Sunday February 28, 2021 / February 15, 2021
Sunday of the Prodigal Son. Tone five.
The Scripture ReadingsLuke 24:12-35 (5th Matins Gospel)
The Prodigal Son, Kontakion, Tone III —
Having foolishly abandoned Thy paternal glory, I have squandered on vices the wealth Thou gavest me. Therefore I cry to Thee, O compassionate Father, receive me who repent, and treat me as one of Thy hired servants.
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone V —
Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word, / Co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, / born for our salvation from the Virgin, / for He willed to be lifted up on the cross in the flesh, / to endure death / and to raise the dead by His glorious resurrection.
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone V —
Rejoice, O impassable gate of the Lord! / Rejoice, O wall and protection of those who run to you! / Rejoice, O unshakable refuge! / Rejoice, O Virgin Mother of your God and Creator! / Do not cease praying for those who praise you and worship your Son. (1x) Blessed be the name of the Lord, henceforth and forever more.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone V —
Thou didst descend into hell, O my Savior, / shattering its gates as almighty; / resurrecting the dead as Creator, / and destroying the sting of death. / Thou hast delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of Man, / and we all cry to Thee: "O Lord, save us!"
Holy Apostle Onesimus, Troparion,Tone III —
O holy apostle Onesimus/ entreat the merciful God// that He grant to our souls remission of transgressions.
Kontakion, Tone IV "Thou hast appeared" —
Thou didst shine forth upon the whole world like a beam, O blessed one,/ shining with the rays of the most radiant Paul, that sun who hath illumined the world.// Wherefore, we honor thee, O glorious Onesimus.