The Typica Service

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Originally the Presanctified Communion Service of the monasteries of the Holy Land, the Typica service has come to be used on those days when Divine Liturgy is not prescribed or when a priest is not available.

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ORDER OF TYPICA

IN THE NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: One God, forever and ever. Amen.
❖ Glory to You, O our God, glory to You!
O HEAVENLY KING, Consoler, Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling all things, the Treasury of Blessings and the Giver of Life, come and dwell in us, cleanse us of all stain and save our souls, O Good One!

The Trisagion Prayers

HOLY GOD! Holy Mighty One! Holy Immortal One! Have mercy on us! [Thrice, with metanies.]
❖ Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever. Amen.
❖ All-Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive us our sins. Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, look upon us and heal our infirmities for Your Name’s sake.
❖ Lord, have mercy! Lord, have mercy! Lord, have mercy!
❖ Glory…now…
OUR FATHER, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever. Amen.
❖ Lord, have mercy. Twelve times.
❖ Glory…now…

[During the Paschaltide: Christ is Risen, thrice, instead of the following:]
❖ Come, let us worship God, our King, and bow down before Him. Metany.
❖ Come, let us worship Christ God, our King, and bow down before Him. Metany.
❖ Come, let us worship Christ, our King and our God, and bow down before Him. Metany.

Psalm 102

BLESS THE LORD, O my Soul. May all that is in me bless His holy Name. Bless the Lord, O my Soul, and forget not all the gifts from Him,
Who pardons all your sins and heals all your diseases; Who ransoms your life from corruption and crowns you with love and mercies;
Who fills your longing with what is good, and your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord performs deeds of kindness and vindication for all the oppressed.
He has made known His ways to Moses, and His will to Israel’s children. The Lord is the One of compassion and pity, long-sufferance and manifold love.
His contention is not forever, nor shall His anger always last. He deals not with us as our sins demand, nor does He repay our evil deeds.
For as high as the heavens stand over the earth, so high does the Lord’s mercy extend for those who fear Him. As far as the East stands away from the West, so far has He put our sins from us.
As kind as a father is to his children, so kind is the Lord for those who fear Him. For He Himself knows well how we were formed: He remembers we are only dust!
A man! His days resemble grass: as a flower of the field, so shall he bloom, but let a breeze pass over him and he is gone, and never shall he know his place again.
But the mercy of the Lord is from all eternity and to all eternity for those who fear Him, and his justice is upon the children of children of those who keep His covenant and remember His laws to obey them.
The Lord has established His throne in Heaven: over all things His kingship is supreme. Bless the Lord, all You His Angels, You Strong and Mighty Ones who obey His word on hearing the sound of His decrees.
Bless the Lord, all You His Powers, His Attendants who obey His will. Bless the Lord, all You His Works, in every place of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my Soul.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 145

PRAISE THE LORD, O my Soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live: I will sing to my God as long as I last.
Trust not in princes, nor in the sons of men in whom there is no salvation. His breath shall be spent, and he shall return to the earth; on that day shall perish all the things that he planned.
Happy the man whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God: the One who made Heaven and earth, the sea and all things therein.
Who keeps the truth forever, rendering judgment for the oppressed, and giving food to the hungry.
The Lord releases the captives; the Lord gives wisdom to the blind. The Lord lifts up those who have fallen; the Lord loves the upright.
The Lord protects the strangers, and He will support the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked He will utterly destroy. The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Sion, from generation to generation!

Now and always and forever and ever. Amen.

Hymn of the Incarnation

ONLY-BEGOTTEN Son and Word of God, immortal as You are, You condescended for our salvation to be incarnate of the Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, and without undergoing change You became Man; You were crucified, O Christ God, and You trampled Death by Your death; You, who are One of the Holy Trinity, equal in glory with the Father and the Holy Spirit: save us!

