Menaion

July 1

Six sticheraThe holy unmercenary healers and wonder-workers Cosmas and Damian, who, it is said, practiced medicine asking for no money in Cyrrhus in Euphratesia and many were healed by their free cures. (284)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

There are six stichera at "O Lord, I have cried".

Tone 1, special melody Nebesnych činov. With rays of miracles dispel every sickness of our infirmity, * freely extending grace to us, * and enrich us with the gifts of the Master * who has taken on his shoulders * the afflictions of mortals on earth.

Having first been trained well as physicians, * you cleansed away the illnesses of all with faith; * and in these latter times, having armed yourselves in spirit, * you divinely dispel the symptoms of spiritual sickness.

Having received grace freely from Christ our God, * you heal the ailments of all without fee, * O unmercenary healing saints, * and cleanse not only our infirmities, * but even treat the illnesses our our cattle, * for as much as you are merciful.

Tone 4, special melody Dal jesi znamenie.  Like rivers in full flood * and clearly overflowing with spiritual waters, * you irrigate creation with divine signs * and the all-glorious gifts of healing, * dry up soul-corrupting passions, * heal infirmities, and expel evil spirits, * O God-bearing unmercenaries, * intercessors for our souls.

Having subdued the irrational passions, O holy ones, with spiritual powers, * you impart well-being to human beings and cattle, * having been enriched by Christ with the gift of healing. * Therefore, celebrating your sacred and radiant solemnity, * we ask cleansing for our souls.

Your divine temple has been shown * to be like a splendid heaven of salvation, * which now displays saving miracles like stars, * and the divine working of healing like a radiant sun, * O all-blessed Cosmas and all-glorious Damian, * you servants of the Lord and intercessors for our souls.

Glory – Tone 6.  Boundless is the grace of the saints, * which they have received from Christ. * Their relics, therefore, continually work miracles * by the power of God, * and their names, when invoked with faith, * heal incurable sicknesses. * Through them, O Lord, free us also from the passions of soul and body, * for you are good and love us all.

Now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos, concluding with:

Glory – Tone 6.  O holy unmercenary ones, * ever having Christ working within you, * you work wonders in the world and heal the sick. * For your healing is an inexhaustible wellspring: * drawn from, it flows in abundance; * and poured forth, it gushes out, * flowing every day in great quantity, * granting healing to all, yet remaining undrained. * And those who draw forth from it are filled with healing, * yet it remains always full. * What, therefore, shall we call you? * Healing physicians of souls and bodies? * Healers of incurable sufferings who heal all? * having received this gift from Christ the Savior, who grants his great mercy to us all.

Troparion,  Tone 4. Today the people sing to God on high * because he gave us doctors who practiced without fee. * Let us sing to the holy Cosmas and glorious Damian: * Since you have been given the grace to cure so freely, * distribute it freely among those who venerate you.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the July Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4. Today the people sing to God on high * because he gave us doctors who practiced without fee. * Let us sing to the holy Cosmas and glorious Damian: * Since you have been given the grace to cure so freely, * distribute it freely among those who venerate you.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 2.  Receiving the grace to healing from the Source of miracles, * you generously used it for those who called on you. * Visit us in our physical and spiritual needs, * O holy doctors Cosmas and Damia, * and seek mercy from Christ our God for us.

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:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 2 (Ps. 132:1,3). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Behold, how good and how pleasant when brothers dwell in unity.
V. For there the Lord has commanded the blessing: life forever.

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!