Sunday after the Theophany of Our Lord
Resurrectional Troparion of the Tone.
Troparion of the Theophany, Tone 4.
When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son; and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of the word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world, glory to Thee.
Glory. Now and ever.
Kontakion of the Theophany, Tone 4.
Thou hast appeared today to the whole world, and Thy light, O Lord, hath been signed upon us, who with knowledge sing Thy praise. Thou hast come, Thou art made manifest, the unapproachable Light.
Prokeimenon, Tone 1.
Psalm 32:22, 1.
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us: as we have hoped in Thee.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just: praise becometh the upright.
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Ephesians.
Ephesians §224a (4:7-13).
Brethren: to every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the giving of Christ. Wherefore He saith: Ascending on high, He led captivity captive; He gave gifts to men. Now that He ascended, what is it, but because He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended above all the heavens, that He might fill all things. And He gave some apostles, and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and other some pastors and doctors, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: until we all meet into the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ.
Alleluia, Tone 5.
Psalm 88:2, 3.
Verse 1: The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever: I will shew forth Thy truth with my mouth to generation and generation. Alleluia.
Verse 2: For Thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever in the heavens: Thy truth shall be prepared in them. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
Saint Matthew §8 (4:12-17).
Аt that time: when Jesus had heard that John was delivered up, He retired into Galilee: and leaving the city Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capharnaum on the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim; that it might be fulfilled which was said by Isaias the prophet: Land of Zabulon and land of Nephthalim, the way of the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: the people that sat in darkness, hath seen great light: and to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Magnify, O my soul, Christ the King, baptized in the Jordan.
Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss how to praise thee fittingly; and even a heavenly intelligence cannot think how to hymn thee, O Theotokos. Yet, as thou art good, accept our faith, for thou knowest our divine love; for thou art the intercessor of Christians, and we magnify thee.
The grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all men.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.