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Несколько лет назад я писал, что на сайте Свято-Тихоновского монастыря в Пенсильвании (Православная Церковь в Америке), где почивают мощи святого Алексия (Товта), выложена полностью бденная служба ему (на английском языке). Файл PDF, который лежит на сайте — отсканированные страницы распечатки текста службы. Я распознал текст со скана и выкладываю сюда, в «Уставные заметки». Акафист святому (отсканированный с машинописи, также полученной из Свято-Тихоновского монастыря) я выкладывал в «Уставных заметках» ранее.
В каноне службы отсутствуют седален по 3-й песни и Богородичны во всех песнях, что не может не вызвать недоумения, однако текст публикуется «as is».

May 7
St. Alexis
Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy in America
Great Vespers
Kathisma 1 — “B
lessed is the Man…”
“Lord I call…”
Tone 6
Come, all who love the saints, / let us honor the new Man of God, / a fruitful branch of Christ the True Vine, / a defender of the Orthodox Church, / the thrice-blessed priest Alexis, // our Father and Teacher.
Zealous for the Law of God, / King Josiah taught Israel to serve only the Lord. / Our divinely-wise Father Alexis / guided his people to the Orthodox Faith, / teaching them to cry aloud, // “O Lord, have mercy on us.”
Our holy Father Alexis, / guided by the Spirit of Truth, / exposed the error of ignorance / and lead his people to the True Faith. / In humility concealing his virtues from others, // he thereby received a heavenly crown.
Today the Church celebrates a feast of great joy, / For the Holy Priest Alexis / guides his sheep back to the knowledge of the Truth, / watering them with the ever-flowing fountain of his teachings, / and instructing them to sing, // “Glory to God for His great mercy.”
The Righteous Priest Alexis / appears as a radiant star. / He shines with the light of holiness / as he nourishes his flock with the Word of God. / And having embraced the Orthodox Faith, / that flock in thanksgiving still cries aloud with joy, // “Glory to God for His great mercy.”
The worthy Priest Alexis, / that teacher of true doctrine and piety, / instructed his people with fatherly counsels. / He led them to the Ark of Salvation / and casting off the yoke of a false union, they cry aloud, // “Glory to God for His great mercy.”
Tone 6
Come, O Orthodox faithful, / let us praise Alexis the new Man of God, / who shone forth as a radiant lamp, / dispelling the gloom of ignorance, / proclaiming the Truth to those deceived by error, / and restoring to them their blessed inheritance — // the Orthodox Faith of their fathers.
Now and ever…
(from the Pentecostarion)
Prokeimenon of the Day
Readings from the Old Testament (3)
Reading 1
The Reading from Proverbs (Composite — Ch. 10, 3, 8)
The memory of the righteous is with praise and the blessing of the Lord is upon his head. Blessed is the man who has found wisdom and the mortal who has understanding, for it is better to purchase her than treasuries of gold and silver. She is more precious than precious stones and all that is precious is unworthy of her. For length of days and years of life are in her right hand; and in her left hand are riches and glory. Out of her mouth proceeds righteousness and she bears law and mercy upon her tongue.
Hear me, O child, for I will speak noble things. Blessed is the man who keeps my ways, for my ways are the ways of life, and in them is prepared favor from the Lord. Therefore, I pray you, and utter my voice to the sons of men: For I, wisdom, have dwelt with counsel and knowledge and I have called upon understanding. Counsel and safety are mine, understanding and strength are mine. I love those who love me and those seeking me shall find grace.
Understand craftiness, O you who are simple, and imbibe knowledge, you who are un­ taught. Hear me again, for I will speak noble things: I will open my mouth and from my lips shall come what is right. For my throat shall meditate truth; false lips are an abomination before me. All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing in them that is twisted or perverse. They are all straight to him who understands and right to those who find knowledge.
I shall instruct you in truth, so that your hope will be in the Lord and you shall be filled with the Spirit.
Reading 2
The reading from Wisdom of Solomon (Composite — Prov. Ch. 10; Wis. Ch. 6, 7, 8, 9)
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom; the lips of the wise man know grace. The mouth of the wise speaks wisdom, and the truth delivers them from death. If a righteous man dies, hope is not, for the son of the righteous is born to life, and in his own good things he acquires the fruit of righteousness. There is always light for the righteous and they obtain grace and glory from the Lord. The tongue of the wise is a good sister-in-law, and in their hearts rests wisdom. The Lord loves the hearts of the holy, and acceptable to Him are all the undefiled in the way.
