Variable Portions of the Divine Liturgy

22nd Sunday After Pentecost

Synaxis of the Bodiless Powers

 After the Little Entrance

 Troparion       Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word,

Resurrection   coeternal with the Father and the Spirit,

(Tone 5)          born for our salvation from the Virgin;

                         for He willed to be lifted up on the Cross in the flesh,

                         to endure death,

                         and to raise the dead,

                         by His glorious Resurrection!


Troparion        Supreme Commanders of the heavenly hosts,

Angels             we unworthy ones implore you

(Tone 4)           that by your supplications you encircle us

                          with the shelter of the wings of your immaterial glory,

                          and guard us who fall down before you and fervently cry: 

                           Deliver us from all dangers

                          since you are the marshalls of the hosts on high.


Kontakion        Supreme Commanders of God and ministers of the

Angels                     Divine Glory,

(Tone 2)           guides of men and leaders of the angels,

                          ask for what is profitable for us and for great mercy upon us,

                          since you are the Supreme Commanders of the Bodiless Hosts.

                          Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.


Kontakion      Thou didst descend to hell, O my Savior,

Resurrection   shattering its gates as almighty;

(Tone 5)          resurrecting the dead as Creator,

                        and destroying the sting of death,

                        Thou hast delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of Man,

                       and we all cry to Thee:  O Lord, save us!

                      Now and ever, and unto ages of ages.  Amen.


Apolytikon       Steadfast Protectress of Christians,

(Tone 6)            constant Advocate before the Creator:

                          do not despise the cry of us sinners,

                           but in your goodness come speedily to help us

                           who call on you in faith.

                          Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us,

                          O Theotokos,

                          for you always protect those who honor you.




(Tone 5)           Thou, O Lord, shall protect us

                          and preserve us from this generation forever!


(Tone 4)        He makes His Angels spirits,

                       and His ministers a flame of fire.

Scripture Readings


Galatians 6:11-18                                             Luke 10:25-37

                                Hebrews 2:2-10                                               Luke 8:41-56


Communion Hymn Verse


He makes His Angels spirits,

and His ministers a flame of fire.

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Priest:             Let us attend!  Peace be unto all!


Reader:            And to your spirit.


Priest:             Wisdom!


Reader:            The Prokeimenon in the 5th Tone:  Thou, O Lord, shall protect us and preserve us from this generation forever!


People:            Thou, O Lord, shall protect us and preserve us from this generation forever!


Reader:            Save me, O God, for there is no longer any that is godly!


People:            Thou, O Lord, shall protect us and preserve us from this generation forever!


Reader:            And in the 4th Tone:  He makes His Angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.


People:            He makes His Angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.


Priest:             Wisdom!


Reader:            The Reading is from the holy Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews.


Priest:             Let us attend!


(Angels - Hebrews 2:2-10)

Brethren, if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will? For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. But one testified in a certain place, saying: "What is man that You are mindful of him, or the Son of Man that you take care of him? You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of Your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet." For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.


(Galatians 6:11-18)


See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand! As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.  From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.



Priest:             Peace be unto you, Reader!


Reader:            And to your spirit.  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   


Reader:            I will sing of Thy mercies, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim Thy truth from generation to generation.


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   


Reader:            Thou hast said:  mercy will be established forever.  Thy truth will be prepared in the heavens.


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!


Reader:            Praise Him, all His Angels, praise Him, all His hosts! 


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   



Priest:             The Reading is from the holy Gospel according to St. Luke.


People:            Glory to Thee, O Lord, glory to Thee!


(Luke 8:41-56)


Priest:             Let us attend!  At that time, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at Jesus' feet and begged Him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him.  Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. And Jesus said, "Who touched Me?" When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, "Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, 'Who touched Me?' " But Jesus said, "Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me." Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. And He said to her, "Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace." While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, "Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher." But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, "Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well." When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl. Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, "Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping." And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead. But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, "Little girl, arise." Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat. And her parents were astonished, but He charged them to tell no one what had happened.


(Angels - Luke 10:16-21)

Then, Jesus said to His disciples:  He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me." Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name." And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven." In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.

People:            Glory to Thee, O Lord, glory to Thee!


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