Sunday May 19, 2019 / May 6, 2019
Fourth Sunday of Pascha: The Paralyzed Man. Tone three.
The Scripture ReadingsLuke 24:1-12 (4th Matins Gospel)
Sunday of the Paralytic, Troparion, Tone V —
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling on death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.
Kontakion, Tone III —
By Thy divine presence, O Lord, raise my soul which is terribly paralyzed by all kinds of sins and misguided actions, as of old Thou didst raise the paralytic, that saved I may cry to Thee: O compassionate Christ, glory to Thy power.
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone III —
Let the heavens rejoice, / let the earth be glad! / For the Lord has shown might with His arm,/ He has trampled down death by death. / He has become the first-born of the dead. / He has delivered us from the depths of hell, / and has granted the world great mercy!
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone III —
We praise you as the mediatrix of our salvation, / O Virgin Theotokos. / For your Son, our God, Who took flesh from you, / accepted the passion of the cross, / delivering us from corruption as the Lover of man.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone III —
On this day Thou didst rise from the tomb, O Merciful One, / leading us from the gates of death. / On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices; / with the prophets and patriarchs they unceasingly praise / the divine majesty of Thy power!
Righteous Job the Much-Suffering, Troparion, Tone I —
Seeing the richness of the virtues of Job,/ the enemy of the righteous plotted to steal them;/ yet though he broke down the tower of his body,/ he could not steal the treasure of his spirit;/ for he who, having stripped me naked, took me captive/ found the soul of the blameless one fully armed./ Wherefore, anticipating my need before the end, O Savior,// deliver me from the deceiver and save me.
Kontakion, Tone VIII: "As the firstfruits..." —
Shown to be truthful and righteous, pious, blameless and sanctified, O most glorious one,/ thou true favorite of God, thou hast enlightened the world with thy patience, O most patient and valiant one.// Wherefore, O thou who art divinely wise, we all hymn thy memory.