The wisdom of the Lord illumines the faces of the wise. For she takes hold of those desiring her by making herself first known to them. She is easily seen by those who love her. He who rises early to seek her shall have no difficulty, and those keeping vigil for the sake of her shall quickly be without sorrows. For she goes about seeking those worthy of her, and graciously reveals herself in the pathways. Against wisdom evil does not prevail.
Therefore I was a lover of her beauty; I loved her and sought her out from my youth. I de­ sired to make her my bride, and even the Master of All loved her. For she is an initiate in the knowledge of God, and a discoverer of His works. Her labors are virtues, for she teaches temperance and prudence, justi ce and courage; nothing in life is more necessary for men than these. And if anyone desires much knowledge, she knows the things of old, and beholds things to come; she understands turns of speech and the solution of riddles; she has foreknowledge of signs and wonders and the outcome of times and seasons. She is a mediator of good things for all, for immortality is in her, and glory in the company of her words.
Therefore I appealed to the Lord and prayed to Him, and said to Him with all my heart, “O God of my fathers and Lord of mercy, Who hast made all things by Thy word, and by Thy wisdom hast fashioned man that he should have dominion over the creatures made by Thee, that he should rule the world in holiness and righteousness: Give me wisdom that sits by Thy throne, and cast me not away from among Thy children, for I am Thy servant and the son of Thy handmaid. Send her forth from the heavens, from Thy holy abode, and from the throne of Thy glory, that she may be with me, and instruct me in what is pleasing to Thee. And she shall guide me in understanding, and preserve me in her glory. For the thoughts of mortals are miserable, and their intentions likely to fail.”
Reading 3
The Reading from Wisdom of Solomon (Composite — Ch. 4, 6, 7, 2)
When the righteous is praised, the people rejoice: For his memory is immortality, since it is known both by the LORD and by men, for his soul was pleasing to the LORD. Therefore love wisdom, O men, and live. Desire her and be instructed: For her beginning is love and the keeping of her laws. Honor wisdom that you may reign forever.
I will tell you and not hide the mysteries of God from you. For He is the Guide of wisdom, the Corrector of the wise and the Artisan of all thoughts and deeds. Wisdom will teach with all understanding: For in her is a Spirit, intelligent and holy, the Radiance of the Ever­lasting Light and the Image of the Grace of God.
She fashions friends of God and prophets. For she is more beautiful than the sun and above all the order of the stars. Compared with the light she is found to be first. She delivered from infirmities those pleasing her and guided them on the paths of righteousness.
She gave to them understanding to be holy and to preserve them from those who would ensnare them, and she granted them strength in struggles, so that all might understand that the most powerful of all is piety, and that evil might not prevail against wisdom, nor judgement pass away without convicting the wicked.
Having reasoned unrighteously, they said to themselves, “Let us oppress the righteous man and not spare his venerableness, nor let us be ashamed of the gray hairs of the old man of many years. But let our might be our law and let us seize the righteous, because he is inconvenient to us and is opposed to our deeds; he reproaches us for apostasy against the law and divulges the sins of our training.
“He declares to us to have knowledge of God and calls himself a child of the LORD. He be­ came to us a reproof of our thoughts; the very sight of him is a burden to us, because his life is unlike that of others, and his ways are very different. We are considered by him to be an insult, and he avoids our ways as unclean; he calls the end of the righteous blessed.
“Let us see if his words are true; let us test him to see what will happen to him. Let us torment him with revilement and tortures, that we may understand his meekness and test his guilelessness. Let us condemn him to a shameful death, for, according to his own words, he shall be respected.”
Thus they reasoned, but were deceived, for their wickedness blinded them. They did not know the mysteries of God, nor did they discern that Thou alone art God, having the power of life and death: Who savest in times of affliction and delivereth from every evil; Who art compassionate and merciful, granting Grace to His venerable ones, and opposing the proud with His arm.
