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The Prodigal Son

Propers for March 3, 2024

Mar. 3 – Sunday of Prodigal Son. Tone 6

Apostles Archippus and Philemon of the Seventy, and Martyr Apphia (1st c.). Martyrs Maximus, Theodotus, Hesychius, and Asclepiodotus of Adrianopolis (305-311). Sts. Eugene and Macarius, presbyters, confessors at Antioch (363). St. Dositheus of Palestine (6th c.), disciple of St. Abba Dorotheus. St. Rabulas (530).

1 Cor. 6:12-20; Lk. 15:11-32;

Resurrectional Tropar, Tone 6

The angelic powers were at Your Tomb. The guards became as dead men. Mary stood by Your Grave seeking Your Most Pure Body. You captured Hades, not being tempted by it. You came to the Virgin, granting Life, Lord, risen from the dead, glory to You.

Tropar of our church, Tone 4

Prophet and Forerunner of the coming of Christ, we who honor you with love can find no manner of praising you worthily. For the barrenness of one who bore you and the silence of your father have been ended by your being born of divine grace and you have proclaimed to the world the Incarnation of the Son of God.

Glory …
Kondak of our church, Tone 3

She who was previously barren now bears the Forerunner of Christ who is the fulfillment of every prophecy. For the prophets proclaimed beforehand that having laid hands on Him in the Jordan, he would be manifest as Prophet, Preacher and Forerunner of the Word of God.

Now and Ever …
Kondak from Triodion, Tone 3

Having foolishly abandoned Your paternal glory, I have squandered on vices the wealth that You have given me. Therefore, with the voice of the prodigal I cry out to You: I have sinned before You, O Compassionate Father, accept me in repentance and make me as one of your hired servants.


Priest: Let us be attentive! Peace be with you all!

Reader: And with your spirit!

Deacon: Wisdom!

Reader: The Prokimen in Tone 6: O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance.

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: Vs: To You, Lord, will I call: "My God, be not silent to me."

Choir: (repeats the prokimen)

Reader: O Lord, save Your people …

Choir: … and bless Your inheritance.


Deacon: Wisdom!

Reader: The reading is from the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.

Deacon: Let us be attentive.

Reader: Brethren, all things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh." But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

Priest: Peace be with you.

Reader: And with your spirit. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Alleluia Verses

Verse: He that dwells in the aid of the Most High will abide in the shelter of the God of Heaven.

Verse: He will say to the Lord: my Helper are You and my Refuge. He is my God and I will hope in Him.

Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!



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