Menaion

June 19

PolyeleosThe holy apostle Jude, brother of the Lord, also called Thaddeus, the brother of James. He asked the Lord at the mystical supper about his appearing, The Lord said, "Whoever loves me, keeps my word and my Father will love him and we will come to him and make our home with him." [John 14:23]. Tradition says he preached in Mesopotamia and (with St. Simon) in Persia, where he was martyred.

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

We sing “Blessed is the man.” There are eight stichera at "O Lord, I have cried."

Tone 1, special melody Vsechval'niji múčenicy. O most wise and lauded Jude, * your sound has gone forth into all the ends of the earth like lighting, * guiding to the never-waning Light * all those trapped in the deception of ungodliness. * Shining now with this Light, * ask for great mercy for our souls. (three times)

O wondrous Jude, as Christ's chariot * you brought down the arrogance of idolatry * and mystically, through divine discourse, * you took captivity captive into incorriptible life. * O glorious one, since you delight in this Life, * ask peace and great mercy for our souls. (three times)

O Jude, apostle of Christ, * you were a disciple of our incarnate God, * by whom you were truly sent as a sheep among wolves. * You led them by your words away from impiety * and towards piety and knowledge of the Holy Trinity; * wherefore we praise you. (twice)

Glory –  Tone 6.  Your brethren praise you, O apostle Jude, * as the brother of the Word, * who shone forth from the Father before all ages, * and who took flesh from the Virgin * in a wondrous manner in these latter days. * O holy apostle, never cease to implore him * to grant peace to the world * and remission of sins, * and great mercy to us who honor you.

Now and ever – the dogmatikon of Saturday evening, in the same tone, or (on Friday night or Saturday night) in the Tone of the week

Entrance with censer, and prokeimenon of the day.  Then three readings:

A reading from the Universal Letter of Saint Jude (Jude 1-10).

A reading from the Universal Letter of Saint Jude (Jude 11-16).

A reading from the Universal Letter of Saint Jude (Jude 17-25).

The aposticha arefor the feast:

Tone 4, special melody Dal jesi znamenie. Holy apostle, you received invincible power. over the demons and were able to drive out the Prince of Dark ness in the name of Christ. Like the sun, you traveled throughout the whole world, giving light and instructing every land, O wondrous Jude, as you preached the first coming of the Savior.

Through all the earth their voice resounds; their message reaches to the ends of the world.

Imitating the Most High God, the life led by our God in the flesh, O apostle Jude, you were truly good by your communion with your Master; Filled with the grace of God, you were seen to be a chosen disciple of Christ. by the excellence of your life and the purity of your spirit.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

Having become an instrument harmoniously played by the divine action of the Spirit, O holy Jude, you were directed to call the nations to the knowledge of Christ and to transform the whole world by your words and deeds. You enlightened it so that it could profess the true divinity of Jesus, the Savior of our souls.

Glory –  Tone 2.  Zealous for God, O apostle Jude, worthy of all praise, * you burned with love for God Most High, * who granted you the gift of working wonders. * By your unequaled fervor, O blessed one, * you were united to the true Life. * You live above the heavenly choirs, * O apostle and eyewitness of God: * entreat Christ, the Word of God, to grant us great mercy.

Now and ever – the aposticha theotokion of Saturday evening, in the same tone.

Troparion,  Tone 3.  We recognize that you are a relative of the Lord, * and a strong martyr who trampled on lies. * We have come to praise you in a sacred manner, O Jude, * as we celebrate your holy memory * and make our plea: * Forgive our sins by the light of your prayers.

Glory, now and ever – the festal theotokion of Saturday evening, in the same tone.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the June Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 3.  We recognize that you are a relative of the Lord, * and a strong martyr who trampled on lies. * We have come to praise you in a sacred manner, O Jude, * as we celebrate your holy memory * and make our plea: * Forgive our sins by the light of your prayers.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 2.  You were a chosen disciple with a firm purpose, * an invincible pillar of the Church of Christ. * You preached the word about Christ to the pagans, * telling them to believe in the one true God. * Therefore you have been exalted by him, * and graced with the gift of healing. * You cure the ills of those who hasten to you, * O praiseworthy apostle Jude.

Prokeimenon, Tone 8 (Ps. 18:5,2). Through all the earth their voice resounds; * their message reaches to the end of the world.
V. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

Epistle:  Jude 1-10

Alleluia, Tone 1 (Ps. 88:6,8). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. The heavens declare your wonders, O Lord, and your truth in the assembly of the holy.
V. God is glorified in the council of the holy, great and awesome above all who surround him.

Gospel: John 14:21-24

Communion Hymn (Ps. 18:5). Through all the earth their voice resounds; * their message reaches to the end of the world.