Tone 6
Come, all who love the Feasts, / let us sing together with all the angels and saints! / Today the laborer rests from his work / and the earthly voice of the teacher is stilled. / Today our Father Alexis commends his soul to God // and becomes a citizen of heaven.
Today Wilkes-Barre rejoices with Minneapolis / celebrating the most radiant festival of Saint Alexis. / Exalt him, O bishops! Praise him, O priests! / Be illumined by his teachings, O people! / He now stands before the throne of God // entreating Him to save our souls.
A new star has appeared in the heavens, / illumining the spiritual darkness of our times, / Guiding us on the paths of righteousness, / away from the abyss of error. / Therefore let us offer hymns of praise to Saint Alexis // and venerate his holy icon (or grace filled relics).
O glorious wonder! / A new saint is revealed in America. / Those who fulfill the Gospel teaching of Christ / are seen to receive great gifts from God // and attain the heavenly Kingdom.
Now and ever…
(from the Pentecostarion)
Tone 2
Come, all you lovers of piety, / let us praise our Father Alexis in hymns. / He is the adornment of priests and boast of the faithful: / a fearless defender of the Orthodox Faith // and our heavenly intercessor.
Verse: Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy. (Ps. 132:9)
ejoice, O people of America, / let us make a joyful noise to God. / Sing a new song to the Lord, O Minneapolis, / exalt him, O Wilkes-Barre, / from you the sound of our Father Alexis went forth, / his words have put the hard of heart to shame, // showing all where to seek the Truth.
Verse: My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall give understanding. (Ps. 49:3)
ith what wreaths of victory / shall we crown our most wise teacher Alexis? / What words can suffice to tell of his love for Christ’s Church? / As a shepherd he protected his flock // from all foes, visible and invisible.
Tone 6
Fleeing the harm that comes from vanity and pride, / you strove to hide your virtues from the eyes of others / and patiently endured trials and afflictions. / Therefore the Lord who sees all things // has glorified you, O our Father Alexis.
Now and ever…
(from the Pentecostarion)
Blessing of the loaves
Troparion — Tone 4
O righteous Father Alexis, / our heavenly intercessor and teacher, / divine adornment of the Church of Christ, / entreat the Master of All / to strengthen the Orthodox Faith in America, / to grant peace to the world // and to our souls great mercy.
od is the Lord…” — Tone 4
Following the first Psalter reading, the Kathisma Hymn from the Pentecostarion is chanted. Then following the second reading from the Psalter, the Kathisma Hymn in Tone 3 is sung.
Kathisma Hymn — Tone 3
O our holy Father Alexis, / standing now before the throne of the life-creating Trinity, / whom the angelic hosts unceasingly glorify / and whom you proclaimed in America, / pray fervently that he deliver from eternal torment / those who in love honor your holy memory, // granting them remission of sins.
Polyeleion Magnification
We magnify, / we magnify you, / O holy Father Alexis, / and we honor your holy memory / for you led your people back to the Orthodox Faith, / and you pray to Christ our God for us.
Verse: Hear this, all peoples; give ear all inhabitants of the world. (Ps. 49)
Sessional Hymn — Tone 8
Like a diligent bee, O blessed Alexis, / you wisely searched the meadows of the Holy Scriptures / and the works of the holy Fathers. / From these Orthodox blossoms / you collected pure and sweet nectar, / making honey for those in America / to taste and see that the Lord is good. / You led your people to the wellspring of the True Faith. / Therefore in faith we cry out to you: / Intercede with Christ our God / that those who lovingly honor your holy memory // may be granted remission of sins.
Prokeimenon — Tone 4
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Verse: What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?
Gospel: John 10:9 – 16
Ode 1 — Tone 6
Irmos: When Israel passed on foot over the sea as if it were dry land, and beheld their pursuer, Pharaoh, drowning in the sea, they cried aloud unto God: Let us sing a song of victory.
Refrain: O holy Father Alexis, pray to God for us.
Come, all who love the saints, let us rejoice and keep festival with the angels. Let us sing praises to Saint Alexis: the unshakable pillar of the Faith, the divinely-wise teacher of the Church, the all-virtuous shepherd of the flock of Christ, the boast of priests and the joy of all America.
