Menaion

June 13

The holy martyr Aquilina, who suffered death under the emperor Trajan. She was a child of twelve years old when she was brutally martyred for the faith. (293)

Our holy father Triphyllus, bishop of Leucosia in Cyprus, who ardently defended the orthodox Nicene faith. He was the most eloquent speaker of his time and a marvelous commentator on the Song of Songs, as St. Jerome relates. (370)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

At "O Lord, I have cried" , there are six stichera, three for the holy martyr and three for the holy father.

Tone 4, special melody Dal jesi znamenie. We celebrate your radiant memorial, * O martyr victorious in combat, * virginal bride made resplendent by the Holy Spirit. * With faith, we bow before your holy reliquary *drawing from it healing for our sufferings. * We rightly glorify you, O Aquilina, * all-worthy of acclamations.

As a dowry O venerable one, * you brought your Bridegroom the shreds of your mistreated body. * Thus you were worthy of his radiant bridal chamber, * and the Most High made you shine with the light of his divine glory. * You stand before him with joy; * intercede for us who celebrate your memory with faith.

Smitten with love for your Creator, * you imitated his sufferings in your flesh, * enduring a strong storm of torments. * You live forever in heaven, * bearing the unfading crown in never-ceasing glory. * O Aquilina, you contemplate the One * whom the choirs of angels behold in joy.

Tone 8, special melody O preslavnoho čudese. O glorious father Triphyllus, * excellently enlightened with many tears, * you took wing to the first Cause of the good * and were shown to be a pillar of light, * illumining with your words and miracles * all who with divinely dutiful thought approach you. * Therefore, we honor you and call you blessed.

O sacred father Triphyllus, * honorably adorned like a second Aaron * with the plumage of vestments, * you now behold the Holy of Holies, * being within the second veil. * O your honored radiance which surpasses the mind! * O divine adornment of the holy priesthood in which you shared!

Possessed of a merciful soul, * of pure thought, of a straightforward heart, * an undefiled faith, an unfeigned love * and the dignity of hierarchal rank, O father, * you are enrolled in the ranks of the fathers. * Therefore, we all honor you with sacred hymns * and piously praise you and call you blessed.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion of Aquilina, Tone 4. Your lamb Aquilina, O Jesus, cries out in a loud voice: * I love you, my Bridegroom; I seek you with painful longing. * I am crucified with you; in your baptism, I am buried with you; *I suffer for you that I may reign with you; * and I die for you that I may live with you. * Receive me as a spotless sacrifice immolated with love for you. * By her prayers, O merciful One, save our souls.

Glory – Troparion of Triphyllus, Tone 4. Your life has shown you to your flock as a rule of faith, * an image of gentleness, and a teacher of moderation. * You acquired greatness through humility * and wealth through poverty. * O father and bishop Triphyllus, * intercede with Christ our God to save our souls.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the June Menaion

Troparion of Aquilina, Tone 4. Your lamb Aquilina, O Jesus, cries out in a loud voice: * I love you, my Bridegroom; I seek you with painful longing. * I am crucified with you; in your baptism, I am buried with you; *I suffer for you that I may reign with you; * and I die for you that I may live with you. * Receive me as a spotless sacrifice immolated with love for you. * By her prayers, O merciful One, save our souls.

Troparion of Triphyllus, Tone 4. Your life has shown you to your flock as a rule of faith, * an image of gentleness, and a teacher of moderation. * You acquired greatness through humility * and wealth through poverty. * O father and bishop Triphyllus, * intercede with Christ our God to save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion of Aquilina, Tone 2.  Purifying your soul by the balm of virginity, * you soared to heaven in a flight of martyrdom. * You languished with love of Christ, O precious saint, * and now you can stand before Him, O Aquilina. * Join the angels in unceasing prayer for us on earth.

Now and ever – Kontakion of Triphyllus, Tone 8.  You perfected virginal chastity in a wonderful life, * and you proved yourself a bishop for Leucosia. * You became a prophet and a guide for those seeking God, O Triphyllus. * For this reason we bless you in song, O glory of pastors.

Prokeimenon, Tone 4 (Ps. 67:36,27). God is wondrous in his saints, the God of Israel.
V. In the churches bless God; from Israel's wellsprings bless the Lord.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 1 (Ps. 39:2,3). Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. I have waited, waited for the Lord, and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.

Gospel:  (of the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 32:1). Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones; praise from the upright is fitting. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!