Variable Portions of the Divine Liturgy

11 October 2009

18th Sunday After Pentecost

Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council



After the Little Entrance


Troparion        When the stone had been sealed by the Jews;

Resurrection   while the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure Body;

(Tone 1)          Thou didst rise on the third day, O Savior,

                         granting life to the world,

                         the powers of heaven therefore cried to Thee, O Giver of Life:

                         Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ!

                         Glory to Thy Kingdom!

                         Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou who lovest mankind!


Troparion      Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God,

Fathers          Who didst establish the holy Fathers as stars shining

(Tone 8)                  on the earth;

                       through them, Thou didst guide us to the True Faith.

                       O most merciful One, glory to Thee!


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


Kontakion       As God, Thou didst rise from the tomb in glory,

Resurrection    raising the world with Thyself.

 (Tone 1)          Human nature praises Thee as God, for death has vanished!

                          Adam exults, O Master!

                          Eve rejoices, for she is freed from bondage, and cries to Thee:

                          Thou art the Giver of Resurrection to all, O Christ!


                          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 1)           Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us

                         as we have set our hope on Thee!


(Tone 4)        Blessed art Thou, O Lord God of our fathers,

                      and praised and glorified is Thy Name forever!


Holy Scriptures


                                2 Corinthians 9:6-11                             Luke 7:11-16

                        Hebrews 13:7-16                                 John 17:1-13


Communion Hymn


                        Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!

                        Praise befit the just!



Priest:             Let us attend!  Peace be unto all!


Reader:            And to your spirit.


Priest:             Wisdom!


Reader:            The Prokeimenon in the 1st Tone:  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee!


People:            Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee!


Reader:            Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous!  Praise befits the just!


People:            Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee!


Reader:            And in the 1st Tone:  Blessed art Thou, O Lord God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Thy Name forever!


People:            Blessed art Thou, O Lord God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Thy Name forever!


Priest:             Wisdom!


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


Priest:             Let us attend!


(2 Corinthians 9:6-11)


Reader: Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever. "Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.


(Fathers - Hebrews 13:7-16)


Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them. We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.  For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp.  Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.  For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.


Priest:             Peace be unto you, Reader!


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


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   


Reader:            God gives vengeance unto me, and subdues people under me!


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   


Reader:            He magnifies the salvation of the King, and deals mercifully with His Christ, with David and his seed forever.


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   


Reader:            The Lord, the God of gods, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   



Priest:             The Reading is from the holy Gospel according to St. Luke.


People:            Glory to Thee, O Lord, glory to Thee!


Priest:             Let us Attend!

      (Luke 7:11-16)


At that time, Jesus went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother. Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has risen up among us"; and, "God has visited His people."


(Fathers - John 17:1-13)


Then Jesus lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.


"I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.


Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.


People:            Glory to Thee, O Lord, glory to Thee!


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