August 6, 2016 </br>Holy Transfiguration of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ

August 6, 2016
Holy Transfiguration of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ

GREAT VESPERS

Kathisma
“Blessed is the man…” is sung only if the feast falls on a Sunday or Monday

At Psalm 140

In Tone 4

  1. Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice!

O Lord, when You were transfigured before being crucified,
Mount Tabor was made to resemble heaven;
for a cloud was extended as a canopy,
and the Father bore witness to You.
Peter, James, and John were present there,
the same three apostles who were to be with You
at the time of the betrayal of Judas,
so that, having seen You in glory,
they would not be dismayed at the time of Your suffering.
Likewise, O Lord, make us worthy to recognize You as our God
in the same sufferings You endured in Your great mercy,
and to adore You.

  1. Let Yours ears be attentive* to the voice of my prayer.

O Lord, when You were transfigured before being crucified,
Mount Tabor was made to resemble heaven;
for a cloud was extended as a canopy,
and the Father bore witness to You.
Peter, James, and John were present there,
the same three apostles who were to be with You
at the time of the betrayal of Judas,
so that, having seen You in glory,
they would not be dismayed at the time of Your suffering.
Likewise, O Lord, make us worthy to recognize You as our God
in the same sufferings You endured in Your great mercy,
and to adore You.

  1. If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered.

O Lord, as a preparation to Your crucifixion,
You led some of Your disciples to a high mountain
and became transfigured before them,
enlightening them with the light of Your glory.
In this way, You showed the reality of the resurrection
You are to grant to us in Your love for mankind
and in Your almighty power as God.
Make us worthy of this resurrection, O God
for You are gracious and the Lover of mankind.

  1. I have waited for You as You have commanded; my soul patiently relies on Your promise,* for it has trusted in the Lord.

O Lord, as a preparation to Your crucifixion,
You led some of Your disciples to a high mountain
and became transfigured before them,
enlightening them with the light of Your glory.
In this way, You showed the reality of the resurrection
You are to grant to us in Your love for mankind
and in Your almighty power as God.
Make us worthy of this resurrection, O God
for You are gracious and the Lover of mankind.

  1. From the morning watch until night* let Israel trust in the Lord.

O Lord, when You were transfigured on a high mountain
in the presence of Your foremost disciples,
You radiated with glory,
showing how those who lead an outstanding life of virtue
will be made worthy of the glory of heaven.
Elias and Moses, conversing with the Lord,
showed Him to be the Lord of the living and the dead,
God who spoke through the Law and the Prophets,
the same to whom the Father’s voice bore witness
out of the bright cloud, saying:
“Hear Him, for it is He, who through His Cross despoiled Hades
and granted eternal life to the dead.”

  1. For with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him there is plentiful redemption;* and He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.

O Lord, when You were transfigured on a high mountain
in the presence of Your foremost disciples,
You radiated with glory,
showing how those who lead an outstanding life of virtue
will be made worthy of the glory of heaven.
Elias and Moses, conversing with the Lord,
showed Him to be the Lord of the living and the dead,
God who spoke through the Law and the Prophets,
the same to whom the Father’s voice bore witness
out of the bright cloud, saying:
“Hear Him, for it is He, who through His Cross despoiled Hades
and granted eternal life to the dead.”

  1. Praise the Lord, all the nations;* proclaim His glory, all you people.

Indeed, O Lord, the mountain that had been dark with smoke
today becomes honourable and holy because You stood on it.
The mystery hidden from the beginning of the world
becomes manifest in Your transfiguration before Peter, James and John.
They fell with their faces to the ground,
unable as they were to bear the light of Your countenance
and the splendour of Your clothing.
A further marvel was the vision of Moses and Elias,
conversing with You on Your future,
and the voice of the Father bearing witness and saying:
“This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!
He is the One who will convey great mercy upon the world.”

  1. Strong is the love of the Lord for us;* eternally will His truth endure.

Indeed, O Lord, the mountain that had been dark with smoke
today becomes honourable and holy because You stood on it.
The mystery hidden from the beginning of the world
becomes manifest in Your transfiguration before Peter, James and John.
They fell with their faces to the ground,
unable as they were to bear the light of Your countenance
and the splendour of Your clothing.
A further marvel was the vision of Moses and Elias,
conversing with You on Your future,
and the voice of the Father bearing witness and saying:
“This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!
He is the One who will convey great mercy upon the world.”