 

The Beatitudes

IN YOUR KINGDOM, remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be com-forted.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.
Blessed are those who suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.
Blessed are you when men reproach you, and persecute you, and speaking falsely, say all manner of evil against you for My sake.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom.
Rejoice and exult because your reward is great in heaven.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; now and always and forever and ever. Amen.
Remember us, O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom. [Metany]
Remember us, O Master, when You come into Your Kingdom. [Metany]
Remember us, O Holy One, when You come into Your Kingdom. [Metany]
The Heavenly Choirs sing in praise of You: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord of Sabaoth! Heaven and earth are filled with Your glory!
Approach the Lord and be enlightened, and your face shall never be shamed.
The Heavenly Choirs sing in praise of You: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord of Sabaoth! Heaven and earth are filled with Your glory!
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
The Choir of Angels and Archangels, with all the Heavenly Hosts, sing in praise of You: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord of Sabaoth! Heaven and earth are filled with Your glory!
Now and always and forever and ever. Amen.

The Epistle and Gospel of the Day (see church calendar for readings). Then:

The Creed

I BELIEVE in One God, Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; and in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Only-Begotten Son of God; begotten of the Father before all ages: Light from Light, True God from True God, begotten, not made, of one Essence with the Father, through whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from Heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became Man; who was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried; who rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures; and ascended into Heaven and is enthroned at the right hand of the Father; who will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; and of whose Kingdom there shall be no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father, who together with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who spoke through the prophets. In One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I profess one Baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the Resurrection of the dead, and the life of the age to come. Amen.
O GOD, absolve, remit, and pardon our voluntary and involuntary sins, in word and deed, known and unknown, by day and by night, in mind and heart; forgive us all in Your goodness and love for Mankind.
OUR FATHER, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory of the Father  and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever. Amen.

Kontakia

Tone 7
ON THE MOUNTAIN You were transfigured, O Christ our God, and Your Disciples saw as much of Your glory as they could hold; so that when they should see You crucified, they would know that you suffer willingly, and would proclaim to the world that You are verily the Splendor of the Father.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
Tone 8
CHRIST GOD, with the Saints, grant rest to the souls of Your servants, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing, but everlasting life!
Now and always and forever and ever. Amen.
O NEVER-FAILING Protectress of Christians and their Ever-Present Intercessor before the Creator, despise not the petitions of us sinners, but in Your good-ness extend Your help to us who call upon You with confidence. Hasten, O Mother of God, to intercede for us, for You have always protected those who honor You.
❖ Lord, have mercy! [40 times]
❖ Blessed be the Name of the Lord, now and forever! [Thrice]

Psalm 33

I WILL bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall be ever on my lips. My soul shall glory in the Lord; the humble shall hear and be glad.
Glorify the Lord with me; let us together exalt His Name. I sought the Lord, and He answered me and de-livered me from all my fears.
Look to Him and be radiant, and your faces shall never be shamed. This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him from all his distress.
The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, to rescue them. Taste and see how good the Lord is; blessed is the man who hopes in Him.
Fear the Lord, all You, His holy Ones, for they lack nothing who fear Him. The rich grow poor and hungry; but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.
Come, children, hear me, that I may teach you the fear of
the Lord. Who are they who long for life, and many days, to enjoy prosperity?
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 turned to the just, and His ears to their prayer; but the Lord sets His face against the wicked, to erase their memory from the earth.
The just cried out, and the Lord heard them, and rescued
them from all their distress. The Lord is close to the bro-ken-hearted; and the contrite in spirit He will save.
Many are the trials of the just, but from them all the Lord will deliver them; He keeps guard over all their bones; not one of their bones shall be broken.
Evil brings death to the wicked, and those who hate what is right will be condemned. But the Lord redeems the souls of His servants. Those who hope in Him shall not be condemned.
May God be merciful to us and bless us; may He cause His countenance to shine upon us and have mercy on us.

[Then, making a metany, say:]
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.