Typika

For use by the Laity at home

On Sundays at 10am we invite you all to join us in praying this service.

Sunday 7th March 2021
35th after Pentecost – 18th of Luke, Meatfare Sunday

The whole service may be prayed by an individual.
If more than one person is present, one of them is designated ‘Reader’ and says or chants the text in normal type. The others  respond with the text in bold.
Or the rôle of Reader could be shared.

The mark + indicates that the Sign of the Cross is made here.

All stand
+ Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us, and save us. Amen.

Glory to you, our God, glory to you.
Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, who is everywhere present and fills all things, Treasury of Good Things and Giver of Life, come and dwell in us and cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O Good One.
+ Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal: have mercy on us. (3x)
+ Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; both now and for ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, cleanse us from our sins. Master, pardon our iniquities. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name’s sake.

Lord, have mercy. (3x)

+ Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

+ Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Come, let us worship and fall down before our King and our God.
Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ, our King and our God.
Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ himself, our King and our God.

The Typical Psalms and The Beatitudes

Psalm 102
Bless the Lord, my soul. Blessed are you, Lord.
Bless the Lord, my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, my soul, and forget none of his benefits.
He forgives all your iniquities; he heals all your diseases.
He redeems your life from corruption and crowns you with mercy and compassion.
He satisfies your desire with good things; your youth will be renewed like an eagle’s.
The Lord performs deeds of mercy and judgement for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses, his wishes to the children of Israel.
The Lord is compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and full of mercy.
He will not always be wrathful, nor will he be enraged for ever.
He has not dealt with us according to our iniquities, nor rewarded us according to our sins.
For, like the height of heaven above the earth, the Lord has made his mercy prevail over those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he taken our sins from us.
As a father takes pity on his children the Lord has taken pity on those who fear him.
For he knows of what we are made; has remembered that we are but dust.
As for man, his days are but as grass, he will blossom like a flower of the field.
For when a wind has passed over it, it will be no more and will know its place no longer.
But the mercy of the Lord is for ever and ever upon those who fear him.
And his justice is upon their children’s children,
Upon those who keep his covenant and remember his commandments to do them.
The Lord has prepared his throne in heaven and his kingdom rules over all.
Bless the Lord, all you his Angels, powerful in strength, who perform his word and listen to the voice of his words.
Bless the Lord, all you his Powers, his Ministers who do his will.
Bless the Lord, all you his works. In every place of his dominion, bless the Lord, my soul!

+ Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit …

Psalm 145
Praise the Lord, my soul. I shall praise the Lord while I live;
I shall sing to my God as long as I exist.
Do not trust in rulers and in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.
His breath shall go out of him, and he shall return to his earth;
On that day all his thoughts shall perish.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob;
His hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them,
Who keeps truth forever, who executes justice for the wronged, who provides food for the hungry.
The Lord frees those bound. The Lord restores those broken down.
The Lord gives wisdom to the blind. The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord keeps watch over strangers. He shall adopt the orphan and the widow, but he shall destroy the way of sinners.
The Lord shall reign for ever: your God, Zion, to all generations.

… both now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Only begotten Son and Word of God, being immortal, you condescended for our salvation to take flesh from the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary and, without change, became man. Christ, our God, you were crucified and conquered death by death. Being one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: save us.

The Beatitudes
In your kingdom remember us, Lord, when you come in your kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after justice, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for justice’s sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake.
Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in heaven.

+ Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
   both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Remember us, Lord, when you come in your Kingdom. (3x)

The Prokeimenon
In Tone 3

The prokeimenon!
Great is our Lord, and great is his strength.
Great is our Lord, and great is his strength.
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.
Great is our Lord, and great is his strength.
Great is our Lord, ...
...and great is his strength.

The Epistle
At Typika the Epistle is read, not chanted

The Reading is from the First Epistle of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.

Food will not bring us to God, for if we eat we are none the better, and if we do not eat we are none the worse. But watch out that this privilege of yours does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone sees you, who are knowledgeable, sitting down to eat in an idol’s temple, will his conscience, he being weak, not be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols? So through your knowledge the weak brother or sister for whom Christ died will be destroyed. In this way, sinning against the brothers and sisters and wounding their weak consciences, you sin against Christ. Therefore if food causes my brother or sister to stumble, I will never again eat meat – so that I do not cause my brother or sister to stumble. Am I not an Apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? If to others I am not an Apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my Apostleship in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2

The Alleluias
In Tone 8

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Come, let us greatly rejoice in the Lord; let us shout aloud to God our Saviour.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Let us come before his face with thanksgiving, and with psalms let us shout in joy to him.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

The Gospel
At Typika the Gospel is read, not chanted

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
Glory to you, Lord, glory to you.

