Sunday November 29, 2020 / November 16, 2020

25th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone eight.
Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). Fish Allowed

Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew (60).
New Hieromartyrs Theodore Korolev priest and with him Martyr Ananius Boykov and Michael Boldakov (1929).
New Hieromartyrs John, Nicholas, Victor, Basil, Makarius and Michael priests, Hieromartyr Panteleimon (1937).
Martyr Demetrius (1938).
New Hieromartyr Philumenus (1978).
St. Fulvianus, prince of Ethiopia, in holy baptism Matthew (1st c.).
Hieromartyr Hipatius bishop of Gangra (360).
Venerable Sergius, abbot, of Malopinega (1585).
St. Eucherius of Lyons (449).
St. Lubuinus, missionary to Friesland (773) (Neth.).
St. Otmar, abbot and monastic founder in Switzerland (759).

The Scripture Readings

Mark 16:9-20 (3rd Matins Gospel)
Ephesians 4:1-6
Luke 10:25-37
1 Corinthians 4:9-16 Apostle
Matthew 9:9-13 Apostle


Troparion of the Sunday, Tone VIII
Thou didst descend from on high, O Merciful One! / Thou didst accept the three-day burial to free us from our sufferings! / O Lord, our Life and Resurrection: glory to Thee!

Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone VIII
For our sake Thou wast born of the Virgin / and did endure crucifixion, O Good One, / destroying death by death. / Revealing the resurrection as God, / do not despise the work of Thy hand. / Reveal Thy love for man, O merciful One, / and accept the Theotokos praying for us, / and save Thy despairing people, O Savior.

Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone VIII
By rising from the tomb, Thou didst raise the dead and resurrect Adam. / Eve exults in Thy Resurrection, / and the world celebrates Thy rising from the dead, O greatly Merciful One!

Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, Troparion, Tone III
O holy apostle and evangelist Matthew,/ entreat the merciful God,// that He grant unto our souls remission of transgressions.

Or this troparion, in the same tone
Zealously following Christ the Master,/ Who, in His goodness, appeared to men on earth/ and called thee from thy tax-booth,/ thou wast shown to be a chosen apostle/ and a clarion-voiced proclaimer of the Gospel to the whole world./ Wherefore, we honor thy precious memory,/ O divinely eloquent Matthew.// Entreat the merciful God, that He grant unto our souls remission of transgressions.

Kontakion, Tone IV "Having been lifted up"
Casting off the yoke of thy publican's office,/ thou didst shoulder the yoke of righteousness/ and wast shown to be a most excellent merchant,/ bringing in the wisdom from on high as riches./ Wherefore, thou didst preach the Word of truth/ and hast uplifted the souls of the despondent// describing the hour of judgment.