May 6

The holy and just Job, the Long-Suffering, a man of admirable patience in the land of Uz, who was “simple and upright, fearing God and avoiding evil.” (Job 1:1)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the May Menaion

Troparion, Tone 1. When then enemy of the just beheld the treasures of Job's virtues, * he sought to destroy them. * He attacked his body but could not touch his spirit, * for his pure soul was well-armed. * As for us, the same enemy stripped us and chained us. * Therefore, O Savior, be on our side, * protect us against the devil and save us.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 8.  Shown to be truthful and righteous, * pious, blameless and sanctified, * O most glorious one, true favorite of God, * you have enlightened the world with your patience, O most patient and valiant one. * Wherefore, O t you who are divinely wise, * we all sing a hymn to your memory.

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!