The Lord said … “When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he shall sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations shall be gathered together before him and he will separate them one from another, just as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand side and the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, blessed ones of my Father, receive the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; naked and you clothed me; I was ill and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and offer a drink? And when did we see you a stranger and offer hospitality, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you ill or in prison, and come to you?’ Then the King will answer, telling them, ‘Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you did it for one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did it for me.’ Then he will also speak to those on his left, ‘Go from me, cursed ones, to the everlasting fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry, and you did not feed me; I was thirsty, and you did not give me a drink; I was a stranger, and you did not take me in; naked, and you did not clothe me; ill, and in prison, and you did not visit me.’ Then they too will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it for one of the least of these, you did not do it for me.’ They will go away to eternal punishment; but the righteous to eternal life.”
Matthew 25:31-46

Glory to you, Lord, glory to you.

The heavenly choir praises you saying: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Come to him and be enlightened and your faces will show no shame.
The heavenly choir praises you saying: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of your glory.

+ Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit …

The heavenly choir praises you saying: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of your glory.

… both now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

The Creed
I believe in one God, Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages. Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one essence with the Father; through him all things were made; for our sake and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man; he was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; he rose again on the third day, in accordance with the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father; he is coming again in glory to judge the living and the dead; and his kingdom will have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with Father and Son is together worshipped and glorified; who spoke through the Prophets.

And in one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church; I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins; I await the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come. Amen.

Forgive, remit, pardon, O God, our sins, both voluntary and involuntary, in deed and word, in knowledge and ignorance, committed by night and by day, in mind and thought. Forgive us them all, for you are good and the lover of mankind.

+ Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Kontakion
For the Sunday of the Last Judgement in Tone 1
When you come down to the earth, O God, in your glory, all things will cower tremulous, and a river of fire will draw before your Judgement Seat; the books shall be opened up, and public knowledge will things hidden be. Rescue me, then, I pray, from unquenchable fire, and count me worthy to stand at your right hand, O you, the most righteous Judge.

Lord, have mercy. (40x)

Blessed is the Name of the Lord from this time and for evermore. (3x)

Psalm 33
I will bless the Lord continually; his praise will always be in my mouth.
My soul will be praised in the Lord; let the meek hear it and rejoice.
Magnify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my afflictions.
Come to him and be enlightened, and your faces will not be ashamed.
This poor man cried and the Lord heard him, and saved him from all his afflictions.
The angel of the Lord will encamp round those who fear him, and deliver them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed the one who hopes in him!
Fear the Lord, all you his holy ones, for those who fear him never want.
The rich have become poor and gone hungry, but those who seek the Lord will not be deprived of any good.
Come, children, listen to me, I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is there who wants life, loves to see good days?
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the just, and his ears towards their supplication.
The Lord’s face is set against those who do evil, to destroy their memory from the earth.
The just cried and the Lord heard them, and delivered them from all their afflictions.
The Lord is close to those who are broken-hearted, and will save the humble in spirit.
The afflictions of the just are many, but the Lord will deliver them from them all.
The Lord guards all their bones; not one of them will be broken.
The death of sinners is evil, and those who hate the just will go astray.
The Lord will rescue the souls of his servants, and no one of those who hope in him will go astray.

For the Resurrection in Tone 6
When the angelic powers appeared at your grave, the soldiers guarding it feared and became as dead. And standing by the sepulchre was Mary who was seeking your immaculate body. You devastated Hades, not afflicted by it. You went to meet the virgin, and granted eternal life. You resurrected from the dead. O Lord, glory to you.

For Saint Constantine in Tone 8
Constantine, who is your Apostle among kings, O Lord, having witnessed with his own eyes the sign of your Cross in heaven, and like Paul having accepted your call without human intervention, entrusted the royal city to your hands, delivering it with safety for all time by the intercessions of the Theotokos; you who alone are the lover of us all.

The Theotokion
It is truly fitting to bless you, Theotokos, ever-blessed and all-blameless, and Mother of our God.

+ More honourable than the cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the seraphim; you who without corruption gave birth to God the Word, very Mother of God, we magnify you.

The Dismissal
+ Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy and save us.
Amen.