2nd Sunday of the Nativity Fast | November 26, 2023 | Ven. Alypius the Stylite of Adrianopolis
Tone 8 Troparion (Resurrection)
You descended from on high, O Merciful One!
You accepted the three day burial to free us from our sufferings! //
O Lord, our Life and Resurrection, glory to You!
Tone 1 Troparion (Ven. Alypius)
You were a pillar of patient endurance,
having imitated the forefathers, O ^Venerable One:
Job in suffering and Joseph in temptations.
You lived like the Bodiless Ones while yet in the flesh, Alypius, our father. //
Beseech Christ God that our souls may be saved!
Tone 8 Kontakion (Resurrection)
By rising from the tomb, You raised the dead and resurrected Adam.
Eve exults in Your Resurrection,//
and the world celebrates Your rising from the dead, O greatly Merciful One!
Tone 8 Kontakion (Ven. Alypius)
The Church glorifies and praises you today, O Alypius,
as a perfect example of virtue and the boast of ascetics.//
Through your prayers, grant remission of sins to all who venerate your life and your struggles!
Tone 8 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
Pray and make your vows / before the Lord, our God! (Ps. 75:10a) V. In Judah God is known; His Name is great in Israel. (Ps. 75:1)
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with one another in love, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
V. Come, let us rejoice in the Lord! Let us make a joyful noise to God our Savior! (Ps. 94:1)
V. Let us come before His face with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise! (Ps. 94:2)
Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.” The Lord then answered him and said, “Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? bond on the Sabbath?” So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound – think of it – for eighteen years, be loosed from this And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!