Typika

For use by the Laity at home

On Sundays at 10am we invite you all to join us in praying this service.

Sunday 28th February 2021
34th after Pentecost – 17th of Luke, Sunday of the Prodigal Son

The whole service may be prayed by an individual.
If more than one person is present, one of them is designated ‘Reader’ and says or chants the text in normal type. The others  respond with the text in bold.
Or the rôle of Reader could be shared.

The mark + indicates that the Sign of the Cross is made here.

All stand
+ Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us, and save us. Amen.

Glory to you, our God, glory to you.
Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, who is everywhere present and fills all things, Treasury of Good Things and Giver of Life, come and dwell in us and cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O Good One.
+ Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal: have mercy on us. (3x)
+ Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; both now and for ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, cleanse us from our sins. Master, pardon our iniquities. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name’s sake.

Lord, have mercy. (3x)

+ Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

+ Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Come, let us worship and fall down before our King and our God.
Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ, our King and our God.
Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ himself, our King and our God.

The Typical Psalms and The Beatitudes

Psalm 102
Bless the Lord, my soul. Blessed are you, Lord.
Bless the Lord, my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, my soul, and forget none of his benefits.
He forgives all your iniquities; he heals all your diseases.
He redeems your life from corruption and crowns you with mercy and compassion.
He satisfies your desire with good things; your youth will be renewed like an eagle’s.
The Lord performs deeds of mercy and judgement for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses, his wishes to the children of Israel.
The Lord is compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and full of mercy.
He will not always be wrathful, nor will he be enraged for ever.
He has not dealt with us according to our iniquities, nor rewarded us according to our sins.
For, like the height of heaven above the earth, the Lord has made his mercy prevail over those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he taken our sins from us.
As a father takes pity on his children the Lord has taken pity on those who fear him.
For he knows of what we are made; has remembered that we are but dust.
As for man, his days are but as grass, he will blossom like a flower of the field.
For when a wind has passed over it, it will be no more and will know its place no longer.
But the mercy of the Lord is for ever and ever upon those who fear him.
And his justice is upon their children’s children,
Upon those who keep his covenant and remember his commandments to do them.
The Lord has prepared his throne in heaven and his kingdom rules over all.
Bless the Lord, all you his Angels, powerful in strength, who perform his word and listen to the voice of his words.
Bless the Lord, all you his Powers, his Ministers who do his will.
Bless the Lord, all you his works. In every place of his dominion, bless the Lord, my soul!

+ Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit …

Psalm 145
Praise the Lord, my soul. I shall praise the Lord while I live;
I shall sing to my God as long as I exist.
Do not trust in rulers and in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.
His breath shall go out of him, and he shall return to his earth;
On that day all his thoughts shall perish.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob;
His hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them,
Who keeps truth forever, who executes justice for the wronged, who provides food for the hungry.
The Lord frees those bound. The Lord restores those broken down.
The Lord gives wisdom to the blind. The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord keeps watch over strangers. He shall adopt the orphan and the widow, but he shall destroy the way of sinners.
The Lord shall reign for ever: your God, Zion, to all generations.

… both now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Only begotten Son and Word of God, being immortal, you condescended for our salvation to take flesh from the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary and, without change, became man. Christ, our God, you were crucified and conquered death by death. Being one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: save us.

The Beatitudes
In your kingdom remember us, Lord, when you come in your kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after justice, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for justice’s sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake.
Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in heaven.

+ Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
   both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Remember us, Lord, when you come in your Kingdom. (3x)

The Prokeimenon
In Tone 1

The prokeimenon!
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we hope in you.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we hope in you.
Rejoice greatly in the Lord, you righteous ones; praise is fitting for the upright.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we hope in you.
Let your mercy, O Lord, ...
... be upon us, as we hope in you.

The Epistle
At Typika the Epistle is read, not chanted

The Reading is from the First Epistle of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.

Everything is possible for me! – but not everything is profitable. Everything is possible for me! – but I myself will not be subject to the power of anything. Food for the stomach and the stomach for food! – but both of these God will make superfluous. And the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Now God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? So shall I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? May it never happen! Or do you not know that whoever is joined to a prostitute is one body? For God says, “The two will become one flesh.” But whoever who is joined to the Lord is one spirit. Shun sexual immorality. Every sin, whatever a person might do, is outside the body, yet those who commit sexual immorality sin against their own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you, which you have from God? So you are not your own because you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit: they belong to God.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20

The Alleluias
In Tone 1

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
The God who vindicates me, and who subdued the peoples under me.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
He who magnifies the salvation of his king and shows mercy to his anointed.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

The Gospel
At Typika the Gospel is read, not chanted

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Glory to you, Lord, glory to you.

