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Troparia: Resurrection; Glory . . . Both Now Kontakion: for The Prodigal Son
Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)
10 Troparia: 6 from the Octoechos; 4 from Ode 6 of the Canon for the Prodigal Son
Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 6)
Angelic Hosts were above Thy tomb, / and they that guarded Thee became as dead. / And Mary stood by the grave / seeking Thine immaculate Body. / Thou didst despoil Hades and wast not tempted by it. / Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. / O Thou who didst arise from the dead, // O Lord, glory be to Thee.
Troparion of the Temple
Kontakion of the Temple
Kontakion of the Prodigal Son (Tone 3)
Foolishly have I run away from Thy glory, O Father, / wasting in sin the wealth that Thou gavest me. / Therefore with the words of the Prodigal I cry unto Thee: / I have sinned before Thee, compassionate Father. / Accept me in repentance // and make me as one of Thy hired servants.
The Prokeimenon in the 6th Tone
Save, O Lord, Thy people, // and bless Thine inheritance. (Ps. 27:9)
Vs/ Unto Thee, O Lord, will I cry; O my God, be not silent unto me. (Ps. 27:1)
Epistle: (1 Corinthians 6:12-20)
Brethren: All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are t he members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is t he temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bough!
The Alleluia in the 6th Tone
(PAUSE before first verse)
He that dwelleth in the help of the Most High shall abide in the shelter of the God of heaven. (Ps. 90:1)
Vs/ He shall say unto the Lord: Thou art my helper and my refuge. He is my God, and I will hope in Him. (Ps. 90:2)
Gospel: (Luke 15:11-32)
At that time: And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And!
Praise the Lord in the heavens, praise him in the highest.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Optional at the Communion of the Clergy: "By the Waters of Babylon", "A Helper and A Protector", "Open to Me the Doors of Repentance"