May 15

Six sticheraOur venerable father Pachomius the Great, a soldier who converted to Christianity. He received the monastic tonsure from the hermit Palaemon, founded monasteries and grouped houses subject to one monastic rule under the jurisdiction of a head Hegumen. (346)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the May Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 8. Your abundant tears made the wilderness bloom, * and your sufferings made your labors fruitful a hundredfold; * you became a shining torch over the world. * O venerable father Pachomius, * pray to Christ our God that he may save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 3.  You became a light for the ends of the earth. * You peopled the desert with monks like a city. * You weakened your body by your abstinence. * You took up your cross and crucified yourself. * Pray unceasingly for all of us.

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:  2 Corinthians 4:6-15

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:  Luke 14:25-35

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