Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Venerable Basil the Confessor
Tone 6

Readings

  • 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

  • Luke 15:11-32

Hymns

Troparion (Tone 6)

The Angelic Powers were at Thy tomb; the guards became as dead men. Mary stood by Thy grave, seeking Thy most pure body. Thou didst capture hell not being tempted by it. Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life. O Lord, Who didst rise from the dead, glory to Thee.

Kontakion (Tone 3)

I have recklessly forgotten Thy glory, O Father; and among sinners I have scattered the riches which Thou gavest me. And now I cry to Thee as the Prodigal: “I have sinned before Thee, O merciful Father; receive me as a penitent, and make me as one of Thy hired servants!”