Menaion

September 29

Six sticheraOur venerable father Cyriacus the anchorite. Born in Corinth of a Christian family, he left to go to Jerusalem and entered the monastery. He learned at the feet of saints such as Euthymius and Gerasimos. He was famous for his silence, his asceticism, and his zeal for the Orthodox faith. (557)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 8, special melody Čto vy naračem.  Mastering your bodily passions by the bridle of temperance, * O wonder-working father Cyriacus, * you put on the garment of self-control. * You stripped bare the total perversity of the one who had once stripped our first parents, * and now you dwell in the eternal joys of paradise. * Intercede for the salvation of our souls.

Taking up your cross, you followed Christ without looking back. * Renouncing the pleasures of this life, O Cyriacus, * and mortifying your bodily passions, O venerable father, * you received through your vigils and continual prayers * the grace of healing maladies. * Intercede for the salvation of our souls.

You lived in the desert, O holy father, * eating bitter roots as your nourishment, O venerable Cyriacus. * Mortifying your senses, you pruned your soul of all the roots of carnal pleasures, O blessed one. * Thus, with heavenly joy, you hastened to the end * of a life you had lived like an angel. * Intercede for the salvation of our souls.

Glory – Tone 8.  All the monks honor you, O venerable father Cyriacus, * as a spiritual guide. * Through you, we have set out on the narrow path; * blessed are you for having served Christ * and for having broken the power of the enemy, * O companion of the angels, * the just and the saints. * With them, ask the Lord to have mercy on our souls.

Now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos, concluding with:

Glory – Tone 6.  Venerable father, the whole world is filled with the fame of your good deeds; * through them, you have received the recompense for your labors in heaven. * You destroyed hordes of demons * and have been united to the choirs of angels, * whose pure lives you imitated. * By your boldness with Christ our God, ask peace for our souls.

Now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

Troparion,  Tone 1.  You made the wilderness your dwelling, O father Cyriacus, the bearer of God. * You became an angel in the flesh and a wonderworker. * Through prayers, fasts, and vigils, * you obtained from God special graces to heal the sick * and to sanctify the souls of those who came to you with trust. * Glory to the One who gave you strength! * Glory to the One who crowned you! * Glory to the One who through your intercession grants healing to all!

At the Divine Liturgy

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Troparion,  Tone 1.  You made the wilderness your dwelling, O father Cyriacus, the bearer of God. * You became an angel in the flesh and a wonderworker. * Through prayers, fasts, and vigils, * you obtained from God special graces to heal the sick * and to sanctify the souls of those who came to you with trust. * Glory to the One who gave you strength! * Glory to the One who crowned you! * Glory to the One who through your intercession grants healing to all!

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 8.   Your holy monastery honors you today * and gladly offers you a yearly tribute; * for you are a courageous and strong defender of truth. * Since you have a special acceptance with the Lord our God, * keep us safe from our enemies so that we may cry out: * Joy to you, O thrice-blessed father Cyriacus.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 18:5,2). Precious in the eyes of the Lord * is the death of his faithful.
V. What can I return to the Lord for all he has given me?

Epistle:  Galatians 5:22 - 6:2

Alleluia, Tone 6 (Ps. 111:1,2). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his commands.
V. His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.

Gospel:  Luke 6:17-23

Communion Hymn (Ps. 111:6,7). The just man will be remembered forever; evil news he will not fear. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!