing a child and alive after death, always save Your inheritance.
Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the Highest. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the Name of the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.