Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Publican & Pharisee

Publican & Pharisee

Ratings: (0)|Views: 266 |Likes:
Published by nycxs
Commemoration of the New-Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
Commemoration of the New-Martyrs and Confessors of Russia

More info:

Published by: nycxs on Feb 05, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/24/2012

pdf

text

original

 
1
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee Commemoration of the New-Martyrs and Confessors of Russia 
 
VESPERS: Tone 1P. Regular BeginningC. Lord I have cried...1. Ac
cept
our evening prayers, O
Ho
ly Lord,/ and grant us remission
of
oursins
,
/ for
on
ly Thou hast shown forth un
to
the world// theResur
rec
tion.2.
 Walk
about Zion, ye
 peo
ple,/ and en
com 
pass her./ Give
glo
ry therein toHim Who is risen
from 
the dead./ For
He
is our God// Who hathdelivered us from our i
ni
quities.3.
Come
ye people, praise and
wor
ship Christ,/ glorifying His Resurrection
from 
the dead:/
for
He is Our God, Who hath de
li
vered the world// fromthe beguiling of the
e
nemy.Stichera from the Triodion (Tone 1)4/5.
Breth
ren, let us not pray as the
Phar
isee:/ for he who exalts himselfshall be
hum 
bled./
Let
us humble ourselves be
fore
God,/ and withfasting cry aloud as the
Pub
lican:// God be merciful to us
sin
ners.6. A
Phar
isee, overcome with vain
glo
ry,/ and a Publican, bowed down inre
 pen
tance,/
came
to Thee the only
 Mas
ter./ The one boasted and wasdeprived of
 bless
ings,/ while the other kept silent and was counted
worth
y of gifts./ Confirm me, O
Christ
our God,/ in these his cries of
sor
row,// for Thou
lo
vest mankind.Stichera for the Martyrs (Tone 1)7.
 With
fervent supplication, O
 bre
thren,/ let us now begin to chant hymnsto the new
fa
vorites of God;/
for
, cleansed through fearsome torments,they have been shown to be branches of the true
vine
of Christ,/abundantly watered with the
sweet
ness of grace,/ set
forth
before us inthe fragrance of their
ho
liness.// And edified by their struggle, withcompunction let us also offer unto God the fruit of re
 pen
tance.8. O our
ho
ly Tsar and passion-bearer
 Ni
cholas,/ O new and saintlyTsaritsa Ale
xan
dra,/ O
child
Alexis, heir to
hea
venly things,/ androyal maidens Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anas
ta
sia;/
ye
who wereabandoned by the ungrateful, O holy band of
se
ven,/ who through manyhumiliations found ascent to heaven, leading with you four fellow
suf
ferers:/
 pray
with them to our
all
-good God,/ that He vouchsafe theexceeding sinful people of Russia for
give
ness,// bring peace to theworld, and
save
our souls.(Tone 4)9.
 Meek
, yet steadfast, wast thou, O elect of the city of
Pe
ter,/hieromartyr Benjamin, who wast condemned by New Coprony
 mu
ses/ andbe
tray
ed by false pastors to an authority op
 posed
to God./ For then
 
