The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost – Tone One
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 Corinthians.
I Corinthians §131 (4:9-16).
Brethren: God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death: we are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honourable, but we without honour. Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no fixed abode; and we labour, working with our own hands: we are reviled, and we bless; we are persecuted, and we suffer it. We are blasphemed, and we entreat; we are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all even until now. I write not these things to confound you; but I admonish you as my dearest children. For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ.
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 §72 (17:14-23a).
At that time: There came to Jesus a certain man falling down on his knees before Him, saying: Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic, and suffereth much: for he falleth often into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to Thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said: O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him hither to Me. And Jesus rebuked him, and the devil went out of him, and the child was cured from that hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus secretly, and said: Why could not we cast him out? Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For, amen I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain: Remove from hence hither, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. But this kind is not cast out, but by prayer and fasting. And when they abode together in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: and they shall kill Him, and the third day He shall rise again.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.