Menaion

December 1

The holy prophet Nahum, who preached that God rules the course of times and judges the people with justice.

Day of Alleluia.

At Vespers

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

Tone 3.  The grace of the Holy Spirit rested upon you, * O Nahum, prophet of God; * and by his own radiance, * he has made of you a lamp, gleaming with splendor. * Through you, he announced * the destiny of Nineveh, the great city.

O Nahum, prophet of God, * you appeared as a luminous cloud * dropping down the dew of the knowledge of God. * You rained down the judgment of God upon the great city of Nineveh, * because it had poured out wickedness again upon the world.

O Nahum, prophet of God, * you have obtained the ineffable glory, the eternal blessedness, * the divine delights and the ineffable joy of the Kingdom. * O divinely inspired spokesman of God, * intercede for us with the Master of all.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion,  Tone 8.  By the radiance of the vivifying Trinity * and the enlightenment of the Spirit, * you warned the idolatrous Ninevites of the impending doom. * You reaped the reward in martyrdom. * Now that you stand amid angels before the Light of triple splendor * and have c ome to possess the full sway of a prophet, * pray for us who honor your memory.

At the Divine Liturgy

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Troparion,  Tone 8.  By the radiance of the vivifying Trinity * and the enlightenment of the Spirit, * you warned the idolatrous Ninevites of the impending doom. * You reaped the reward in martyrdom. * Now that you stand amid angels before the Light of triple splendor * and have c ome to possess the full sway of a prophet, * pray for us who honor your memory.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 4.  Your pure heart was enlightened by the Spirit * and became a vessel of radiant prophecy. * Because you saw as present the events yet to come * we honor you, O blessed and glorious prophet Nahum.

Prokeimenon, Tone 4 (Ps. 109:4,1). You are a priest forever * according to the order of Melchizedek.
V. The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right hand * till I make your enemies your footstool.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 5 (Ps. 98:6, 96:11). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel was among those who called upon his name.
V. Light dawns for the just, and gladness for the upright of heart.

Gospel: (of the day)

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