February 27, 2015 </br>Friday of the Second Week of Great Lent

February 27, 2015
Friday of the Second Week of Great Lent

LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS

At Psalm 140

In Tone 4

10. Behold, this is the acceptable time,
this is the day of salvation.
Visit my soul in the abundance of Your love,
and in Your unique goodness, lighten the load of my sins.

9. Behold, this is the acceptable time,
this is the day of salvation.
Visit my soul in the abundance of Your love,
and in Your unique goodness, lighten the load of my sins.

In Tone 4

8. You are glorified in the memory of your saints, O Christ God.
Through their intercessions,
send upon us Your great mercy.

7. O God, who has accepted the long-suffering of the holy martyrs,
accept our song, O Lover of humankind,
and, through their prayers, grant us Your great mercy.

6. O saints, who have the boldness to approach the Saviour,
pray without ceasing for us sinners,
asking remission for our transgressions,
and great mercy for our souls.

5. O martyrs of the Lord,
you are living sacrifices and spiritual offerings
and perfect incense burnt to God.
You are sheep that know God and are known to Him,
and wolves cannot break into His fold.
Pray that we may be led with you
to pasture beside the still waters.

In Tone 4

4. You desired blessedness past understanding,
so you reckoned abstinence as your food,
poverty to be your wealth,
lack of acquisitiveness as abundant possessions,
and humility as glory, wondrous one!
Therefore you received your desire
in accordance with your understanding:
You abide in the tabernacles of the saints, Basil!

3. You desired blessedness past understanding,
so you reckoned abstinence as your food,
poverty to be your wealth,
lack of acquisitiveness as abundant possessions,
and humility as glory, wondrous one!
Therefore you received your desire
in accordance with your understanding:
You abide in the tabernacles of the saints, Basil!

2. You steadfastly completed the course of abstinence and kept the faith!
Therefore you have been adorned with the crown of righteousness
which Christ has prepared for you, Father,
rewarding you in accordance with your worth
and granting you honours and rewards for your struggles.
Divinely inspired one, beseech Him to save our souls!

1. You cut off all love of pleasure, divine one,
thus freeing your body from slavery.
You harrowed your senses with the struggles of abstinence:
Through the terrible conditions in which you lived,
the endurance of temptations and evil situations.
Therefore you have received unending delight,
everlasting sweetness and ineffable joy!

In Tone 4, Glory…

Where is the attachment to the world?
Where is the allurement of all that is temporal?
Where is silver and gold?
Where is the multitude of servants and anxieties?
All is dust, all is ashes, all is shadow.
Come, let us cry out to the Immortal King.
O Lord, deem worthy of Your eternal blessings those who
have departed from us,
granting them rest in Your ageless bliss.

Now…

O Mother of God,
because of you David the prophet became an ancestor of God;
he foretold and sang a joyous hymn of praise
and cried out to Him who worked wonders in you:
“The Queen stood at Your right hand.”
God revealed you as a life-giving mother,
when He chose to be incarnate of you without a father.
He renewed in man His image which the passions had corrupted.
He found the lost sheep in the mountains,
carried it on His shoulders, offered it to the Father,
generously numbered it among the powers of heaven,
and saved the whole world, since He is Christ of great and rich mercy.

Prokeimenon I, Tone 4
Your merciful love and Your truth* will guard me forever.
verse: I waited, I waited for the Lord and He stooped down to me; He heard my cry.

Reading I
Genesis 5:32-6:8

Prokeimenon II, Tone 6
As for me, I said: Lord, have mercy on me;* heal my soul for I have sinned against You.
verse: Blessed are those who consider the poor and the weak. The Lord will save them in the evil day.

Reading II
Proverbs 6:20-7:1

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