First Sunday of Lent

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Tone 1

Readings

Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2 (Epistle)
John 1:43-51 (Gospel)

Troparion (Tone 2)

We venerate Thy most pure image, O Good One;
and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ our God.
Of Thy good will Thou wast pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh
and deliver Thy creatures from bondage to the Enemy.
Therefore with thankfulness we cry aloud to Thee:
“Thou hast filled all with joy, O our Savior,
for Thou alone hast come to save the world.”

Kontakion (Tone 8)

No one could describe the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from thee, O Theotokos, He accepted to be
Described, and restored the fallen image to its former state by uniting it to divine beauty.

We confess and proclaim our salvation in words and images.