Rubrics for November 2013
Hymn of the Incarnation, Version #1, p10
The Little Entrance, Sunday Alternate, p16
Tropar, Kondak, Birthgiver Hymns (see appropriate day below)
Trisagion, Version #1, p18
Prokimen (see appropriate day below)
Alleluia, Version #2 p23
Cherubic Hymn, Version #1 p27 and p33
Holy, Holy, Holy, (see appropriate day below)
The Lord’s Prayer #3 p54
Communion Hymns, (see appropriate day below)
After Communion Response (sing both versions repeat as necessary) p64
Thanksgiving Hymn, Version #1, p65
Amvon Prayer Response, Version #1, p69
3rd | Tone 2 | Martyrs Acepsimas, Joseph, & Aethalas
Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom): Tropar p84, St Thomas, Martyrs; Kondak p84, St Thomas; Glory...Martyrs; Now and ever...O Unashamed Intercessor; Prokimen p86; Alleluia verses p86; Thrice Holy #1 p 41; Communion Hymn #1 p59
10th | Tone 3 | Apostles Erastus, Olympas, Herodian, Sosipater, Quartus, & Tertius of the 70
Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom): Tropar p87, St Thomas, Apostles; Kondak p87; St Thomas; Glory...Apostles; Now and ever...O Unashamed Intercessor; Prokimen p89; Alleluia verses 89; Thrice Holy #2 p42; Communion Hymn #1 p59.
15th | NATIVITY FAST BEGINS
17th | Tone 4 | St. Gregory the Wonderworker
Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom): Tropar p90; St Thomas, Saint; Kondak p90; St Thomas, Glory... Saint, Now and ever...O Unashamed Intercessor; Prokimen p92; Alleluia verses p92; Thrice Holy #1 p41; Communion Hymn #1 p59
24th | Tone 5 | Afterfeast Entry of the Theotokos/Great Martyrs Catherine & Mercurius
Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom): Tropar p93, Feast p119; St Thomas; Martyrs; Kondak p93; St Thomas; Glory...Martyrs; Now and ever... Feast p119; Prokimen p119; Alleluia verses p119; Thrice Holy #2 p 42; Instead of “You are truly deserving...” do the Glorification & Irmos p120; Communion Hymns #1 p59 & p121
Troparia & Kontakia for November 2013
Troparion of St. Thomas - Tone 2
You were a disciple of Christ, a member of the divine assembly of the Apostles, / for you made certain the Resurrection of Christ through your disbelief, / and verified His all-pure Passion by your touch, O all-praised Thomas, / beseech now peace and great mercy for our souls!
Kontakion of St. Thomas - Tone 4
Thomas, disciple of Christ and His faithful servant, / filled with divine Grace, / cried out in the sincerity of his love, / “You are my Lord and my God.”
O Unashamed Intercessor- Tone 6
O unashamed Intercessor of Christians, / ever loyal advocate before the Creator, / do not disregard the prayerful voice of sinners / but in your goodness hasten to assist us / who trustfully cry out to you: / Intercede always O Mother of God, / in behalf of those who honor you.
Propers for the Days
3rd – Martyrs Acepsimas, Joseph, & Aethalas
Troparion - Tone 3
O servants of godliness you were pillars of the Church / and humbled the proud fire-worshipers. / O much-afflicted Hierarch Acepsimas, Joseph and Aethalas, / pray to Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.
Kontakion - Tone 2
You served the Divine Mysteries blamelessly / and became an acceptable sacrifice, / for you did drink of Christ's chalice. / O Acepsimas, together with your fellow martyrs, / pray unceasingly for us all.
10th – Apostles Erastus, Olympas, Herodian, Sosipater, Quartus, & Tertius of the 70
Troparion - Tone 5
Enriched with wisdom you were radiant lights of godliness / and interpreters of the Word of God while preaching Christ./ O holy Apostles Quartus, Erastus, Tertius, Olympas, Sosipater and Herodian, / you are guides of our hearts and souls.
Troparion - Tone 2
You wisely destroyed the works of idolatry, / illumined by divine Light, O holy Apostles. / When you caught all the pagans you brought them to the Lord / and taught them to glorify the Trinity.
17th – Wonderworker Gregory
Troparion - Tone 8
You became worthy of your name through your way of life, / through vigilant prayer and the working of miracles. / Pray to Christ our God to enlighten our souls / lest we sleep in sin which leads to death, O Gregory our Father.
Kontakion - Tone 2
You received power to work many miracles, O wise Gregory. / You terrified demons with fearful signs and dispel diseases from men. / And having obtained your name from your works you are called a wonderworker.
24th – Great Martyr Catherine
Troparion for Catherine - Tone 4
O wise one, you with virtues, as with rays of the sun, / have shone on them that had not faith, / and, as a most bright moon, / have driven away darkness from them that walk in the night of unbelief; / and you, God-chosen Virgin, blessed Catherine, / are assured of royalty and invested with martyrdom. / You, with desire, are risen unto Christ, your glorious Spouse, / into the heavenly bride chamber, and by him are crowned with a royal crown; / and with the Angels you stand before him, / praying for us who keep your honored memory.
Troparion for Mercurius - Tone 4
Your holy martyr Mercurius, O Lord, / through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!
Kontakion for Catherine - Tone 2
You honorable choir that love the Martyrs, / arouse yourselves now divinely to extol the all-wise Catherine; / for in the arena she proclaimed Christ, treading the serpent down, / and overcame the reasonings of the Orators.
Kontakion for Mercurius - Tone 4
In battle an invincible warrior and in calamity a bold protector; / we bless Mercurius and we praise him with songs: / for he saves from calamities and sorrows / those who joyously celebrate his memory.