29th Sunday after Pentecost
Text from “The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship”; Pg. 341 (Tone 4)
Troparion (Tone 4): When the disciples of the Lord learned from the angel* the glorious news of the resurrection* and cast off the ancestral condemnation,* they proudly told the apostles:* “Death has been plundered!* Christ our God is risen,* granting to the world great mercy.”
+Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Kontakion (Tone 4): My Saviour and Deliverer from the grave* as God has raised out of bondage the children of the earth* and shattered the gates of Hades;* and as Master, He rose on the third day.
Now and for ever and ever. Amen.
Theotokion (Tone 4): By Your birth, O immaculate one,* Joachim and Anna were freed from the reproach of childlessness,* and Adam and Eve* from the corruption of death.* And Your people, redeemed from the guilt of their sins,* celebrate as they cry out to You:* “The barren one gives birth to the Mother of God* and nourisher of our life.”
Prokimenon (Tone 4): How great are Your works, O Lord* You have made all things in wisdom (Ps 103:24).
verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, You are exceedingly great (Ps 103:1).
Epistle: (Colossians 3:4-11): Brethren, When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. But now you must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!
Alleluia (Tone 4): Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
verse: Poise yourself and advance in triumph and reign in the cause of truth, and meekness, and justice (Ps 44:5).
verse: You have loved justice and hated iniquity (Ps 44:8).
Gospel: (Luke 17:12-19): At that time, as Jesus entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ Then he said to him, ‘Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.’
Communion Verse: Praise the Lord from the heavens;* praise Him in the highest (Ps 148:1). Alleluia! (3x).
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