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30th Sunday after Pentecost

17 / 30 December 2001

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for all Temples. No adjustments are necessary.

Sunday Readings:
    Colossians 3:4-11 Luke 14:16-24
    Hebrews 11:33-40 Luke 11:47-12:1

3rd Hour:
    Troparia: Resurrection; Glory...; for the Three Holy Youths
    Kontakion: for the Forefathers
6th Hour:
    Troparia: Resurrection; Glory...; for the Prophet Daniel
    Kontakion: for the Forefathers

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

12 Troparia: 4 from the Octoechos; 4 from Ode III of the Forefathers; 4 from Ode VI of the Canon of Prophet Daniel

  1. The thief on the cross believing Thee to be God confessed Thee earnestly from his heart, crying aloud: O Lord, remember me in Thy Kingdom.
  2. Let us with one accord praise as Saviour and Creator Him Who made life flower for our kind by the wood of the Cross and Who withered the curse coming from the tree.
  3. By Thy death, O Christ, Thou hast destroyed the might of death and hast raised with Thyself those dead from the ages praising Thee as our true God and Saviour.
  4. The holy women having come to Thy tomb, O Christ, sought to anoint Thee, Giver of life, with myrrh and an angel appeared to them crying aloud: The Lord is risen.
  5. The zeal of Seth for his Creator is hymned throughout the world, for in his blameless life and spiritual love he was truly pleasing unto Him, and now doth cry out in the land of the living: Holy art Thou, O Lord!
  6. The wondrous Enos trusted in the Spirit and with divine wisdom began to call upon the God and Master of all with mouth, tongue and heart; and having lived on earth in a God-pleasing manner, he received glory.
  7. Let us bless Enoch with sacred utterances, for having been well pleasing unto the Lord, he was translated in glory, being shown to be greater than death, as it hath been written, since he had been a most earnest servant o f God.
  8. Let us bless Enoch with sacred utterances, for having been well pleasing unto the Lord, he was translated in glory, being shown to be greater than death, as it hath been written, since he had been a most earnest servant o f God.
  9. Beholding the angelic choirs in most radiant light, thou hast become their most excellent emulator, delighting in the splendors of the King of all.
  10. Proclaiming the salvific advent of the Word, thou didst also fortell the destruction of the temple, the fulfillment of the law, and gifts of grace which pass all understanding.
  11. Proclaiming the salvific advent of the Word, thou didst also fortell the destruction of the temple, the fulfillment of the law, and gifts of grace which pass all understanding.
  12. Behold! The Virgin whose image the glorious Daniel beheld, shall manifestly conceive Christ God in her womb, illumined by the Spirit.

Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 5)

Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word / Who is co-unoriginate with the Father and the Spirit, / and Who was born of the Virgin for our salvation; / for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh / and to endure death, / and to raise the dead // by His glorious Resurrection.

Troparion of the Prophet Daniel (Tone 6)

Daniel, the man of divine desires, seeing Thee, O Lord, the Stone not cut by human hands, foretold that Thou wouldst without seed be born a babe, the Word incarnate of the Virgin, God immutable, the Savior of our souls.

Troparion of the Three Youths (Tone 2)

Great are the accomplishments of faith! In the fountain of flame, as in refreshing water, the three holy children rejoiced; and the prophet Daniel was shown to be a shepherd of lions, as of sheep. By their prayers, O Christ God, save Thou our souls.

Kontakion of the Prophet Daniel (Tone 3)

Enlightened by the spirit, thy pure heart became the receptacle of most splendid prophecy: for thou beheldedst far-off things as though they were present, and cast into the pit, didst tame the lions. Wherefore, we honor thee, O blessed and glorious Prophet Daniel.

Kontakion of the Forefathers (Tone 6)

O thrice-blessed ones, who did not honor an image wrought by hands, but were defended by the indescribable Essence, ye were glorified in your ordeal by fire; and standing in the midst of unbearable flame, ye called upon God, saying: Speed Thou and make haste to our aid, O Compassionate One, in that Thou art merciful; for what Thou willest, Thou canst do!

The Prokeimenon in the 4th Tone (Hymn of the Fathers)

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, / and praised and glorified is thy name unto the ages.

Vs/: For righteous art Thou in all which Thou hast done for us.

And in the Same Tone

Wondrous is God in His saints, the God if Israel

Epistle: (Colossians 3:4-11; Hebrews 11:33-40)

Brethren: When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not t he promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

The Alleluia in the 4th Tone

(NO PAUSE between Alleluia and first verse)

Moses and Aaron are among His priests, and Samuel is among them that call upon His name.

Vs/: They called upon the Lord, and He hearkened unto them

And in the Same Tone

The righteous cried and the Lord heard them, and He delivered them out of all their tribulations.

Gospel: (Luke 14:16-24)

Jesus said: A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. 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 maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

The Lord said: Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation. Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things: Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him. In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Communion Verse

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. (Ps. 148:1)

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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