The Twenty-Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – Tone Four
Resurrectional Troparion, Tone 4.
When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel the joyous proclamation of the Resurrection, casting off the ancestral condemnation, they spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is overturned! Christ our God is risen, granting the world great mercy.
Resurrectional Kontakion, Tone 4.
My Saviour and Deliverer, as God, from the grave hath raised up the earthborn from their fetters; and He hath broken the gates of Hades, and, as Master, hath arisen on the third day.
Now and ever.
Theotokion, Tone 4.
The mystery hidden from the ages and unknown to the angels was made manifest to those on earth through thee, O Theotokos: God became incarnate in an unconfused union, and for our sake He willingly took up the Cross, whereby He raised up the first-formed man and saved our souls from death.
Prokeimenon, Tone 4.
Psalm 103:24, 1.
How great are Thy works, O Lord! Thou hast made all things in wisdom: the earth is filled with Thy riches.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul: O Lord my God, Thou art exceedingly great.
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Colossians.
Colossians §257 (3:4-11).
Brethren: When Christ shall appear, Who is your life, then you also shall appear with Him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is the service of idols. For which things the wrath of God cometh upon the children of unbelief, in which you also walked some time, when you lived in them. But now put you also all away: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of your mouth. Lie not one to another: stripping yourselves of the old man with his deeds, and putting on the new, him who is renewed unto knowledge, according to the image of Him that created him. Where there is neither Gentile nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian nor Scythian, bond nor free. But Christ is all, and in all.
Alleluia, Tone 4.
Verse 1: Set out, proceed prosperously, and reign: because of truth and meekness and justice.
Verse 2: Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §85 (17:12-19).
At that time: As Jesus entered into a certain town, there met Him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off; and lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. Whom when He saw, He said: Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were made clean. And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went back, with a loud voice glorifying God. And he fell on his face before His feet, giving thanks: and this was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering, said, Were not ten made clean? And where are the nine? There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but this stranger. And He said to him: Arise, go thy way; for thy faith hath made thee whole.
Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye Him in the high places. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.