Variable Portions of the Divine Liturgy

17 January 2010

32nd Sunday After Pentecost

St. Anthony the Great

Zacchaeus Sunday


After the Little Entrance


Troparion        By Thy Cross, Thou didst destroy death!

Resurrection   To the thief Thou didst open Paradise!

(Tone 7)          For the myrrhbearers, Thou didst change weeping into joy!

                        And Thou didst command Thy disciples, O Christ God,

                        to proclaim that Thou art risen,

                         granting the world great mercy!


Troparion        You imitated the ways of zealous Elijah,
Saint                and followed the straight path of John the Baptist.
(Tone 4)          You became a desert dweller

                         and strengthened the world by your prayers.
                          Father Anthony, intercede with Christ God

                          that our souls may be saved.


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


Kontakion       The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive,

Resurrection     for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers!

(Tone 7)            Hell is bound, while the prophets rejoice and cry:

                          the Savior has come to those in faith!

                          Enter ye faithful, into the Resurrection!

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


Apolytikon     Steadfast Protectress of Christians,

Theotokos      constant Advocate before the Creator:

(Tone 6)         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 7)           The Lord, shall give strength to His people. 

                          The Lord shall bless His people with peace!


Holy Scriptures


1 Timothy 4:9-15                                                                   Luke 19:1-10



Communion Hymn


The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

He shall not fear evil tidings.



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Priest:             Let us attend!  Peace be unto all!


Reader:            And to your spirit.


Priest:             Wisdom!


Reader:            The Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone:  The Lord, shall give strength to His people.  The Lord shall bless His people with peace!


People:            The Lord, shall give strength to His people.  The Lord shall bless His people with peace!


Reader:            Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God. Offer young rams to the Lord.


People:            The Lord, shall give strength to His people.  The Lord shall bless His people with peace!


Reader:            The Lord, shall give strength to His people.


People:            The Lord shall bless His people with peace!


Priest:             Wisdom!


Reader:            The Reading is from 1st Letter of the Holy Apostle Paul to Timothy.


Priest:             Let us attend!


(I Timothy 4:9-15)


Reader:            Timothy, my child, this is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. These things command and teach. Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.  Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.


Priest:             Peace be unto you, Reader!


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


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   


Reader:            It is good to give praise to the Lord, to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High.


People:            Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!   


Reader:            To declare Thy mercy in the morning and Thy truth by night.


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 19:1-10)


Priest:             Let us attend!  At that time, Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house." So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, "He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner." Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold." And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."


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


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