Expulsion of Adam from Paradise
Romans 13:11-14:4 (Epistle)
Matthew 6:14-21 (Gospel)
Troparion (Tone 8)
Thou didst descend from on high, O Merciful One!
Thou didst accept the three day burial
to free us from our sufferings!
O Lord, our Life and Resurrection, glory to Thee!
Kontakion (Tone 6)
O Master, Teacher of wisdom,
Bestower of virtue,
Who teachest the thoughtless and
protectest the poor,
strengthen and enlighten my heart!
O Word of the Father,
let me not restrain my mouth from crying to Thee:
Have mercy on me, a transgressor,
O merciful Lord!