Sunday November 29, 2020 / November 16, 2020
25th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone eight.
Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). Fish Allowed
The Scripture ReadingsMark 16:9-20 (3rd 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 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.