The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – Tone Six
Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 6.
The angelic powers were at Thy tomb; the guards became as dead men; and Mary stood by the grave, seeking Thy most pure Body. Thou didst overthrow Hades without being tried by it; Thou didst meet the Virgin, O Thou Who grantest life. O Lord Who art risen from the dead, glory to Thee.
Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 6.
With the hand that originated life, Christ our God, the giver of life, raised up all the dead out of the dark valleys, as He bestowed resurrection upon the human race; for He is the Saviour of all, the Resurrection and the Life and the God of all.
Now and ever.
Theotokion, Tone 6.
O Thou Who didst call Thy Mother blessed, Thou didst come of Thine own free will unto the Passion, shining forth upon the Cross, wishing to save Adam, and saying to the angels: Rejoice with Me, for the lost drachma hath been found, O Thou Who hast arranged all thing wisely, glory to Thee.
Prokeimenon, Tone 6.
Psalm 27:9, 1.
Save, O Lord, Thy people: and bless Thine inheritance.
Verse: Unto Thee will I cry, O Lord: O my God, be not Thou silent to me.
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Romans §116 (15:1-7).
Brethren: we that are stronger ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of you please his neighbour unto good, to edification. For Christ did not please Himself, but as it is written: The reproaches of them that reproached thee, fell upon Me. For what things soever were written, were written for our learning: that through patience and the comfort of the scriptures, we might have hope. Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of one mind one towards another, according to Jesus Christ: that with one mind, and with one mouth, you may glorify God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive one another, as Christ also hath received you unto the honour of God.
Alleluia, Tone 6.
Psalm 90:1, 2.
Verse 1: He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.
Verse 2: He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in Him will I trust.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
Saint Matthew §29 (9:1-8).
At that time: as Jesus was passing by, there followed Him two blind men crying out and saying, Have mercy on us, O Son of David. And when He was come to the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus saith to them, Do you believe, that I can do this unto you? They say to Him, Yea, Lord. Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it done unto you. And their eyes were opened, and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See that no man know this. But they going out, spread His fame abroad in all that country. And when they were gone out, behold they brought Him a dumb man, possessed with a devil. And after the devil was cast out, the dumb man spoke, and the multitudes wondered, saying, Never was the like seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said, By the prince of devils He casteth out devils. And Jesus went about all the cities, and towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease, and every infirmity.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.