The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – Tone Eight
Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 8.
From on high didst Thou descend, O Merciful One; Thou didst accept burial for three days, that Thou mightest free us from the passions. O our Life and Resurrection, glory to Thee.
Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 8.
Thou art risen from the tomb; Thou hast raised the dead and resurrected Adam. Eve exulteth at Thy Resurrection, and the ends of the world celebrate Thine arising from the dead, O Thou Whose mercies are many.
Now and ever.
Theotokion, Tone 8.
O Thou Who for our sakes wast born of a Virgin, and didst suffer crucifixion, O Good One, and by death didst overthrow death, and as God didst reveal the Resurrection: Despise not those whom Thou hast fashioned with Thine own hand; show forth Thy love toward mankind, O Merciful One; accept her who gave Thee birth, the Theotokos, as she interceedeth for us; and save, O our Saviour, a sinful people.
Prokeimenon, Tone 8.
Psalm 75:12, 2.
Vow ye: and pay to the Lord your God.
Verse: In Judæa God is known: His name is great in Israel.
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Ephesians.
Ephesians §224a (4:1-6).
Brethren: I, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called, with all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity. Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. One body and one Spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in us all.
Alleluia, Tone 8.
Psalm 94: 1, 2.
Verse 1: Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our Saviour. Alleluia.
Verse 2: Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving: and make a joyful noise to Him with psalms. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §53 (10:25-37).
At that time: A certain lawyer came unto Jesus, tempting Him, and saying: Master, what must I do to possess eternal life? But He said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou? He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself. And He said to him: Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who also stripped him, and having wounded him went away, leaving him half dead. And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same way: and seeing him, passed by. In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw him, passed by. But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, came near him; and seeing him, was moved with compassion. And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine: and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two pence, and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him; and whatsoever thou shalt spend over and above, I, at my return, will repay thee. Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbour to him that fell among the robbers? But he said: He that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.