Divine Liturgy Service for Thanksgiving

As requested, here are the propers for the Divine Liturgy service for Thanksgiving.

DIVINE LITURGY

The First Antiphon.

I will praise the Name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. (Ps: 68: 30)

Refrain: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, 0 Savior, save us! Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and all that moves in them. (Ps: 68: 34)

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise to Him with psalms. (Ps: 94: 2)

I will give thanks to Thee, 0 Lord among the nations, and sing praises to Thy Name. (Ps: 17: 49)

Glory…now and ever…

The Second Antiphon.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Thy Name, 0 Most High. (Ps. 91: 1)

Refrain: 0 Lord God, Benefactor and Creator, save us who sing to Thee: Alleluia!

To proclaim Thy mercy in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night. (Ps. 91: 2)

For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth

endures to all generations. (Ps. 99: 5)

Glory…now and ever…Only-Begotten Son…

The Third Antiphon:

O give thanks to the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endures for ever. (Ps: 135: 1)

Troparion: We, Thy thankful and unworthy servants,* praise and glorify Thee, O Lord, * for Thy great benefits which we have received.* We bless Thee, we thank Thee, we sing to Thee, * and we magnify Thy great goodness.* and in lowliness and love we hymn Thee:* 0 Benefactor and Savior, glory to Thee!

O give thanks to the God of Gods: for His mercy endures for ever. (Ps: 135:

Troparion:

O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for His mercy endures for ever. (Ps: 135: 3) Troparion.

Introit: Rejoice in the Lord, 0 ye righteous, and give thanks to His holy Name. (Ps. 96: 12)

Prokeimenon, Tone 4: I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me, I will praise the Name of the Lord most High. (Ps. 12: 6)

v. I have trusted in Thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation. (Ps. 12:5)

Epistle: (I Timothy 2: 1-6)

Timothy my son, I exhort thee, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men. For kings and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ;who gave Himself a ransom for all. To Him he honor and glory unto ages of ages. Amen.

Alleluia, Tone 4

I will give Thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise Thee in the great multitude. (Ps. 34: 18)

v. And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness and of Thy

praise all the day long. (Ps. 34: 28)

Gospel (Luke 17• 12-19).

Instead of “It is truly meet” we sing the megalynarion and 9th Irmos from the Canon.

Megalynarion: Magnify, 0 my soul, the most bountiful God, who in His love for us has granted us His Only-Begotten Son.

Irmos 9: Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, who has raised the horn of our salvation in the house of David His son, through which the Dayspring from on high has visited us and guided us in the way of peace.

The most holy Theotokos conceived in her womb the uncontainable Divinity and cried out in thanksgiving: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

 

Communion Hymn: We give thanks to Thee, 0 God, we give thanks; we call on Thy Name and recount Thy wondrous deeds. (Ps. 74: 1)

4 Responses to Divine Liturgy Service for Thanksgiving

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  2. What is your source for this text? I remember years ago someone posting something like this on the Orthodox (Indiana) List, but if memory serves, they said that they had composed it.

  3. I found a discussion about this question on the Ustav list. St. Tikhon did authorize a *translation* of the Moleben of Thanksgiving, which was prefaced with: “THE TRANSLATION OF THE THANKSGIVING SERVICE OF THE MOST ANCIENT CHURCH IN CHRISTENDOM IS DEDICATED MOST RESPECTFULLY AND LOVINGLY TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WHO HAVE MADE IT A DUTY OF THEIR NATIONAL LIFE TO OFFER PUBLIC THANKS, PRAYER AND PRAISE, TO ALMIGHTY GOD CONTINUALLY.

    See:

    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/ustav/message/14121

    And

    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/ustav/message/14142

    The text in English can be found in in vol. 4, pp. 339ff of the Great Book of Needs published by St Tikhon’s.

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