19th Sunday after Pentecost (4th Sunday of Luke)
Ss Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church Ss Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church
An Orthodox Christian community on the campus of UW-Madison
1020 Regent St
(Lower Level)
Madison, WI 53715

Weekly Services:

Vespers: 5:00 PM Saturday
Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM Sunday

Confessions: before and after Saturday Vespers or by appointment.


Click above to send names of those to be commemorated at Liturgy.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Tone 3

19th Sunday after Pentecost (4th of Luke)

Ven. Euthymius the New, of Thessalonica, Monk of Mt. Athos

Martyr Lucian the Presbyter of Antioch

What is the Typika Service?

(OrthodoxWiki)The Typika (gr. τυπικα ; sl. Обедница (Obednitsa or Obednitza) or Изобразительны) is a brief service that is appointed by the Typikon for certain occasions but may also be conducted when a priest or bishop is not present. There are various modifications that are made to this service to incorporate elements from the Divine Liturgy, some of which are designed to be led by laymen; and in some jurisdictions, it can also be a service led by a deacon which includes the distribution of Holy Communion. When held in a church, the doors of the iconostasis remain closed and the service is conducted in the nave.

Reader's Typika

This Typika service is a specific form of service which mirrors the Divine Liturgy. It is used when a priest is not available or when a worshiper cannot get to a church. It is led by a deacon, subdeacon, reader, chanter, or the eldest experienced layperson present, in that order, unless a bishop or priest determines another leader.

Glory to Jesus Christ!


Ukrainian Orthodox Word for September is available below. Just click the picture for the pdf.


The Coptic students will serve the Midnight Praises, 6:00 PM on Wednesday (10/11). Everyone is invited


We'll serve the Akathist to Our Lady, the Queen of All for the sick, this Thursday (10/12) at 5:15 PM. If you have people you'd like to be remembered, please submit their names here

Because of the UW home game, Catechumen class and Vespers are canceled (10/14).

There will be no Divine Liturgy on Sunday (10/15) because Fr Christopher and I will be at the diocesan clergy conference October 15-18. We will have a reader's service (typika), 9:30 AM, Sunday (10/15) instead.

In Christ,


Fr Gregory

Ukrainian Orthodox Word - September Issue

This Week at Ss Cyril & Methodius


Wednesday, October 11

  • 2:00-6:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions
  • 6:00-7:30 PM: Midnight Praises (Coptic)

Thursday, October 12

  • 1:00-5:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions 
  • 5:15-5:45 PM: Akathist to Our Lady Queen of All
  • 6:00-8:00 PM: OCF Meeting

Saturday,  October 14 (UW Home Game)

  • 3:30 PM: Catechumen Class [canceled]
  • 4:30 PM: Confessions  [canceled]
  • 5:00 PM: Great Vespers[canceled]
  • 6:00 PM: Confessions [canceled]

Sunday, October 15

  • 9:30 AM: Reader's Service

Looking Ahead


Wednesday, October 18

  • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions [canceled]

Thursday, October 19 

  • 1:00-5:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions
  • 6:00-8:00 PM: OCF Meeting

Saturday,  October 21

  • 3:30 PM: Catechumen Class
  • 4:30 PM: Confessions
  • 5:00 PM: Great Vespers
  • 6:00 PM: Confessions

Sunday, October 15

  • 9:00 AM: Hours & Precommunion Prayers
  • 9:30 AM: Divine Liturgy

Hymns After the Small Entrance



Tone 2 Troparion (Resurrection)

When Thou didst descend to death, O Life immortal, Thou didst slay hell with the splendor of Thy Godhead. And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead, all the powers of heaven cried out://“O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to Thee!” 


Tone 4 Troparion (Ss Cyril & Methodius)

Divinely-wise Cyril and Methodius, / equals-to-the-apostles and teachers of the Slavs, / entreat the Master of all / to strengthen all nations in Orthodoxy and unity of mind, / to grant peace to the world and to save our souls.


Tone 8 Troparion (Ven. Euthymius)

The image of God was truly preserved in thee, O Father, for thou didst take up the Cross and follow Christ. By so doing, thou taughtest us to disregard the flesh for it passes away; but to care instead for the soul, for it is immortal.//Therefore thy spirit, venerable Euthymius, rejoices with the angels.


Tone 4 Troparion (St. Lucian)

Thy holy martyr Lucian, O Lord, through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from Thee, our God. For having Thy strength, he laid low his adversaries, and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.//Through his intercession, save our souls!


Tone 2 Kontakion (Resurrection)

Hell became afraid, O almighty Savior, seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb! The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee,// and the world, my Savior, praises Thee forever.


Tone 3 Kontakion (Ss Cyril & Methodius)

Let us honor the sacred pair, who translated divine scripture / pouring forth a fountain of divine knowledge from which we still draw today. / Now as you stand before the throne of the Most-high / we call you blessed, Cyril and Methodius, / as you fervently pray for our souls.


Tone 2 Kontakion (Ven. Euthymius)

Crossing dry-shod through the storms of life, venerable and divinely wise Euthymius, thou didst mightily drown the bodiless foe in the streams of thy tears; thou didst receive the gift of miracles to heal all sufferings.//Unceasingly pray for us all!


Tone 2 Kontakion (St. Lucian)

We honor thee with hymns of glory, Lucian, the radiant star. First, thou didst become radiant by detachment from the things of this world, then thou wast raised up by thy struggle.//Unceasingly pray for us all!


Tone 6 Theotokion

O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant, O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned; but be thou quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9


Brethren, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me; but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands.


It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities. For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.


And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Gospel:   Luke 8:5-15

 “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

Then His disciples asked Him, saying, “What does this parable mean?”

And He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that

‘Seeing they may not see,

And hearing they may not understand.’

“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

By the age of 25, about 60% of those baptized as infants will no longer consider themselves members of the Orthodox Church. A parish on a university campus is an important witness not only to the surrounding community but also to high school age and younger parishioner. Establishing a parish on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison helps remind young people that graduating high school doesn't mean "graduating" from the Church. Please consider joining those who have committed their time, treasure and talent in establishing an Orthodox community on the Isthmus. Help us reach your children and grandchildren with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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