Text from “The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship”; Pg. 345
Troparion (Tone 5): Let us the faithful acclaim and worship the Word,* co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit,* and born of the Virgin for our salvation.* For He willed to be lifted up on the cross in the flesh, to suffer death* and to raise the dead by His glorious resurrection.
+Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Kontakion (Tone 5): You, my Saviour, descended to Hades,* and as the Almighty, You shattered its gates.* With Yourself You, as the Creator, raised the dead and shattered the sting of death,* and delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of Mankind.* And so we cry out: “Save us, O Lord.”
Now and for ever and ever. Amen.
Theotokion (Tone 5): Rejoice, O impassable door of the Lord!* Rejoice, O rampart and protection of those who have recourse to You!* Rejoice, O tranquil haven and Virgin,* who have birth in the flesh to Your Maker and God!* Fail not to intercede for those* who sing and worship the Child You bore.
Prokimenon (Tone 5): You, O Lord, will guard us* and will keep us* from this generation,* and for ever (Ps 11:8).
verse: Save me, O Lord, for there is no longer left a just man (Ps 11:2).
Epistle: (Romans 12:6-14): Brethren, since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Alleluia (Tone 5):
verse: Your mercies, O Lord, I will sing for ever; from generation to generation I will announce Your truth with my mouth (Ps 88:2).
verse: For You have said: Mercy shall be built up for ever; in the heavens Your truth shall be prepared (Ps 88:3).
Gospel: (Matthew 9:1-8): At that time Jesus got into a boat, crossed the water and came to his own town. And just then some people were carrying a paralysed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.’ Then some of the scribes said to themselves, ‘This man is blaspheming.’ But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, ‘Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven”, or to say, “Stand up and walk”? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins’—he then said to the paralytic—‘Stand up, take your bed and go to your home.’ And he stood up and went to his home. When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings.
Communion Verse: Praise the Lord from the heavens;* praise Him in the highest (Ps 148:1). Alleluia! (3x)