THE GENERAL VIGIL SERVICE TO A HIERO-CONFESSOR OR MONK-CONFESSOR.

On "Lord, I have cried ...", the Stichera, In Tone IV:

Spec. Mel.: As a virtuous.

   We know thee, O God inspired holy Father [name], * as the establishment of truth and confirmation of the faith, * the clarification of dogmas and model of piety, * an abode of purity, * a select vessel, * the sweet smell of the Spirit, * a great treasury of doctrines * and as the foundation of the Church of Christ.

   We praise thee, O God-bearing, all-praised, wise [name] / as a successor to the Apostles, * as one in temperament with the Confessors, * a zealous emulator of ascetics, * the seal of teachers, * a divine representative of the sages of God, * a God-flowing river of understanding * which drowneth the notions of blaspheming heretics.

   Increasing thy talent of wisdom O glorious [name], * thou wast deemed worthy to participate in the joy of thy Lord; * adorned with the bright illumination of divine grace and spiritual radiance, * standing now before the life-creating right hand of God, * thou hast been revealed eternally resplendent.

Glory ..., Now & Ever ..., Theotokion:

   O all-hymned Theotokos! * purify my passionate heart from pollution, * and cleanse, O pure one, the festering wounds of sin from my soul, * make steadfast my mind, * so that I, thy sinful and unprofitable servant, * may magnify thy might and thy great intercession.

The Stavrotheotokion: Seeing Christ, the Lover of mankind, * crucified and with a lance pierced in His side, * thou O all-pure One lamented, crying out: * 'What is this, O my Son ? * What did the ungrateful people render unto Thee * in return for all the good things Thou hast rendered unto them ?' * And yet so lovingly dost Thou show thy care for me * that I may endure my childlessness. * I stand in awe, O Compassionate One, at Thy voluntary crucifixion.

If an Idiomelon be appointed, Glory ..., In Tone VI:

   Grace poured forth abundantly from thy lips, * O glorious Apostle [name], * lamp of the Church of Christ, * ever teaching the spiritual sheep to believe in the Divinity one in essence * and the Consubstantial Trinity.

Now & Ever ..., In Tone VI:

   If the Celebration be with a Polyeleos, and not a Resurrection Service, sing the following Dogmatic of In Tone VI [If the service is a Resurrection service sing the Dogmatic of the In Tone for that service ]:

   Who will not call thee blessed, * O all-holy Virgin? * Who will not hymn thy child-birth without labor? * For the only-begotten Son, who shone forth from the Father before time, * came forth ineffably incarnate from thee, O pure Maiden. * By nature he is God, by nature for our sakes, he hath become man * not divided in a duality of persons, * but known without confusion in a duality of natures. * O all-honored and all-blessed one, implore him to have mercy on our souls.

Otherwise, Theotokion: None who fleeth unto thee for refuge, ever leaveth thee ashamed, * O most pure Virgin Theotokos, * but imploring thee for grace, * they obtain granting of their profitable petitions.

The Stavrotheotokion: The all-pure one seeing Thee hung on the cross * with motherly tears cried out unto Thee: * ‘O my Son and my God, * O my sweetest Child, * how is it that Thou sufferest * such a shameful death?’

The Entrance. The Prokeimenon of the day. The 3 Readings

The Reading from the Book of Proverbs

[3, 13-16; 8, 6 ].

   The memory of the just is praised, and the blessing of the Lord is upon his head. Blessed is the man who hath found wisdom, and the mortal who knoweth prudence. For it is better to traffic for her, than for treasures of gold and silver. And she is more valuable than precious stones: no precious thing is equal to her in value. For length of existence and years of life are in her right hand; and in her left hand are wealth and glory: out of her mouth righteousness proceedeth, and she carrieth law and mercy upon her tongue. Hearken to me, O children, for I will speak solemn truths. Blessed is the man who shall keep my ways; for my outgoings are the outgoings of life, and in them is prepared favor from the Lord. Ye, O men, do I exhort; and utter my voice to the sons of men. I, wisdom, have built up; upon counsel, knowledge and understanding have I called. Counsel and safety are mine; prudence is mine, and strength is mine. I love those that love me; they that seek me shall find grace. O ye simple, understand subtlety, and ye that are untaught, imbibe knowledge. Hearken unto me again; for I will speak solemn truths. For my throat shall meditate truth; and false lips are an abomination before me. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing in them wrong or perverse. They are all evident to those that understand, and right to those that find knowledge. For I will instruct you in truth, that your hope may be in the Lord, and ye may be filled with the Spirit.

