Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – Tone Three

Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 3.
Let those in heaven be glad, and let those on earth rejoice; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm; having trampled down death by death, He is become the first-born from the dead. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted the world great mercy.


Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 3.
Thou didst arise from the tomb today, O Compassionate One, and didst lead us up from the gates of death. Today Adam exulteth and Eve rejoiceth, and the prophets together with the patriarchs unceasingly hymn the divine might of Thy power.

Now and ever.

Theotokion, Tone 3.
Thee, the Mediatrix of salvation for our race, do we hymn, O Virgin Mother of God; for in the flesh wherein He came forth from thee, thy Son and our God accepted the suffering of the Cross, and He hath delivered us from corruption, as the lover of mankind.

Prokeimenon, Tone 3.
Psalm 46:7, 2.
Sing praises to our God, sing ye: sing praises to our King, sing ye.
Verse: O clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto God with the voice of joy.

The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.
Galatians §200 (1:11-19).
Brethren: I give you to understand, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For neither did I receive it of man, nor did I learn it; but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion: how that, beyond measure, I persecuted the Church of God, and wasted it. And I made progress in the Jews’ religion above many of my equals in my own nation, being more abundantly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased Him, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, immediately I condescended not to flesh and blood. Neither went I to Jerusalem, to the Apostles who were before me: but I went into Arabia, and again I returned to Damascus. Then, after three years, I went to Jerusalem, to see Peter, and I tarried with him fifteen days. But other of the Apostles I saw none, saving James the brother of the Lord.

Alleluia, Tone 3.
Psalm 30:2, 3.
Verse 1: In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped: let me never be confounded.
Verse 2: Be Thou unto me a God, a protector, and a house of refuge, to save me.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §30 (7:11-16).
At that time: Jesus went into a city that is called Naïm; and there went with Him His disciples, and a great multitude. And when He came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow: and a great multitude of the city was with her. Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards her, He said to her: Weep not. And He came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it, stood still. And He said: Young man, I say to thee, arise. And he that was dead, sat up, and began to speak. And He gave him to his mother. And there came a fear on them all: and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet is risen up among us: and, God hath visited His people.

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