Choir Cues for Cheesefare Sunday, March 1, 2020

Cheesefare Sunday. The Expulsion of Adam from Paradise. Forgiveness Sunday. Tone 4.

Epistle: (112) Romans 13:11-14:4
Gospel: (17) Matthew 6:14-21



At All Hours:

Troparion, Resurrection
Now and ever…
Theotokion from the Horologion
Kontakion, Triodion


BEATITUDES TROPARIA on 10, Tone 4: Resurrection–6; Triodion–4 (from Ode VI).

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, * when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, * for they shall be comforted.

10. Blessed are the meek, * for they shall inherit the earth.

Through a tree, Adam was deprived of his home in Paradise; / while through the wood of the Cross, the thief went there to dwell. / For the one by tasting set aside the commandment of the Maker, / while the other, crucified with Him, confessed the hidden God crying aloud: // Remember me, in Thy Kingdom.

9. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, * for they shall be filled.

Lifted upon the Cross, / Thou O Lord as God, / hast both destroyed the power of death / and blotted out the handwriting against us. / Do Thou Who alone lovest mankind, / grant us the repentance of the thief / as we serve Thee with faith, O Christ our God, / and cry to Thee: // Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

8. Blessed are the merciful, * for they shall obtain mercy.

Thou hast torn to pieces on the Cross, the handwriting against us / and counted among the dead, Thou hast bound yonder tyrant, / delivering all from the bonds of hell / by Thy Resurrection. / Through it we have been enlightened and cry aloud to Thee, / Lord Who lovest mankind: // Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

7. Blessed are the pure in heart, * for they shall see God.

Crucified and rising from the tomb in power on the third day, / with Thyself hast Thou, only Immortal, / raised Adam, the first-formed man. / Make me also worthy, O Lord, / to turn to repentance from my whole heart / and with warm faith ever to cry to Thee: // Remember me, O Savior, in Thy Kingdom.

6. Blessed are the peacemakers, * for they shall be called the sons of God.

For our sake He Who is without passion, / became a suffering man / and nailed upon the Cross of His own will, / He raised us with Himself. / Therefore with the Cross we glorify / the Passion and the Resurrection / through which we have both been made anew / and through which we have been saved, crying: // Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

5. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, * for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Let us entreat with faith / Him rising from the dead / despoiling the power of hell, / Who was seen by the women bearing myrrh and said to them: Rejoice!, / for our souls always to be delivered from corruption, / crying at all times to Him with the gracious voice of the thief: // Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.

4. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, * and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

O Savior, in Thy compassion Thou hast clothed me in Eden / with a divinely woven garment; / but, persuaded by the devil, / I neglected Thy commandment // and was stripped naked in my wretchedness.

3. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, * for great is your reward in heaven.

O miserable soul, / thou hast departed far from God through thy carelessness; / thou hast been deprived of the delight of Paradise / and parted from the angels; thou hast been led down into corruption. // How art thou fallen!

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

Almighty God, have mercy and take pity on the work of Thy hands. / I have cut myself off from the choir of Thine angels; // but I entreat Thee, loving Lord, reject me not.

1. Now and ever, * and unto ages of ages. Amen.

O Mary chosen by God, Queen of the world, / thou hast borne the Lord / Who is King of all and Redeemer. / I am a prisoner and an exile from the glory of Paradise: // I entreat thee, call me back.


Troparion, Resurrection, Tone 4: When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel / the joyous message of Thy Resurrection; / they cast away the ancestral curse / and elatedly told the apostles: / death is overthrown! / Christ God is Risen, // granting the world great mercy.

[Troparion, Church (if of Theotokos or Saint(s))]


[Kontakion, Triodion (if of Theotokos)]

[Kontakion, Church (if of Saint(s))]

Now and ever…

[Kontakion, Church (if of Theotokos). If not, then:]

Kontakion, Triodion, Tone 6: Teacher of Wisdom, Bestower of virtue, / Teacher of the thoughtless and Protector of the poor: / strengthen and enlighten my heart, O Master. / Give me words, O Word of the Father, / let me not restrain my mouth from crying to Thee: // Have mercy on me, a transgressor, O Merciful Lord.


Deacon: Let us attend!
Priest: Peace be unto all!
Reader: And to thy spirit.
Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The Prokeimenon in the 8th Tone, a Psalm of David: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Choir: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Reader: In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel!
Choir: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.
Reader: Pray and make your vows
Choir: Before the Lord our God.

Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: The reading from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Deacon: Let us attend!

[(112) Romans 13:11-14:4] Brethren: Salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; * the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; * let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. * But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. * As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. * One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. * Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. * Who art thou to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he shall be upheld, for the Master is able to make him stand.

Priest: Peace be unto thee, Reader.
Reader: And to thy spirit.


Deacon: Wisdom!
Reader: In the 6th Tone: AL-LE-LU-IA!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High!
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Reader: To declare Thy mercy in the morning and Thy truth by night.
Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


[(17) Matthew 6:14-21] The Lord said: If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; * but if ye do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. * And when ye fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. * But when thou fastest, anoint thy head and wash thy face, * that thy fasting may not be seen by men but by thy Father Who is in secret; and thy Father Who sees in secret shall reward thee. * Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, * but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. * For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise Him in the highest!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Troparia on the Beatitudes are from the translations of Mother Mary and Metropolitan Kallistos (The Sunday Octoechos, The Lenten Triodion). Scriptures are according to the approved Revised Standard Version. Everything else is from standard OCA texts as published by St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, the Soroka family, St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, the Department of Religious Education, and the Department of Liturgical Music and Translations. Rubrics follow the 2020 Liturgical Rubrics & Calendar published by St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press. Prepared with the assistance of Reader Teodor Zajler.

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