Menaion

February 19

The holy apostle Archippus, fellow-soldier of blessed Paul the Apostle, whom Paul remembers in the epistles to Philemon and to the Colossians. Tradition says that he was stoned to death during the reign of emperor Nero.

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

At "O Lord, I have cried", there are three stichera for the holy apostle.

Tone 8. By the light of his words, * Archippus illumined the nations * and saved them from the darkness of error. * Having fought the Enemy and trampled him underfoot, * he went up to the never-setting Light, * where lie rejoices forever with the angels. * By his prayers, O Lord, grant great mercy to all.

You were dragged along, pierced by arrows * and chastised by all types of torments, * O blessed Archippus; * but you never denied Christ * nor worshiped the false gods. * Thus, wearing your crown, you now ceaselessly entreat the Lord * to grant great mercy to all.

O holy martyr Archippus, * with the streams of your own blood, you sanctified the earth; * and by Your bruises, you wounded the dark horde of demons. * By the miracles you ceaselessly pour forth, * you heal the most painful sufferings. * Thus, in your prayers, O blessed one, * ask great mercy for all.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion,  Tone 3.  O holy apostle Archippus, intercede with the merciful God * that he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the February Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 3.  O holy apostle Archippus, intercede with the merciful God * that he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 4.  O apostle Archippus, the Church as gained you for all time as a brilliant star, * enlightening it with the multitude of your miracles. * Therefore, we cry out to Christ: * O most merciful Lord, save those who in faith honor the memory of your apostle.

Prokeimenon, Tone 8 (Ps. 18:5,2). Through all the earth their voice resounds; * their message reaches to the end of the world.
V. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 1 (Ps. 88:6,8). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. The heavens declare your wonders, O Lord, and your truth in the assembly of the holy.
V. God is glorified in the council of the holy, great and awesome above all who surround him.

Gospel: (of the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 18:5). Through all the earth their voice resounds; * their message reaches to the end of the world.