Menaion

November 26

Our venerable father Alypius the Stylite at Hadrianopolis in Paphlagonia, deacon, who died near the age of one hundred. (640)

The commemoration of the dedication of the church of the holy great martyr George in Kiev

Day of Alleluia

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 1, special Prechval'niji mučenicy.  From infancy your life was consecrated * to Christ, our Lord and God. * Strengthened by him, you submitted the lower to the higher, * the bodily passions to the spirit. * O blessed Alypius, entreat the Lord * to grant our souls peace and great mercy.

As a great luminary, * you enlightened the whole world * with the splendor of your miracles * and your godly deeds. * Thus, after your death * you were received by the unsetting Light. * Entreat him to grant our souls peace and great mercy.

Alypius, you were truly a pillar for monks * as you dwelt upon a pillar, * afflicted by hunger, heat, and cold. * Thus you received from the Spirit * your divine charisms for healing maladies * and putting passions to flight.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion,  Tone 4.  You seem a terror unscalable to the devils, * crippling them by the c lub of your effective prayers. * You chase away passions by fasting. * You are a firm support of those wavering. * O blessed father Alypius, * beg Christ our God to save our souls.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the November Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4.  You seem a terror unscalable to the devils, * crippling them by the c lub of your effective prayers. * You chase away passions by fasting. * You are a firm support of those wavering. * O blessed father Alypius, * beg Christ our God to save our souls.

Glory, now and ever – Kontakion, Tone 8.  The Church glorifies and honors your today, O Alypius, * a perfect example of virtue and pride of the ascetics. * Through your prayers, release from their sins * all those who eagerly venerate your life and struggles.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 115:6,3). 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:  (of the day)

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

Gospel: (of the day)

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


If Saint George is commemorated, then the feast is of Polyeleos rank, and the fast is mitigated. At Vespers, sing the common hymns for a martyr. At the Divine Liturgy:

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Sated with miracles, the whole world blesses you today. * Drunk with your blood, the earth keeps a holiday. * The Christians of Kiev rejoice at the dedication of your church, O martyr George, * O chosen vessel of the Holy Spirit who pleased Christ. * Beg him to forgive the sins * of those who come to your church with faith and prayer. * Beg him to give peace to the world and mercy to our souls.

Glory, now and ever – Kontakion, Tone 2. Let us who walk in procession into this consecrated church * praise the heavenly and triumphant martyr George. * He gained the laurels of victory over the enemy, * and God deigned to set him among the saints in his name.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 63:11,2). The just man will rejoice in the Lord, * and will put his trust in him.
V. Hear my voice, O God, when I pray to you.

Epistle:  2 Timothy 2:20-26

Alleluia, Tone 4 (Ps. 91:13,14). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. The just man will flourish like the palm tree * and grow like a cedar of Lebanon.
V. Planted in the house of the Lord, he will flourish in the courts of our God.

Gospel: John 15:17 - 16:2

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