Typika: Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Prayed when a priest is not present to celebrate the Divine Liturgy

Note: The hymns and psalms of the Typika can be sung if so desired, or everything can simply be read.

Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (three times)

The First Antiphon

See the music, here.

The Second Antiphon

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Third Antiphon

Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him flee from before His face!

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

As smoke vanishes, so let them vanish; as wax melts before the fire!

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

So the sinners will perish before the face of God; but let the righteous be glad!

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

Entry Hymn

O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ. O Son of God, who didst rise from the dead, save us who sing to Thee: Alleluia!

Troparia

Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 2)
When Thou, the Deathless Life, didst go down to death, / then didst Thou slay hell by the lightening flash of Thy Divinity. / And when Thou didst raise the dead from the lower world, / all the Powers of Heaven cried aloud: // Christ our God, Giver of life, Glory to Thee!

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

Troparion of the Sunday (Tone 2)
The noble Joseph, taking Thine immaculate Body down from the Tree, and having wrapped It in pure linen and spices, laid It in a new tomb. But on the third day Thou didst arise, O Lord, granting to the world great mercy.

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Troparion of the Sunday (Tone 2)
Unto the myrrh-bearing women did the angel cry out as he stood by the tomb: Myrrh is meet for the dead, but Christ hath proved to be a stranger to corruption. But cry out: The Lord is risen, granting to the world great mercy.

Trisagion

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (Thrice)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Prokimena

Reader: The Prokimenon in the 6th Tone: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Singer: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

ReaderUnto Thee, O Lord, will I cry; O my God, be not silent unto me.

Singer: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Reader: Save, O Lord, Thy people.

Singer: And bless Thine inheritance.

Epistle

The Reading is from the Acts of the Holy Apostles.

Read Acts 6:1-7.

Reader: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

ReaderThou hast been gracious, O Lord, unto Thy land; Thou hast turned back the captivity of Jacob.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

The Gospel

ReaderThe Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark.

Singer: Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory to Thee!

The Gospel is then read in a normal voice (not chanted like the priest does): Mark 15:43-16:8.

Singer: Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory to Thee!

And we continue:

Remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

Remember us, O Master, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

Remember us, O Holy One, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

The heavenly choir praiseth Thee and saith: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.

Come unto Him, and be enlightened and your faces shall not be ashamed.

The heavenly choir praiseth Thee and saith: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.

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

The choir of Holy angels and archangels, with all the heavenly hosts praiseth Thee and saith: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.

The Creed

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from the heavens, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man;  And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; And arose again on the third day according to the Scriptures; And ascended into the heavens, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father; And shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life; Who proceedeth from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spake by the prophets.

In One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

I confess one baptism for the remission of sins.

I look for the resurrection of the dead, And the life of the age to come. Amen.

Remit, pardon, forgive, O God, our offenses, both voluntary and involuntary, in deed and word, in knowledge and ignorance, by day and by night, in mind and thought; forgive us all things, for Thou art good and the Lover of mankind.

Our Father, Who art in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Kontakia

Kontakion of the Myrrh-Bearing Women (Tone 2)
When Thou didst cry, Rejoice, unto the myrrh-bearers, Thou didst make the lamentation of Eve the first mother to cease by Thy Resurrection, O Christ God. And Thou didst bid Thine apostles to preach: The Savior is risen from the grave.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.

Kontakion of the Myrrh-Bearing Women (Tone 8)
Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal, Thou didst destroy the power of death. In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God, proclaiming “Rejoice!” to the myrrh-bearing women; granting peace to Thine apostles, and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.

Lord, have mercy. Twelve Times

O All-Holy Trinity, the consubstantial dominion, the indivisible Kingdom, and cause of every Good: Show Thy good will even unto me a sinner; make steadfast my heart and grant it understanding, and take away mine every defilement; enlighten my mind that I may glorify, hymn, worship, and say:

One is Holy, One is Lord, Jesus Christ, to the Glory of God the Father.  Amen.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.  Amen.

Psalm 33

I will bless the Lord at all times, * His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

In the Lord shall my soul be praised; * let the meek hear and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me, * and let us exalt His name together.

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, * and delivered me from all my tribulations.

Come unto Him, and be enlightened, * and your faces shall not be ashamed.

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, * and saved him out of all his tribulations.

The angel of the Lord will encamp round about them that fear Him, * and will deliver them.

O taste and see that the Lord is good; * blessed is the man that hopeth in Him.

O fear the Lord, all ye His saints; * for there is no want to them that fear Him.

Rich men have turned poor and gone hungry; * but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good thing.

Come ye children, hearken unto me; * I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

What man is there that desireth life, * who loveth to see good days?

Keep thy tongue from evil, * and thy lips from speaking guile.

Turn away from evil, and do good; * seek peace, and pursue it.

The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, * and His ears are opened unto their supplication.

The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, * utterly to destroy the remembrance of them from the earth.

The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them, * and He delivered them out of all their tribulations.

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, * and He will save the humble of spirit.

Many are the tribulations of the righteous, * and the Lord shall deliver them out of them all.

The Lord keepeth all their bones, * not one of them shall be broken.

The death of sinners is evil, * and they that hate the righteous shall do wrong.

The Lord will redeem the souls of His servants, * and none of them will do wrong that hope in Him.

Megalynarion

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The angel cried to the Lady full of grace: Rejoice, rejoice, O pure Virgin! Again I say, rejoice! Your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb. With Himself, He hath raised all the dead. Rejoice, rejoice, O ye people!
Shine, shine, shine, O new Jerusalem, the glory of the Lord has shone on you. Exult now, exult, and be glad, O Zion. Be radiant, O pure Theotokos, in the Resurrection, the Resurrection of your Son.

Dismissal

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

Thou that didst rise from the dead, O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, for the sake of the prayers of Thy most pure Mother, of our holy and God-bearing fathers, of St. Mary of Egypt, patron of our community, of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, whose memory we keep today, and all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for Thou art good and the Lover of mankind.

Amen.