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Rubrics for August 2015

Sunday Fixed

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 33

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





Dormition Fast begins 1 August and ends 15 August


2nd | Tone 8 | Translation of the Relics of Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen
Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom): Tropar p102, St Thomas, Saint; Kondak p102; St Thomas, Glory...Saint; Now and ever...O Unashamed Intercessor...; Prokimen p101; Alleluia verses p104; Thrice Holy #2 p42; Communion Hymn #1 p59

Troparion – Tone 4
You are crowned with a royal diadem / for contests endured in Christ's name, O first and holy Martyr; / you put to shame your persecutors / and see the Savior at the right hand of the Father. / Always pray to Him for our souls.
Kontakion – Tone 8
You were the first to be sown on earth by the heavenly Husbandman; / You were the first to shed your blood for Christ, O blessed and famous Stephen. / You were the first to be adorned by Him in heaven with the crown of victory, / O spearhead of athletes, the martyrs' first-crowned champion.


6th | Transfiguration | Wednesday Evening Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom):

Vespers as usual, NO KATHISMA; Stikhera on 8, all Feast; Prokimen p167; Alleluia verses p168; Thrice Holy #1 p41; Instead of “You are truly deserving...” Glorification & Irmos p168; Communion Hymns #1 p59 & p168


9th | Tone 1 | Afterfeast of the Transfiguration/Glorification of St. Herman of Alaska
Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom): Tropar p81, Feast p167, Saint; Kondak Glory...Saint; Now and ever...Feast p167; Prokimen p167; Alleluia verses 168; Thrice Holy #2 p42; Instead of “You are truly deserving...” Glorification & Irmos p168; Communion Hymns #1 p59 & p168

Troparion – Tone 4
O blessed Father Herman of Alaska, / North star of Christ’s holy Church, / The light of your holy life and great deeds / Guides those who follow the Orthodox way. / Together we lift high the Holy Cross / You planted firmly in America. / Let all behold and glorify Jesus Christ, / Singing his holy Resurrection.
Kontakion – Tone 3
The eternal light of Christ our Savior / guided you, blessed Father Herman, / on your evangelical your evangelical journey to America / to proclaim the Gospel of peace. / Now you stand before the throne of glory; / intercede for your land and its people: / Peace for the world and salvation for our souls!


16th | Tone 2 | Afterfeast of the Dormition/Image of Christ not made by Hands
Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom): Tropar p84, Image, Feast p169, Kondak p84; Glory...Image; Now and ever... Feast p169; Prokimen p170; Alleluia verses p170; Thrice Holy #1 p41; Instead of “You are truly deserving...” Glorification & Irmos p170-1; Communion Hymn #1 & p171

Troparion – Tone 2
We worship your immaculate image, O Good One, / and ask the forgiveness of our sins, O Christ our God; / for of Your own will You were pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh,/ to deliver from slavery to the enemy those whom You had created. / Therefore we thankfully cry to You: / You have filled all things with joy, O our Savior, by coming to save the world.
Kontakion – Tone 8
The uncircumscribable word of the Father / was circumscribed when He took flesh of thee, O Mother of God; / and when He had restored the defiled image to its pristine state / He suffused it with divine beauty./ And as we proclaim our salvation / we record it by word and deed.


23rd | Tone 3 | Leavetaking of the Dormition/Martyr Lupos
Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom): Tropar p87, Feast p169; Glory...Kondak p87; Now and ever... Feast p169...; Prokimen p89; Alleluia verses p89; Thrice Holy #2 p42; Communion Hymn p#1 p59


30th | Tone 4 | Ss. Alexander, John, and Paul; Patriarchs of Constantinople
Liturgy (St. John Chrysostom): Tropar p90, St Thomas, Saints; Kondak p90; St Thomas; Glory...Saints; Now and ever...O Unashamed Intercessor; Prokimen p92; Alleluia verses p92; Thrice Holy #1 p41; Communion Hymn p#1 p59

Troparion – Tone 3
Initiates of heaven and teachers of divine Truth, / you faithfully tended Christ's Holy Church, / holy Alexander champion of the Trinity ,/ John son of grace and Paul the crown of bishops./ Together we all praise you.
Kontakion – Tone 8
Your precious girdle, O Mother of God, / which encircled the womb that held God / is an invincible strength for your flock / and an unfailing treasury of grace, O Ever-Virgin Mother.






Troparia & Kontakia and Propers for the Day

                                Troparia & Kontakia for August 2015
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.

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