32nd Sunday after Pentecost; Sunday of Zacchaeus; The Holy Apostle Timothy; the Holy Venerable-Martyr Anastasius the Persian (628); January 22, 2012.
Text from “The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship”; Pg. 353 (Tone 7)
Troparion (Tone 7): By Your cross You destroyed death,* You opened Paradise to the thief,* You changed the lamentation of the myrrhbearers to joy,* and charged the apostles to proclaim* that You are risen, O Christ our God,* offering great mercy to the world.
+Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Kontakion (Tone 7): No longer shall the dominion of death be able to hold humanity,* for Christ went down shattering and destroying its powers.* Hades is bound.* The prophets exult with one voice.* The Saviour has come for those with faith, saying:* “Come forth, O faithful, to the resurrection!”
Now and for ever and ever. Amen.
Theotokion (Tone 7): O all-praised treasury of our resurrection, we hope in You,* bring us up from the pit and depth of sins,* for You have saved those subject to sin* by giving birth to our Salvation,* O Virgin before childbirth, and Virgin in childbirth,* and still a Virgin after the childbirth.
Prokimenon (Tone 7): The Lord will give strength to His people,* the Lord will bless His people with peace (Ps 28:11).
verse: Bring to the Lord, O you sons of God; bring to the Lord young rams (Ps 28:1).
Epistle: (1 Timothy 4:9-15) (Sunday): Timothy my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and struggle, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Saviour of all people, especially of those who believe. These are the things you must insist on and teach. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I arrive, give attention to the public reading of scripture, to exhorting, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you through prophecy with the laying on of hands by the council of elders. Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.
Alleluia (Tone 7):
verse: It is good to give praise to the Lord and to sing in Your name, O Most High
verse: To announce Your mercy in the morning and Your truth every night (Ps 91:3).
Gospel: (Luke 19:1-10): At that time, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycomore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.’ So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, ‘He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.’ Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.’
Communion Verse: Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the highest
(Ps 148:1). Alleluia! (3x).