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Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle - Pre-Preparation - Triodion - Prophonisimon - Second Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of the Prodigal Son - Fifteenth 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
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.)

Gospel Lk.15:11-32

In the Gospel for the Second Sunday of the Triodion, the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, we hear about God's eagerness to forgive us sinners when we repent. This Gospel reminds us of our prideful sinfulness, of our need to repent, and of our Father's eagerness to forgive us.

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

KONTAKION (TONE 3)
When in my wretchedness I ran away from your fatherly love. I squandered in wickedness the riches you had given me. And so now. like the Prodigal Son. I cry out to You: "I have sinned in your sight, O merciful Father; receive me now that I repent and make me as one of your hired servants."

VESPERS STICHERON (TONE 1)
Brothers and sisters, our purpose is to know the power of God's goodness: how, when the Prodigal Son gave up sin and hastened to the parental refuge, his kindly father welcomed him and kissed him and marked him with signs of honor. He manifested this mystical joy to the inhabitants of heaven by killing the fatted calf in order that we too may do what is right before the Sacrificer, the Father and Lover of All People, and the Victim, the glorious Savior of our souls.

Fasting

  • Second Sunday, Sunday of the Prodigal Son
    • During the week following this Sunday, the normal routine of fasting on Wednesday and Friday resumes.
    • Traditionally, the week following this Sunday is the last week during which meat from mammals and birds is eaten until Holy and Glorious Pascha.

Thirtythird Sunday after the Great Feast of Pentecost / (Sunday after) Seventeenth 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 Triodion is within the Pascha Cycle.
Second Sunday of Triodion: Sunday of the Prodigal Son is the second Sunday of the Pascha Cycle. This Sunday is the ninth Sunday before Holy and Glorious Pascha.

How to determine when the Second Sunday of Triodion: Sunday of the Prodigal Sonn occurs

A count back from the date of Pascha is made.

More Information

The Prodigal Son Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Triodion

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The Prodigal Son 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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