O radiant beacon of piety shining forth in America, you enlightened us with your teachings and encouraged us by your example. Through your prayers, O holy Father, deliver us from the darkness of sin and the gloom of ignorance.
Leaving your native land, you passed over the sea to the New World. There, by the grace of God, you were led to the Orthodox Faith and proclaimed its saving teachings to all. We celebrate your memory and cry aloud: “This is the Faith of the Fathers which has established the universe.”
Ode 3
Irmos: There is none so holy as You, O Lord my God, who has exalted the power of Your faithful, O Blessed One, and has established us upon the rock of Your confession.
You exulted in the Lord, O Father, and He in turn blessed you and multiplied your talents. He sent you forth among the people to nourish them with spiritual food, and they received it and were filled. We celebrate your feast with joy and sing praises to God who glorified you.
Christ gave you strength to defend His Church and wisdom to refute false teachings that his flock might not be led astray. Entreat Him to preserve us steadfast in our confession of the Orthodox Faith and grant our souls great mercy.
You met with Bishop Vladimir and told him of your heartfelt desire to enter the Orthodox Church with your flock. Therefore he traveled to Minneapolis and gathered in a harvest of souls, the first-fruits of your apostolic labors.
Ode 4
Irmos: Christ is my power, my Lord and God! The venerable Church sings, befitting God, with a pure understanding, feasting in the Lord!
Placing all your trust in God, you went forth among the people, tending your flock in a God­ pleasing manner. In your humility you concealed your virtues from others, but Christ has openly rewarded your labors, O righteous Father.
In your love for God and neighbor, you fulfilled the chief part of the Law and the Prophets. You were endowed with power from on high and traveled this land sowing the seeds of piety. Therefore, the Lord of the harvest has called you His good and faithful servant.
Many have attained salvation without uttering prophecies or working miracles, but none may enter the heavenly Bridal Chamber without humility. O holy Father Alexis, pray that we too many acquire humility, the foundation of all virtues.
Ode 5
Irmos: Illumine with Your divine light, O Good One, the souls of those who keep vigil in love, so that they may know You, O Word of God, as the true God who recalls them from the darkness of sin!
When you cried out to your flock: “Come, O children, and hear me, and I will teach you the fear of the Lord,” they knew your voice and followed you, for you were a true shepherd, leading them to the pasture of Christ.
When the wolves attacked your flock, O Father, you were quick to act as their guardian. You defended them with the shield of your ministry and repelled all foes in the name of the Lord.
Fear and trembling fell upon your enemies, O victorious champion of Christ, when they heard you proclaim the Orthodox Faith and expose their false teachings. O defender of Orthodoxy in America, entreat the Lover of mankind to protect His Church from every assault.
Ode 6
Irmos: Beholding the sea of life surging with the storm of temptations, and taking refuge in Your calm haven I cry unto You: Raise up my life from corruption, O greatly Merciful One.
Tossed about by the storms of life, you hastened to the calm haven of Christ’s Church. You accomplished great things, O Father, but refrained from vainglorious boasting. “What­ever I have achieved,” you said, “has been done with the help of God.”
You inspired your flock with your love for Christ and His Church, O God-pleasing Alexis, but your enemies were alarmed by your zeal and courage. With your words and writings you exposed the errors of the impious who follow after vanity and lies and you confirmed the faithful in truth and godliness.
When the Prophet Jonah was sent to Ninevah, his preaching led many to repentance. Your teaching, O righteous Father, brought thousands back to the Orthodox Church. They embraced their ancestral Faith with joy and glorified God for His great mercy.
Kontakion — Tone 5
Let us the faithful praise the priest Alexis, / a bright beacon of Orthodoxy in America, / a model of patience and humility. / A worthy shepherd of the flock of Christ, / he called back the sheep who had been led astray / and brought them by his preaching // to the heavenly Kingdom.
What praise, what worthy thanks can we offer you, O most holy Father Alexis? When you turned to the Orthodox East while laboring here in the West, you brought yourself and your flock as an offering to Christ. Through trials and tribulations you trod the narrow path, proclaiming your fear of God alone and not the threats of men. Therefore in love we cry with joyful voices: Rejoice, O Alexis, boast and glory of the Orthodox faithful in America, for you brought us by your preaching to the heavenly Kingdom.
