Fourth week of Lent Monday Matins

(after the 2nd reading of the Psalter):

Sessional hymn           Tone 8
Come, faithful, let us venerate the holy wood
On which the maker of all was raised!
It lies now before us;
It sanctifies those who draw near in body and soul,
Cleansing all who fast with faith from the defilement of sin,
As they ever sing in praise of Christ the only benefactor!


Come, faithful...

Now and ever...

The word of the Father came down to earth;
An angel of light cried to the Theotokos:
Rejoice, blessed maiden!
You alone are the safely-guarded bridal chamber!
You shall conceive the eternal God and Lord,
That in his divine power he may save mankind from error!

(after the 3rd reading of the Psalter):

Sessional hymn
Tone 3

Now that we have come, my Christ,
To the middle of the time of abstinence
And have reached the veneration of your life-giving cross,
We fall down before it and call out to you:
You are mighty, lover of mankind,
And mighty are your works,
For you have made manifest your precious cross!
We venerate it in fear as we cry:
Glory to your boundless compassion!


Now that we have come, my Christ...

Now and ever...
(after the 2nd reading of the Psalter):

Virgin, you are the vine that has never known the husbandman,
Yet has borne the ripe cluster of grapes!
From him we receive the wine of salvation,
Making glad the souls and bodies of us all!
Therefore we call you blessed,
For you are the cause of all good things!
We cry out forever with the angels:
Rejoice, full of grace!


Fourth week of Lent Monday Matins

Tone 6

Christ, you manifested humility
As the way to true nobility
By emptying yourself and taking the form of a servant.
You did not hear the Pharisee's self-praising prayers,
But you received the Publican's broken sighs as a blameless sacrifice.
Therefore I cry to you:
Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
And save me, O Savior!

You manifested...

In the memory of your saints, Lord,
All creation feasts:
Heaven rejoices with angels and earth is celebrates with men!
By their prayers, have mercy on us!

Glory... Now and ever...

(after the 2nd reading of the Psalter):

Theotokos, when you accepted the archangel's word
You became a cherubic throne,
Carrying in your arms the hope of our souls!


Fourth week of Lent Monday Sixth Hour

Tone 7

Do not rebuke your sinful people in anger
Nor chasten us in your wrath, for you are gracious!
All the earth glorifies you, Lord.
We beseech you: spare us, holy one!

Tone 6

My glory is in God * my salvation.

Verse:for God alone my soul waits in silence.

Reading from the prophecy of Isaiah 14:24-32

Tone 4

So I will bless you * as long as I live.

Verse:God, you are my God, I seek you; my soul
thirsts for you!


Fourth week of Lent Monday Vespers

"Lord I call..."

Tone 8 (by Joseph)

Today, as we pass the middle of lent,
By the might of the cross
Let us glorify the mighty God and Savior
Who was lifted up in the midst of the earth.
As we look, show us your sufferings, master,
And your precious resurrection,
Granting us purification and great mercy.

Let us humble our fleshly passions
By turning away from food and laying our pleasures aside.
Let us kiss the tree of the cross in faith.
It reveals itself through veneration,
And sanctifies all with divine grace!
So let us sing to the Lord:
We give thanks to you, tender-hearted one,
For you are saving our souls through the cross!

(by Theodore)

As we all venerate the cross, let us cry:
Rejoice, tree of life!
Rejoice, holy scepter of Christ!
Rejoice, heavenly glory of man!
Rejoice, majesty of faith!
Rejoice, invincible weapon!
Rejoice, vanquisher of enemies!
Rejoice, shining radiance which saves the world!
Rejoice, great glory of martyrs!
Rejoice, power of saints!
Rejoice, light of the angels!
Rejoice, precious cross!


Fourth week of Lent Monday Vespers

Tone 6

Hear my voice, O God * when I pray to you.

Verse:deliver my soul from fear of the enemy!

Reading from Genesis 8: 21- 9:7

Tone 6

Hear us, O God * our Savior!

Verse:a song is due to you, O God, in Zion!

Reading from Proverbs 11:19 - 12:6


Fourth week of Lent Monday Vespers

Tone 8

The Pharisee used many words in praising himself and was cast aside!
But the humble Publican prayed in silence and was justified!
From this example, learn the truth, my soul!
Accept humility as a way of life
For Christ promised grace to the humble,
For he is the lover of mankind!

The Pharisee used many words...

Entreat our God, martyrs of the Lord,
And beseech great bounties for our souls,
And purification of our many transgressions!

Glory... Now and ever...

(after the 2nd reading of the Psalter):

Holy Virgin Theotokos, I run to your protection,
Knowing I shall obtain salvation, pure one,
For you are able to help me!


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