Sunday of the Prodigal Son / Tone 5 

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


1. Believing Thee to be God, O Christ, the thief on the cross confessed Thee in a pure manner, crying out from the depths of his heart: Remember me in Thy kingdom, O Lord!


2. Together let us hymn as Savior and Creator, Him Who on the Cross budded forth life for our race and caused the curse which originated from the tree to wither up.


3. By Thy death hast Thou destroyed the power of death, O Christ, and Thou didst raise up with Thyself the dead of ages past, who now hymn Thee as our true God and Savior.

4. Arriving at Thy tomb, O Christ, the honorable women sought to anoint Thee with myrrh, O Bestower of life; but an angel appeared to them, crying out: The Lord is risen!


5. When Thou wast crucified between two condemned thieves, O Christ, one of them blasphemed Thee and was justly damned, while the other confessed Thee and dwelleth now in paradise.


6. When they had come to the choir of the apostles, the honorable women cried out: Christ is risen! Let us worship Him as Master and Creator.


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.


Troparia & Kontakia


Tone 5: Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word /

Who is co-unoriginate with the Father and the Spirit, /

and Who was born of the Virgin for our salvation; /

for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh /

and to endure death, //

and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.



[Troparion of the Temple]


Glory... [Kontakion of the Temple]


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.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 5th Tone: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Choir: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Reader: Save me, O Lord for a righteous man there is no more.

Choir: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation and for evermore.

Reader: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us.

Choir: From this generation and for evermore.


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 5th Tone:

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: Of Thy mercies, O Lord, will I sing for ever. Unto generation and generation will I declare Thy truth with my mouth.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader: For Thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever, in the heavens shall Thy truth be established.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Luke 15:11-32 (79)]


Communion Verse: Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


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