Sunday of the Prodigal Son / Tone 6 

Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos 6; Triodion 4, from Ode 6.


1.  Remember me when Thou comest in Thy kingdom, O God my Savior, and save me, for Thou alone lovest mankind.


2.  By a tree was Adam deceived; yet again by the Tree of the Cross was the thief saved, who cried out: Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!


3.  O Bestower of life, Who hadst broken down the gates and portals of hades, Thou hast saved all who cry out to Thee, O Savior: Glory to Thine arising!


4.  O Thou Who by Thy burial hast made death captive, and by Thy resurrection hast filled all with joy: remember me, in that Thou art compassionate.


5.  The myrrh-bearing women who came to the tomb heard an angel cry out: Christ, Who hath enlightened all things is risen!


6.  Together let us all hymn Christ, Who was nailed to the Cross and hath delivered the world from beguilement.


7.  The depth of sin ever holds me fast, and the tempest of transgressions overwhelms me. Pilot me, O Christ my God, to the haven of life and save me, King of glory.


8.  I have wasted in evil living the riches which the Father gave me, and now am brought to poverty.  I am filled with shame and enslaved to fruitless thoughts.  Therefore I cry to Thee who lovest mankind: Take pity on me and save me.


9.  I am wasted with hunger, deprived of every blessing, and an exile from Thy presence, O Christ supreme in loving-kindness.  Take pity on me as I now return, and save me as I sing the praises of Thy love for mankind.


10.  O Maiden who hast conceived Christ the Savior and Master, though in my poverty I lack all good, count me worthy of salvation, O pure Virgin, that I may sing the praises of thy majesty.




Tone 6. Angelic hosts were above Thy tomb, /

and they that guarded Thee became as dead. /

And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate body. /

Thou didst despoil hades and wast not tempted by it. /

Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life.  //

O Thou Who didst rise from the dead, O Lord, glory be to Thee.



Glory…  [Troparion of the Temple]


Both now… [Resurrectional Theotokion in the same tone as the Troparion of the

Temple… the Tone of the week is given here:]


Tone 6:  Gideon foretold thy conception, /

and David proclaimed thy birthgiving, O Theotokos; /

for as the dew descended upon the fleece, /

so did the Word descend into thy womb, /

and thou, O holy ground, /

without seed didst put forth Christ our God, /

the salvation of the world, //

O thou who art full of grace.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 6th Tone:  Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Choir: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Reader: Unto Thee, O Lord, Will I cry; O my God, be not silent unto me.

Choir: Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Reader:  Save, O Lord, Thy people.
Choir:  and bless Thine inheritance.


Reader: The Reading is from the First Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians:  [1 Corinthians 6:12-20 (§135)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 6th Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: He that dwelleth in the help of the Most High shall abide in the shelter of the God of heaven.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: He shall say unto the Lord: Thou art my helper and my refuge. He is my God, and I will hope in Him.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 15:11-32 (§79)]




[Kontakion of the Temple]


Glory...  Both now... Tone 3:  Having foolishly abandoned Thy paternal glory, /

I squandered on vices the wealth which Thou gavest me. /

Wherefore, I cry unto Thee with the voice of the Prodigal: /

I have sinned before Thee, O compassionate Father. /

Receive me as one repentant, //

and make me as one of Thy hired servants.


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