Menaion

December 2

The holy prophet Habakkuk, who, in the face of the iniquity and violence of the people, announced not only the judgment of the Lord, but also his mercy, saying, "But the just will live by his own faith.”

Day of Alleluia.

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 4, special melody Jako dobl'a.  The wondrous Habakkuk, * receiving the brilliance of the Spirit, * became wholly divine; * and seeing the dishonesty of the judges and their unjust judgment, * he was sorely displeased, * showing forth the rightness * of the justice of Christ the Master * with divine love and fervent thought, * and he glowed as one justly angered.

Standing on divine watch, * holy Habakkuk heard the ineffable mystery * of your coming to us, O Christ, * and he most manifestly prophesied of you, * foreseeing the all-wise apostles * as steeds roiling the sea * of the many nations of the Gentiles.

Rejoicing in the Lord God your Savior, * O divinely eloquent and glorious one, * and filled with gladness, * receiving the brightness of heavenly radiance, * and your mind illumined by deifying light, * deliver from peril and misfortune * those who celebrate with faith your memory, * and intercede for us all.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion,  Tone 2.  As we celebrate the memory of your prophet Habakkuk, O Lord, * we implore you to save our souls through his prayers.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the December Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 2.  As we celebrate the memory of your prophet Habakkuk, O Lord, * we implore you to save our souls through his prayers.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 8.  O divinely inspired Habakkuk, * you told that world that God would come out of the south and from a virgin. * Attending to the words of the glittering guardian angel, * you proclaimed the Resurrection of Christ. * This is why we sing so joyfully to you: * Rejoice, O radiant goodness of the prophets.

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!