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Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle - Pre-Preparation - Triodion - Prophonisimon - First Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican - Twentysecond Day Before Great Lent - Preparation for Great Lent

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Pascha
Cycle
Triodion Prophon-
isimon
Sundays
1st 2nd 1st
All
Souls
Sat.
3rd 4th Great
Lent
Palm
Sun.
Sha-
nee-
neh
Great
and
Holy
Week

 

 

Triodion or Pascha Cycle
SundayNameDay
before
Great
Lent
ApostolosGospelGospel
Action
Impor-
tant
that
day
Fasting
follow-
ing
week
FirstPharisee
and
Publican
222 Cor.
4:6-15
Lk.
18:10-14
Hear
about
how
to pray
and act
 No
fasting

Gospel Lk. 18:10-14

In the Gospel for the First Sunday of the Triodion, the Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican, we hear about how to pray and act. This Sunday sets the mood of humility and repentance and asking for God's mercy.

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

KONTAKION (TONE 4)
Let us shun the proud attitude of the boastful Pharisee and learn humility from the Publican's sighs; let us cry out to our Savior:" Have mercy on us, O You who alone are merciful!"

VESPERS STICHERON (TONE 1)
When the Pharisee went up to the temple in his vainglory and the Publican bowed in his repentance, they both stood before You, O Master! The one lost his reward through boasting, while the other won your blessing through his sighs. Because I too am sighing in your presence, strengthen me, Christ God, for You are the Lover of all people.!

Fasting

Thirtythird Sunday after the Great Feast of Pentecost / (Sunday after) Sixteenth Week of the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross

Every Sunday following the Sunday after the Great Feast of Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross is both a Sunday after Pentecost and a Sunday of the Holy Cross until The Tridoion.

Some theologians think the Pentecost Cycle and Holy Cross Cycle ends on the day before the First Sunday of the Tridoion: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican. Other theologians think that this period ends on the day before the First All Souls Saturday. The First All Souls Saturday is the day before the Third Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of Meat fare.

Pascha Cycle

The First Sunday of the Triodion, Pharisee and the Publican is within the Pascha Cycle. The First Sunday of the Triodion, Pharisee and the Publican begins the Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle.
This Sunday is the tenth Sunday before Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha.

How to determine when the First Sunday of Triodion: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican occurs

A count back from the date of Pascha is made.

Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle in Latin Catholic Dominated Countries

Some important dates in Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle in Latin Catholic Dominated Countries for the years 2000-2010

More Information

The Pharisee and the Publican Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Triodion

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The Pharisee and the Publican Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Triodion

Prophonisimon
SundayNameDay
before
Great
Lent
ApostolosGospelGospel
Action
Impor-
tant
that
day
Fasting
follow-
ing
week
FirstPharisee
and
Publican
222 Cor.
4:6-15
Lk.
18:10-14
Hear
about
how
to pray
and act
 No
fasting
SecondProdigal Son15Heb.
7:26-8:2
Lk.
15:11-32
Heard
about
God's
eagerness
to
forgive
us sinners
when we
repent
 Normal
fasting
(Wed.
and
Fri.)
First
All Souls
Saturday
 9     
ThirdMeat fare

Last
Judgement
81 Cor.
8:8-13
9:1-2
Mt.
25:31-46
Hear
about
judgement
that those
who do
not repent,
and
who do
not obey
God's will,
bring upon
themselves
Tradition
last
day
flesh
(skin and
meat)
from a
vertebrate
and shellfish
is
eaten
until
Pascha
Normal
fasting
(Wed.
and
Fri.)
No
meat
FourthCheese fare
/
Forgiveness
1Rom.
13:11b-14:4
Mt.
6:14-21
Short
Service
Forgiveness
Hear
about
helping
someone
who is
needy or
sick or
suffering,
we are
helping
Christ-
God
Himself
Tradition
last
day
products
from
animal
with
spine /
backbone,
such as
milk,
eggs,
butter,
cheese,
yogurt,
cottage
cheese,
are
eaten
until
Pascha
Great
Lent
fasting

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O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the souls of your servants Bucky and Shirley, who has departed from this life, that it may rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive him/her every sin he/she has committed by thought, or word, or deed, for there is not a man who lives and does not sin : You alone are without sin, your righteousness is everlasting, and your word is true. You are the Resurrection and the Life, and the repose of your departed servants Bucky and Shirley. O Christ our God, and we send up glory to You, together with your eternal Father and your all-holy, good and life-givng Spirit, now and always and for ages upon ages. Amen.

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