Forgiveness Sunday / Tone 7

Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Triodion: 4, from Ode 6.


1.  The fruit which slew me was beautiful and good to eat; but Christ is the Tree of life, and eating of Him I do not die, but cry out with the thief: Remember me, O Lord, in Thy kingdom!
2.  O Compassionate One, Who wast lifted up upon the Cross, Thou hast erased the record of Adam’s ancient sin, and hast saved the whole human race from deception.  Wherefore, we hymn Thee, O Lord and Benefactor.
3.  Thou didst nail our sins to the Cross, O compassionate Christ, and by Thy death Thou didst slay death, O Thou who didst raise up the dead from among the dead.  Wherefore, we worship Thy holy resurrection.
4. The serpent once poured its venom into the ears of Eve; but on the tree of the Cross, Christ poured forth the sweetness of life upon the world.  Wherefore, we cry out: Remember us, O Lord, in Thy kingdom!
5.  Thou wast laid in the tomb as one dead, O Christ, Thou Life of all; and Thou didst break down the gates of hades; and having risen again in glory on the third day as One mighty, Thou hast illumined all.  Glory to Thine arising!
6.  Having risen from the dead on the third day, the Lord bestowed His peace upon His disciples; and having blessed them, He sent them forth saying: Lead all into My kingdom!

7.  O Savior, in Thy compassion Thou hast clothed me in Eden with a divinely woven garment; but, persuaded by the devil, I neglected Thy commandment and was stripped naked in my wretchedness.


8.  O miserable soul, thou hast departed far from God through thy carelessness; Thou hast been deprived of the delight of Paradise and parted from the angels; thou hast been led down into corruption.  How art thou fallen!


9.  Almighty God, have mercy and take pity on the work of Thy hands.  I have cut myself off from the choir of Thine angels; but I entreat Thee, loving Lord, reject me not.


10.  O Mary chosen by God, Queen of the world, thou hast borne the Lord who is King of all and Redeemer.  I am a prisoner and an exile from the glory of Paradise: I entreat thee, call me back.


Troparia & Kontakia


Tone 7: Thou didst destroy death by Thy Cross, /

Thou didst open paradise to the thief. /

Thou didst change the lamentation of the Myrrh-bearers, /

and Thou didst command Thine Apostles to proclaim  /

that Thou didst arise, O Christ God, //

and grantest to the world great mercy.


[Troparion of the Temple]


Glory…  [Kontakion of the Temple]


Both now... Tone 6:  O Thou guide unto wisdom, /

bestower of prudence, instructor of the foolish and defender of the poor:  /

Establish and grant understanding unto my heart, O Master.  /

Grant me speech, O Word of the Father; /

for behold, I shall not keep my lips from crying unto Thee: O Merciful One, //

have mercy on me who have fallen.


The Epistle


Reader: The Prokimenon in the 8th Tone:  Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Choir:  Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Reader:  In Judea is God known, His name is great in Israel.

Choir:  Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

Reader:  Make your vows

Choir:  and pay them to the Lord our God.


Reader: The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans:

[Romans 13:11-14:4 (§112)]


Reader: Alleluia in the 6th Tone.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  It is good to give praise unto the Lord and to chant unto Thy name, O Most High.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reader:  To proclaim in the morning Thy mercy, and Thy truth by night.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Gospel [Matthew 6:14-21 (§17)]


Communion Verse:  Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



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