The Reading from the Book of Proverbs

[10, 31-32 ; 11, 1-10].

   The mouth of the righteous droppeth wisdom: but the tongue of the unjust shall perish. The lips of just men drop grace: but the mouth of the ungodly is perverse. False balances are an abomination before the Lord: but a just weight is acceptable unto Him. Wherever pride entereth, there will also disgrace: but the mouth of the humble doth meditate wisdom. The integrity of the upright shall guide them, but the overthrow of the rebellious shall spoil them. Possessions shall not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness will deliver from death. When a just man dieth, he leaveth regret: but the destruction of the ungodly is speedy and causeth joy. Righteousness traceth out blameless paths: but ungodliness encountereth unjust dealing. The righteousness of upright men delivereth them: but transgressors are caught in their own destruction. At the death of a just man his hope doth not perish: but the boast of the ungodly perisheth. A righteous man escapeth from a snare, and the ungodly man is delivered up in his place. In the mouth of ungodly men is a snare for citizens: but the understanding of righteous men is prosperous. In the prosperity of righteous men a city prospereth, but at the destruction of the wicked there is exultation. At the blessing of the upright a city shall be exalted, but by the mouths of ungodly men it is overthrown. A man void of understanding sneereth at his fellow citizens: but a sensible man is quiet.

The Reading from the Wisdom of Solomon [3,1-9].

   The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God, and there shall no torment touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die, and their departure is taken for misery, and their going from us to be utter destruction, but they are in peace. For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality. And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded, for God proved them and found them worthy for Himself. As gold in the furnace hath He tried them, and received them as a burnt offering. And in the time of their visitation they shall shine, and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble. They shall judge the nations and have dominion over the people, and their Lord shall reign for ever. They that put their trust in Him shall understand the truth; and such as be faithful in love shall abide with Him; for grace and mercy is to His saints and visitation for His elect.

At the Aposticha, these Stichera: In Tone VIII:

Spec. Mel.: O most glorious wonder.

   O all-wise Father [name], * thou hast illumined the Church of Christ with thine odes, * likened unto those of David by the grace of the Spirit, * O most glorious Father, * striking the harp and singing of things divine, * thine odes draw all [to the Church].

Stichos: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

   O most glorious Father [name], * abandoning the unruly noise of the world, * thou, O holy one, didst reach the calm haven of Christ. * clearly adorned with a multitude of graces * through the contemplation of the Divinity, * reflecting them upon the faithful, * before whom thou didst shine * with thy God-pleasing life.

Stichos: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, in His commandments shall he greatly delight.

   Come, O ye born of earth, * let us today devoutly honor with hymns * the sacred and honorable memory of holy [name]; * for, behold, in truth he hath been deigned worthy to contemplate the divine light. * O how ineffable is Thy kindness, O Lord and Master, * through which we learned to glorify Thee, * the most compassionate One!

Glory ..., In Tone VIII:

   We, the multitude of monks, * honor thee as our instructor, O Father [name], * for we have learned from the path trodden by thee * to conduct ourselves virtuously. * Blessed art thou for having labored for Christ and subduing the enemy, * O friend of Angels, and companion of the righteous and holy, * with them entreat the Lord that our souls may be saved.

Now & Ever ..., In Tone VIII:

   If the Celebration be with a Polyeleos, sing the Theotokion of the Resurrection:

   O unwedded Virgin! * thou who ineffably conceived God in the flesh, * Mother of God Most High: * accept the supplications of thy servants, O all-immaculate one, * granting unto all cleansing of transgressions; * and, accepting now our supplications, * pray thou that we all be saved.

