3, OCTOBER, 2004. 18-th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST . TONE -1. SUNDAY AFTER CROSS ELEVATION. GM. EUSTATHIUS PLACIDAS, HIS WIFE THEOPISTES, AND THEIR CHILDREN, AGAPIUS AND THEODORE. TROPAR OF SUNDAY IN TONE -1. When the stone had been sealed by the Jews,/ And the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body,/ Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, / granting life unto the world. / Wherefore, the Hosts of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Life-giver: / Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. / Glory to Thy kingdom. / Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Lover of mankind. TROPAR OF SUNDAY AFTER CROSS ELEVATION IN TONE -1. O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. / Grant Thou victory unto Orthodox Christians over their enemies, / and by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth. TROPAR OF THE TEMPLE IN TONE -4. Incarnate Angel and summit of the Prophets,/ second forerunner of the coming of Christ,/ glorious Elijah sent down grace from on high to the Prophet Elisha./ He heals diseases and cleanses the leprous./ He pours healings on all who honour him. TROPAR OF MARTYRS IN TONE -4. In their sufferings, O Lord, Thy martyrs received imperishable crowns from Thee, our God; / for, possessed of Thy might, they set at nought their torments, / and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons. / Through their supplications save Thou our souls. KONDAK OF SUNDAY IN TONE -1. As God, Thou didst arise from the tomb in glory, / and Thou didst raise the world together with Thyself. / And mortal nature praiseth Thee as God, / and death hath vanished. / And Adam danceth, O Master, / and Eve, now freed from fetters, rejoiceth as she crieth out: / Thou art He, O Christ, that grantest unto all resurrection. KONDAK OF THE TEMPLE IN TONE 2. O great Prophet Elijah, / seer of God's mighty works,/ who didst halt the torrential rain by thy word,/ pray for us to the Lover of Mankind. GLORY to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. KONDAK OF THE GREATMARTYR EUSTATHIUS IN TONE -2. Manifestly emulating the sufferings of Christ, / and having drained His cup with fervor, O Eustathius, / thou was a partaker and fellow heir of glory, / receiving divine remission from on high from the God of all Himself. NOW AND ever and to the ages of ages. Amen. KONDAK OF SUNDAY AFTER CROSS ELEVATION IN TONE -4. O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross, / bestow Thy mercies upon the new community named after Thee, O Christ God; / gladden with Thy power the Orthodox Christians, / granting them victory over enemies; / may they have as Thy help the weapon of peace, the invincible trophy. COMMUNION VERSE: “Praise the Lord in the heavens, praise Him in the highest. Alleluia.” “The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. Alleluia.” _______________________________________________________________________ READER : “ PROKIMEN IN TONE 7. Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet for it is holy.” CHOIR : “Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet for it is holy.” READER : “The Lord is king, let the peoples rage.” CHOIR : “Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet for it is holy.” READER : “ANOTHER PROKIMEN IN TONE 4. In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous; He hath wrought all His desires in them.” CHOIR : “In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous; He hath wrought all His desires in them.” ________________________________________________________________________ The Epistle READER : “The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.” READER : “ALLELUIA IN TONE 1. Remember Thy congregation which Thou hast purchased from the beginning. Alleluia.” CHOIR : “Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!” READER : “But God is our king before the ages, He hath wrought salvation in the midst of the earth. Alleluia.” CHOIR : “Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!” READER : “ The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them, and He delivered them out of all their tribulations.” CHOIR : “Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!” _______________________________________________________________________ INSTEAD OF “IT IS TRULY MEET” “ Magnify, O my soul, the most precious Cross of the Lord.” IRMOS IN TONE 1: “O Theotokos, thou art a mystical Paradise, who untilled hast brought forth Christ. He hath planted upon the earth the life-giving Tree of the Cross: therefore at its exaltation on this day, we worship Him and thee do we magnify.” ________________________________________________________________________ MATINS: G – 7. Reading 63. John 20 : 1 – 10. EPISTLE: Galatians, Reading 203, Gal. 2 : 16 - 20; 2nd Corinthians Reading 188, 2 Cor. 9 : 6 - 11; GOSPEL: Mark, Reading, 37, Mk. 8 : 34 – 9 : 1. Luke, Reading, 17, Lk. 21 : 12 – 19.