Menaion

November 10

The holy apostles Erastus, Olympas and Rhodion and their companions. Erastus was the treasurer of the city of Corinth and ministered to blessed Paul the Apostle.

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

At "O Lord, I have cried": three stichera from the Octoechos, and three for the holy apostles.

Tone 1, special melody Prechvalnyj mučenicy.  Having traversed the whole world on eagles' wings, * O apostles, you drew to the pure Faith * those whom the imposter held captive in his nets. * Intercede that our souls be given peace and great mercy.

With hymns, let us venerate * Tertius, Sosipater, Olympas, and Rhodion, * as well as Erastus and Quatus with them; * they glorify Christ our God, * interceding that our souls be given peace and great mercy.

O blessed ones, you have led to Christ out God * the nations ransomed by the blood of him * who willed to be born on earth and die in the Cross. * Intercede before him * that our souls be given peace and great mercy.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

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

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the November Menaion

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

Glory, now and ever – Kontakion, Tone 2.   You illumined your mind with light divine, * and you refuted crafty arguments with true wisdom. * You converted the Gentiles, O glorious apostles, * and you brought them to the Master, * teaching them to worship the Trinity.

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:  1 Thessalonians 2:14-19

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: Luke 13:31-35

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