Otherwise, Theotokion: Unto thy shelter I flee, * O holy Virgin Theotokos * assured that I shall find salvation through thee, * for thou art my helper, O pure one.

The Stavrotheotokion: The undefiled ewe-lamb * beholding her lamb voluntarily nailed upon the tree, * lamented with great tenderness, exclaiming: * ‘Woe unto me, O my most beloved child! * What hath the ungrateful Jews rendered unto Thee, * wishing to deprive me of Thee, O most beloved one’.

   The Troparion from the Typicon; but if there be no Typicon, sing the following

Troparion, In Tone VIII:

   Teacher of Orthodoxy, instructor of piety and chastity, * luminary of the Church, God-inspired instruction of Hierarchs, * O supremely wise [name], thou hast illumined all by thy teaching; * entreat Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Glory ..., Now & Ever ..., Theotokion In Tone VIII:

   O Good One, Who for our sake wast born of the Virgin * and, having endured crucifixion, * cast down death by death, and as God revealed the resurrection: * disdain not that which Thou hast fashioned with Thine own hand. * Show forth Thy love for mankind, O Merciful One; * Accept the supplications of the Theotokos who bore Thee, * and save Thy despairing people, O our Savior!

   The Dismissal:

AT MATINS

   At the Matins, for God is the Lord, the same Troparion [Twice] Glory ..., Now & Ever ..., Theotokion.

After the 1st Kathisma, the Sedalion: In Tone IV:

Spec. Mel.: Thou that wast of Thy free-will lifted up.

   Forsaking the enjoyment of earthly and corruptible things, * the fairness of the world and temporal pleasures, * thou didst live the life of a hermit, * and wast deemed worthy to be numbered with the choirs of Confessors and ascetics; * with them entreat that thy servants may be saved. [Twice]

Glory ..., Now & Ever ..., Theotokion:

   O all-immaculate Virgin, * who hath given birth to the pre-eternal Son and Word of God, * do thou, together with the holy and venerable Apostles, Confessors, Prophets and Monks * entreat Him to grant us purification and great mercy.

After the 2nd Kathisma the Sedalion: In Tone IV:

Spec. Mel.: Speedily prevent.

   Following Christ, thou hast forsaken the world * and by abstinence subdued thy flesh, * wherefore O most blessed [name], * thou wast deemed worthy of the unction of consecration * and hast now passed over to the incorporeal choirs, * interceding on behalf of us who praise thee. [Twice]

Glory ..., Now & Ever ..., Theotokion:

   O most pure one, * thou hast given birth to the Creator of all, * and adorned mankind with thy birth-giving, * deliver me from the snares of the flattering Belial, * and set me upon the rock of Christ's commandments, * fervently entreating Him, to Whom thou hast given flesh.

After the Polyeleos, the Megalynarion: We magnify thee, O Hierarch, Father [name], and honor thy holy memory, for thou dost pray for us unto Christ our God.

Stichos: Hearken unto this all ye nations, praise him, all ye peoples.

For a Monk-confessor: We bless thee, O Venerable Father [Name], and we honor thy holy memory, Instructor of monks, and converser with the angels.

Stichos: I waited patiently for the Lord, and he was attentive unto me.

After the Polyeleos the Sedalion: In Tone III:

Spec. Mel.: Of the divine faith.

   Enlightened by the Divine Spirit, * thou didst boldly proclaim Orthodoxy, O all-blessed [name], * putting to shame the lawless tyrant, even suffering banishment. * O holy Father! Entreat Christ God * to grant remission of sins * unto those who lovingly venerate thy holy memory. [Twice]

Glory ..., Now & Ever ..., Theotokion:

   All have the freedom * to make recourse unto whomever grants them salvation, * and what other recourse can there be, O Theotokos, * that shelters our souls, * other than thee?

