Typika Service for Sunday, February 28

This service can be read by families and individuals, on Sundays when they cannot attend Divine Liturgy. One "Reader" is assigned before the service begins. Others present can join in the parts labeled "People." (The italicized labels and subtitles are not to be read aloud.)

Reader:    Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord, Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us. Amen.

People (read): Lord, have mercy. (thrice)

The First Antiphon—Psalm 102 (103)

Bless the Lord, O my soul! Blessed art Thou, O Lord!

Bless the Lord, O my soul! And all that is within me, bless His holy Name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul! And forget not all His benefits!

Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases!

The Lord is compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and of great goodness.

Bless the Lord, O my soul! Blessed art Thou, O Lord!

Reader:    Lord, have mercy. (thrice)

The Second Antiphon—Psalm 145 (146)

People:    Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have being.

Put not your trust in princes, in sons of men in whom there is no salvation.

When his breath departs he returns to his earth, on that very day his plans perish.

The Lord will reign forever; Thy God, O Zion, to all generations.

Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Only-begotten Son and Immortal Word of God, Who for our salvation didst will to be incarnate of the holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary; Who without change didst become man and was crucified, O Christ our God, trampling down death by death; who art one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit:  Save us!

Reader:    Lord have mercy. (thrice)

The Third Antiphon—The Beatitudes

People:    In Thy Kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven!

The Entrance Hymn

People:   Come let us worship and fall down before Christ! O Son of God, who art risen from the dead, save us who sing to thee, Alleluia!

The Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 5)

People (sing or say):   Let us believers praise and worship the Word; coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, he took pleasure in ascending the cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by his glorious resurrection.

The Trisagion Hymn

People (sing or say):   Holy God! Holy Mighty! Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us! (thrice)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us!

Holy God! Holy Mighty! Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us!

THE EPISTLE

Reader:   Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them. God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians. (6:12–20)

Brethren, all things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything. Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two shall become one flesh.” But he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun immorality. Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which belong to God.

People:    Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Reader:   It is God who avenges me.

People:    Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Reader:   Great is the salvation he grants to his king, and the mercy he shows to his anointed.

People:    Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

THE GOSPEL

Reader:   The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke. (15:11–32)

People:   Glory to thee, O Lord. Glory to thee.

Reader:   The Lord spoke this parable: "There was a man who had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, `Father, give me the share of property that falls to me.' And he divided his living between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living. And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want. So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, `How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants."' And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, `Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, `Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to make merry. 

"Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what this meant. And he said to him, `Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.' But the son was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, `Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!' And he said to him, `Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'"

People:   Glory to thee, O Lord. Glory to thee.

Reader:   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Remember us, O Lord, when thou comest into thy kingdom(all bow)

Remember us, O Master, when thou comest into thy kingdom. (all bow)

Remember us, O Holy One, when thou into thy kingdom. (all bow) 

The heavenly choir sings to thee, and cries: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts; heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Come unto him and be enlightened, and your faces shall not be ashamed.

The heavenly choir sings to thee, and cries: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts; heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

The choir of holy angels and archangels, with all the powers of heaven, sing thy praises and do cry: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts; heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

People:    I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made; 

Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man.

And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried.

And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures,

And ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father

And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; whose Kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

[And I believe] in one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.
I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of Forgiveness

Reader:    O God, remit, pardon and forgive our sins, whether voluntary or involuntary, whether by words or deeds, whether in knowledge or ignorance, whether by day or night, whether in mind or thought; forgive us all these, for thou art good and lovest mankind.

The Lord's Prayer

People:    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Amen.

The Kontakion for the Prodigal Son

Reader:   Foolishly I sprang away from thy great fatherly glory, and dispersed in wicked deeds the riches that thou didst give me. With the Prodigal I therefore cry unto thee now: I have sinned against thee, O compassionate Father. But receive me in repentance; make me as one of thy hired servants, O Lord.

Lord, have mercy. (12x)

All-holy Trinity, Mighty One in essence, Kingdom undivided, origin of all good things, be graciously inclined also to me, a sinner. Establish me; give understanding to my heart, and purge away all my vileness. Enlighten my mind, that I may glorify, sing praises, and adore thee, and say:

People:    One is Holy, One is the Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Blessed be the name of the Lord, henceforth and forevermore. (thrice)

Reader:    Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Psalm 33

 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord, and he answered me. Look to Him, and be radiant; so your faces shall not be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them. O taste and see that the Lord is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in Him! O fear the Lord, you His saints, for those who fear Him have no want. The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Come, O sons, listen to me, I will teach you the fear of the Lord. What man is there who desires life, and covets many days, that he may enjoy good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry. The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He kept all his bones; not one of them is broken. Evil shall slay the wicked; and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.

Hymn to the Theotokos

People:  It is truly meet to bless you, O Theotokos, ever blessed and most pure, and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim: without defilement you gave birth to God the Word: true Theotokos, we magnify you.

The Dismissal

People:  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. (thrice)

Reader:    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, who arose from the dead—through the prayers of thy most pure Mother, by the power of the honorable and life-giving cross, by the protection of the holy bodiless powers of heaven, and at the supplications of our holy, venerable, and God-bearing fathers and of all thy saints—have mercy on us.

People:    Amen.

Lord, have mercy. (thrice)

The First Antiphon—Psalm 102 (103)

Bless the Lord, O my soul! Blessed art Thou, O Lord!

Bless the Lord, O my soul! And all that is within me, bless His holy Name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul! And forget not all His benefits!

Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases!

The Lord is compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and of great goodness.

Bless the Lord, O my soul! Blessed art Thou, O Lord!

Reader:    Lord, have mercy. (thrice)

The Second Antiphon—Psalm 145 (146)

People:    Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have being.

Put not your trust in princes, in sons of men in whom there is no salvation.

When his breath departs he returns to his earth, on that very day his plans perish.

The Lord will reign forever; Thy God, O Zion, to all generations.

Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Only-begotten Son and Immortal Word of God, Who for our salvation didst will to be incarnate of the holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary; Who without change didst become man and was crucified, O Christ our God, trampling down death by death; who art one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit:  Save us!

Reader:    Lord have mercy. (thrice)

The Third Antiphon—The Beatitudes

People:    In Thy Kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven!

 

 

HOLY ASCENSION ORTHODOX CHURCH  •  3350 12th Ave. NE  •  Norman, OK  73071

A parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.