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Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee (Tone 5)

11 / 24 February 2002

Hours:
Troparia: Resurrection Kontakion: of the Publican and the Pharisee

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

10 Troparia: 6 from Sunday Octoechos; 4 from Ode IV of the Canon for the Publican and the Pharisee

  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. Thou hast been crucified, O Christ, between two condemned thieves and one of them blaspheming Thee was rightly sentenced while the other, confessing Thee, went to dwell in Paradise.
  6. The holy women coming to the choir of the apostles lifted their voices crying: Christ is risen. Worship ye Him as Master and Creator.
  7. The Publican and the Pharisee ran the race of life together, but the one was overcome by foolish pride and brought to shameful shipwreck, while the other was saved by humility.
  8. Changing to a righteous course of life, let us emulate the wisdom of the Publican andflee from the hateful conceit of the Pharisee; and so let us attain to life.
  9. Let us eagerly follow the ways of Jesus the Saviour and His humility, if we desire to attain the everlasting tabernacle of joy and to dwell in the land of the living.
  10. O master, thou hast shown to thy disciples the humility that raises men on high: girding Thy loins with a towel, Thou hast washed their feet and so prepared them to follow Thy example.

Troparion for the Resurrection (Tone 8)

Thou didst descend from on high, O Compassionate One, ; and didst accept a three-day burial, / that thou mightest free us from the passions. // O Lord, our life and resurrection, glory be to Thee!

Troparion of the Temple

Kontakion of the Temple

Kontakion of the Publican and Pharisee (Tone 4)

Let us flee from the proud speaking of the Pharisee / and learn the humility of the Publican, / and with groaning let us cry unto the Savior: / Be merciful to us, // for Thou alone are ready to forgive.

The Prokimenon in the 5th Tone

Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us // from this generation and forevermore. (Ps. 11:7)

Vs/ Save me, O Lord, for a righteous man there is no more. (Ps. 11:1)

Epistle: (II Timothy 3:10-15)

Brethren: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

The Alleluia in the 5th Tone

(PAUSE before first verse)

Of Thy mercies, O Lord will I sing for ever. Unto generation and generation will I declare Thy truth with my mouth. (Ps 88:1,2)

Vs/ For Thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever. In the heavens shall Thy truth be established. (Ps. 88:3)

Gospel (Luke 18:10-14)

At that time, Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Communion verse

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

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Optional at the Communion of the Clergy: Open to Me the Doors of Repentance

Psalm 33