2God revealed thee as a fearless
teach
er./ Behold, here is thytestament proclaimed from im
 pri
sonment:// 'For the sake of the Church,let us not
spare
ourselves,/ and let us not betray the holy Church forour
own
sake!'/ And at the lawless tribunal thy discourse was a
 ma
zingto all:/ 'Ye offer me now death or life; but signing myself with thesign of the holy
Cross
, I say:// Glory to Thee for all things, O
Lord
 God!'(Tone 8)10. Your steadfast
cou
rage is the glory of the Church of
Rus
sia,/ O newpassion-bearers and con
fes
sors,/ for ye are the disciples of Philip andHer
 mo
genes,/ and the servants of the much-suffering Patriarch Tikhon,who
gave
you your name./ Persecuted and slain, ye remained intribulations with
 pa
tience./ And who can reckon the number of yourtorments and
 bit
ter deaths?/ Yet ye showed yourselves to be preachersto those with you in
 bon
dage,/ enlighteners of them that before wereunbe
lie
vers,/ performers of the holy
 Mys
teries./ Great is your lovefor Christ,
great
is your faith!// In all things ye have shownyourselves to be
ser
vants of God!Glory... (Tone 8)Al
 might
y Lord, I know how great is the
 power
of tears./ For they ledHezekiah from the
gates
of death;/ they delivered the sinful woman from thetransgressions of
 ma
ny years;/ they justified the Publican above the
Phar
isee.// And with them I also pray: Have mercy u
 pon
me.Both... Dogmatikon (Tone 1)Let us
 praise
the Virgin
 Ma
ry,/ glory of all the world and doorway to
hea
ven,/
who
begotten of man hast
 borne
the Lord:/ and who, adornment ofthe faithful, is sung by the an
ge
lic hosts./ For
she
hath been shown forthas Heaven and Temple of the
God
head./ She it is, who breaking down themiddle wall of
en
mity,/ ushered in
 peace
and threw the Kingdom
o
pen./Therefore with her as
an
chor of our faith,/
we,
in the Lord born of her,have a De
fen
der./ Make bold therefore, ye people of
God
, make bold,// forHe, the Almighty will defeat your
e
nemies.P. Wisdom. Aright!C. O Joyful Light...P. Prokimenon. The Lord is King...P. Wisdom!R. The first reading is from the Prophecy of Isaiah: (Isa 43:9-13)All the nations are gathered together, and princes shall be gatheredout of them. Who will declare these things, or who will let them bringforth their witnesses, and be justified; and let them hear, and declare thetruth? Be ye My witnesses, and I too am a witness, saith the Lord God, andMy servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know, and believe, andunderstand that I am He: before Me there was no other God, and after Methere shall be none. I am God; and beside Me there is no Savior. I havedeclared, and have saved; I have reproached, and there was no strange godamong you. Ye are My witnesses, and I am the Lord God, even from thebeginning: and there is none that can deliver out of my hands. I will
 
3work, and who shall turn it back? Thus saith the Lord God Who redeemethyou the Holy One of Israel.R. The second reading is from the Wisdom of Solomon: (Wis 3:1-9)The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall notorment touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: andtheir departure is taken for misery, and their going from us to be utterdestruction: but they are in peace. For though they be punished in thesight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality. And having been alittle chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded: for God proved them, andfound them worthy for Himself. As gold in the furnace hath He tried themand received them as a burnt offering. And in the time of their visitationthey shall shine, and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble. Theyshall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people, and their Lordshall reign forever. They that put their trust in Him shall understand thetruth: and such as be faithful in love shall abide with Him: for graceand mercy is to His saints, and He hath care for His elect.R. The third reading is from the Wisdom of Solomon: (Wis 4:7-15)Though the righteous be prevented with death, yet shall he be in rest.For honorable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that ismeasured by number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and anunspotted life is old age. He pleased God, and was beloved of Him; sothat, living among sinners, he was translated. Yea, speedily was he takenaway, lest that wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceitbeguile his soul. For the bewitching of naughtiness doth obscure thingsthat are honest; and the wandering of lust doth undermine the simple mind.He, being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time; for his soulpleased the Lord: therefore hasted He to take him away from among thewicked. This the people saw, and understood not, neither laid they up thisin their minds: that His grace and mercy is with His saints, and that Hedoth visit His chosen.P. Augmented LitanyR. Vouchsafe...P. Litany of Fervent SupplicationC. Litya
The first sticheron is that of the temple followed by:
 Stichera from the Triodion (Tone 3)
O
ye faithful, let us hate the boastful words of the
Pha
risee/ and
e
mulate the contrite prayer of the
Pub
lican./ Let us not
think
proudthoughts, but humbling ourselves in contrition
let
us cry:// God bemerciful
to
our sins.Glory... for the New Martyrs (Tone 8)May the joyous angels of God summon us all,/ and may we rejoice;/ for,rejoicing over a single sinner who repenteth,/ they dance for joy over themultitude of new saints,/ the martyrs and confessors of the Church ofRussia,/ who shone forth in their sufferings./ Behold, the Tsar and thoseof his household,/ the Patriarch, holy hierarchs, priests and monks,/ and amultitude of people of every calling,/ tried by bondage and privations,/ bycruel and multifarious torments,/ and by death, which brought them toeverlasting life./ And for the sake of this their struggle,/ grace hath

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->