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Forgiveness Sunday

Forgiveness Sunday

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Cheese-fare Sunday, Forgiveness Sunday,
The Casting Out of Adam from Paradise
Cheese-fare Sunday, Forgiveness Sunday,
The Casting Out of Adam from Paradise

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Forgiveness Sunday The Casting Out of Adam from Paradise 
VESPERS: Tone 4P. Regular BeginningC. Lord I have cried...1.
E
ver hailing Thy life-giving Cross, O
Christ
our Lord,/ we glorify ThyResurrection on the
third
day,/ for
Thou
Who art all
 po
werful/ hastthereby restored the corrupt
na
ture of man/ and hast re-opened for usthe upward path to
hea
ven,// for Thou only art good and
lo
vest mankind.2.
Being
of Thine own Will nailed to the
wood
of the Cross,/ Thou hastabolished the penalty of disobedience com
 mit
ted through the tree/ andby des
cend
ing into hell Thou hast broken, as Almighty, the
 bonds
ofdeath./ Therefore we worship Thy Resur
rec
tion from the dead,/ and,re
joic
ing, we cry:// Glory to Thee, O al
 migh
ty Lord.3.
Thou
hast broken in pieces the gates of
hell
, O Lord,/ and put an endby Thy death to the do
 min
ion of death,/ and
Thou
hast set
 man
kind free/by bestowing incorruption up
on
the world// together with life and Thygreat
 merc
y.4. O
come
all ye
 peo
ple,/ and let us sing the praises of the Saviour'sResurrection on the
third
day,/ for
we
have been delivered by it fromthe unbreakable
 bonds
of hell,/ and having received incor
rup
tion andlife,/ we
all
of us cry:// Do Thou, crucified, buried and risen, saveus by Thy Resurrection for only Thou
lo
vest mankind.5. Angels and
 men
sing the praises of Thy Rising upon the third day, O
Saviour
,/ for it has shed light unto the
ends
of the world,/ and we
all
, delivered from the bondage of the enemy,
cry
out:/ O all-powerfulSaviour, Cre
a
tor of life,/ save us by Thy Resur
rec
tion,// for only Thou
lo
vest mankind.6.
Thou
hast broken in pieces the
gates
of brass,/ burst asunder thechains and raised up fallen mankind, O
Christ
our God./
There
fore, wecry with
one
accord:/ Lord, risen
from 
the dead,// Glory
 be
to Thee.Stichera from the Triodion (Tone 6)7. The Lord my Creator took me as
dust
from the earth/ and formed me intoa living
crea
ture,/ breathing into me the breath of life and
giv
ing mea soul;/ He honoured me, setting me as ruler upon earth over all things
vi
sible,/ and making me companion of the
an
gels./ But Satan thedeceiver, using the serpent as his
in
strument,/ en
ticed
me by food;/ heparted me from the
glo
ry of God/ and gave me over to the earth and tothe lowest
depths
of death.// But, Master, in compassion call me
 back
again.8. In my
wretch
edness/ I have cast off the robe
wo
ven by God,/ disobeyingThy divine command, O Lord, at the counsel of the
e
nemy;/ and I am
 
2clothed now in fig leaves and in
gar
ments of skin./ I am condemned toeat the bread of toil in the
sweat
of my brow,/ and the earth has beencursed so that it bears thorns and
this
tles for me./ But, Lord, who inthe last times wast made flesh of a
 Vir
gin,// call me back again andbring me into
Pa
radise.9. O precious
Pa
radise,/ unsurpassed in beauty, tabernacle
 built
by God,/unending gladness and delight, glory of the
right
eous,/ joy of theprophets, and
dwel
ling of the saints,/ with the sound of thy leavespray to the
 Mak
er of all:/ May He open unto me the gates which Iclosed by my trans
gres
sion,/ and may He count me worthy to partake ofthe
Tree
of Life// and of the joy which was mine when I dwelt in
thee
 before.10. Adam was banished from Paradise through diso
 be
dience/ and cast
out
fromdelight,/ beguiled by the words of a
wo
man./ Naked he sat outside the
gar
den,/ lamenting ‘
 Woe
is me!’/ Therefore let us all make haste toaccept the
sea
son of the Fast/ and hearken to the teaching of the
Gos
pel,/ that we may gain Christ’s
 mer
cy// and receive once more adwelling-place in
Pa
radise.Glory... (Tone 6)Adam sat before
Pa
radise/ and, lamenting his nakedness,
he
wept:/ 'Woeis me! By evil deceit was I persuaded and
led
astray,/ and now I am anexile from
glo
ry./
 Woe
is me!/ In my simplicity I was stripped naked, and
now
I am in want./ O Paradise, no more shall I take
 pleas
ure in thy joy;/no more shall I look upon the Lord my God and
 Ma
ker,/ for I shall return tothe earth whence I was
ta
ken./ O merciful and compassionate Lord, to Thee I
cry
aloud:// I am fallen, have mercy u
 pon
me.'Both... Dogmatikon (Tone 4)David, the
 pro
phet, fore
fa
ther of God/ through Thee gave voicebe
fore
hand in psalms/ con
cern
ing the great things
done
for Thee:/ Upon Thyright hand doth
stand
the Queen./ For God Who was pleased without father tobe made
 man
of thee,/ has shown thee forth as Mother of life and
 me
diator,/that He might restore His image corrupted by the
 pas
sions;/ and that when Hehad found the stray sheep caught in the
 mount
ains,/ He might lay it upon Hisshoulder and bring it to His
Fa
ther,/ and by
 
