Moveable Portions for the Divine Liturgy

4 October 2009

17th Sunday After Pentecost


After the Little Entrance:


Troparion:      Thou didst descend from on high, O Merciful One!

Resurrection:   Thou didst accept the three-day burial to free us

(Tone 8)                       from our sufferings!

                           O Lord, our Life and Resurrection:  glory to Thee!


                           Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.


Kontakion        By rising from the tomb, Thou didst raise the dead

Resurrection             and resurrect Adam.

(Tone 8)           Eve exults in Thy Resurrection

                          and the world celebrates Thy Rising from the dead,

                          O greatly Merciful One!


                          Now and ever, and unto ages of ages.  Amen.


Apolytikon     Steadfast Protectress of Christians,

Theotokos       constant Advocate before the Creator:

(Tone 6)         despise not the cries of us sinners,

                        but in your goodness come speedily to help us

                        who call on you in faith.

                        Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us,

                        O Theotokos,

                        for you always protect those who honor you.




(Tone 8)           Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God!


Holy Scriptures


                        2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1                          Luke 6:31-36



Priest:             Let us attend!  Peace be unto all!


Reader:            And to your spirit.


Priest:             Wisdom!


Reader:            The Prokeimenon in the 8th Tone:  Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God!


People:            Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God!


Reader:            In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel.


People:            Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God!


Reader:            Pray and make your vows.


People:            Before the Lord our God!


Priest:             Wisdom!


Reader:            The Reading is from the 2nd Epistle of the holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.


Priest:             Let us attend!


(2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1)

Reader:            Brethren, what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people."  Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you." "I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty."

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Priest:             Peace be unto you, Reader!


Reader:            And to your spirit.  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   


Reader:            Come, let us rejoice in the Lord!  Let us shout with joy to God our Savior!


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   


Reader:            Let us come before His face with thanksgiving; let us shout with joy to Him with psalms!


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!


 This content has been generously provided by Fr. Jerome Cwiklinski, CAPT, CHC, USN