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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

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Orthodox Palm Sunday
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The Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem Palm Sunday 
 
VESPERS:P. Regular BeginningC. Lord I have cried... (Tone 6)Stichera from the Triodion1/2 Today the grace of the Holy
Spi
rit/ has gathered us to
geth
er,/ and weall take up Thy
Cross
and say:/ Blessed is He that comes in the
 Name
 of the Lord;// Hosanna in the
high
est.3/4 Today the Word and co-eternal Son of God the
Fa
ther,/ Whose throne isthe heaven and Whose
foot
stool is the earth,/ humbles Himself and comesto
Beth
any,/ seated on a dumb beast,
on
a foal./ Then the children ofthe Hebrews, holding
 branch
es in their hands,/ praise Him saying:'Hosanna in the
high
est:// Blessed is He that comes, the King of
Is
rael.'5/6 Let us also
come
today,/ all the new Israel, the Church of the
Gen
tiles,/ and let us cry with the Prophet Zecha
ri
ah:/ Rejoicegreatly, O daughter of
Zi
on;/ shout aloud, O daughter of Je
ru
salem;/for behold, thy King comes
un
to thee:/ He is meek and bringssal
va
tion,/ and He rides upon the colt of an ass, the foal of a beastof
 bur
den./ Keep the feast with the children, and holding
 bran
ches inyour hands/ sing His praises: Hosanna to the
high
est;// blessed is Hethat comes, the King of
Is
rael.7/8 Prefiguring for us Thy holy Resurrection,
lo
ving Lord,/ by Thy commandThou hast raised up from death Lazarus
Thy
friend,/ who was without the
 breath
of life;/ and after four days in the tomb he had be
gun
tostink./ Then, O Saviour, mounted on a foal, and as though riding in a
cha
riot,/ Thou hast given a sign unto the
Gen
tiles./ Therefore alsoIsrael Thy be
lo
ved/ offers Thee praise out of the mouth of innocentbabes and
suck
lings,// as they behold Thee, Christ, enter the Holy Citysix days before the
Pass
over.9/10 Six days before the Passover Jesus entered
Be
thany,/ and His disciplescame to Him,
say
ing:/ 'Lord, where wilt Thou that we prepare for Theeto eat the
Pass
over?'/ Then He sent them,
say
ing:/ 'Go into thevillage
op
posite,/ and ye shall find a man bearing a pitcher of
wa
ter;/follow him, and tell the
 mas
ter of the house:/ The Teacher says, Inthy house shall I eat the
Pass
over// with My dis
cip
les.'G/B... Today the grace of the Holy
Spi
rit/ has gathered usto
geth
er,/ and we all take up Thy
Cross
and say:/ Blessed is He that comesin the
 Name
of the Lord;// Hosanna in the
high
est.P. Wisdom. Aright!C. O Joyful Light...
 
