May 1

The holy prophet Jeremiah, who suffered many persecutions at the time of Joachim and Zedekiah, kings of Judah. He warned of the destruction of the Holy City and the deportation of the people. For this reason the Church has held him to be a figure of the patience of Christ. He also foretold the new and everlasting covenant, consummated in Christ Jesus himself, by whom the omnipotent Father would write his law on the deepest heart of the children of Israel, that he himself might be their God and they might be his people. [cf. Jer 32:38].

The holy priest-martyr Clement Sheptyckyj was born in 1869 in Galicia. In 1911, he entered the monastery of St. Theodore Studite, and in 1915 was ordained to the priesthood. He was archimandrite of the Studite monastery in Univ. He was arrested by the Soviets in 1947 and was martyred for the faith in Volodymyr. (1951)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the May Menaion

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

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 3.  O great prophet and martyr, you received the gift of prophecy * after you purified your heart by the fire of the Spirit. * How loudly you proclaimed the message, O Jeremiah: * This is our God, and you shall have none other before him. * He has taken on flesh and has appeared on earth.

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:  1 Corinthians 14:20-25

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: Luke 4:22-30

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