Variable Portions of the Divine Liturgy

24 January 2010

33rd Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee

St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

Sanctity of Life Sunday



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!


Troparion      Having lived as a stranger to the world,
Saint                by your pretended foolishness, O Xenia,
(Tone 5)        you outwitted the crafter of evil.

                       You received the grace from God
                       to foresee and foretell things to come.
                       Now, that you have been translated from earth to heaven,
                       you are numbered with the choirs of the angels.

                       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.


Kontakion       Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee

Triodion          and learn humility from the Publican's tears.

(Tone 4)           Let us cry to our Savior: 

                          Have mercy on us,

                          O only-merciful One.




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


Holy Scriptures


2 Timothy 3:10-15                                                        Luke 18:10-14


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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 from the 2nd Epistle of the holy Apostle Paul to Timothy.


Priest:             Let us attend!


(2 Tim. 3:10-15)


Timothy, my child, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at Ico'nium, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.


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 18:10-14)

Then the Lord said this parable: two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

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


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