In Tone 6, Glory… Now…

O Christ our God, when You willed to prefigure Your resurrection,
You chose three disciples, Peter, James, and John;
and You went up with them to Mount Tabor.
At the moment of Your Transfiguration, O Saviour,
the mountain was flooded with light,
and Your disciples fell with their faces to the ground;
for they could not bear the sight of Your countenance
upon which no one may gaze, O Word.
Angels attended with trembling and awe;
the heavens were afraid;
and the earth shook to its very foundations
when they saw the Lord of glory come upon the earth.

Readings
(1) Exodus 24:12-18; (2) Exodus 33:11-23; 34:4-6, 8; (3) I Kings 19:3-9, 11-13, 15-16

Lytia

In Tone 2

O God of goodness, Your light has sanctified the whole universe,
and You were transfigured on the high mountain,
revealing Your power to Your disciples.
You have redeemed the world from sin.
Therefore, we cry out to You:
“O Lord of mercy, save our souls!”

You were transfigured in glory on Mount Tabor, O Christ our God,
and You showed Your disciples the glory of Your divinity.
Now also pour out the light of Your knowledge upon us
and, in Your goodness and Your love for all of us,
guide us in the way of Your divine commandments.

Christ, the light that shone before the sun,
dwelt on earth in a human form.
Wishing to fulfil the divine work of salvation before His Cross,
today He mystically reveals the image of the Trinity on Mount Tabor.
He took aside His three chosen disciples, Peter, James, and John;
and for a short time He concealed His incarnation.
He was transfigured before them,
manifesting the splendour of the original beauty.
By this He strengthened them in their faith;
yet He spared them from losing their life at the sight,
and so their eyes saw only as much as they could behold.
He also called upon Moses and Elias,
the most venerable of the prophets,
to witness to His divinity,
testifying that He is indeed the reflection of the Father,
the Lord of the living and the dead.
A cloud also enveloped them as a tent,
and the voice of the Father bore witness on high, saying:
“This is My beloved Son; hear Him!
I have begotten Him before the daystar in a virginal manner;
I have sent Him to save those baptized in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
those who confess in faith that the power of the divinity is one and indivisible.”
O Christ our God, You love all mankind;
make us shine in the brightness of Your inaccessible glory;
and in Your supreme goodness,
make us worthy to inherit Your never-ending Kingdom.

In Tone 5, Glory…

Come, let us ascend the mountain of the Lord
and go into the house of our God.
Let us contemplate the glory of His Transfiguration,
the glory of the only-begotten Son of God the Father.
From His light, let us receive light;
and raised up by the Holy Spirit,
let us sing the praises of the consubstantial Trinity forever.

Now…

Moses who saw God, and Elias who was taken up in the flaming chariot,
contemplated You in the cloud, O Christ our God;
for You are the author of the Law and the fulfilment of the Prophets.
They were witnesses of Your Transfiguration.
With them make us worthy of that same brightness,
that we may sing Your praises forever, O Lord.

Aposticha

In Tone 1

He who mysteriously spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai
and said: “I Am Who Am,”
today manifests Himself to His disciples on Mount Tabor
and reveals through His person
that human nature was re-established in its original splendour.
As witnesses to this grace and partakers of this joy,
He raised up Moses and Elias,
the forerunners of the glorious and saving Resurrection
made possible by the Cross of Christ.

The heavens are Yours, the world is Yours. You founded the earth and all it holds.

When David, the forefather of the Lord,
foresaw in spirit Your coming in the flesh,
he invited the whole creation to rejoice,
crying out prophetically:
O Saviour, Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Your name,
for indeed You ascended the mountain with Your disciples.
Through Your Transfiguration
You returned Adam’s nature to its original splendour,
restoring its very elements to the glory and brilliance of Your divinity.
Therefore, we cry out to You:
O Creator of all, glory to You!

Tabor and Hermon shout with joy at Your name.

O Christ without a beginning,
when on the Mount of the Transfiguration,
Your disciples saw the Light that was Yours
and Your unapproachable divinity,
they were rapt in amazement and completely changed.
They were enrobed in a radiant cloud,
and they heard the Father’s voice
confirming the mystery of Your incarnation;
for even after coming in the flesh,
You remained the only-begotten Son and the Saviour of all.

In Tone 6, Glory… Now…

O Lord, today on Mount Tabor,
You have manifested the glory of Your divinity
to Your chosen disciples, Peter, James, and John;
they saw Your clothing radiant as light
and Your face more brilliant than the sun.
Unable to bear Your overwhelming radiance or look upon You,
they fell to the ground
and heard a voice bearing witness from heaven:
“This is My beloved Son who came into the world to save His people.”

Troparion

In Tone 7
You were transfigured on the mount, O Christ God,* showing Your glory to Your disciples as much as they could bear.* Make Your eternal light shine* also on us who are sinners,* through the prayers of the Mother of God** O Giver of Light, glory to You! (thrice)


FESTAL MATINS

The Lord is God – Tone 7

Troparion, Tone 7
You were transfigured on the mount, O Christ God,* showing Your glory to Your disciples as much as they could bear.* Make Your eternal light shine* also on us who are sinners,* through the prayers of the Mother of God** O Giver of Light, glory to You! (twice)

Glory… Now… (repeat)

Sessional Hymn I, Tone 4
Showing the change that mortals will undergo, O Lord,* when they enter your glory at your second and awesome coming,* You were transfigured on Mount Tabor.* Elijah and Moses conversed with You;* and seeing your glory, the three disciples whom You had chosen* were struck with your splendour, O Lord.* As You covered them with your brightness,* also send your light upon our souls.

Glory… Now… (repeat)

Sessional Hymn II, Tone 4
You were transfigured on Mount Tabor, O Jesus;* a bright cloud covered your apostles with your glory as with a tent, O Lord.* They cast their faces to the ground,* unable to gaze upon the inaccessible glory of your resplendent face,* O Christ our God and eternal Saviour.* As You covered them with your brightness,* also send your light upon our souls.

Glory… Now… (repeat)

Polyeleos

Exaltation
We extol You,* O Christ the Source of life,* and we venerate the holy Transfiguration* of your most pure flesh.
verses:
The Lord is great and worthy to be praised in the city of our God and on his holy mountain.
Lord, who shall be admitted to your tent and dwell on your holy mountain?
Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord? Who shall stand in his holy place?
Glory… Now…
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Glory be to You, O God! (3)

Sessional Hymn, Tone 4
When You went up to the mountain with your disciples, O Lord,* and You were resplendent with the glory of the Father,* Elijah and Moses stood there with You;* for the Law and the Prophets serve You as God.* The Father attested to your divine filiation and called You his beloved Son.* With You we praise Him in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

In Tone 8, Glory… Now…

Through the splendour hidden under the flesh of your nature,* You showed the disciples the splendour of your divine beauty on Mount Tabor.* Thus You enlightened the disciples who were with You, O Christ our Benefactor.* Realizing that your beauty was unbearable, they cried out: Holy are You!* For You are the One whom no one can approach;* yet the world has seen You in the flesh.* And You alone are the Lover of Mankind.

Gradual Hymns
Take 1st antiphon of Sunday, Tone 4

Prokeimenon, Tone 4
Tabor and Hermon shout with joy at your name.
verse: The heavens are yours; the world is yours.

Gospel
Luke 9:28-36

After Psalm 50
Glory…

In Tone 2, Today the whole world is filled with joy,* for Christ is transfigured before his disciples on Mount Tabor.

Now…

Today the whole world is filled with joy,* for Christ is transfigured before his disciples on Mount Tabor.

Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness. In your compassion, blot out my offence.

In Tone 5: Having revealed a small ray of your divinity* to those who climbed the mountain with You, O Saviour,* You made them partakers of your boundless glory.* Therefore, they cried out in awe to You:* It is good for us to be here.* Together with them, we shall forever praise You, O Christ our Saviour,* who was transfigured for us.

Canon

Ode 1
Irmos
When Israel walked upon the deep sea as upon dry land, they saw Pharaoh, their pursuer, drowning; and they exclaimed: Let us sing a hymn of victory to God.
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
Christ spoke to his apostles the words of life concerning the kingdom of God by saying: When you see Me shining with the unapproachable light, you shall know that the Father is in Me, and you will joyfully cry out: Let us sing a hymn of victory to God.
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
My friends and disciples, you shall overcome the power of the Gentiles, and their riches shall be your boast; for when I appear shining more brilliantly than the sun, you shall be filled with glory and joyfully cry out: Let us sing a hymn of victory to God.
Glory… Now…
Just as He promised, Christ appeared in glory today on Mount Tabor, clearly revealing to his disciples the image and reflection of his divinity. Filled with the divine brightness and splendour, the disciples cried out: Let us sing a hymn of victory to God.
Katavasia When Israel walked upon the deep sea as upon dry land, they saw Pharaoh, their pursuer, drowning; and they exclaimed: Let us sing a hymn of victory to God.

Ode 3
Irmos
The weak have clothed themselves with strength, and the weapon of the mighty has become powerless; therefore, my heart is strengthened in the Lord.
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
O Christ, You have clothed yourself completely in the nature of Adam, thereby refashioning what had been corrupted. Through your becoming human, You transfigured and glorified our nature.
Glory… Now…
In ancient times Christ led Israel through the desert by means of a pillar of fire and a cloud; today He brilliantly shines forth in glory upon Mount Tabor.
Katavasia The weak have clothed themselves with strength, and the weapon of the mighty has become powerless; therefore, my heart is strengthened in the Lord.

Small Ekteny

Sessional Hymn, Tone 4
You were transfigured on Mount Tabor, Christ God,* between Moses and Elijah the wise,* in the presence of James, Peter and John;* and Peter as he stood there, spoke to You:* it would be good to make three tabernacles here:* one for Moses, one for Elijah, and one for You, Christ our Master.* You have shone on them with your light, now enlighten our souls!

Ode 4
Irmos
O Christ our God, your wondrous plan of salvation has been revealed to me: how your birth from a Virgin would rescue from the power of evil those who call upon You by saying: Glory to your power, O Lord!
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
You appeared upon Mount Sinai, O Christ our God, in the midst of a cloud, the fire and darkness, the thunder and storm. It was there You revealed the written Law. Glory to your power, O Lord!
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
O Christ, as eternal God You make your dwelling in the heavens; as a sign of your glorious plan of salvation, You brilliantly shone forth in glory on Mount Tabor.
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
In ancient times You appeared to your servants amid clouds of fire, darkness, and the whisper of the wind, and spoke with them, O Christ our Master. Glory to your power, O Lord!
Glory… Now…
Moses, who had previously recognized You in the fire of the burning bush, and Elijah, who was taken up into heaven in a fiery chariot, appeared with You on Tabor and revealed your death upon the Cross.
Katavasia O Christ our God, your wondrous plan of salvation has been revealed to me: how your birth from a Virgin would rescue from the power of evil those who call upon You by saying: Glory to your power, O Lord!

Ode 5
Irmos
In the beginning You, as their Creator, separated the light from the darkness so that your works may glorify You in light, O Christ. Now guide our steps in the light of your paths.
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
When You deigned to transform our human nature, O Christ, the mountains prostrated before You; and the sun placed its brilliant rays of light, which fill the heavens, at your feet.
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
Moses and Elijah praised the Saviour on Mount Tabor, and their words lingered in the ears of the disciples: Behold Christ whom we have proclaimed in former times as our God.
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
The unchangeable nature of God, when united with human nature, shone forth with a brilliant light. It revealed to the apostles of Christ a reflection of the immaterial divinity.
Glory… Now…
When the disciples beheld You, O Christ the eternal Light, radiating the brilliance of the Father, they cried out to You: Guide our steps in the light of your paths.
Katavasia In the beginning You, as their Creator, separated the light from the darkness so that your works may glorify You in light, O Christ. Now guide our steps in the light of your paths.

Ode 6
Irmos
When beset with trials, I called to the Lord, and the God of my salvation heard me.
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
Christ our Saviour, shining forth on Mount Tabor as the Light surpassing even the brightness of the sun, has enlightened us.
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
You were transfigured on Mount Tabor, O Christ, thereby overcoming the darkness of error with the glory of your light.
Glory… Now…
The glorious apostles recognized You as God on Mount Tabor, O Christ; and, struck with fear and awe, they fell to their knees before You.
Katavasia When beset with trials, I called to the Lord, and the God of my salvation heard me.

Small Ekteny

Kontakion, Tone 7
You were transfigured on the mount, O Christ our God,* and Your disciples saw Your glory as much as they could;* that when they saw You crucified* they might know that You suffered willingly,* and might proclaim to the world* that You are truly the brightness of the Father.

Ikos
Awake from the lethargy that has overcome you, do not lie there on the ground; and you thoughts which weigh heavily upon my soul, arise and ascend to the summit of godliness. Let us hasten to join Peter and the sons of Zebedee, that we may behold with them the glory of God on Mount Tabor and hear the voice from heaven which they themselves heard. It impelled them to proclaim to the world that they had witnessed the glory of the Father.

Ode 7
Irmos
The three youths of Babylon, who were sons of Abraham, trampled upon the flames in the fiery furnace, singing this song of praise: Blessed are You, O God of our Fathers!
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
When the apostles were clothed in the brilliance of your dazzling radiance on Mount Tabor, O Christ, they cried out: Blessed are You, O God of our Fathers!
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
O Christ, the apostles rejoiced in your glorious majesty, in the revelation of the divine voice, and in the cloud that rained dew, and they sang: Blessed are You, O God of our Fathers!
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
When Peter beheld your unapproachable glory on Mount Tabor, O Christ, he cried out: Blessed are You, O God of our Fathers!
Glory… Now…
The sons of Zebedee were with Christ, the Source of life, when He shone with divine brightness, and they sang out: Blessed are You, O God of our Fathers!
Katavasia The three youths of Babylon, who were sons of Abraham, trampled upon the flames in the fiery furnace, singing this song of praise: Blessed are You, O God of our Fathers!

Ode 8
Irmos
Zealously aflame with love of God, the three youths courageously conquered the threat of the wicked king in Babylon. They stood in the midst of the fire as though covered with dew – and sang: All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
Your feet have ascended Mount Tabor, O Lord, even though You keep all things in existence by your will. At that time your face became brighter than the light of the sun; and present with You were the chosen of the Law and the Prophets, singing: All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
When the glory of the Father who bestows majesty to all creation, the infinite Light that knows no evening, indescribably appeared in brilliant glory on Mount Tabor, He deified our human nature so that all may sing: All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
Overcome with awe, Moses and Elijah clearly witnessed the appearance of Christ on Mount Tabor. Seeing his divine person brilliantly shining with the brightness of the Father, they sang: All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!
Refrain: Glory to your holy Transfiguration, O Lord!
In times past, the face of Moses was radiant when he heard the divine voice in the darkness, but Christ clothes himself with light and glory as with a robe. For He who is the Creator of light by nature gives light to those who sing: All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!
Glory… Now…
When the disciples beheld Christ on Mount Tabor surrounded by a cloud of light, they fell to the ground. Filled with spiritual brightness, they praised Him, together with the Father and the Spirit, by singing this hymn: All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!
Katavasia Zealously aflame with love of God, the three youths courageously conquered the threat of the wicked king in Babylon. They stood in the midst of the fire as though covered with dew – and sang: All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!

Magnificat is omitted

Ode 9
Megalynarion:
O my soul, extol the Lord transfigured on Mount Tabor.
Irmos You gave birth without blemish; for it was God who came forth from your womb, appearing in the flesh upon the earth and dwelling among us. Therefore, O Mother of God, we all extol you.
Megalynarion: O my soul, extol the Lord transfigured on Mount Tabor.
Overcome with awe and enlightened with a heavenly brightness, the disciples looked at one another and fell to the ground in their fear and worshiped You, O Master of all.
Megalynarion: O my soul, extol the Lord transfigured on Mount Tabor.
Confirming this mystery, the voice of God was heard from the cloud; for the Father of lights spoke to the apostles and said: This is my beloved Son. Hear Him!
Megalynarion: O my soul, extol the Lord transfigured on Mount Tabor.
The disciples of the Word beheld an extraordinary mystery on Tabor; and when they heard the voice of the Father, they cried out: This is our Saviour, the Image of the Father.
Glory… Now…
We praise You, along with the Father and the Spirit, O faithful Image of the One-Who-Is, O Seal that cannot be taken away or changed, Son and Word, Wisdom and Arm of God, Right Hand and Power of the Most High.
Irmos You gave birth without blemish; for it was God who came forth from your womb, appearing in the flesh upon the earth and dwelling among us. Therefore, O Mother of God, we all extol you.

Hymn of Light, Tone 2
O Word and unchangeable Light,* O Light of the Unbegotten Father,* today we see in your light on Tabor* the light of the Father and the light of the Spirit* which gives light to the whole world.

At the Praises

In Tone 4

Before your noble suffering and cross, O Master,
You took your chosen apostles to Mount Tabor,
showing them your glory.
When they saw You transfigured and more brilliant than the sun,
they fell to the ground and cried out:
You are the eternal Light and the radiance of the Father;
and although unchanged, You appear in the flesh.

Before your noble suffering and cross, O Master,
You took your chosen apostles to Mount Tabor,
showing them your glory.
When they saw You transfigured and more brilliant than the sun,
they fell to the ground and cried out:
You are the eternal Light and the radiance of the Father;
and although unchanged, You appear in the flesh.

