The Thirty-First Sunday after Pentecost – Tone Five
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 Timothy.
I Timothy §280b (1:15-17).
My son Timothy: This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into this world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief. But for this cause have I obtained mercy: that in me first Christ Jesus might shew forth all patience, for the information of them that shall believe in Him unto life everlasting. Now to the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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 Luke.
Saint Luke §93 (18:35-43).
At that time: As Jesus drew nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging. And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he cried out, saying: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. And they that went before, rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out much more: Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto Him. And when he was come near, He asked him, saying: What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see. And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he saw, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.