If not a Resurrection Service, Sing the following for the Graduals.

The 1st Antiphon of the 4th Tone:

   From my youth * do many passions war against me; * but do Thou Thyself defend * and save me, O my Savior.

   Ye haters of Zion * shall be shamed by the Lord; * for like grass, by the fire * shall ye be withered.

   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, * both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

   In the Holy Spirit, * every soul is quickened, * and, through cleansing, is exalted * and made radiant by the Triple Unity in a hidden sacred manner.

Prokeimenon, In Tone VII: [Psalm 115:6,3]

The Prokeimenon: Precious in the sight of the Lord * is the death of His saints.

Stichos: What shall I render unto the Lord for all that he hath rendered unto me?

   Let every breath.

The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke

[St. Luke 12, 8-12]:

   The Lord said unto His Disciples: I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the Angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the Angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and [unto] magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

   After the 50th Psalm:

Glory: Through the intercessions of the Holy Confessor [name]…

Both now: Through the intercessions of the Theotokos…

Have mercy upon us:

Then the Sedalion:

In Tone VI:

   O holy Father! * the echoes of thine instructions have gone forth into all the earth, * for contemplating the orders of Angels * thou didst faultlessly emulate them in thy life, * destroying the armies of the demons, * wherefore, thou hast reaped the rewards of thy labors in heaven. * Having boldness now before Christ God, * by thy intercessions grant peace unto our souls.

The Canon, In Tone VI:

ODE I

Irmos: When Israel walked on foot in the sea as on dry land, * on seeing their pursuer Pharaoh drowned, * they cried: * Let us sing to God * a song of victory.

   With all his thoughts our Holy Father [name] loved Thee, O Jesus, and with all his heart was ready to suffer for Thee, enduring sorrows, affliction and suffering, attaining everlasting grace.

   With the drops of thy sacred blood thou hast assuaged the bitter seas of unbelief; and as Christ's sacred river, thou ever giveth proper refreshment to the Church.

   Thou, O glorious [name], bringing unto God the ascetic feats accomplished by thee on earth, wast deemed worthy to receive a crown in the heavenly Kingdom and to inherit tranquil everlasting life.

Theotokion: Adorned with the beauty of virtues O pure Mother of God, thou hast, conceived the True God Who illumineth us all with divine virtues.

ODE III

Irmos: There is none holy as Thou, * O Lord my God, * who hast exalted the horn of The faithful O good One, * and strengthened us upon the rock * of Thy confession.

   Giving neither repose unto thine eyelids, nor sleep unto thine eyes, O holy Father [name], till thou wast shown to be a temple of the Holy Trinity and a treasury of wisdom, thou hast enriched the world with thy teachings, resplendent as gold, O blessed one.

   Locked up in prisons, O Divinely-wise [name], thou wast a gate-keeper of the divine commandments, and by instruction thou didst open unto the faithful the gates [leading to] the path of perfect understanding.

   Liken to a soldier in the divine army, and strengthened by divine might, O all sacred sufferer [name], thou hast vanquished the arrogant insolence of the lawless by thy firm confession.

Theotokion: The Wisdom and Word of the Father, Who existed before all ages, and in these latter days was ineffably incarnate from thee, hath made thee the Mother of God, O thou who knewest not wedlock.

The Sedalion, In Tone IV:

Spec. Mel.: Thou hast appeared today.

   Like a morning star, * the glorious Sun placed thee on the summit of His Church * enlightening the faithful with thy teachings, * O heavenly [name], * our Divinely-wise Father.

Glory ..., Now & Ever ..., Theotokion:

   O most pure one, * thou hast given birth to the Creator of all, * and adorned mankind with thy birth-giving, * deliver me from the snares of the flattering Belial, * and set me upon the rock of Christ's commandments, * fervently entreating Him, to Whom thou hast given flesh.

Stavrotheotokion: When Thy most pure Mother beheld Thee, * O Word of God, * lifted upon the Cross, * she lamented, crying out: * ‘What is this new and strange wonder, O my Son? * How dost Thou the Compassionate One and Life of all approach death, * desiring to give life the dead?’

