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SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON (Tone 6)

18 February / 3 March 2002

I Corinthians 6:12-20 Luke 15:11-32

Hours:
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

  1. Remember me, my God and Saviour, when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom and save me as Thou alone lovest mankind.
  2. Through the wood of the Cross Thou hast saved again Adam who was beguiled by the tree and the thief as he cried aloud: Remember us also in Thy Kingdom.
  3. O Giver of Life, having broken the gates and chains of hell, Thou, Saviour, hast made all men rise crying aloud: Glory to Thy Resurrection.
  4. Do Thou Who hast by Thy burial and Thy Resurrection despoiled death, and filled all things with joy, remember me as Thou art compassionate.
  5. When the women bearing myrrh came to the tomb they heard an angel crying: Christ is risen filling the whole world with light.
  6. Let us all praise with one accord Christ nailed to the wood of the Cross thus delivering the world from error.
  7. The depth of sin ever holds me fast, and the tempest of transgressions overwhelms me. Pilot me, O Christ my God, to the haven of life and save me, King of glory.
  8. I have wasted in evil living the riches which the Father gave me, and now am brought to poverty. Therefore I cry to Thee who lovest mankind: Take pity on me and save me.
  9. I am wasted with hunger, deprived of every blessing, and an exile from Thy presence, O Christ supreme in loving-kindness. Take pity on me as I now return, and save me as I sing the praises of Thy love for mankind.
  10. O Maiden who hast conceived Christ the Saviour and Master, though in my poverty I lack all good, count me worthy of salvation, O pure Virgin, that I may sing the praises of thy majesty.

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!

Communion Verse

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"