Menaion

January 31

Six sticheraThe holy wonderworkers and unmercenary healers Cyrus and John, who, for their confession of Christ, were beheaded after many tortures in the city of Alexandria. (311)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

There are six stichera at "O Lord, I have cried".

Tone 1, special melody Nebesnych činov. Illumining the whole world with rays of miracles, O Cyrus and John, all-radiant beacons, you were like the heavens in grace, displaying like stars the virtues of your exalted life. (twice)

O martyrs of the Lord, O rain-bearing clouds who excelled in manifold miracles of grace, you water the whole world intellectually, prevailing upon the healthy to offer praise to God.

Truly receiving from God the skill to heal the sufferings of soul and body, O martyrs of the Lord, you supernaturally heal all not by means of human medicine, but by the inspiration of God.

Surrounded by the hosts of heaven, O radiant luminaries Cyrus and John, O valiant athletes, you heal the bodies of those on earth and wounded souls for Christ's sake. Entreat him, that he save us.

Following Christ, the Fountain of glory, you have been shown to all as well-springs of immortality, and pour forth sweet streams which cure and heal human bodies and souls; for you zealously shed streams of blood for Christ.

Glory –  Tone 8.  Two martyrs have shone forth upon us today, * healing the pains of our souls: * Cyrus and John, the wonder-workers. * The one, embracing the angelic life and living it to the end, * united himself to Christ by the blood of his martyrdom; * and the other, shining forth among the military ranks, * is now enrolled in the armies of heaven. * Therefore, praying for our souls, they impart healing * to those who with faith celebrate their memory.

Now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos. Then, for the venerable father:

Glory – Tone 2.  Come, all you faithful, and let us crown with hymns Cyrus and John today. * They are soldiers of grace and most generous fulfillers of petitions; * for in many ways they have been shown to all as most splendid healers. * Therefore, they pray for our souls.

Troparion,  Tone 5. The grace of the Trinity settled in your pure hearts, most blessed Cyrus and John. * You have become marvelous exorcists of impure spirits.* You were doctors over hidden and visible illnesses. * Now that you stand before God, * heal our spiritual diseases by your unceasing prayers.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the January Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 5. The grace of the Trinity settled in your pure hearts, most blessed Cyrus and John. * You have become marvelous exorcists of impure spirits.* You were doctors over hidden and visible illnesses. * Now that you stand before God, * heal our spiritual diseases by your unceasing prayers.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 3.   Receiving the gift of miracles from divine grace, * you worked all sorts of wonders, O holy ones. * By your invisible labors you uproot all our passions., * for you are heavenly doctors, * O God-wise Cyrus! O glorious John!

Prokeimenon, Tone 4 (Ps. 15:3,8). To all the saints in his land, * the Lord has shown all the wonders of his will.
V. I set the Lord ever before me; with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.

Epistle:  1 Corinthians 12:17 – 13:8

Alleluia, Tone 2 (Ps. 132:1,3). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Behold, how good and how pleasant when brothers dwell in unity.
V. For there the Lord has commanded the blessing: life forever.

Gospel: Matthew 10:1, 5-8

Communion Hymn (Ps. 32:1). Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones; praise from the upright is fitting. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!