Menaion

December 9

Our venerable father Patapius, anchorite, who, having come from the Thebaid, was converted at Constantinople near Blachernae and was buried in a monastery of Egyptians. (7th century)

The holy Hannah, mother of the prophet Samuel, was the wife of Elkanah (cf I Samuel 1). She had no child, and was in reproach for barrenness. God took pity on her, and opened her womb; she bore Samuel, and dedicated him to God from his birth. Her canticle of thanksgiving is sung at the Office of Matins.

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 melody Prechvalnii mučenicy.  O father Patapius, * having quenched the burning of the flesh with abstinence, * like Elijah of old, * you made your abode in the desert, * purifying your mind with unceasing prayer to God. * Pray that God will grant our souls peace and great mercy.

O father Patapius, * you enrolled yourself in the choir of fasters, * adorning yourself with dispassion; * you made your abode in the mansions of the venerable, * where the light is unwaning * and the Tree of Life is found. * Pray that God will grant our souls peace and great mercy.

O father Patapius, * you shone forth as a beacon from Egypt, * enlightening the world with the splendor of your miracles, * and dispelling the gloom of soul-destroying infirmities, * driving off the darkness of demons. * Pray that God will grant our souls peace and great mercy.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion,  Tone 8. In you, O father, the divine imahe was strictly preserved; * taking up your cross, you followed Christ. * You taught us by example how to spurn the flesh, for it passes away, * and how to care for the soul, which is immortal. * Therefore, O venerable Patapius, your souls rejoices with the angels.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the December Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 8. In you, O father, the divine imahe was strictly preserved; * taking up your cross, you followed Christ. * You taught us by example how to spurn the flesh, for it passes away, * and how to care for the soul, which is immortal. * Therefore, O venerable Patapius, your souls rejoices with the angels.

Glory, now and ever – Kontakion, Tone 3.   O holy Patapius, nations have found a source of spiritual healing at your shrine. * All, therefore, come to you, seeking welfare of body and spirit; * for you are a helper to all the afflicted.

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!