Menaion

September 6

Six sticheraThe commemoration of the miracle of the Holy Archangel Michael at Colossae in Chionia. The archangel Michael worked a miracle of conversion and healing in this place, as well as a miracle of preservation of the site from flood. It is remembered each year on this date.

The holy martyr Eudoxius and his companions Carterius, Styriacus, Tobias, Agapius, at Sebaste in Armenia. Under Licinius the emperor they are said to have been soldiers who persisted in the faith of Christ and who were cast into the flames. (c.311) Euxodius is commemorated at Compline.

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

There are six stichera at "O Lord, I have cried". (At weekday Vespers, each is sung twice.)

Tone 4, special melody Jako dobl'a.  O Archangel Michael, you showed yourself * to be the greatest defender of the thrice-holy Source of Light. * Together with the Powers on high, you joyfully call out: * Holy are you, O Father. * Holy are you, O coeternal Word. * Holy are you, O Holy Spirit. * You are the one glory, * the one kingdom and one nature. * You are the one Divinity and Power.

O Archangel Michael, you are like a fire, * and awesome is your godliness. * By your bodiless nature, you cross the ends of the earth, * fulfilling the commands of the Creator of all. * You also make your Church a fountain of healings. * You are venerated because of your holy calling.

You made the winds your messenger * and flaming fire your servant, just as it is written. * Among the ranks for your archangels, O Lord, * you have shown Michael the Archangel to be the leader. * He is obedient to your commands, O Word. * With fear he sings the thrice-holy hymn to your glory.

Glory – Tone 6.   Rejoice with us, you leaders of the angels, * for the great Archangel, your captain and our guardian, * appears today in his holy church. * He wondrously watches over us and truly sanctifies this place. * Therefore, daily singing his praise, * let us cry out to him: * Keep us safe by the protection of your wings, * O great Archangel Michael.

Now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos. Then:

Glory, now and ever– Tone 8.  O Archangel, since you are a soldier * and leader of the heavenly hosts * and the captain of the angels, O glorious one, * deliver from every worry and care, * from illnesses and bitter sins, * those who faithfully extol and beseech you. * You see the Lord who is Spirit; * you are illumined by the unapproachable light of the Master's glory. * For he, out of love for all people, * became incarnate of the Virgin for our sake. * By this, he wished to save the human race.

Troparion of the Archangels,  Tone 4.  Leaders of the heavenly armies, * although we are unworthy, we always beseech you * to fortify us by your prayers * and to shelter us beneath the wingsof your sublime glory. * Watch over us who bow to you and cry out fervently: * Deliver us from danger, * for you are the commanders of the powers on high.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the September Menaion

Troparion of the Archangels,  Tone 4.  Leaders of the heavenly armies, * although we are unworthy, we always beseech you * to fortify us by your prayers * and to shelter us beneath the wingsof your sublime glory. * Watch over us who bow to you and cry out fervently: * Deliver us from danger, * for you are the commanders of the powers on high.

Glory – Kontakion of the Archangels, Tone 2.   Leaders of God's armies and ministers of divine glory, * commanders of angels and guides of mortals, * plead on our behalf for what we need and for great mercy, * since you are the leaders of the heavenly hosts.

Prokeimenon, Tone 4 (Ps. 103:4,1). You make your angels spirits, * and your ministers a flaming fire.
V. Bless the Lord, O my soul. Lord my God, how great you are.

Epistle:  Hebrews 2:2-10

Alleluia, Tone 5 (Ps. 148:1,5). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Praise the Lord, all his angels; praise him all his hosts.
V. He spoke and they were made; he commanded and they were created.

Gospel:  Luke 10:16-21

Communion Hymn (Ps. 103:4). You make your angels spirits, * and your ministers a flaming fire. Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!