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2nd Sunday Lent

2nd Sunday Lent

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The Second Sunday in Lent, Commemoration of Saint Gregory Palamas
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The Second Sunday in Lent Commemoration of Saint Gregory Palamas 
 
VESPERS: Tone 6P. Regular BeginningC. Lord I have cried...1. O Christ, triumphant
o
ver hell,/ Thou hast ascended up
on
the Cross,/ toraise up with Thyself those dwelling in the
dark
ness of death./ Freea
 mong
the dead,/ Thou pourest forth life from
Thine
own light:// Oalmighty Saviour, have mercy up
on
us.2. Christ, having trampled upon
death
today,/ according to His word, roseup bestowing
joy
upon
 
the world,/ that all of us shouting this
hymn
 might say:/ O Fount of life, O Light that no
 man
can approach,// Oalmighty Saviour, have mercy up
on
us.3. Whither shall we sinners fly from
Thee
, O Lord,/ Who art everywhere inthe cre
a
tion?/ Into heaven? Thy a
bode
is there./ Into hell? Thouhast trampled up
on
death./ Into the uttermost
parts
of the sea?/ Thyhand reaches thither, O
Mas
ter./ We run to Thee and falling before
Thee
we pray:// O Thou, risen from the dead, have mercy up
on
us.4. We exult in Thy
Cross
, O Christ,/ and we praise and glorify ThyResur
rec
tion./ For
Thou
art our God;// we know no other
Lord
but Thee.5. Ever
bles
sing the Lord,/ we praise His Resur
rec
tion./ For en
dur
ing theCross,// He destroyed
death
by death.6. Glory be unto Thy
 might
, O Lord,/ for thou hast destroyed the
po
wer ofdeath;/ and Thou hast renewed us
through
Thy Cross// bestowing upon uslife and incor
rup
tion.Stichera from the Triodion (Tone 2)7/8. What hymns of praise shall we sing in honour of the holy
bish
op?/ Heis the trumpet of theology, the herald of the
fire
of grace,/ the
honour
ed vessel of the
Spi
rit,/ the unshaken pillar of the Church, thegreat joy of the in
hab
ited earth,/ the river of wisdom, the
can
dlestickof the light,// the shining star that makes glorious the wholecre
a
tion.9. What words of song shall we weave as a garland, to crown the holy
bish
op?/ He is the champion of true devotion and the adversary ofun
god
liness,/ the
fer
vent pro
tec
tor of the Faith,/ the great guide andteacher, the well-tuned harp of the
Spi
rit,/ the golden tongue, thefountain that flows with waters of healing for the
faith
ful,// Gregorythe great and
 mar
velous.10. With what words shall we who dwell on earth praise the holy
bi
shop?/He is the teacher of the Church, the herald of the
light
of God,/ thein
i
tiate of the heavenly mysteries of the
Tri
nity,/ the chief adornmentof the mo
nas
tic life,/ renowned alike in action and in contem
pla
tion,/the glory of Thessa
lo
nica;/ and now he dwells in heaven with the greatand glorious Martyr De
 me
trius,// whose relics flow with
ho
ly oil.Glory... (Tone 6)
 
