Twenty-Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

The Twenty-Eighth 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.

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 Colossians.
Colossians §250 (1:12-18).
Brethren: Giving thanks to God the Father, Who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in Whom we have redemption through His blood, the remission of sins; Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: for in Him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and in Him. And He is before all, and by Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He may hold the primacy.

Alleluia, Tone 3.
Psalm 30:2, 3.
Verse 1: In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped: let me never be confounded. Alleluia.
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 §76 (14:16-24).
The Lord spoke this parable: A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. And he sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to them that were invited, that they should come, for now all things are ready. And they began all at once to make excuse. The first said to him: I have bought a farm, and I must needs go out and see it: I pray thee, hold me excused. And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to try them: I pray thee, hold me excused. And another said: I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. And the servant returning, told these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant: Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the feeble, and the blind, and the lame. And the servant said: Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the Lord said to the servant: Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. But I say unto you, that none of those men that were invited, shall taste of my supper. Many are called, but few are chosen.

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