ODE IV

Irmos: Christ is my power, * my God and my Lord, * the holy Church divinely sings, * crying with a pure mind, * keeping festival in the Lord.

   As if with a lance, thou hast, with thy words, pierced godlessness, and as if with a sword thou hast, by thy sufferings, obtained victory over the armies of demons, from whose malice deliver those who venerate thee, O all-praised [name].

   The sacred Confessor [name] cried out: I will not sacrifice to idols, neither do I fear death or physical tortures, for I confess One God known in the Trinity.

   Beholding the glorious height of thy humility, the Lord granted unto thee words of divine inspiration, with which, O Father, thou hast humbled the devilish-insolence of heretics.

Theotokion: We bless thee, O Virgin, as the door and entrance leading into divine paradise, as the spiritual haven of sanctification, and as the beauty of Jacob.

ODE V

Irmos: Illumine with Thy divine light, I pray, O Good One, * the souls of those who with love rise early to pray to Thee, * that they may know Thee, O Word of God, * as the true God, * Who recalls us from the darkness of sin.

   With the flow of thy tears, O all-wise Father [name], thou hast dried up the abyss of temporal delights, and by the outpouring of thy teaching thou hast dammed the torrents of heresies.

   O Father [name], thou wast shown to be a truly spacious temple of the Holy Trinity, adorned with grace, resplendent with honorable virtues and illuminating humility.

   By thine endurance thou didst vanquish the uprisings of the evil one, O glorious [name], do thou deliver me from his harm, and grant me courage, setting me aright on the path that leads to God.

Theotokion: We hymn Him Who came forth from thee, O all-pure one, and hath taken mortal flesh, revealed in His birth as commingled, but unmixed with his Divinity.

ODE VI

Irmos: Beholding the sea of life surging the flood of temptations, * I run to calm haven, and cry to Thee: * Raise up my life from corruption, * O Most Merciful One

   As a luminary thou hast enlightened the ends of the world with the light of thy sufferings, confessing the name of Christ before the tyrants, O all-praised sufferer of the Lord [name].

   Thy tongue was truly like the swift quill of a scribe; expounding the meaning of spiritual law, and inscribing it on the tablets of the hearts of the faithful, O Father [name].

   Those who swim in the calm of thine instructions, O Godly-spoken Father, avoid the tempests of deep deception, and those returning from heresies are saved by faith in them.

Theotokion: O most pure one, preserver of virginity, the Holy Spirit overshadowed thee, and made of thee, O all-blessed one, an immaculate and all-honored abode of the Son of the Most High.

   The Kontakion from the Typicon; but if there be no Typicon, sing the following:

Kontakion, In Tone II:

   Finding delight in abstinence, * thou hast subdued the desires of the flesh * Revealed to be nurtured in the faith, * thou hast blossomed like the tree of life in paradise, * O sacred Father [name].

The Ikos: Standing now before God, O all-glorious most sacred and holy Confessor [name], do thou, by thy God-pleasing prayers, open my lips, that I may hymn thy blessed life and worthily describe thy virtues which fervently loving God, thou hast practiced on earth; for thou wast revealed a fearless confessor, loving vigilance, purity, and abstinence, whereby thou hast set aright the faith, O sacred Father [name].

ODE VII

Irmos: An Angel made the furnace throw dew on the holy Children. * But the command of God consumed the Chaldeans * and prevailed upon the tyrant to cry: * 'Blessed art Thou, O God of our Fathers'.

   Thy life was made illustrious by abstinence, thy suffering a confirmation of this, O Divinely-wise one, for thou hast openly glorified Christ, exclaiming: 'Blessed art Thou, O God of our Fathers'.

   Girding thyself with manliness and the purity of chastity, thou hast obtained by grace the radiant crown of Confession, O God-pleasing Father [name], crying: 'Blessed art Thou, God of our Fathers'.