His own wish that Christ inWhom is great and bountiful
 mer
cy/ might gather it to the
hea
venly hosts//and save the world, O Theo
to
kos.P. Wisdom. Aright!C. O Joyful Light...P. Prokimenon. The Lord is King...P. Wisdom! (And readings, if any)P. Augmented LitanyR. Vouchsafe...P. Litany of Fervent SupplicationAPOSTICHA: (Tone 4)1. As
cend
ing upon the
Cross
, O Lord,/ Thou hast abolished for us thean
cest
ral curse,/ and des
cend
ing into hell, having set free those in
 
3bonds from all e
ter
nity,/ Thou hast bestowed on mankind incor
rup
tionand life./ We therefore praise and
glo
rify// Thy redeemingResurrection upon the
third
day.V. The Lord is King,/ and hath put on glorious apparel.2.
Hung
up
on
the wood,/ Thou Who alone art mighty, hast shaken the wholecre
a
tion:/ While
laid
in the tomb, Thou hast raised up those
dwel
lingtherein,/ and hast bestowed life and incorruption on
 man
kind;/therefore, we praise and
glo
rify// Thy redeeming Resurrection on the
third
day.V. He hath made the world so sure/ that it cannot be moved.3. The lawless
 peo
ple who gave Thee, O Christ, to
Pi
late,/ condemned Theeto be
cru
cified,/ and
showed
themselves thankless towards theirBene
fac
tor./ But it was Thy good pleasure to suffer
 bur
ial,/ and ofThine own Will hast Thou risen again as God on the
third
day,// andhast bestowed on us life without end and Thy great
 mer
cy.V. Holiness becometh Thine house/ O Lord, forever.4. The
wo
men who sought Thee came in tears to Thy tomb and when they
found
Thee not,/ they lamented and im
 plor
ing said:/ "O
Saviour
of ours andLord of all, how comes it that Thou hast been
sto
len away?/ And whatplace can hold Thy life-bearing
Bo
dy?"/ An angel then stood be
fore
them and replied:// "Weep not, but proclaim the good tidings that theLord is risen, and grants us joy because He alone is com
 pas
sionate."Glory... (Tone 6)Adam was cast out of Paradise through
eat
ing from the tree./ Seatedbefore the gates
he
wept,/ lamenting with a pitiful voice and
say
ing:/ ‘Woeis me, what have I suffered in my
 mis
ery!/ I transgressed one commandmentof the
 Mas
ter,/ and now I am deprived of every
 bles
sing./ O most holyParadise, planted for my sake and shut be
cause
of Eve,/ pray to Him thatmade thee and
fa
shioned me,/ that once more I may take pleasure in thy
flo
wers.’/ Then the Saviour
said
to him:/ ‘I desire not the loss of thecreature which I
fash
ioned,/ but that he should be saved and come to
know
ledge of the truth;// and when he comes to me I will not
cast
him out.’Both now and ever... (Tone 6)O all-hallowed
 Vir
gin,/ Christ, the Maker and Deliverer and Lordpro
ceed
ed from thy womb,/ and clothing Himself in me, set man free from theoriginal curse of
 Ad
am./ Wherefore, O all-pure
 Vir
gin,/ we sing withoutceasing to thee as Mother of God and
 Vir
gin/ in truly the greeting of the
an
gel:// Hail! O Lady, advocate and defender and sal
va
tion of our souls.C. St. Symeon's PrayerR. TrisagionC. Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos x3Blessed be the Name of the Lord...

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