The Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee
Resurrectional Troparion of the Tone.
Kontakion, Tone 2.
O Saviour most kind and compassionate, once Thou didst justify the publican who cried out: Cleanse me; overlooking my immeasurable transgressions, do Thou also save me, a wretch, O Thou Who art long-suffering and Who alone art supremely able to work a change for the better.
Now and ever.
Theotokion of the Tone.
Prokeimenon of the Tone.
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to Timothy.
II Timothy §296 (3:10-15).
My son Timothy: Thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me. And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error. But continue thou in those things which thou hast learned, and which have been committed to thee: knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures, which can instruct thee to salvation, by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Alleluia of the Tone.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §89 (18:10-14).
The Lord spoke this parable: Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner. I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather than the other: because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.