2P. Prokimenon. The Lord is King...P. Wisdom! Readings:Genesis 49: 1-2, 8-12Zephaniah 3: 14-19Zechariah 9: 9-15P. Augmented LitanyR. Vouchsafe...P. Litany of Fervent SupplicationC. Litya: (Tone 1)The All-Holy
Spi
rit,/ Who taught the apostles to speak in strange and
diff
’rent tongues,/ now in
spires
the innocent children of the Hebrews to
cry
aloud:/ Hosanna in the
high
est;// blessed is He that comes, the King of
Is
rael.The
Son
and Word of the
Fa
ther,/ like Him without beginning ande
te
rnal,/ has
come
today to the city of Je
ru
salem,/ seated on a dumb beast,
on
a foal./ From
fear
the cherubim dare not gaze up
on
Him;/ yet thechildren honour Him with palms and
 bran
ches,/ and
 mys
tically they sing a
hymn
of praise:/ 'Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna to the Son of
Da
vid,//Who has come to save from error
all
mankind.'Six
days
before the
Pass
over, O Lord,/ Thy voice was heard in the
depths
of hell,/ and
from 
it Thou hast raised up Lazarus who was
four
daysdead./ Then the children of the Hebrews
cried
aloud:// 'Hosanna to ourGod:
Glo
ry to Thee!'(Tone 2)Entering, O Lord, into the Holy City, seated u
 pon
a foal,/ Thou hastdrawn near with haste unto Thy
Pas
sion,/ to ful
fill
the Law and the
Pro
phets./ Then the children of the Hebrews, foretelling the victory of theResur
rec
tion,/ came to meet Thee with palms and branches,
say
ing://'Blessed art Thou, O Saviour; have mercy u
 pon
us.'Glory be to
Thee
, O Christ,/ Who art seated in the heights u
 pon
Thythrone,/ and
 Whom 
we now await with Thy
 pre
cious Cross./ Therefore thedaughter of
Zi
on is glad,/ and the nations of the earth rejoiceex
ceed
ingly./ The children hold branches and the disciples spread their
gar
ments in the way;/ and all the inhabited earth is taught to cry a
loud
toThee:// Blessed art Thou, O Saviour; have mercy u
 pon
us.G/B... (Tone 3)Six
days
before the Passover Jesus came to
Be
thany,/ to
call
backLazarus who was
four
days dead,/ and to pro
claim 
the coming Resur
rec
tion./The
wo
men Martha and Mary, sisters of
La
zarus,/
came
to meet Him, crying:'Lord, if Thou hadst been here, our brother
had
not died.'/ Then He
an
swered them: 'Did I not
say
to you before:/
He
who believes in Me,though he were dead, yet
shall
he live?/
Show
Me where ye have
laid
him.'//And the Maker of all cried unto him, '
La
zarus, come forth.'P.
Litya Prayers in back of Church
 
 
3APOSTICHA: (Tone 8)1. Re
joice
and be glad, O city of
Zi
on;/ exult and be exceeding joyful, O
Church
of God./ For behold, thy King has come in righteousness,
sea
tedon a foal,/ and the children sing His
 prai
ses:/ Hosanna in thehighest! Blessed art Thou Who showest great com
 pas
sion:// Have mercyu
 pon
us.V. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou appointedpraise.2. The
Saviour
has come today to the city of Je
ru
salem,/ to fulfill the
Scrip
tures;/ and all have taken palms into their hands and spread theirgarments be
fore
Him,/ knowing that He is our God, to Whom the cherubimsing without
ceas
ing:/ Hosanna in the highest! Blessed art Thou Whoshowest great com
 pas
sion:// Have mercy u
 pon
us.V. O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy Name in all the earth.3. O
Thou
Who ridest on the cherubim and art praised by the
se
raphim,/Thou hast sat, O gracious Lord, like
Da
vid on a foal,/ and the childrenhonoured Thee with praise
fit
ting for God;/ but the Jews blasphemedunlawfully a
gainst
Thee./ Thy riding on a foal prefigured how theGentiles, as yet untamed and unin
struct
ed,/ were to pass from unbe
lief
 to faith./ Glory be to
Thee
, O Christ,// Who alone art merciful and
lo
vest mankind.G/B... (Tone 6)Today the grace of the Holy
Spi
rit/ has gathered us to
get
her,/ and weall take up Thy
Cross
and say:/ Blessed is He that comes in the
 Name
of theLord;// Hosanna in the
high
est.C. St. Symeon's PrayerR. TrisagionC. Troparion of the Feast (Tone 1) x2Giving us before Thy Passion an assurance of the general resurrection,/Thou hast raised Lazarus from the dead, O Christ our God./ Therefore, likethe children, we also carry tokens of victory,/ and cry to Thee, theConqueror of death:/ Hosanna in the highest;// blessed is He that comes inthe Name of the Lord.Another Troparion (Tone 4) x1Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God,/ we have beengranted immortal life by Thy Resurrection,/ and we sing Thy praises,saying:/ Hosanna in the highest!// Blessed is He that comes in the Name ofthe Lord.P. Blessing of the loavesC. Amen. Blessed be the Name of the Lord...

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