2
Thrice blessed saint, most holy
fa
ther,/ good shepherd and disciple ofChrist the Chief
Shep
herd,/ thou hast laid down thy
life
for thy sheep./ And now in thine intercessions, O God-bearing Gregory our
fa
ther,// praythat great mercy may be
gran
ted to our souls.Both now & ever... Dogmatikon Tone 6Who does not call thee
bles
sed,/ O all-hallowed
 Vir
gin?/ Who does notsing the praises of thy
gi
ving birth,/ which was not according to the lawsof
na
ture;/ for the only-begotten
Son
Himself,/ timelessly having shone outof the
Fa
ther,/ came forth from thee who
art
pure;/ and having beenineffably made flesh, He, Who by
na
ture is God,/ for our sakes became alsoby
na
ture man,/ not in two divided persons, but in two natures withoutcon
fus
ion is He known./ O thou, honoured and greatly
bles
sed,// beseech Himto have
 mer
cy on our souls.P. Wisdom. Aright!C. O Joyful Light...P. Prokimenon. The Lord is King...P. Wisdom! (And readings, if any)P. Augmented LitanyR. Vouchsafe...P. Litany of Fervent Supplication APOSTICHA: (Tone 6)1. Angels in heaven sing the
prai
ses/ of Thy Resurrection, O Christ our
Saviour
./ Vouchsafe that we
too
on earth// may from pure hearts giveThee
glo
ry.V. The Lord is King,/ and hath put on glorious apparel.2. After breaking in pieces the
gates
of brass/ and crushing the bolts and
bars
of hell,/ Thou, being almighty God, didst raise
fal
len man./Therefore, with one ac
cord
, we cry:// Glory unto Thee, O Lord,
ris
enfrom the dead.V. He hath made the world so sure/ that it cannot be moved.3. Wishing to lift us out of the ancient cor
rup
tion,/ Christ was nailedupon the Cross and
laid
in the tomb./ As in tears the women bearingmyrrh
searched
for Him,/ they said, lamenting: Woe are we, O
Saviour
ofall:/ How comes it that Thou wast pleased to
dwell
in the tomb?/ Howcomes it, if that was Thy wish, that Thou hast now been
sto
len?/ Howcomes it that Thou hast been taken
else
where?/ In what place have theylaid Thy life-bearing
Bo
dy?/ But, O Master, as Thou hast promised,appear to us and dry up the
foun
tain of our tears./ Upon which, asthey wept, an angel
came
to them and cried:/ Cease your weeping andtell the apostles that the Lord is
ri
sen// giving the worldpurification and great
 mer
cy.V. Holiness becometh Thine house/ O Lord, forever.4. Crucified according to Thy
 Will
, O Christ,/ despoiling death by Thyen
tomb
ment,/ Thou hast risen up on the third day as God in
glo
ry,//granting the world life without end and great
 mer
cy.Glory... from the Triodion (Tone 8)The
tongue
, watchful in
teach
ing,/ rings in the ears of our heart andawakens the souls of the
sloth
ful./ Thy words, inspired by God, are a
 
3
ladder leading us from earth to
hea
ven./ O Gregory, wonder of Thessaly,pray to Christ without
ceas
ing,// that we who honour thee may be illuminedwith the di
vine
light.Both... (Tone 8)O
 Vir
gin unwedded, O Mother of
God
on high,/ thou hast ineffablyconceived
God
in the flesh;/ and being beyond reproach, thou hast grantedus all purification of our trans
gres
sions./ Accept the supplications ofthy
ser
vants,/ and do thou, who now receivest our en
treat
ies,// pray for us
all
to be saved.C. St. Symeon's PrayerR. TrisagionC. Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos x3Blessed be the Name of the Lord...MATINS: Tone 6P. Regular BeginningP. Great EcteniaC. God is the Lord...C. Sunday Troparia (Tone 6) x2The angelic powers were at thy tomb;/ the guards became as dead men./Mary stood by Thy grave,/ seeking Thy most pure Body./ Thou didst capturehell not being tempted by it./ Thou didst come to the Virgin, grantinglife./ O Lord, Who didst rise from the dead:// Glory to Thee.Glory... Troparion for the Saint (Tone 8)O Gregory the Wonderworker, light of Orthodoxy, support and teacher ofthe Church,/ glory of monks and invincible protector of theologians,/ prideof Thessalonica and preacher of grace,// pray without ceasing for thesalvation of our souls.Both now and ever... See music! (Tone 8)Thou, O good Lord, for our
sakes
wast born of a
 Vir
gin/ and hastendured cruci
fix 
ion, despoiling
death
by death,/ and as God, Thou hast
shown
 forth the Resur
rec
tion./ Despise not the work
of 
 
Thine
hands./ Show Thylove for man, O
 mer 
ciful Lord./ Accept the inter
ces
sion made on our behalfby the Theotokos who
bore
Thee,// and, O our Saviour,
save
Thy despairing
peo
ple.Lord Have Mercy 3xGlory...R. Now...R. Kathisma IIP. Small EcteniaR. Sessional Hymns:When the tomb was opened and hades wept, Mary cried out to theapostles, who had hidden themselves: “Come forth, ye laborers of thevineyard! Proclaim the tidings of the resurrection! The Lord hath risen,granting the world great mercy.”V. Arise, O Lord my God, let Thy hand be lifted high; forget not Thypaupers to the end.

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