Menaion

August 5

Six sticheraPre-festive day of the Transfiguration.

The holy martyr Eusignius was a soldier under emperors Maximian, Constantine, and Constantine’s sons. Having spent sixty years in military service, he withdrew and went home to Antioch, where he lived a life of good works, prayer, and fasting. During the time of the emperor Julian the Apostate, he was arrested and beheaded. (362)

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

There are six stichera at "O Lord, I have cried," three for the Cross and three for Eusignius.

Tone 5, special melody Dal jesi znamenie. Let us ascend the holy mountain with Jesus; * we shall hear the voice of God the Father * who without beginning gives witness * to the consubstantial Son through the Divine Spirit. * Being enlightened, we shall see the divine brightness.

Let us sing in anticipation and purify ourselves, * and in faith prepare for the ascent to the lofty dwelling of God. * We shall be witnesses of his transcendence on Mount Tabor * with the favored apostles.

Having been transformed, let us ascend God's holy mountain. * Having contemplated the radiant glory of Christ * which is brighter than the sun, * and having gazed upon the light of the Trinity, * we shall glorify the condescension of God.

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Tone 4, special melody Jako doblja. O glorious one, * by martyrdom you clothed yourself with the purple robe of divine grace * and received the unfading crown of life. * Indeed you raised the victorious cross in your right hand as a scepter. * O wise Martyr, you reign in eternal joy with Christ.

O Eusignius, undefeated soldier, * protected by the armor of the cross * you battled against the enemy. * You defeated him and received the crown of victory * from the only Judge of all battles, * the Master and everlasting King.

O illustrious martyr Eusignius, * you were a bearer of victory by your great sufferings * in imitation of the honorable passion. * You became godlike by your closeness to Him, * and in joy you abide in the heavenly kingdom. * For this reason we observe your precious and holy feast, * O Martyr who suffered the passion.

Glory, now and ever – Tone 5.  Come, let us ascend the mountain of the Lord * and go into the house of our God. * Let us contemplate the glory of his Transfiguration, * the glory of the only-begotten Son of God the Father. * From his light, let us receive light; * and raised up by the Holy Spirit, * let us sing the praises of the consubstantial Trinity forever.

But if it is Saturday evening, we sing: Glory, the doxastikon in Tone 5, Now and ever, and the dogmatikon of Saturday evening in the same tone.

The aposticha are for the pre-festive day:

Tone 2, special melody Dome Jefratov.   Illumined by the brightness of virtues, * we shall advance to the holy mountain * so that we may see the divine Transfiguration of the Lord.

Mercy and truth have met; justice and peace have kissed.

Christ mysteriously foreshadows the cross * on the mountain today; * He radiates the divinity, * for He glistens like the sun.

Happy are the people who can shout with joy. [Basilian FM is incorrect here.]

Wishing to transform the nature of Adam, * Christ ascends Mount Tabor today ` so that He may reveal the divine nature * in a mysterious way.

Glory, now and ever – Tone 2 samohlasen.  You were transfigured in glory on Mount Tabor, O Christ our God, * and You showed your disciples the glory of your divinity. * Now also pour out the light of your knowledge upon us * and, in your goodness and your love for all of us, * guide us in the way of your divine commandments.

Troparion of Eusignius, Tone 4.  Your martyr Eusignius, 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, now and ever – Troparion of the pre-feast, Tone 4. Let us go forth to welcome the Transfiguration of Christ; let the faithful joyfully anticipate the feast and exclaim: The day of divine gladness has arrived; the Lord ascends Mount Tabor and the beauty of his divinity flashes like lightning.

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the August Menaion

Troparion of the Pre-feast, Tone 4. Let us go forth to welcome the Transfiguration of Christ; let the faithful joyfully anticipate the feast and exclaim: The day of divine gladness has arrived; the Lord ascends Mount Tabor and the beauty of his divinity flashes like lightning.

Troparion of Eusignius, Tone 4.  Your martyr Eusignius, 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 of the Pre-feast, Tone 4.  Today all mortal nature radiates divinity * at the divine Transfiguration * and cries out with gladness: * Christ is transfigured, saving all.

Now and ever – Kontakion of Eusignus, Tone 4. Let us praise Eusignius the martyr * who conquered evil by the power of Christ. * He clearly proclaimed his faith * and was subjected to vicious torments. * But he vanquished the harshness of the torturer * and received a victor's crown from God Himself.

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!