Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – Tone Eight

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 8.
From on high didst Thou descend, O Merciful One; Thou didst accept burial for three days, that Thou mightest free us from the passions. O our Life and Resurrection, glory to Thee.


Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 8.
Thou art risen from the tomb; Thou hast raised the dead and resurrected Adam. Eve exulteth at Thy Resurrection, and the ends of the world celebrate Thine arising from the dead, O Thou Whose mercies are many.

Now and ever.

Theotokion, Tone 8.
O Thou Who for our sakes wast born of a Virgin, and didst suffer crucifixion, O Good One, and by death didst overthrow death, and as God didst reveal the Resurrection: Despise not those whom Thou hast fashioned with Thine own hand; show forth Thy love toward mankind, O Merciful One; accept her who gave Thee birth, the Theotokos, as she interceedeth for us; and save, O our Saviour, a sinful people.

Prokeimenon, Tone 8.
Psalm 75:12, 2.
Vow ye: and pay to the Lord your God.
Verse: In Judæa God is known: His name is great in Israel.

The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
I Corinthians §128 (3:9-17).
Brethren: We are God’s coadjutors: you are God’s husbandry; you are God’s building. According to the grace of God that is given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation no man can lay, but that which is laid; which is Christ Jesus. Now if any man build upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble: every man’s work shall be manifest; for the day of the Lord shall declare it, because it shall be revealed in fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work, of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide, which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work burn, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire. Know you not, that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? But if any man violate the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which you are.

Alleluia, Tone 8.
Psalm 94: 1, 2.
Verse 1: Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our Saviour.
Verse 2: Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving: and make a joyful noise to Him with psalms.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
Saint Matthew §59 (14:22-34).
At that time: Jesus obliged His disciples to go up into the boat, and to go before Him over the water, till He dismissed the people. And having dismissed the multitude, He went into a mountain alone to pray. And when it was evening, He was there alone. But the boat in the midst of the sea was tossed with the waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night, He came to them walking upon the sea. And they seeing Him walk upon the sea, were troubled, saying: It is an apparition. And they cried out for fear. And immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying: Be of good heart: it is I, fear ye not. And Peter making answer, said: Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come to Thee upon the waters. And He said: Come. And Peter going down out of the boat, walked upon the water to come to Jesus. But seeing the wind strong, he was afraid: and when he began to sink, he cried out, saying: Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretching forth His hand took hold of him, and said to him: O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt? And when they were come up into the boat, the wind ceased. And they that were in the boat came and adored Him, saying: Indeed Thou art the Son of God. And having passed the water, they came into the country of Genesar.

Psalm 148.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.