Menaion

July 3

The holy martyr Hyacinth at Amastris in Paphlagonia. He was a member of the court of the emperor Trajan and a secret Christian. When he refused to offer sacrifice to idols, the emperor told him to deny Christ. He replied, “I am a Christian. I revere Christ and worship him, and I bring my living self to him as a sacrifice.” (108)

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 O preslavnaho čudese.  The chosen Chief Cornerstone * is now erected in Zion, * that immovable foundation * on which the ranks of the martyrs have founded themselves. * With them the victorious Hyacinth now shines with heavenly rays. * O your loving-kindness, O Master! * With this mercy now save our souls, * for you alone are merciful.

You were launched through Jerusalem, * the splendid city of God, * like a stone dyed with blood * and clad in the purple robe of suffering. * And now you have clearly prayed, dancing and rejoicing. * By your supplications save those who celebrate * your all-glorious and sacred memory, O all-blessed one.

Possessed of acceptable boldness * before Christ the Master, * O invincible martyr and athlete of Christ, * cease not in your entreaties, O wondrous one!* Deliver from temptations and evil circumstances * all those who keep your memory * and faithfully sing you hymns of praise.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

The aposticha are from the Octoechos.

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your martyr Hyacinth, 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 July Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Your martyr Hyacinth, 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 6.  Your martyr, O Christ, possessed the tree of life, * which is the faith in his soul, * and which is more precious than the garden of Eden. * By the Spirit he destroyed the tree of lies * and was given a crown of glory for this * from you, the supremely merciful Lord.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 63:11,2). The just man will rejoice in the Lord, * and will put his trust in him.
V. Hear my voice, O God, when I pray to you.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 4 (Ps. 91:13,14). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. The just man will flourish like the palm tree * and grow like a cedar of Lebanon.
V. Planted in the house of the Lord, he will flourish in the courts of our God.

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!