Moveable Portions for the Divine Liturgy

29 November 2009

25th 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,

(Tone 6)            constant Advocate before the Creator:

                          do not despise the cry 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!


Scripture Readings


Ephesians 4:1-6                                                Luke 13:10-17




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 Epistle of holy Apostle Paul to the Ephesians.


Priest:             Let us attend!


(Ephesians 4:1-6)


Reader:            Brethren, I, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.


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!   



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


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


(Luke 17:12-19)


Priest:             Let us attend!  At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity." And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, "There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day."  The Lord then answered him and said, "Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound--think of it--for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?" And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.


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


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