Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – Tone Five

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 5.
O ye faithful, let us hymn and worship the Word, Who with the Father and the Spirit is without beginning, and Who was born of the Virgin for our salvation; for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh, and to endure death, and to raise the dead at His glorious Resurrection.


Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 5.
Thou didst descend into Hades, O my Saviour, and having shattered its gates as the All-powerful One, Thou didst raise up the dead together with Thyself, as the Creator. And Thou didst break the sting of death, and Adam was delivered from the curse, O Thou Who lovest mankind; therefore, we all cry out: Save us, O Lord.

Now and ever.

Theotokion, Tone 5.
Rejoice, thou impassable gate of the Lord. Rejoice, O rampart and shelter for them that flee to thee. Rejoice, haven untouched by storms. O thou who knewest not wedlock, and who barest in the flesh thy Creator and God: Disdain not to offer prayers for them that praise and worship Him Who was born of thee.

Prokeimenon, Tone 5.
Psalm 11:8, 2.
Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve us: and keep us from this generation for ever.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for there is now no saint.

The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Romans §110 (12:6-14).
Brethren: Having different gifts, according to the grace that is given us, either prophecy, to be used according to the rule of faith; or ministry, in ministering; or he that teacheth, in doctrine; he that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good. Loving one another with the charity of brotherhood, with honour preventing one another.In carefulness not slothful. In spirit fervent. Serving the Lord. Rejoicing in hope. Patient in tribulation. Instant in prayer. Communicating to the necessities of the saints. Pursuing hospitality. Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse not.

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.
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 §29 (9:1-8).
At that time: Jesus entering into a boat, He passed over the water and came into His own city. And behold they brought to Him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee. And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth. And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then said He to the man sick of palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. And he arose, and went into his house. And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that gave such power to men.

Psalm 148:1.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.