Thirtieth Sunday after Pentecost

The Thirtieth 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 Colossians.
Colossians §258 (3:12-16).
Brethren: Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy, and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience: bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if any have a complaint against another: even as the Lord hath forgiven you, so do you also. But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection: and let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly, in all wisdom: teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing in grace in your hearts to God.

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 Luke.
Saint Luke §91 (18:18-27).
At that time: A certain man came unto Jesus, tempting Him, and said: Good master, what shall I do to possess everlasting life? And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call Me good? None is good but God alone. Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Honour thy father and mother. Who said: All these things have I kept from my youth. Which when Jesus had heard, He said to him: Yet one thing is wanting to thee: sell all whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow Me. He having heard these things, became sorrowful; for he was very rich. And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God. For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they that heard it, said: Who then can be saved? He said to them: The things that are impossible with men, are possible with God.

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