March 28, 2014 </br>Friday of the Fourth Week of the Great Fast

March 28, 2014
Friday of the Fourth Week of the Great Fast

Venerable Father Hilarion the New

LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS

At Psalm 140

In Tone 7

10. I have enslaved the dignity of my soul to the passions,
and have become like the beasts;
I can no longer raise my eyes to You, O God most high.
But, like the Publican I bow to the earth,
and I cry to You in supplication:
Forgive me, O Lord, and save me.

9. I have enslaved the dignity of my soul to the passions,
and have become like the beasts;
I can no longer raise my eyes to You, O God most high.
But, like the Publican I bow to the earth,
and I cry to You in supplication:
Forgive me, O Lord, and save me.

In Tone 3

8. Great is the power of Your martyrs, O Christ.
For, lying in their tombs, they drive out evil spirits
and fight in defence of godliness;
they subdued the power of the enemy by faith in the Trinity.

7. The prophets, apostles, and the martyrs of Christ
taught us to sing the praises of the consubstantial Trinity.
They enlighten the nations that had gone astray,
and made us companions of the angels.

6. Your martyrs, O Lord, have been confirmed by faith
and strengthened by hope.
By the love of Your Cross they have been spiritually fortified,
and so have overcome the anguish of suffering.
They have obtained the crowns,
and, together with the angels, they pray for our souls.

5. Great is the power of Your Cross, O Lord,
for though it was set in one place, it acts throughout the world.
It made apostles of fishermen,
and martyrs of Gentiles.
We beg them to intercede for our souls.

In Tone 4

4. Father, you lived as an angel on earth in the flesh.
You acquired a life of chastity,
with patience, meekness and impartial love;
great abstinence, watchfulness, divine compunction;
faith, true hope, and compassion,
blessed Hilarion, intercessor for our souls!

3. Father, you lived as an angel on earth in the flesh.
You acquired a life of chastity,
with patience, meekness and impartial love;
great abstinence, watchfulness, divine compunction;
faith, true hope, and compassion,
blessed Hilarion, intercessor for our souls!

2. Venerable one, you were an earthly angel and heavenly man,
a fountain of compunction, a stream of compassion, a deep well of miracles!
You are surety for sinners:
an olive tree of God with the fruit of your labours
fitting to anoint the head!
We praise you in faith, wondrous Hilarion!

1. Your mind was illumined with the knowledge of God,
overcoming the passions of the flesh.
You did not participate in the things of this earth;
you bore the true imprint of divine goodness;
you were known to all to be like God
through cooperation with the Holy Spirit,
our Father Hilarion, the adornment of the monastic life!

In Tone 3, Glory…

All human things are vain.
They do not remain after death.
Neither riches endure nor does glory survive;
for with the coming of death all these are destroyed.
Let us exclaim to Christ, the Immortal:
Grant rest to the departed servants
in the abode of those who rejoice in You.

Now…
O Lady most honourable,
how could we but be rapt in wonder at your giving birth
to the incarnate God who without a mother was born of a Father before all ages.
You gave Him birth in the flesh without a father,
without a man’s instrumentality.
He is God and man whose two natures are intact, neither one losing any of its properties.
Therefore, O Virgin Mother, intercede with Him to save the souls
of those who believe and profess in true faith that you are the Mother of God.

 

Prokeimenon I, Tone 6
O Shepherd of Israel, hear us,* You who lead Joseph’s flock.
verse: Shine forth from Your Cherubim throne.

Reading I
Genesis 12:1-7

Prokeimenon II, Tone 4
Ring out your joy to God, our strength,* shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.
verse: Raise a song and sound the timbrel, the sweet-sounding harp and lute.

Reading II
Proverbs 14:15-26

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