Menaion

June 21

The holy martyr Julian of Tarsus, a soldier of the empire, was cruelly tortured for his Christian faith despite his age of eighteen years. (290)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 4, special melody Jako doblja. Blessed martyr Julian, * we see you as a radiant sun shining mystic rays upon all on earth * and driving away the dark night of godlessness. * We celebrate your holy and light-bearing memory * as we bow before your relics, * drawing strength for our souls.

Scourged and cruelly wounded, * imprisoned, dragged about, * afflicted, thrown to the wild beasts, * you were then cast into the depths of the sea to drown, * thus reaching your happy reward. * In all of this, O blessed glory of the martyrs, * you never renounced the King of all.

When the holy woman * saw you cast up from the depths of the sea, * upon the shore to which the Spirit directed you, * she received you with faith. * She buried your noble body which had fought the good fight, * triumping over the arrogance of the demon with the help of grace.

Glory – Tone 6.  Having drawn forth the inexhaustible drink of the pure faith, * O blessed one, you extinguished the worship of idols. * You pass through the contest in victory, made radiant with dew, * shining like a never-waning star of Christ, * the ever-shining Sun. * Emitting rays of martyrdom in each city, * you received a blessed end in the sea, * and came before the face of Christ wearing a crown. * Beseech him, O all-glorious Julian, * that he save those who celebrate your memory with faith.

Now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos, concluding with:

Glory – Tone 6.  Come, you lovers of the martyrs, * let us piously glorify the glorious Julian, * the athlete of Christ, the compatriot of Paul, * who was shown to be his fellow mystagogue. * who also ran the race. * Entering the water, he crushed the head of the serpent * together with the beasts of the water. * He sanctified the earth with his blood * and the sea by his passage, * passing from things here to the eternal mansions, * and receiving honor for his struggles from the hand of the Almighty. * Now he asks cleansing for our souls and great mercy.

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your martyr Julian, O Lord our God, * in his struggle, received an incorruptible crown from you. * With your strength, he brought down the tyrants * and broke the cowardly valor of demons. * Through his prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the June Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your martyr Julian, O Lord our God, * in his struggle, received an incorruptible crown from you. * With your strength, he brought down the tyrants * and broke the cowardly valor of demons. * Through his prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 2.  Today let us praise Julian, an invincible warrior of holiness, * the herald and soldier of truth. * Let us cry out to him: * Intercede with Christ our God for our salvation.

Prokeimenon, Tone 4 (Ps. 15:3,8). To all the saints in his land, * the Lord has shown all the wonders of his will.
V. I set the Lord ever before me; with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.

Epistle:  Ephesians 6:10-17

Alleluia, Tone 4 (Ps. 33:18,20). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. The just cried out and the Lord heard them, and rescued them from all their distress.
V. Many are the trials of the just, but from them all the Lord will rescue them.

Gospel: Luke 21:12-19

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