The Lord told this parable … “There was a man who had two sons, and the younger of them said to the father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property which falls to me.’ So the father divided his livelihood between them. Then, not many days later, gathering everything together the younger son went abroad to a distant country; and there he squandered his property, living riotously. When he had spent everything a terrible famine occurred in that country and he himself began to be in need. So he went and bound himself to one of the citizens of that country who sent him into the fields to feed pigs. And he longed to fill his stomach with the husks that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. When he came to himself he said, ‘How many of those employed by my father have more than enough bread while I am dying of hunger. I will set off and go to my father and say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. No longer am I worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your workers.”’ So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off his father saw him and was moved with compassion and, running, he fell on his neck and kissed him. Then the son said, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. No longer am I worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him. Give him a ring for his hand and shoes for the feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let us eat and celebrate! Because my son here was dead and is alive again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate. Now his elder son was on the farm, and as he returned, nearing the house, he heard music and dancing. Calling one of the menservants he asked what was happening, and he replied, ‘Your brother has arrived and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has got him back safe and sound.’ But he was angry and would not go in. So his father came out and begged him. But he answered the father, ‘Look, for many years I have served you and never disobeyed your orders, yet not once have you given me a goat so that I could celebrate with my friends. But when your son arrived – this person who has eaten up your property on prostitutes – you killed the fattened calf for him!’ The father said to him, ‘Child, you are always with me, and everything of mine is yours. But it was right to celebrate and be glad – because this, your brother, was dead and is alive again; he was lost and has been found.’”
Luke 15:11-32

Glory to you, Lord, glory to you.

The heavenly choir praises you saying: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Come to him and be enlightened and your faces will show no shame.
The heavenly choir praises you saying: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of your glory.

+ Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit …

The heavenly choir praises you saying: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of your glory.

… both now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

The Creed
I believe in one God, Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages. Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one essence with the Father; through him all things were made; for our sake and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man; he was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; he rose again on the third day, in accordance with the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father; he is coming again in glory to judge the living and the dead; and his kingdom will have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with Father and Son is together worshipped and glorified; who spoke through the Prophets.

And in one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church; I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins; I await the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come. Amen.

Forgive, remit, pardon, O God, our sins, both voluntary and involuntary, in deed and word, in knowledge and ignorance, committed by night and by day, in mind and thought. Forgive us them all, for you are good and the lover of mankind.

+ Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Kontakion
For the Prodigal Son in Tone 3
I revolted senselessly out of your Fatherly glory; I have squandered sinfully all of the riches you gave me. Hence to you, using the Prodigal’s words, I cry out, ‘I have sinned before you, merciful loving Father. O receive me in repentance, I pray, and treat me as one of your hired hands.’

Lord, have mercy. (40x)

Blessed is the Name of the Lord from this time and for evermore. (3x)

Psalm 33
I will bless the Lord continually; his praise will always be in my mouth.
My soul will be praised in the Lord; let the meek hear it and rejoice.
Magnify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my afflictions.
Come to him and be enlightened, and your faces will not be ashamed.
This poor man cried and the Lord heard him, and saved him from all his afflictions.
The angel of the Lord will encamp round those who fear him, and deliver them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed the one who hopes in him!
Fear the Lord, all you his holy ones, for those who fear him never want.
The rich have become poor and gone hungry, but those who seek the Lord will not be deprived of any good.
Come, children, listen to me, I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is there who wants life, loves to see good days?
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the just, and his ears towards their supplication.
The Lord’s face is set against those who do evil, to destroy their memory from the earth.
The just cried and the Lord heard them, and delivered them from all their afflictions.
The Lord is close to those who are broken-hearted, and will save the humble in spirit.
The afflictions of the just are many, but the Lord will deliver them from them all.
The Lord guards all their bones; not one of them will be broken.
The death of sinners is evil, and those who hate the just will go astray.
The Lord will rescue the souls of his servants, and no one of those who hope in him will go astray.

For the Resurrection in Tone 5
Let us worship the Word who is unoriginate with the Father and the Spirit, and from a Virgin was born for our salvation, O believers, and let us sing his praise. For in his goodness he was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh, and to undergo death, and to raise up those who had died, by his glorious Resurrection.

For Saint Constantine in Tone 8
Constantine, who is your Apostle among kings, O Lord, having witnessed with his own eyes the sign of your Cross in heaven, and like Paul having accepted your call without human intervention, entrusted the royal city to your hands, delivering it with safety for all time by the intercessions of the Theotokos; you who alone are the lover of us all.

The Theotokion
It is truly fitting to bless you, Theotokos, ever-blessed and all-blameless, and Mother of our God.

+ More honourable than the cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the seraphim; you who without corruption gave birth to God the Word, very Mother of God, we magnify you.

The Dismissal
+ Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy and save us.
Amen.