Ode 7
Irmos: An angel made the furnace cool with dew for the godly youths, and God’s command to burn Chaldeans made the tyrant cry, “Blessed are You, O God of our fathers!”
Uninstructed souls were led astray, but you brought them back to the True Faith. You were a leader of your brethren and the pride of your people, for through your labors they learned to sing: “Blessed are You, O God of our Fathers.”
You became a teacher of many, revealing through your books and sermons the spiritual treasures of the Orthodox Faith. Now you ceaselessly intercede for those who with faith honor you and cry to the Lord: “Blessed are You, O God of our Fathers.”
The supporters of a false union led your people astray with their erroneous doctrines, O holy one of God, but you freed them from an oppressive yoke, leading them to the True Faith and teaching them to cry aloud: “Blessed are You, O God of our Fathers.”
Ode 8
Irmos: You made dew flow from the flame for the godly youths, and the sacrifice of a righteous man You consumed with water! You make all things, O Christ, as You desire! We exalt You throughout all ages!
You consecrated yourself to God and instructed His people. As Josiah abolished the delusion of idolatry and proclaimed the newly-discovered Law, so you ended erroneous belief and instructed your flock in true faith and piety.
O holy Alexis, zealot of piety, adorning churches with holy icons, through spiritual counsel and fatherly admonition, you taught your flock to glorify God in the Orthodox manner.
Though accused of converting for material gain, you lived in poverty, “having nothing yet possessing all things.” You relieved the suffering of others but yourself endured hunger, thirst, and fatigue. You were faithful to the Lord, so He has given you a crown of life.
Ode 9
Irmos: It is not possible for men to see God, upon whom the Ranks of Angels dare not gaze. But through You, O All-pure One was the Word Incarnate revealed unto men: whom magnifying, together with the Heavenly Hosts, we call You blessed.
No one can draw near to God except one who separates himself from the world. You rejected the fleeting joys of this world and endured earthly sorrows with heavenly joy. You regarded insults as praise; disrespect as honor. Therefore Christ has given you that joy which cannot be taken away.
O thrice-blessed Father Alexis, you showed yourself a vigilant shepherd of Christ’s flock, not a hireling who flees from danger. You drove away the wolves from the Church and refuted every soul-destroying heresy. Intercede for those who celebrate your Feast with joy and beseech the Lord to save our souls.
Though unable to praise you fittingly, we celebrate your joyous festival with love. You are an unshakable pillar of the Church and the support of the faithful. Intercede with our merciful God for the salvation of our souls.
Tone 8
With illumined hearts let us the faithful / praise the new Man of God Alexis, who has arisen in our midst. / For through his wise teachings he has dispersed the darkness of error, / leading those who sat in its bonds back to the light of truth, // and proclaiming that there is no other foundation save Christ our true God.
The Praises
Tone 6
Today the memory of holy Alexis shines forth / and illumines the hearts of the faithful. / Let us celebrate his Feast with spiritual songs / for he is our father and teacher, / our guide to the heavenly Kingdom / who entreats Christ God to save our souls.
We venerate your holy icon (holy relics), O Saint, / and glorify God who glorified you. / You taught us how we should live in America, / and showed us where to seek the Truth. / May we always confess the Orthodox Faith with your courage and zeal // and stand firm in the tradition of the Fathers.
O trumpet of the Spirit / producing harmonious hymns of heavenly theology, / you exposed the error of false doctrines / and spoke the truth in love. / You taught us to worship God in spirit and truth. // Therefore we honor your holy memory.
You did not look back on your accomplishments, O Saint, / but willingly accepted new challenges. / Your missionary labors bore fruit in abundance / and added countless souls to the Church. / Your zeal increased as you drew nearer to the prize: // a crown of glory from the Savior Christ.
Glory… Now and ever…
(from the Pentecostarion)
Great Doxology
Usual ending for Festal Matins.
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Prokeimenon — Tone 7
The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and trust in Him.
Verse: Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation.
Epistle: Galatians 1:11 – 19
Alleluia — Tone 6
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, / who delights greatly in His commandments.
Verse: His descendants will be mighty on earth.
Gospel: John 10:1 – 9
Communion Verse
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance, He shall not fear evil tidings.

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