   The wicked ones who refuse to adore Thy most pure icon, O Savior, have on numerous occasions deeply aggrieved Thy servant who ever exclaims unto Thee: 'Blessed art Thou, O God of our Fathers'.

Theotokion: He who unbounded sitteth in the bosom of the Begetter, having issued from thy loins, O most pure one, sitteth now bounded in the form of Adam, so that He may save Adam.

ODE VIII

Irmos: Thou didst make flame sprinkle the Saints with dew, * and didst burn the sacrifice of a righteous man with water. * For Thou alone, O Christ, dost do all as Thou willest. * Thee we exalt throughout all ages.

   Appearing radiant as the sun, O blessed [name], thou didst illumine the ends of the world with thine instructions, vanquishing the darkness of every perplexing sin with the light of repentance.

   Issuing forth like a river from paradise, fed by the streams of divine knowledge, O God-pleasing [name], thou didst give nourishment to those on earth, drowning the tares of wickedness.

   Adorned with beautiful speech, O all-blessed one, thou wast revealed as a quill, devoutly writing down for the faithful thy divine contemplations, extolling Christ unto the ages.

Theotokion: Unto thy shelter do I flee, O all-spotless one, the protection of my life, thou who beyond understanding gavest birth to God the Word, Whom we extol unto the ages.

ODE IX

Irmos: It is impossible for mankind to see God * upon Whom the orders of Angels dare not gaze; * but through thee, O pure one, * did the Word Incarnate become man * and with Heavenly Hosts * Him we magnify and thee we call blessed.

   Thou hast shone forth unto the Church of Christ, like light from a great sun, illumining the thoughts of the faithful; now making thine abode in the never-fading light, thou dost sing the trisagion hymn unto the Uncreated Trinity.

   The earth hath been adorned with thy holy tomb and with thy sacred relics, O all-praised [name], and the souls of the righteous exulted when the Angels received thy spirit, O blessed one; with them remember us who hymn thee.

   Thou wast a Temple of the Holy Spirit, a river filled with living water, an ever-flowing stream, and wondrous Source of divine repentance, O [name], thou steadfast foundation of the Church, and standard of Orthodoxy.

Theotokion: The heavenly rain descended into thy womb, O Virgin, drying the streams of deceit, and through thee, O full of God's grace, making incorruption and redemption flow forth unto all mankind,.

Expostilarion [Svetilen]:

   Well tried in ascetisism, and finishing thy divine course in suffering, * thou hast ascended into heaven and dost stand before Christ, * O holy Father [name], * fervently entreat Him on behalf of us who hymn thee. [Twice]

Glory ..., Now & Ever ..., Theotokion:

   O most pure one, having given birth to Christ the ineffable Joy, * make partakers of the heavenly joy * all those who honor thee * and offer unto thee their heartfelt thanks. * Forget not thy servants, O Mary blessed of God.

With Lauds the Stichera, In Tone IV:

Spec. Mel.: Thou hast given a sign.

   The grace of the Holy Spirit, * hath brightly shone upon thee, * O Father [name], illumining thee * and shortening the dark night of the passions, * causing the light of dispassion to dawn upon thee; * Now dwelling immersed in that purest of Light, * forget not, O voice of God, * those who in faith hymn thy sacred memory. [Twice]

   Forsaking earthly things, * thou didst acquire the heavenly grace desired by thee, * O holy [name], * and choosing a life of suffering, * O God-pleasing one, * thou didst, like the bodiless ones, * thirst for the streams of eternal beatitude, * wherefore drying up the murky spring of the passions by thy tears * thou hast nourished the senses of thy soul.

   Having worthily obtained the grace of healing from God, * thou hast vanquished the seducing spirits who sought to ensnare thee, * thereby avoiding the corruption of spiritual afflictions, * O holy [name], * having reposed, thou dost now pour forth streams of grace, * with which we are watered, * ever hymning thy memory.

