Sunday, October 2, 2022
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.

October 2, 2022

16th Sunday after Pentecost (2nd Luke);

Tone 7

Hieromartyr Cyprian, Virgin-Martyr Justina, and Martyr Theoctist, of Nicomedia

This Week at Ss Cyril & Methodius


Monday, September 26

  • 7:00 PM: Ecumenical Thanksgiving Planning Meeting
    • Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church

Wednesday, September 28

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

Thursday, September 29

  • 1:00-3:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions
  • 6:00 PM: OCF Meeting ((church)

Saturday, October 1

  • 4:00 PM: Confessions [canceled]
  • 5:00 PM: Vespers [canceled]
  • 6:00 PM: Confessions [canceled]

Sunday, October 2: College Student Sunday

  • 9:00 AM: Hours/Pre-Communion Prayers
  • 9:30 AM: Divine Liturgy

Looking Ahead


Wednesday, October 4

  • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM: Office Hours 

Thursday, October 5

  • 1:00-3:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions
  • 6:00 PM: OCF Meeting (Memorial Union)

Saturday, October 8

  • 4:00 PM: Confessions
  • 5:00 PM: Vespers 
  • 6:00 PM: Confessions 

Sunday, October 9

  • 9:00 AM: Hours/Pre-Communion Prayers
  • 9:30 AM: Divine Liturgy

Glory to Jesus Christ!


Because of the home game this weekend we won't have Vespers this Saturday (10/1).


On a happier note, this Sunday is College Student Sunday.  For more information, please see the letter above from Metropolitan Gregory,


Speaking of the OCF  they will meet this Thursday (9/29), at 6:00 PM at church for Vespers and dinner. 


I'm still looking for someone to submit a few paragraphs about the mission to Elizabeth Symonenko, Editor-in-Chief of the diocesan magazing the Ukrainian Orthodox World (here's the latest issue). If you are interested in writing something, please contact me ASAP. 


There are pan-Orthodox events scheduled this month and next in the Milwaukee area. Please see the flyers below.


In Christ,


+Fr Gregory

Hymns After the Small Entrance


Tone 7 Troparion (Resurrection)

By Thy Cross Thou didst destroy death. To the thief Thou didst open Paradise. For the Myrrhbearers Thou didst change weeping into joy, and Thou didst command Thy disciples, O Christ God, to proclaim that Thou art risen,//granting the world great mercy.


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 4 Troparion (St. Cyprian)

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, thou didst become a successor to their throne. Through the practice of virtue, thou didst find the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; by teaching the word of truth without error, thou didst defend the Faith, even to the shedding of thy blood.// O Hieromartyr Cyprian, entreat Christ God to save our souls!


Tone 7 Kontakion (Resurrection)

The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive, for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers. Hell is bound, while the Prophets rejoice and cry: “The Savior has come to those in faith;//enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!”


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.


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


Tone 1 Kontakion (St. Cyprian)

Thou didst turn from the art of sorcery to the knowledge of God, and wast shown forth as a skillful healer for the world, Cyprian, inspired by God. Together with Justina thou grantest cures to those who honor thee;//with her, pray to the Master Who loves mankind that He may save our souls!


Now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.


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.


Sunday Readings

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15


Brethren, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says:


“In an acceptable time I have heard you,

And in the day of salvation I have helped you.”


Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.


We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.


Gospel: Luke 6:31-36


And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.


“But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.


Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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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