Typika

For use by the Laity at home

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

Sunday 5th April – Fifth of Great Lent
Sunday of our Holy Mother, Mary of Egypt

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

Bless the Lord, O 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, O 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, O 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, O 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, O Lord, when you come in your Kingdom. (3x)

The Prokeimenon
The prokeimenon!
Make your vows to the Lord our God and fulfil them.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and fulfil them.
God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and fulfil them.
Make your vows to the Lord our God ...
... and fulfil them.

The Epistle
At Typika the Epistle is read, not chanted

The Reading is from the Epistle of St Paul to the Hebrews.

When Christ, High Priest of the good things to come, entered through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, it was not through the blood of goats and bullocks but through his own blood that he entered the Holy Place once and for all, having obtained everlasting redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who had been defiled could sanctify, resulting in the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ – who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God – purify our conscience from dead works in order to worship the living God?

Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Come, let us rejoice in the Lord.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Let us come before his face with thanksgiving.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

The Gospel
At Typika the Gospel is read, not chanted

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Mark.
Glory to you, Lord, glory to you.

Now they were on the road going up to Jerusalem and Jesus was walking ahead of them; and they were following behind, bewildered and afraid. So once again he took the Twelve and began to tell them what was about to happen to him. “Listen, we are going up to Jerusalem and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes. Then they will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles, and they will mock him and flog him and spit on him and put him to death. And on the third day he will rise.” Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached him saying, “Teacher, we want you to do for us what we ask.” He said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” They asked him, “Grant us that in your glory we may sit, one on your right and one on your left.” But Jesus told them, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup from which I drink, and be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” They said to him, “We can.” Then Jesus said to them, “You shall indeed drink from the cup from which I drink, and you shall be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized, but to sit on my right and on my left is not mine to grant. It is for those for whom it has been prepared.” Hearing this, the [other] ten began to be indignant with James and John, so Jesus, summoning them, said to them, “You know that those who are supposed to rule the nations lord it over them and their mighty ones exercise authority over them; but it shall not be like that with you. No! Whoever wants to become great among you shall be your servant, and whichever of you wants to be the foremost shall be everyone's slave. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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.

Kontakia

You were transfigured on the mountain, Christ God, and your disciples saw your glory as far as they were able; so that when they saw you crucified they might understand that your Passion was voluntary, and proclaim to the world that you are truly the brightness of the Father.

Lord, have mercy. (40x)

If it is Great Lent say the following prayers, otherwise go straight to Blessed is the Name of the Lord…

At every time and at every hour, in heaven and on earth worshipped and glorified, Christ God, long-suffering, great in mercy, great in compassion, loving the just and merciful to sinners, calling all to salvation by the promise of the blessings to come; do you, Lord, yourself accept our entreaties at this hour, and direct our lives to your commandments. Sanctify our souls, purify our bodies, correct our thoughts, cleanse our ideas and deliver us from every distress, evil, and pain. Wall us about with your holy Angels, that protected and guided by their host we may reach the unity of the faith and the knowledge of your unapproachable glory; for you are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy (x3)

+ 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.

Greater in honour than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, without corruption you gave birth to God the Word, truly the Mother of God we magnify you.

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

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.

Apolytykia

For The Resurrection
While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding your most pure body, you arose on the third day, O Saviour, granting life to the world. This is why the heavenly powers cried aloud to you, O giver of life. Glory to your Resurrection, O Christ; glory to your kingdom; glory to your providence, you who alone are the lover of mankind.

For St Mary of Egypt
Through you the divine likeness was securely preserved, mother Mary; for you carried the cross and followed Christ. By example and instruction you taught us to ignore the body because it is perishable, and to attend to the concerns of the undying soul. Therefore your soul rejoices with the angels.

For the Patron Saint
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, O 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.