Glory ..., In Tone V:

   O holy Father! * Giving neither sleep to thine eyes, * nor slumber to thine eyelids * till both thy soul and body were free from passion * and an abode for the Holy Spirit had been prepared within thyself, * thou didst receive Christ, * Who together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, made their dwelling in thee; * O Father [name], * great preacher and favorite of the Consubstantial Trinity, * entreat Him on behalf of our souls.

Now & Ever ..., Theotokion:

   We the faithful ever bless thee, O Virgin Theotokos, * and dutifully glorify thee, * the impregnable city, * the unshakable wall, * the firm intercession and refuge of our souls.

The Stavrotheotokion: Beholding her Lamb lifted upon the Cross, * the Virgin and Maiden blessed by all, * cried aloud with tears: * ‘Woe unto me, O my Son * How canst Thou die, being God, * and immortal by nature?’

   The Doxology:

   If the service be with the Great Doxology, but not a Resurrection service, the Troparion is sung after the Doxology:

Troparion, In Tone VIII:

   Teacher of Orthodoxy, instructor of piety and chastity, * luminary of the Church, God-inspired instruction of Hierarchs, * O supremely wise [name], thou hast illumined all by thy teaching; * entreat Christ God that our souls may be saved. 

   The Dismissal:

AT THE LITURGY

Typika and Beatitudes.

   1. Giving neither repose unto thine eyelids, nor sleep unto thine eyes, O holy Father [name], till thou wast shown to be a temple of the Holy Trinity and a treasury of wisdom, thou hast enriched the world with thy teachings, resplendent as gold, O blessed one.

   2. Locked up in prisons, O Divinely-wise [name], thou wast a gate-keeper of the divine commandments, and by instruction thou didst open unto the faithful the gates [leading to] the path of perfect understanding.

   3. Liken to a soldier in the divine army, and strengthened by divine might, O all sacred sufferer [name], thou hast vanquished the arrogant insolence of the lawless by thy firm confession.

   4. As a luminary thou hast enlightened the ends of the world with the light of thy sufferings, confessing the name of Christ before the tyrants, O all-praised sufferer of the Lord [name].

   5. Thy tongue was truly like the swift quill of a scribe; expounding the meaning of spiritual law, and inscribing it on the tablets of the hearts of the faithful, O Father [name].

   6. Those who swim in the calm of thine instructions, O Godly-spoken Father, avoid the tempests of deep deception, and those returning from heresies are saved by faith in them.

   7. Thou hast shone forth unto the Church of Christ, like light from a great sun, illumining the thoughts of the faithful; now making thine abode in the never-fading light, thou dost sing the trisagion hymn unto the Uncreated Trinity.

   8. The earth hath been adorned with thy holy tomb and with thy sacred relics, O all-praised [name], and the souls of the righteous exulted when the Angels received thy spirit, O blessed one; with them remember us who hymn thee.

   The Troparion and Kontakion from the Typicon; but if there be no Typicon, sing the following:

Troparion, In Tone VIII:

   Teacher of Orthodoxy, instructor of piety and chastity, * luminary of the Church, God-inspired instruction of Hierarchs, * O supremely wise [name], thou hast illumined all by thy teaching; * entreat Christ God that our souls may be saved. 

Kontakion, In Tone II:

   Finding delight in abstinence, * thou hast subdued the desires of the flesh * Revealed to be nurtured in the faith, * thou hast blossomed like the tree of life in paradise, * O sacred Father [name].

Prokeimenon, In Tone VIII, [Psalm 149:5,1] The saints shall boast in glory * and they shall rejoice upon their beds.

Stichos: Sing unto the Lord a new song, His praise is in the Church of His saints? .

The Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians

[Eph. 6:10-17]

   Brethren: be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Alleluia, In Tone II, [Psalm 131:9, 13] Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and thy righteous shall rejoice.

Stichos: For the Lord hath elected Zion; He hath chosen Her to be a habitation for Himself.

The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke

[St. Luke 12, 8-12]:

   The Lord said: I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the Angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the Angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

Communion Verse: [Psalm 32:1] Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright.