liturgy

THE LITURGY

With the Beatitudes. 8 troparia from the Saint's Canon, Canticles 111 and IV

Prokeimenon, Tone 1,


My mouth shall speak of wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
Verse: Hear this, all ye nations; give ear, all ye that inhabit the world. 

The Reading from the Epistle of the holy Apostle Paul in the Hebrews (Ch 7:26-8:2):

Brethren. for such a high priest became us. Who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sin and then for the people's: for this He did once, when He offered up Himself. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity: but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the son Who is consecrated for evermore. Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: we have such an high priest. Who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens: a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

Alleluia. Tone 2: The mouth of the righteous shall mediate wisdom and his tongue shall speak judgment.
Verse: The law of God is in his heart and in his steps shall he not be tripped.

The Reading of the Holy Gospel according to St. John (Ch. 10:9-16)

The Lord said, I am the door: by Me if any man enter in he shall be saved, and shall go in and out. and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that Thy might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine. As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also must I bring. and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 

Communion verse: In everlasting remembrance shall the righteous be; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings.