August 5, 2017
The Fore-feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Commemoration of the Consecration of the Holy Resurrection Patriarchal Sobor; Holy Martyr Eusignius (360-63)

DIVINE LITURGY

Troparia and Kontakia
Troparion, Tone 4: As the priceless beauty residing within the divine image of the tabernacle,* thus outwardly you manifested the holy glory of your temple O Lord.* Establish it for the ages of ages, and accept, through the prayers of the Theotokos, our supplications,* which we unceasingly offer to You, O Life and Resurrection of all.

Troparion, Tone 4: Faithful, let us celebrate in advance the joy of Christ’s Transfiguration!* Let us rejoice and cry out in the prefeast:* The day of heavenly joy is approaching,* for the Lord is ascending Mount Tabor* where He shines with the light of His Divinity!

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

Kontakion, Tone 4: The Synaxis of the faithful in the Cathedral of the Resurrection,* shines as a multitude of stars in heavens,* and as we offer our prayers we exclaim:* “This is the house the Lord has made.”

Now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Kontakion, Tone 4: Today mankind prepares to reflect the radiance of divine splendour* wrought in the Transfiguration of Christ!* Crying joyfully: Christ is transfigured to save us all!

Prokeimenon, Tone 4
Holiness befits Your house, O Lord, for length of days.
verse: The Lord reigns! He is clothed in majesty! (Psalm 92:6, 1)

Epistle
Hebrews 3:1-14

Alleluia, Tone 2
verse: His foundations are in the holy mountains.
verse: Glorious things were said concerning you, O city of God. (Psalm 86:1, 3)

Gospel
Matthew 16:13-18

Communion Hymn
O Lord, I love the beauty of Your house,* and the place where Your glory dwells.* Alleluia, alleluia,* alleluia (Psalm 25:8).