31st Sunday after Pentecost
Text from “The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship”; Pg. 337 (Tone 3)
Troparion (Tone 3): Let the heavens be glad, let the earth rejoice, for the Lord has done a mighty deed with His arm. He trampled death by death. He became the first-born of the dead; He saved us from the abyss of Hades and granted great mercy to the world.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Kontakion (Tone 3): You rose from the tomb, O compassionate Lord, and led us out from the gates of death. Today Adam exults and Eve rejoices, and the prophets together with the patriarchs unceasingly acclaim the divine might of your power.
Now and for ever and ever. Amen.
Theotokion (Tone 3): Today the Virgin stands before us in the church, and together with the choirs of saints invisibly prays to God for us. Angels are worshiping with hierarchs, apostles exult with prophets, for the Mother of God prays in our behalf to the eternal God.
Prokimenon (Tone 3): Sing to our God, sing; sing to our King, sing
verse: Clap your hands, all you nations; shout unto God with the voice of joy (Ps 46:2).
Epistle: (1 Timothy 1:15-17): Timothy my son, The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the foremost. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Alleluia (Tone 3): Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
verse: In You, O Lord, have I hoped that I may not be put to shame for ever (Ps 30:2).
verse: Be a protector unto me, O God, and a house of refuge to save me (Ps 30:3).
Gospel: (Luke 18:35-43): At that time, as Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, ‘Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.’ Then he shouted, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He said, ‘Lord, let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.
Communion Verse: Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the highest (Ps 148:1). Alleluia! (3x).
Great Vespers (Royaldoors.net):
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