Menaion

June 5

The holy martyr Dorotheus, bishop of Tyre in Phoenicia. When still a priest, he suffered many things under the emperor Diocletian, and survived until the times of Julian the Apostate. Under him, at the age of 107, it is related that the venerable man adorned with honor his old age by his martyrdom in Thrace. (362)

The holy martyr Cosmas, an Armenian priest.

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

At "O Lord, I have cried": three stichera from the Octoechos, and three for the holy martyrs.

Tone 8, samohlasen. You were shown to be the tablet of the Spirit of God, * O divinely blessed father, * and you bore the doctrine of God engraved on your mind; * in disclosing it, you illumined those who dwelt in ignorance. * Therefopre, by your supplication, O father, * ask for great mercy for us all.

Having dyed your priestly raiment * in your holy blood, O Dorotheus, * you have entered, rejoicing, * into the heavenly temple, to appear before our God, * who bestows crowns upon those who have suffered. * We entreat you to earnestly beseech him, * that he send down great mercy on us all.

Your life was angelic, * and your martyrdom was splendid; * for this you were accounted worthy to dance in joy * with the angels, O father Dorotheus. * You illumine the land with divine teachings and miracles. * Therefore we entreat you: * in all your prayers, beseech the Lord * to grant great mercy to us all.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion,  Tone 4. You shared in the apostles’ way of life * and succeeded to their throne, * divinely inspired bishop. * You found access to contemplation in the active life. * Therefore, you rightly taught the word of truth * and struggled for the faith to the shedding of your blood. * O priest-martyr Dorotheus, * pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Or:

Troparion,  Tone 3. Resplendent with heavenly belief, * you made a sacrifice of yourself to God. * In suffering martyrdom for the Immortal King, * you have inherited the heavenly palace. * O venerable father Dorotheus, * in your joy pray to Christ to have mercy on all of us.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the June Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4. You shared in the apostles’ way of life * and succeeded to their throne, * divinely inspired bishop. * You found access to contemplation in the active life. * Therefore, you rightly taught the word of truth * and struggled for the faith to the shedding of your blood. * O priest-martyr Dorotheus, * pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Or:

Troparion,  Tone 3. Resplendent with heavenly belief, * you made a sacrifice of yourself to God. * In suffering martyrdom for the Immortal King, * you have inherited the heavenly palace. * O venerable father Dorotheus, * in your joy pray to Christ to have mercy on all of us.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 5.  More radiant than the sun because of your good works, * your heavenly teaching and your suffering, * you shed light on the world, O blessed Dorotheus. * You burnt off the stubborn mist of worship of idols * and the fog of every trace of heresy. * Therefore, we now rejoice in your memory.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 149:5,1). Let the faithful rejoice in glory, * shout for joy, and take their rest.
V. Sing to the Lord a new song of praise in the assembly of the faithful.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 2 (Ps. 131:9,13). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Your priests will be clothed with righteousness and your saints will rejoice.
V. The Lord has chosen Zion; he prefers her for his dwelling.

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!