Typika Service for Sunday, January 24

This service can be read by families and individuals, on Sundays when they cannot attend Divine Liturgy. One "Reader" is assigned before the service begins. Others present can join in the parts labeled "People." (The italicized labels and subtitles are not to be read aloud.)

Reader:    Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord, Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us. Amen.

People (read): Lord, have mercy. (thrice)

The First Antiphon—Psalm 102 (103)

Bless the Lord, O my soul! Blessed art Thou, O Lord!

Bless the Lord, O my soul! And all that is within me, bless His holy Name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul! And forget not all His benefits!

Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases!

The Lord is compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and of great goodness.

Bless the Lord, O my soul! Blessed art Thou, O Lord!

Reader:    Lord, have mercy. (thrice)

The Second Antiphon—Psalm 145 (146)

People:    Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have being.

Put not your trust in princes, in sons of men in whom there is no salvation.

When his breath departs he returns to his earth, on that very day his plans perish.

The Lord will reign forever; Thy God, O Zion, to all generations.

Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Only-begotten Son and Immortal Word of God, Who for our salvation didst will to be incarnate of the holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary; Who without change didst become man and was crucified, O Christ our God, trampling down death by death; who art one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit:  Save us!

Reader:    Lord have mercy. (thrice)

The Third Antiphon—The Beatitudes

People:    In Thy Kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven!

The Entrance Hymn

People:   Come let us worship and fall down before Christ! O Son of God, who art risen from the dead, save us who sing to thee, Alleluia!

The Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 8)

People (sing or say):   From the heights thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that thou might deliver us from passion. Thou art our life and our resurrection, O Lord, glory to thee.

The Troparion of St Xenia of St Petersburg

Reader:   In thee, O wandering stranger, Christ the Lord hath given us an ardent intercessor for our kind. For having received in thy life sufferings and grief and served God and men with love, thou didst acquire great boldness. Wherefore, we fervently hasten to thee in temptations and grief, crying out from the depths of our hearts: “Put not our hope to shame, O Blessed Xenia.”

The Trisagion Hymn

People (sing or say):   Holy God! Holy Mighty! Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us! (thrice)

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

Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us!

Holy God! Holy Mighty! Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us!

THE EPISTLE

Reader:   O Lord, save your people and bless you inheritance. To you, O Lord, have I cried, O my God.

The reading is from St Paul's First Letter to Timothy. (1:15–17)

Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of sinners; but I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience for an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of Ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory to the ages of ages. Amen.

People:    Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Reader:   He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High shall live in the protection of the God of heaven.

People:    Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Reader:   He shall say to the Lord, “You are my protector.”

People:    Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

THE GOSPEL

Reader:   The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke. (18:35–43)

People:   Glory to thee, O Lord. Glory to thee.

Reader:   At that time, when Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." And he cried, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me receive my sight." And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well." And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

People:   Glory to thee, O Lord. Glory to thee.

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

Remember us, O Lord, when thou comest into thy kingdom(all bow)

Remember us, O Master, when thou comest into thy kingdom. (all bow)

Remember us, O Holy One, when thou into thy kingdom. (all bow) 

The heavenly choir sings to thee, and cries: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts; heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Come unto him and be enlightened, and your faces shall not be ashamed.

The heavenly choir sings to thee, and cries: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts; heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

The choir of holy angels and archangels, with all the powers of heaven, sing thy praises and do cry: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts; heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

People:    I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made; 

Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man.

And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried.

And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures,

And ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father

And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; whose Kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

[And I believe] in one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.
I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of Forgiveness

Reader:    O God, remit, pardon and forgive our sins, whether voluntary or involuntary, whether by words or deeds, whether in knowledge or ignorance, whether by day or night, whether in mind or thought; forgive us all these, for thou art good and lovest mankind.

The Lord's Prayer

People:    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Amen.

The Kontakion for the Resurrection (Tone 8)

Reader:   Arising from the tomb, O mighty Savior, thou didst rouse the dead; thou didst raise Adam; while Eve danceth in her new joy at thy blest resurrection, O Lord. And the world’s farthest regions keep the festival on thine arising from the dead with gladness and thanksgiving, O thou who art greatly merciful.

Lord, have mercy. (12x)

All-holy Trinity, Mighty One in essence, Kingdom undivided, origin of all good things, be graciously inclined also to me, a sinner. Establish me; give understanding to my heart, and purge away all my vileness. Enlighten my mind, that I may glorify, sing praises, and adore thee, and say:

People:    One is Holy, One is the Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Blessed be the name of the Lord, henceforth and forevermore. (thrice)

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

Psalm 33

 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord, and he answered me. Look to Him, and be radiant; so your faces shall not be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them. O taste and see that the Lord is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in Him! O fear the Lord, you His saints, for those who fear Him have no want. The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Come, O sons, listen to me, I will teach you the fear of the Lord. What man is there who desires life, and covets many days, that he may enjoy good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry. The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He kept all his bones; not one of them is broken. Evil shall slay the wicked; and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.

Hymn to the Theotokos

People:  It is truly meet to bless you, O Theotokos, ever blessed and most pure, and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim: without defilement you gave birth to God the Word: true Theotokos, we magnify you.

The Dismissal

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

Lord, have mercy. (thrice)

Reader:    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, who arose from the dead—through the prayers of thy most pure Mother, by the power of the honorable and life-giving cross, by the protection of the holy bodiless powers of heaven, and at the supplications of our holy, venerable, and God-bearing fathers and of all thy saints—have mercy on us.

People:    Amen.

Lord, have mercy. (thrice)

The First Antiphon—Psalm 102 (103)

Bless the Lord, O my soul! Blessed art Thou, O Lord!

Bless the Lord, O my soul! And all that is within me, bless His holy Name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul! And forget not all His benefits!

Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases!

The Lord is compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and of great goodness.

Bless the Lord, O my soul! Blessed art Thou, O Lord!

Reader:    Lord, have mercy. (thrice)

The Second Antiphon—Psalm 145 (146)

People:    Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have being.

Put not your trust in princes, in sons of men in whom there is no salvation.

When his breath departs he returns to his earth, on that very day his plans perish.

The Lord will reign forever; Thy God, O Zion, to all generations.

Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Only-begotten Son and Immortal Word of God, Who for our salvation didst will to be incarnate of the holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary; Who without change didst become man and was crucified, O Christ our God, trampling down death by death; who art one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit:  Save us!

Reader:    Lord have mercy. (thrice)

The Third Antiphon—The Beatitudes

People:    In Thy Kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven!

 

 

HOLY ASCENSION ORTHODOX CHURCH  •  3350 12th Ave. NE  •  Norman, OK  73071

A parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.