April 12

Our venerable father and confessor Basil, bishop of Parium in the Hellespont, who for the cult of holy icons, suffered flogging, imprisonment, and exile. (735)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the April Menaion

Troparion, Tone 8. Guide to Orthodoxy, teacher of piety and holiness, * luminary for the world, * inspired adornments of monks [or bishops], * O wise Basil, Harp of the Spirit, * you enlightened all by your teachings; * intercede with Christ our God to save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 2.  Having been illumined by the light from on high, * you enlighten all who honor your trials with love. * O father and martyred priest Basil, O blessed saint, * pray unceasingly for all of us to Christ our God.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 149:5,1). Let the faithful rejoice in glory, * shout for joy, and take their rest.
V. Sing to the Lord a new song of praise in the assembly of the faithful.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 6 (Ps. 111:1,2). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his command.
V. His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.

Gospel: (of the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 32:1). Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones; praise from the upright is fitting. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!