Second Sunday after Pentecost
Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 1.
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews, and soldiers were guarding Thy most pure Body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life to the world; therefore, the powers of heaven cried out to Thee, O Giver of life: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. Glory to Thy kingdom. Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou Who alone lovest mankind.
Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 1.
As God Thou didst arise from the tomb in glory, and didst raise up the world with Thyself; human nature hymneth Thee as God, and death hath vanished. Adam exulteth, and Eve, now freed from bonds, rejoiceth, crying aloud. Thou, O Christ, art He Who granteth resurrection unto all.
Now and ever.
Theotokion, Tone 1.
When Gabriel greeted thee, O Virgin, Rejoice, and at his voice the Master of all became incarnate in thee, the holy ark, as the righteous David said, thou wast shown to be more spacious than the heavens, because thou didst carry thy Creator. Glory to Him Who came to dwell in thee. Glory to Him Who came forth from thee. Glory to Him Who set us free by thy childbirth.
Prokeimenon, Tone 1.
Psalm 32:21, 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 Romans.
Romans §81a (2:10-16).
Brethren: glory, and honour, and peace to every one that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For there is no respect of persons with God. For whosoever have sinned without the law, shall perish without the law; and whosoever have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law. For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature those things that are of the law; these having not the law are a law to themselves: who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness to them, and their thoughts between themselves accusing, or also defending one another, in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
Alleluia, Tone 1.
Psalm 17:48, 51.
Verse 1: O God, Who avengest me, and subduest the people under me.
Verse 2: Giving great deliverance to His king, and shewing mercy to David His anointed: and to his seed for ever.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
Saint Matthew §9 (4:18-23).
At that time: Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishers). And He saith to them: Come ye after Me, and I will make you to be fishers of men. And they immediately leaving their nets, followed Him. And going on from thence, He saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and He called them. And they forthwith left their nets and father, and followed Him. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom: and healing all manner of sickness and every infirmity, among the people.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.