Menaion

May 24

Six sticheraOur venerable father Simeon of the Wondrous Mountain in Syria, priest and anchorite. He lived in conversation with Christ and the angels atop a column for forty-five years and was granted power over the demons and the powers of nature. He is also known as St. Simeon Stylites the Younger. (596)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the May Menaion

Troparion, Tone 1.  You made the wilderness your dwelling, * O father Simeon, the bearer of God. You became an angel in the flesh and a wonder-worker. * Through fasts, vigils and prayers, * you obtained from God special graces to heal the sick * and to sanctify the souls of those who come to you with trust. * Glory to the one who gave you strength! * Glory to the one who crowned you! * Glory to the one who through your intercession grants healing to all!

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 2.  You turned from the things of earth to search for those of heaven. * You built a tower in which you lived as in another heaven, * manifesting your miracles upon the earth. * O venerable father, intercede unceasingly * with Christ our God 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:  Colossians 3:12-16

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:  Matthew 11:27-30

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


Also on this day:

Great DoxologyOur Venerable Father Nicetas the Stylite, the Wonder-worker of Perejaslav.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the May Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 8. In you, O father, the divine image 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 Nicetas, your souls rejoices with the angels.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 2.  You armed yourself in a godly way with purity of soul, * and you wielded unceasing prayer as a mighty spear, piercing the armies of demons. * Our father Nicetas, pray without ceasing 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:  (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!