Menaion

June 27

Our venerable father Sampson the Hospitaler at Constantinople, priest, a shelterer of the poor, who it is said built a hospital at the encouragement of the emperor Justinian, whom he had cured of a sickness. (530)

The holy Joanna the Myrrhbearer. Wife to Chuza, the steward of King Herod (Lk.8:3), she buried the head of Saint John the Baptist on the Mount of Olives. She was present at both the Passion and the Resurrection of Christ.

The Icon of the Mother of God of Perpetual Help.


At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

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

Tone 1, special melody Vsechvalnij mučenicy.  O far-famed father Sampson, * having submitted the fires of the flesh to the flames of asceticism, * you dwelt in the desert, as did Elijah long ago. * You purified your spirit, * turning it constantly to God. * Now entreat him to grant our souls peace and great mercy.

O divinely-minded father Sampson, * by dispassion, you have been joined to the ranks of ascetics * in the heavenly mansions which have become your home. * There you constantly gaze upon the never-setting sun * and partake of the Tree of Life. * Entreat God now to grant our souls peace and great mercy.

O divinely inspired father, * you have shone like a star * enlightening the whole world * with the splendor of your miracles. * O Sampson, you drive away * the dark cloud of deadly sickness * and expel the dread demons. * Forever entreat Christ to grant our souls peace and greaty mercy.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion, Tone 8. By your patience you reaped your reward, O venerable father. * Your prayers were without end as was your love and solicitude for the poor. * Pray to Christ for our salvation, * O blessed and merciful Sampson.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the June Menaion

Troparion, Tone 8. By your patience you reaped your reward, O venerable father. * Your prayers were without end as was your love and solicitude for the poor. * Pray to Christ for our salvation, * O blessed and merciful Sampson.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 8.  You come quickly bearing heaven’s cures * like some skillful doctor, O wise Sampson. * We have assembled together with hymns and songs, * desiring to glorify Christ who works these marvels through you.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 115:6,3). Precious in the eyes of the Lord * is the death of his faithful.
V. What can I return to the Lord for all he has given me?

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 6 (Ps. 111:1,2). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his command.
V. His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.

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!