Sunday January 26, 2020 / January 13, 2020
32nd Sunday after Pentecost. Tone seven.
The Scripture ReadingsJohn 21:1-14 (10th Matins Gospel)
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone VII
By Thy Cross, Thou didst destroy death! / To the thief, Thou didst open Paradise! / 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!
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone VII
Since you are the treasure of our resurrection, / we put our hope in you, O all-praised one. / Lead us from the abyss of transgressions, / for you have saved those guilty of sin, / O evervirgin Mother of our salvation.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone VII
The dominion of death / can no longer hold men captive, / for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers! / Hell is bound, while the prophets rejoice and cry: /The Savior has come to those in faith! / Enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!
Holy Martyrs Hermylus & Stratonicus, Troparion, Tone IV
In their sufferings, O Lord,/ Thy martyrs received imperishable crowns from Thee our God;/ for, possessed of Thy might,/ they set at nought the tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.// By their supplications save Thou our souls.
Holy Fathers Slain at Sinai and Raithu
O God of our fathers,/ deal with us ever according to Thy meekness./ Deprive us not of Thy mercy,/ but through their supplications// direct our life in peace.
Kontakion of the Venerable Martyrs, Tone II, "Seeking the highest"
Ye fled from the tumult of the world/ and have found rest in the calm haven,/ crowned with the blood of martyrdom/ and the labors of asceticism.// Wherefore, ye have been shown to dwell together with the martyrs and the venerable.