Typika

For use by the Laity at home

Sunday 2nd June 2024
5th of Pascha, Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

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.

The Paschal Troparion
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!  (x3)

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.

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

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 4

The prokeimenon!
Lord, how magnificent are your works; with wisdom you have made them all.
Lord, how magnificent are your works; with wisdom you have made them all.
Bless the Lord, my soul; O Lord my God, you are greatly magnified.
Lord, how magnificent are your works; with wisdom you have made them all.
Lord, how magnificent are your works ...
... with wisdom you have made them all.

The Epistle
At Typika the Epistle is read, not chanted

The Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles.

Those who were scattered by the persecution that came about over Stephen travelled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, preaching the word to no one except Jews. But some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene who arrived at Antioch, were speaking to the Hellenists, proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus, and the hand of the Lord was with them. A great number believed and turned to the Lord. A report about them reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to go all the way to Antioch. When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced. He encouraged them all to stay close to the Lord with firm purpose of heart, for he was a good man full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a considerable company was added to the Lord. Then Barnabas left for Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him he brought him to Antioch. And so it was that for a whole year they met together with the church and taught a large number of people. It was at Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians. In those days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch, and one of them named Agabus stood up and indicated through the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine throughout the whole world, which happened in the time of Claudius Caesar. The disciples determined according to the means of each to send relief to the brothers and sisters living in Judaea, and this they did, sending it to the presbyters by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
Acts 11:19-30

The Alleluias
In Tone 4

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Bend the bow and prosper and rule, by reason of truth and meekness and righteousness.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
You love righteousness, and you hate lawlessness.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

The Gospel
At Typika the Gospel is read, not chanted

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

Jesus arrived at a Samaritan town called Sychar near the plot of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and so Jesus, weary from the journey, was sitting by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’ His disciples had gone away into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘How is it that you, a Jew, are asking for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?’ For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. In reply Jesus told her, ‘If you knew about the gift of God and who it is saying to you, “Give me a drink,” you would ask him and he would give you living water.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, you have nothing with which to draw and the well is deep, so where do you keep the living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his children and his livestock?’ In reply Jesus told her, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink the water that I shall give will never be thirsty; and the water that I shall give will become in them a spring of water welling up to everlasting life.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, give me this water so that I may not be thirsty, nor come here to draw.’ Jesus told her, ‘Go, call your husband, and come back.’ The woman’s response was to say, ‘I have no husband.’ Jesus told her, ‘You were honest in saying, “I have no husband,” for you have had five husbands and the one you have now is not your husband. In this you have spoken the truth.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, I see that you are a prophet. Your ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you say that Jerusalem is the place where one must worship.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know because salvation is from the Jews. But a time is coming, and it is here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth, for the Father is looking for such as these to worship him. God is Spirit and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and Truth.’ The woman told him, ‘I know that a Messiah is coming, who is called Christ. When he comes he will tell us everything.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I, who speak to you, am he.’ And with that his disciples returned. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, though no one said, ‘What do you want?’ or, ‘Why are you speaking with her?’ Then the woman left her water jar and went back into the town. She said to the people, ‘Come and see someone who has told me everything, all that I have done. Is this the Christ?’ Leaving the town, they came to him. Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, ‘Rabbi, eat.’ But he told them, ‘I have food to eat of which you are not aware.’ The disciples said to one another, ‘Perhaps someone brought him something to eat.’ Jesus told them, ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to complete his work. Do you not say, “Another four months and the harvest will be here?” Look, I tell you; raise your eyes and look at the fields. They are already bright for harvest, and the reaper is receiving his reward and gathering fruit for everlasting life so that both the sower and the reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying is true: one sows and another reaps. I sent you out to reap that for which you have not laboured. Others have laboured and you have come to benefit from their labour.’ Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of what the woman said in testifying, ‘He told me everything that I have done.’ And so when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there for two days. Then many more believed because of his words, and they told the woman, ‘It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard and we know that this is truly the Saviour of the world, the Christ.’
John 4:5-42

Glory to you, Lord, glory to you.

The Troparia before the Creed
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 shall not be ashamed. 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 choir of holy Angels and Archangels with all the Heavenly Powers 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.

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

Kontakion
For Holy Pascha – in Tone 8
Christ our God, though you descended into the grave, yet you overthrew the power of hades and rose as an Immortal Conqueror. You greeted the myrrh-bearing women with joy, and to your Apostles you sent your peace, and to the fallen, Lord, brought resurrection.

Lord, have mercy. (40x)

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.

+ 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.

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.

[The Troparia of the day may be included here – see the appendix]

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.

Christ is risen!   He is risen indeed!
Al Maseeh Qam!   Haqan Qam!
Kristos Anesti!   Alithos Anesti!
Kristos Voskrese!   Voistinu Voskrese!
Kristos A Inviat!   Adeverat a Inviat!
Glory to His Holy Third-day Resurrection!   We adore His Holy Third-day Resurrection!

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!  (x3)


Appendix
If you have not already chanted the Troparia of the day during the Third and Sixth Hours, you may wish to do so after Psalm 33 above, though they are not normally included in Typika

For the Resurrection in Tone 4
When the women disciples of the Lord had learned from the angel the joyful message of the resurrection and rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the apostles triumphantly, ‘Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting his great mercy to the world.’

For Mid-Pentecost – in Tone 8
At the mid-point of the Feast, O Saviour, water my thirsty soul with streams of true devotion; for you cried out to all, ‘Any who thirst, let them come to me, and let them drink.’ O Source of life, Christ our God, glory to you.

For Saint Constantine the Patron of the Parish 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.