O God the Word, You are from all eternity,
and You are clothed with light as with a robe.
Transfigured before your disciples, You shone more brightly than the sun.
Moses and Elijah stood at your side
revealing You as Lord of the living and the dead.
They glorified your ineffable work of salvation,
your mercy, and great compassion,
by which You saved the world which was lost in sin.

You were born of a virginal cloud and became flesh
and were transfigured on Mount Tabor, O Lord.
A bright cloud surrounded You;
the voice of the Father clearly told the disciples that You are his beloved Son,
for You are the same essence as He and You share his throne.
At this sight, Peter spoke with wonder and said:
is good for us to be here.
He did not realize what he said, O most merciful Benefactor.

In Tone 8, Glory… Now…

Christ took his disciples, Peter, James, and John,
and was transfigured on a high mountain in their presence.
His face became as bright as the sun,
and his garments were whiter than the snow.
Moses and Elijah appeared and spoke with Him,
and a bright cloud came over them;
a voice was heard from the clouds, saying:
This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!

Troparion, Tone 7
You were transfigured on the mount, O Christ God,* showing Your glory to Your disciples as much as they could bear.* Make Your eternal light shine* also on us who are sinners,* through the prayers of the Mother of God** O Giver of Light, glory to You!


DIVINE LITURGY

Antiphon 1
Shout to the Lord, all the earth, sing now to His name, give glory to His praise.
Through the prayers of the Mother of God, O Saviour, save us.
The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; Your lightning lit up the world.
Through the prayers of the Mother of God, O Saviour, save us.
You have clothed Yourself in praise and splendour; You robe Yourself in light as with a cloak.
Through the prayers of the Mother of God, O Saviour, save us.

Glory… Now… Only-begotten Son…

Antiphon 3
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Sion which cannot be moved.
Troparion, Tone 7: You were transfigured on the mount, O Christ God,* showing Your glory to Your disciples as much as they could bear.* Make Your eternal light shine* also on us who are sinners,* through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Giver of Light, glory to You!
The mountains surround it, and the Lord surrounds His people henceforth and forever.
Troparion, Tone 7: You were transfigured on the mount, O Christ God,* showing Your glory to Your disciples as much as they could bear.* Make Your eternal light shine* also on us who are sinners,* through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Giver of Light, glory to You!
Lord, who will stay in Your dwelling place, or abide on Your holy mountain?
Troparion, Tone 7: You were transfigured on the mount, O Christ God,* showing Your glory to Your disciples as much as they could bear.* Make Your eternal light shine* also on us who are sinners,* through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Giver of Light, glory to You!
Who will ascend the Lord’s mountain, or stand in His holy place?
Troparion, Tone 7: You were transfigured on the mount, O Christ God,* showing Your glory to Your disciples as much as they could bear.* Make Your eternal light shine* also on us who are sinners,* through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Giver of Light, glory to You!

Entrance
Lord, send forth Your light and Your truth, these have guided and led me to Your holy mountain.

Troparia and Kontakia
Troparion, Tone 7: You were transfigured on the mount, O Christ God,* showing Your glory to Your disciples as much as they could bear.* Make Your eternal light shine* also on us who are sinners,* through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Giver of Light, glory to You!

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Kontakion, Tone 7: You were transfigured on the mount, O Christ God,* and Your disciples saw Your glory as much as they could;* that when they saw You crucified* they might know that You suffered willingly*, and might proclaim to the world* that You are truly the brightness of the Father.

Prokeimenon, Tone 4
How great are Your works, O Lord, You have made all things in wisdom.
verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord, my God, You are exceedingly great. (Psalm 103:24,1)

Epistle
2 Peter 1:10-19

Alleluia, Tone 8
verse: Yours are the heavens, and Yours the earth.
verse: Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, they will walk in the light of Your countenance, O Lord. (Psalm 88:12,16)

Gospel
Matthew 17:1-9

Hymn to the Mother of God
O my soul, magnify the Lord transfigured on the mountain.
And the Irmos, Tone 4: Your giving birth was received as incorrupt; for it was God who came forth from your womb; He appeared on earth in the flesh, and made His dwelling among us. Thus, O Mother of God, all of us magnify you.

Communion Hymn
We will walk in the light of Your face, O Lord,* and rejoice in Your name forever.* Alleluia, alleluia,* alleluia. (Psalm 88:16,17)

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