Sunday of the Last Judgment / Tone 6

Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos 6; Triodion 4, from Ode 6.


1.  Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom, O God my Savior, and save me, for Thou alone lovest mankind.
2.  By a tree was Adam deceived; yet again by the Tree of the Cross was the thief saved, who cried out: Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!
3.  O Bestower of life, Who hadst broken down the gates and portals of hades, Thou hast saved all who cry out to Thee, O Savior: Glory to Thine arising!
4.  O Thou Who by Thy burial hast made death captive, and by Thy resurrection hast filled all with joy: remember me, in that Thou art compassionate.
5.  The myrrh-bearing women who came to the tomb heard an angel cry out: Christ, Who hath enlightened all things is risen!
6.  Together let us all hymn Christ, Who was nailed to the Cross and hath delivered the world from beguilement.


7. At Thy fearful coming, O Christ, when Thou appearest from heaven, when the thrones are set up and the books opened, then spare, O Savior, spare Thy creature.


8.  Since God is the Judge, nothing can help thee there, no zeal, no skill, no glory, no friendship, but only the strength that thou gainest, my soul, from thy works.


9.  O Lord, let me not hear Thee say, “Take what is due to thee,” as Thou dost send me from Thy presence; let me not hear Thee say, “Depart from Me into the fire of the accursed,” but may I hear Thy words of blessing to the righteous.


10.  Thou art the gate, pure Lady, through which One alone has passed, going in and out, yet not breaking the seal of thy virginity: Jesus, Adam’s Creator and thy Son.




Tone 6: Angelic hosts were above Thy tomb, /

and they that guarded Thee became as dead. /

And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate body. /

Thou didst despoil hades and wast not tempted by it. /

Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life.  //

O Thou Who didst rise from the dead, O Lord, glory be to Thee.


Glory…  [Troparion of the Temple]


Both now… [Resurrectional Theotokion in the same tone as the Troparion of the

Temple… the Tone of the week is given here:]


Tone 6:  Gideon foretold thy conception, /

and David proclaimed thy birthgiving, O Theotokos; /

for as the dew descended upon the fleece, /

so did the Word descend into thy womb, /

and thou, O holy ground, /

without seed didst put forth Christ our God, /

the salvation of the world, //

O thou who art full of grace.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 3rd Tone:  Great is our Lord, and great is His strength, and of His understanding there is no measure.

Choir:  Great is our Lord, and great is His strength, and of His understanding there is no measure.

Reader:  Praise ye the Lord, for a psalm is a good thing; let praise be sweet unto our God.

Choir:  Great is our Lord, and great is His strength, and of His understanding there is no measure.

Reader:  Great is our Lord, and great is His strength

Choir:  and of His understanding there is no measure.


Reader: The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians:

[1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 (§140)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 8th Tone:

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Come let us rejoice in the Lord, let us shout with jubilation unto God our Savior.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  Let us come before His countenance with thanksgiving, and with psalms let us shout in jubilation unto Him.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matthew 25:31-46 (§106)]




[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory...  Both now... Tone 1:  When Thou, O God, shalt come to earth with glory, /

and all things tremble, /

and the river of fire floweth before the Judgment Seat /

and the books are opened, and the hidden things made public, /

then deliver me from the unquenchable fire  //

and deem me worthy to stand at Thy right hand, O most righteous Judge.


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