Menaion

June 22

The holy martyr Eusebius, bishop of Samosata who, at the time of the Arian emperor, visited the Churches of God incognito in the disguise of a soldier so that he might strengthen them in the Catholic faith. Then, under the emperor Valens, he was exiled to Thrace. When the peace of the Church returned, he was called back from his exile in the time of the emperor Theodosius. Finally, when he was again visiting churches, he was struck on the head by a roof tile thrown at him from above by an Arian woman and died a martyr at Dolicha in Syria. (379)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 8, special melody Čto vy narečem. What shall we call you, O glorious one? * True hierarch and sacred teacher? * Confirmation of the Orthodox, and eye of the Church? * A beacon which shines forth with heavenly light? * One glorious among the martyrs and champion of truth? Great denouncer of the falsehood of lies? Pray for us that our souls may be saved.

What shall we call you, O holyt hierarch? * River flowing from the celestial Eden, * which waters the earth with spiritual dew? * Cup full of divine waters drowning the Arians? * Pillar of fire guiding the new people by the grace of God? * Pray for us that our souls may be saved.

What shall I call you, O Eusebius? * Bestower of piety and destroyer of ungodliness? Adornment of passion-bearers and joy of priests? * Sharp sickle which cuts down the tares * and gathers in the wheat of heaven for God? * Ever-flowing font of miracles * relieving the burning heat of infirmities? * Pray for us that our souls may be saved.

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 Eusebius, * pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

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 Eusebius, * pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 4.  You lived piously as a bishop, * and followed the path to martyrdom. * You put out the fire of sacrifice to idols, * O holy hierarch Eusebius. * As you have boldness before Christ God, * pray to him that our souls be saved.

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!