Sunday September 23, 2018 / September 10, 2018
17th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone eight.
The Scripture ReadingsLuke 24:36-53 (6th Matins Gospel)
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 Martyrs Menodora, Metrodora, and Nymphodora, Troparion in 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.
Kontakion of the martyrs in Tone IV "Having been
lifted up" —
Clad as sisters in the Spirit, / ye who contended with endurance for the Trinity/ have vanquished the greatly cunning enemy; / wherefore, ye have made your abode with the five virgins in the heavenly bridal chamber, O passion-bearers,// and with the angels ye stand in unceasing gladness before the King of all.